Great Covers – KAMANDI #20

Another Jack Kirby piece, this KAMANDI cover really shouldn’t work at all–and yet it does. The tiny figure of the hero with his back towards the camera, lots of dead space and only sparse wreckage to give it all a sense of place. But the two bits of Kirby cover copy cement the whole piece together. There’s a palpable sense of a city that’s been wiped out, and the sadness and horror that young Kamandi has witnessed (and that the reader will witness upon buying the issue.)

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