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52 Days of the DCnU: “Animal Man”
52 Days of the DCnU: Day 16 - Animal Man
Written by: Jeff Lemire
Art by: Travel Foreman & Dan Green
Release Date: September 7
I became interested in Animal Man when reading one of the best DC events: “52.” His story with Adam Strange and Starfire really worked for me and completely made me interested in those three characters that I hadn’t really read anything with previously. And seriously, if you’re at all interested in getting into the DC universe then I can think of no better way of getting to know a vast range of characters then reading “52”. It’s an amazing series that highlighted, and made favorites out of, several characters that aren’t necessarily the big names. And though I don’t know exactly how much of it will be relevant post-relaunch, I think there’s a good number of characters that were featured in it that seem to be being featured in September.
Buddy’s most interesting aspect for me seems to be his family life. He’s very much a man with a compelling domestic story to go along with his superhero story. The plot for his book seems to be focused on his daughter and family, so I’m pretty much sold on seeing how that all plays out.
Lemire has described this book as having a horror quality. It’s grouped in with the “Dark” titles. And damn if that preview image isn’t creepy. The tree of life with the very circulatory system look makes for some very creepy imagery.
So: kinda creepy, character I like, interesting art, interesting story.
It’s definitely one of the books I’m picking up in September.
Art Source: DC Universe: The Source - Blog