Animal Man #1

    Animal Man » Animal Man #1 - The Hunt, Part One: Warning from the Red released by DC Comics on November 2011.

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    Buddy Baker has gone from "super" man to family man – but is he strong enough to hold his family together when Maxine, his young daughter, starts to manifest her own dangerous powers? Find out in this dramatic new series from writer Jeff Lemire (SWEET TOOTH) and artist Travel Foreman (The Immortal Iron Fist).

    For Buddy Baker, the life of super-heroics he once knew has been replaced with domestic routine at home with his wife, Ellen, and his children, Cliff and Maxine. Still, he hasn’t abandoned Animal Man just yet, and when reports come in about a hostage situation in a nearby hospital, he springs into action.

    A short order cook named Lyle Edwin has armed himself and taken over the children’s ward. His daughter died three weeks ago, following a two year battle with cancer. Edwin has lost his mind with grief, and demands that the doctors give him his little girl back.

    Animal Man heads in to speak with him, but Edwin refuses to negotiate and shoots him twice. Instinctively, Animal Man slips into the life web and summons the defenses of a rhinoceros to protect him. Then, with the strength of an elephant, the reflexes of a fly, the speed of a cheetah, and the bark of a dog, he incapacitates Edwin and ensures the children’s safety.

    The police arrive to secure the scene, but they find a disturbing sight. Though victorious, Animal Man stands before them with blood pouring from his eyes.

    Animal Man is examined by a doctor, but there appears to be nothing wrong with him. If anything, he feels more powerful than ever. The hospital staff would like to run more tests, but Buddy Baker just wants to go home.

    That night, in bed beside Ellen, Buddy Baker’s mind plays host to nightmares known as the Hunters Three.

    He wakes up alone and hears his wife and son calling to him from outside.

    There in the yard, Maxine sits, surrounded by the corpses of all their deceased pets...



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    And That Is When I Would Disown My Child. 0

    Jeff Lemire's Animal Man steps up to the front of the pack as one of the DC relaunches that genuinely feels like it is aiming for the objective of a newer and better DC Universe. Even better, it succeeds by blending family drama and horror into its superheroics, making it one of the new titles out there with a unique and quality feel to offer readers.  It's almost sad how Buddy Baker's family is being made such a pillar of what makes the character and this series interesting when comic creators ...

    9 out of 9 found this review helpful.

    Not a solo book, not a team book but a family book. 0

    Review for Animal Man #1.   Now when I was first deciding what I was going to buy I didn't put Animal Man on there because I wasn't interested, but the overwhelming positive reaction to this series here and being the pick of the week over at iFanboy was punching my curious si I bought it and I love it.   The Story: Buddy goes to stop a shooter at the children's ward in the hospital and after he comes home weird things starts happening to him and shifts his family life drastically.    The Good: W...

    8 out of 8 found this review helpful.

    A Clinic on Proper DCnU Writing! 0

    Buddy Baker returns to the DCU and picks up right where he left off in fine form.   The Good The cover of this book really piqued my interest and I'm just as impressed with it now as I am then. Not even that obnoxious "New 52!" logo can ruin work like this.   Travel Foreman's artwork is absolutely beautiful, stunning, amazing, any positive adjective you can pull out of the air! His work so perfectly suits Lemire's script and adds a dynamism to the dialogue. He excels on all levels and in all sit...

    8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
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