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How The Robin King Takes Down Animal Man In Death Metal (Spoilers)
Once upon a time, back in the eighties, Buddy Baker – Animal Man – came home to find his family slaughters, his wife and kids laid out on the kitchen floor, a direct result of his superheroic actions He didn't take it very well but after descending into some meta-madness and encountering his writer, Grant[...]
The Despicable Deadpool #300 cover by Mike Hawthorne and Nathan Fairbairn
It also takes shots at Marvel business practices, and that's rich considering that this book is $5.99 with several variant covers. Gerry Duggan shows up in the comic at about this point, and the book tries to get meta about how meta it's being, referencing Grant Morrison's Animal Man At this point, I came dangerously close[...]
Grant Morrison Talks Happy! and How Networks Now Want "More"
Scripted content became key. No one understands this more than writer Grant Morrison (Animal Man, We3), who is currently developing and executive producing Syfy's adaptation of his and Darick Robertson's graphic graphic novel Happy! In his previous dealings with Hollywood, Morrison's usual MO is that he goes in already expecting to have to dial back whatever[...]
The Comic Book History Of B'wana Beast
And yes there are a ton of problems with that including the 'White Savior' trope. Grant Morrison tried to fix some of this when he brought the character into his Animal Man run Djuba is captured, brought to America and infected by anthrax B'wana Beast comes to rescue him but fails and contracts anthrax himself[...]
Today's Essential C2E2 Panel, DC Essential, Was Basically, Y'Know, Essential
But from Vertigo proper it was the mighty Y The Last Man. Dan Jurgens – liked Swamp Thing prior to moving to Vertigo and also after, so basically … Swamp Thing. The fans got in on that stuff, too, and they wanted Animal Man and Hellblazer on the list. An that was that to finish it all up! //c[...]
Joe Hill Thinks The Devil Could Be On The Avengers
Hill's proof is that in his first adventure the devil saves two people trapped in a jungle by a megalomaniac, introduces fruit into their diet and teaches them about sexuality… he refers to the devil as a cross between Animal Man and Dr Ruth. Horns is in theaters now. [youtube]http://youtu.be/4czMOF0rnIU[/youtube] [...]
Deconstructing Morrison Part 1: Animal Man And Black And White Morality
This week, I start at the beginning with his first work with DC Comics, Animal Man *Heavy spoilers below, naturally. Let's imagine for a moment that you live in some sort of bubble dimension where you've never read or heard of any of Grant Morrison's work, and your only knowledge of the character Animal Man is[...]
A Comic Show – Daredevil's Going Back To Cali!
Marvel #2 continued the well executed inclusion of a new Muslim female hero to the Marvel Universe. Over at DC I loved the final issue of Animal Man and the Goodnight Moon/Goodnight Animal Man children's books story that Lemire both wrote and drew Jeff's first volume of Green Arrow is out now too Forget the first[...]
Forty-Five Thoughts About Forty-Five Comics – Justice League, New Warriors, Harley Quinn, Quantum & Woody, Amazing X-Men, Batwoman, Animal Man, Terminator, BPRD, Conan, God Is Dead, Extinction Parade, GI Joe, Daredevil, Captain America, Uncanny X-Men, Avengers World, Unity, Bloodshot And The Hard Corps, Curse, Dawn Of The Jedi, White Suits, Strain, Vader, DHP, Skyman, Bad Ass, Kings Watch, Voice In The Dark, Midas Flesh, Adventure Time, Robocop, Loki, Joyners 3D, Morning Glories, Alex + Ada, Peter Panzerfaust, Undertow, Savage Dragon, Khan, Jericho, Godzilla, Real American Hero, Ben 10 and TMNT Conspiracy
So any other kids making a name for themselves this week? I know Animal Man is being cancelled But could we have a spinoff right here? It could be a Terminator Or it could just be some extreme body modifation fetish It's comics, either is as likely. I dunno, maybe toasted in a bun with some jalepeno sauce[...]
Thirty-Nine Thoughts About Thirty-Nine Comics – All New Invaders, Batman, Mighty Avengers, Batman And Robin, Hawkeye, Transformers, Animal Man, Origin II, X-Factor, Wonder Woman, Sex, Harley Quinn, Batwoman, X-Men, Midas Flesh, Jinnrise, Star Wars, Pretty Deadly, Deadly Class, Dead Body Road, Chew, Umbral, Krampus, Zero, Bad Ass, Peanuts, TMNT, Elfquest, Mind MGMT, Dark Horse Presents, Captain Midnight, X-Files, Massive, Judge Dredd, Mega City Two, The Mocking Dead, Samurai Jack and Aphrodite XI Hidden Files
Boy these Transformers: Robots in Disguise are dim. Yeah, yeah Ellen Baker, I know you think that of Animal Man, but to be fair, Mera probably thought the same thing about Aquaman. Sorry Sabretooth in Origin II, all I did was ask what you'd been doing since we all left school I mean you can see[...]
DC Previews Albuquerque On Animal Man
Back in July we let you know that American Vampire's Rafael Albuquerque was taking over Animal Man. Today DC Comics has released a few uncolored preview pages of Albuquerque's work along with an in-house ad that he did for the series The ad will start running in the back of DC comics in the next few weeks[...]
