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Kamandi, The Last Boy on Earth was a science-fiction comic book series published by DC Comics. It was first published in the 1970s; its characters have appeared in various other comics since.Shortly after the movie Planet of the Apes became a hit, DC editor Carmine Infantino asked artist/writer Jack Kirby to create a series with a similar premise, after failing to secure the rights to that series; Kamandi was the result. Kirby had never seen the film, but used the concept to revisit some old ideas of his own. Unlike most other comics Kirby created for DC, the title lasted for many years, though Kirby left before its conclusion.In the original series, a mysterious incident known only as "The Great Disaster" caused the collapse of human civilization. A human boy survived with his grandfather in a bunker called "Command-D". When he dies, the young man — named after the place — sets outs to find more people. What he discovers is that most humans are now primitive and unable to speak, while some animals became humanoid in form and gained human-level intelligence (apparently from the effects of an experiment being carried out shortly before the Disaster). All races were now in a conflict to survive while scavenging among the ruins. Humans were treated as animals, and the animals developed their own civilizations that were suspiciously similar to ancient human ones; e.g., the tigers had a culture like the Roman Empire.The main conflict was between the Tigers and the Apes. Kamandi tried to help the humans while avoiding the animal armies. He made friends with some of them, though, such as Doctor Canus, a science-minded hound. He also did find some humans who could speak, but they were actually genetically-engineered mutants.During the miniseries Countdown to Final Crisis, a present-day version of Kamandi and his grandfather, after becoming involved with a sentient satellite he created and a trip to Apokolips are transported to an Alternate Universe where a plague from the future has re-created the setting of the original series.In the 1993, the character saw a Darker and Edgier reboot in an Elseworlds miniseries, Kamandi: At Earth's End, which was in turn followed by the infamous Superman at Earth's End.Kamandi was one of the series featured in Wednesday Comics.
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