The Kamandi saga, Jack Kirby's most successful financially at DC in the 70's, continues in the sixth issue with the story "Flower".
In the next issue Kamandi is still in the hands of the Lions and learns much more about their culture which is referred to at the United States of Lions, and is in fact a network of cities and such evolved from the zoos of various large cities.
By the eighth issue Kamandi is effectively Sultin's pet, but of course Sultin realizes there is more to this young animal.
When the two visit the city we get a glimpse of how ancient human culture has been absorbed into the new animal regime and when Kamandi gets into a fracas with a pet human trained as a security animal, he falls afoul of the authorities and Sultin sees it's time to sneak him out of town. He does, gives him a gun and they part with respect for one another. But quickly Kamandi runs into trouble with some Bears fresh out of hibernation and only the timely arrival of Ben Boxer and his team save the day.
Reunited with Ben Boxer and the other two members of his team (Renzi and Steve), Kamandi goes with them to their home base called Tracking Site.
It's a splendid place in Central America, a great sphere in the image of Earth itself which used anti-gravity to elevate into the sky. Unfortunately the Great Disaster interrupted its mission and it hung in the sky since, an island of sorts from the chaos of the world below.
Ben Boxer's team are assaulted by giant Bats, but they manage to get inside Tracking Site only to find that it's now as dangerous to them as the Earth itself since the only other inhabitant, a mutant named "Misfit" seizes control of the base.
In issue ten we learn of Misfit's plan to release a deadly bacteria into the atmosphere of Earth which will cleanse it for him and the mutants like Boxer. He is clearly mad, isolated and unique among all other creatures and his scheme is destined for destruction all around.
The Bats attack the base and Misfit has to call upon Ben and his mates to help fend off the threat. Kamandi then attempts to stop the threat of the deadly plague but fails. Boxer and his men have to destroy Tracking Site by sending it on its long delayed mission into deep space.
They activate the systems, gather up Kamandi and barely escape as the base along with the attacking Bats and Misfit leave the atmosphere. Misfit is killed by the very bacteria he releases which also kills the Bats, but its deadly mission ends there in the solitude of space.
With these issues much of the continent drawn by Kirby in his map from issue number one has been explored, but there are a few regions left. Next time Kamandi goes to the Dominion of the Devils.