Long before The Filth, writer Grant Morrison was turning reality inside out with his legendary work on ANIMAL MAN and DOOM PATROL, helping to break the ground that VERTIGO would take root in. Now ANIMAL MAN: DEUS EX MACHINA completes the collection of Morrison's legendary reimagining of Animal Man. In stories written by Morrison with art by Chas Truog, Doug Hazlewood, Paris Cullins, Mark Farmer, and Steve Montano. Reprinting ANIMAL MAN #18-26, DEUS EX MACHINA follows Buddy Baker (a.k.a. Animal Man) through an incredible odyssey of discovery, traveling from spiritual enlightenment to the blackest depths of grief and culminating in a meeting with the Creator himself (in the form of Grant Morrison!). This hefty 232-page collection also features a brand-new painted cover by renowned artist Brian Bolland.