Back in the 1970s, Keith Giffen
drew a string of Kamandi
issues after Jack Kirby
left the title and some of those issues were inked by Mike Royer
. I remember liking that artwork as it was published and I have always wanted to own one of those Giffen/Royer
No luck yet.
But after all these decades I'm getting impatient so I've gone ahead and bought a sort-of substitute while I continue my hope for one of the Kamandi
pages. Above you can see a Keith Giffen OMAC
page I have purchased. This is the New 52
version and yes, OMAC
is tussling with the (sniff) New 52
version of Superman
. (I am by the way very, very impressed with the line quality of inker Scott Koblish
on this artwork.)
I decided while writing the preceding paragraphs to look up exactly how many of those 1970s Kamandi
issues were drawn by the Giffen/Royer
team, and the answer surprised me. One! One issue! Kamandi
#44 from August 1976 was the one and only, and just eleven pages were devoted to the Kamandi
story because there was a Tales of the Great Disaster
backup. This accounts for why I've had such difficulty finding one of those pages, but I will keep looking.
That's the fun of collecting.