ANIMAL MAN: ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES is a 224-page VERTIGO trade paperback collecting issues #10-17 of Morrison's run, and also includes the 19-page story from SECRET ORIGINS #39. Featuring art by Chas Truog, Tom Grummett, Doug Hazlewood, Steve Montano, and Mark McKenna, ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES also sports a brand-new painted cover by Brian Bolland - the fan-favorite artist whose remarkable and distinctive covers for ANIMAL MAN drew raves from every quarter. In the issues collected here, Animal Man moves more and more deeply into the cause of animal rights, but something else is going on beyond his burgeoning radicalism. Strange visions of aliens, people disappearing into strange pencil-like drawings, and hints of a terrible Crisis lurk around the edges of reality. And Animal Man begins to sense something moving towards him...something invisible...something worse than evil.