Animal Man #1

    Animal Man » Animal Man #1 - The Human Zoo released by DC Comics on September 1, 1988.

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    Buddy Baker is looking to get back in the superhero game, maybe even join up with the Justice League International. But does Animal Man have what it takes? Grant Morrison, known for his critically acclaimed work in the British weekly 2000 A.D., makes his DC Comics debut with this reworking of a classic DC hero!

    Buddy Baker has a nice home in the suburbs, a great wife Ellen, and two kids. His best friend Roger lives right next door. Buddy even has super powers. What he doesn't have is a job, and even though he does nothing to hide that fact that he's superhuman, nobody really knows who he is while other superheroes are gaining fame and fortune. So, Buddy decides to become a full time superhero and join the Justice League. After training for a few days, and making a talk show appearance, he finally gets his chance when S.T.A.R. Labs asks for his help in investigating a mysterious break-in. But is Buddy really ready for the big time?



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    Off to a good start... 0

    Originally slated to be a mini-series this revival of Animal Man, shortly after Crisis on Infinite Earths rekindled interest in many of D.C. comics lesser known heroes, was so well received that it was bumped up to a regular monthly title. Animal Man seems very much like a regular Joe who happens to have super powers, and that adds a lot of strength to the title. The art really integrates well with the story, especially the use of close ups and scene transitions where an image or bit of d...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

    Great First Issue 0

    For a first issue, I thought this one was great. The best thing I liked about this is that if you are like me, this explains the life of Buddy Baker (Animal Man) to those who aren't too familiar with him. I fist started liking Animal Man back in 2006 with the 52 series DC Comics produced. Then I wanted to know more about him. Finally the Omnibus edition is out and get to read the entire Morrison run.Besides Morrison writing, the art work is great too. Fits for an everyday man trying to be a supe...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Man Allied With Wild 0

    The Good: This is a great 'first issue' cover. We've got the titular character, front and center, surrounded by his namesake, all running towards the 'screen' It's interesting, grabs the eye, highlights all the main points of the character, and has a nice watercolor background for the cherry on top. The artwork does feel a little old, but it highlight something I think many modern comics have lost. Most modern comics are so focused on style, they tend to forget about some of the little details. ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
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