A character created by Jack Kirby
and published by DC Comics
first appeared in Kamandi #1
On the planet Vision, a group of aliens discovered a way to predict the
future with a high degree of accuracy. They attempted to stop the
Great Disaster from occurring on Earth by traveling there and changing
history as the Global Peace Agency. They transformed a normal
human named Buddy Blank into OMAC, the One Man Army Corps.
The aliens ultimately failed and the Great Disaster occurred nearly
wiping out all humans and those that survived were thrown back into
a nearly feral state. At the same time, experiments on animals created
animals that spoke and walked upright. These animal men began to
be the dominant life form on the Earth.
One of the few survivors of the Great Disaster was Buddy Blank.
Living in a bunker in New York, Buddy survived and raised his orphaned
grandson. He taught his grandson about the world that had been before
through microfilm that survived in the bunker. One of the greatest things that
was lost during the Great Disaster was one of those baby name books, because
the child was named after the bunker in which he lived. The bunker was
called Command D so the boy was given the name Kamandi, the Last
Boy on Earth.
When his grandfather was killed by a group of wolf men out hunting,
Kamandi fled into the wasteland. He was eventually befriended by a
dog man scientist named Doctor Canus. He also met and worked with
a trio of scientists from a science enclave. Because of the radiation
of the Great Disaster, the group had the ability to transform into
living metal. The most memorable of this group was Ben Boxer.
The Crisis on Infinte Earths wiped out Kamandi's timeline. Kamandi
will instead grow up to be Tommy Tomorrow.