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1st appearance and origin of Kamandi. "The Last Boy on Earth." Script and pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Mike Royer. Cover by Kirby and Royer. A series that borrows many concepts from Planet of the Apes, Kamandi takes place in an alternate future where animals have mutated into bipedal beings of intelligence and where humans are treated like savage beasts. Kamandi avenges the death of his grandfather, who was killed by wolves, but is then captured by a tiger named Caesar, who turns him over to dog-scientist Dr. Canus. Canus proceeds to help Kamandi, and this is where the so-called last boy on earth hooks up with Ben Boxer, a mutated human who can turn to living metal.