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This volume collect issues 1-6 of Animal Man, part of the DC Comics--The New 52 event.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Jeff Lemire , Travel Foreman
Publisher: DC Comics
Imprint: DC Comics
Dimensions: Width: 15.20cm , Height: 0.80cm , Length: 25.40cm
ISBN 10: 1401235077
Publication Date: 02 May 2012
Audience: General/trade , General
Publisher's Status: Active
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Tom writes: Last September DC Comics publisher of many famous comic book characters like Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman cancelled their entire publishing line and launched 52 all new number one comics. The aim was not only to revive interest in their decades old pantheon it was to reimagine them for a new generation. Animal Man is easily the most successful new title thanks not only to the sales and critical reaction but also in living up to the promise of new comics with new ideas for new readers. Buddy Baker is a family man, fledgling actor, animal rights activist and occasional super hero able to emulate the abilities of animals. The speed of a cheetah, the strength of a bear and flight of a bird are only a fraction of his capabilities. Despite this marvellous power very few people are aware of his efforts outside of his local community. Our introduction to this bizarre world is anything but bizarre itself -the Baker family at home trying to have dinner with matriarch Ellen slaving away and the children vying for attention. Lemire's intent is twofold; this is a family like any other but this is not a super hero book like anything else out there. Similarly Travel Foreman's art is like no other in main stream comics. His choice of panel layout makes the ordinary extraordinary, captivating readers from the get go. The books supernatural elements are teeming with originality and flair. Even the creepy antagonists - the Rot, the embodiment of death are bursting at the seams (in some cases quite literally) with life thanks to design work that is as creepy as anything you would find in a sci-fi horror flick (Alien, eat your heart out) The characters have a life of their own thanks to the masterful collaboration of Lemire's script (also an artist) and Foreman's art. This is absolutely a step in the right direction for DC Comics decade's old pantheon and should not be missed by comic book buffs as well as horror and fantasy readers.
Travel Foreman's art is innovative and excellently creepy when it needs to be, and will hopefully get a lot of eyes as Lemire's everyman hero makes his mark in the new DC Universe. - USA Today<br> <br> A profound meditation on consumer culture and the economy of disposability. - PopMatters <br> <br> Animal Man has the sensational Jeff Lemire at the helm. - Entertainment Weekly<br> <br> A strange, dark fantasy book with unpredictable plots and fantastic art. - Complex Magazine<br> <br> Haunting...Travel Foreman provides sleek, meticulous art that grounds the book in reality, and he uses inventive page layouts during the scenes in the Baker home to create visual excitement where the situations are less fantastic...Animal Man is just a cool, odd character, grounded in the real world but still very much a superhero. - The Onion AV Club<br> <br> I don't want to overhype it, but if you don't love it from the very first page, you're not human. - MTV Geek<br> <br> The best thing to come out of the DC relaunch. Absolutely knocked it out of the park...Gold stars for the creative team. - io9<br> <br> Visceral and intriguing. - SFX<br> <br> This book sets the benchmark. - Comic Book Resources<br> <br> A great introduction to Animal Man for new readers, while also giving long-time fans something fresh to be excited about. - IGN<br> <br> The character Jeff was meant to write. Lemire and Foreman did an amazing job. - Ain't It Cool News <br> Well-crafted and bold. - iFanboy, Pick of the Week<br> <br> Animal Man is one you can't pass up. - Bloody Disgusting, Pick of the Week
Jeff Lemire is the creator of the acclaimed Essex County Trilogy, the Vertigo graphic novel The Nobody, and is the winner of a Xeric Award and YALSA Alex Award. He is currently the writer for DC Comics' Animal Man, Frankenstein: Agent Of S.H.A.D.E., and Vertigo/DC's Sweet Tooth. He has also previously written the Eisner-nominated Superboy.
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