American Vampire's Rafael Albuquerque To Take On Animal Man
Rafael Albuquerque's Sketch of Animal Man. Jeff Lemire just tweeted: Hey everyone, @rafaalbuquerque is the new artist of ANIMAL MAN!! — Jeff Lemire (@JeffLemire) July 3, 2013 Rafael Albuquerque is best known for his work on Blue Beetle and co-creating American Vampire As to that Jeff also calmed the fears of Vertigo vampire fans; Don't worry about American Vampire folks,[...]
A Comic Show – We'll Have To Wait Until 2099 To Get Peter Back!
Animal Man had a great twist ending Aquaman also had a WTF ending with Mera! The Movement is modern and relevant super powered young people by Gail Simone, this is the Edge I want! And Swamp Thing was the end of a quick and awesome two part story Snyder can do a great 18 issue[...]
Times They Are A'Changing Back For Animal Man And Swamp Thing (SPOILERS)
This was how Animal Man #19 ended, the first time around. But a few issues later, after a journey into the very meta narrative of the DC Universe itself, and after meeting Grant Morrison, Buddy Baker came home to a present from his maker. And that is how Grant Morrison left Animal Man. In today's Animal Man, a[...]
Thirteen Thoughts About Fourteen Comics – New Avengers, Secret Avengers, Hit Girl, Avengers, Animal Man, Swamp Thing, Earth 2, Snapshot, All New X-Men,  Superior Spider-Man, Hellboy, Youngblood, Epic Kill and Mudman
Maybe she's just read too much Preacher. As both Animal Man.. …and Swamp Thing come to the end of Rotworld (still not finished though, despite the "Finale" cover lines, Swamp Thing takes to the skies again I do hope he keeps the wings once the Big Red (or Green) Reset Button is pressed. We get a new member[...]
Sandman, Solo And Grant Morrison's Animal Man Get Omnibuses
But they didn't tell us everything. Like the Animal Man Omnibus collecting Grant Morrison's 25 issue run, a modern masterpiece. Or Sandman beginning a run in the Omnibus format. How about Jeph Loeb, Ed McGuinness and Michael Turner's initial run on Batman/Superman getting the Absolute treatment? There's the Solo Omnibus with a legion of fantastic artistic names, their[...]
Twenty-One Thoughts About Twenty-One Comics – Detective Comics, Avengers, Animal Man, Swamp Thing, Action Comics, Kevin Keller, Wake The F*ck Up, Deadpool, Amazing Spider-Man, Hawkeye, Hellboy, Daredevil End Of Days, Avenging Spider-Man, Ultimates, Thunderbolts, All New X-Men, Fashion Beast, I Love Trouble, Great Pacific, Minutemen And Creator Owned Heroes
And if nothing else, a whole host of symbols to figure out… In Animal Man's trip to the future of Metropolis we get a John Constantine who's a little bit, well, heroic in a 1950s sort of ironic way Hmm Still prefer the John who would go down the pub and let the capes sort this[...]
Is Red Hood For The Chop?
From the solicitations of Red Hood And The Outlaws #17, part of Death Of The Family • In the wake of "DEATH OF THE FAMILY," Bruce Wayne confronts Jason Todd! • You DO NOT want to miss this! With a brief flashback to Death In The Family… And in Batman #17… dannding with the devil in the pale moonlight. And…[...]
What Happened To Your Favourite DC Characters In Rotworld?
A nice note there, as to how Animal Man and Swamp Thing are interlinked And yes, the Rot does more than kill, it takes over what once was from Kid Flash… To Red Robin…   To the Flash and Supergirl… To Hawkman… To Superboy… you know I really hope they do a toy line of this[...]
A Comic Show – Avengers Vs X-Men Ends
I am so ready for Remender! Next week is Uncanny Avengers #1! DC has the horrifying ROTWORLD featuring both the Red and Green Kingdoms! You can still read Animal Man without Swamp Thing, but why deny yourself? The Third Army officially starts here with GL #13 Baz still doesn't have his handgun, maybe Johns was just[...]
Sixteen Thoughts About Sixteen Comics – Skeleton Key, AvX 3, Earth 2, Amazing Spider-Man, World's Finest, Animal Man, Supurbia, Batwing, Detective Comics, Invincible Iron Man, Exiles, Hulk Smash, Swamp Thing, Daredevil, Epic Kill and The Spider
And while Boy Chimney may have turned my head in Dial H #1 today, a certain dancing Death also takes my fancy. Over in Animal Man, artist Steve Pugh gets stuck in, creating those rich landscapes and feathered, and textured spot blacks, in the fashion that made him famous on Animal Man back in the nineties[...]
Now Grant Morrison Tackles DC, Siegel And Shuster In Action Comics?
What's going on? It's not the only Grant Morrison metafiction kicking off today, in Animal Man, we get a flashback to a certain arc from another universe… Indeed But for full Morrismania, check out Boy Chimney in Dial H Looks like he stepped right out of Doom Patrol And could well be the character find of[...]
Thirteen Thoughts About Thirteen Comics – Supreme, Savage Dragon, Daredevil, Supurbia, Animal Man, Swamp Thing, Action Comics, Fanboys Vs Zombies, Danger Club, Hulk, Mudman and Wolverine And The X-Men
Hell, Yeah. Animal Man and Swamp Thing continue to rip apart flesh, and limited plant matter, at every available opportunity They continue to hurtle towards each other at breakneck speed, without actually ever meeting up Both books have the protagonists now physically in combat with The Rot, both see physical transformations of major characters, and both[...]