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Animal Man, Book 1 - Animal Man Paperback – May 1, 2001
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About the Author
Brian Bolland is best known to US readers for his ground-breaking work with writer Alan Moore on the one-shot Batman: Killing Joke graphic novel. Kevin O'Neill Along with fellow 2000 AD alumni Pat Mills, O'Neill cocreated the cult hero Marshall Law and had even more success when he teamed up with Alan Moore to illustrate The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen - which was adapted into a big budget Hollywood movie starring Sean Connery. Simon Bisley's highly dynamic artwork made his two major series in the Galaxy's Greatest Comic - A.B.C. Warriors: The Black Hole and Slaine: The Horned God - hugely popular, as they remain to date. He also illustrated the hugely successful first Batman/Judge Dredd crossover story, Judgement on Gotham. Steve Dillon is a fan-favourite 2000 AD writer and artist, and the creator of both Hap Hazzard and the Irish Judge Joyce. Together with 2000 AD writer Garth Ennis, Steve co-created the hugely successful and critically acclaimed Preacher for DC Comics' imprint, Vertigo.
Top Customer Reviews
To try to explain the entire storyline in just a few paragraphs would be woefully inadequate, but I will say that, while ANIMAL MAN could be defined as Grant Morrison voicing his opinions on animal rights, it is so much more than that:
First, it's a study of how the world of comics interacts with (our) reality - almost mind-bendingly so. Morrison drops hints from the beginning of his run that our perceptions of "reality" in the DC Universe will be challenged with these stories. It takes over 20 issues to make his final point, but brother is it worth it. From the Looney-Tunes-ish antics of "The Coyote Gospel" to the revelations of the villain Psycho-Pirate (the only character who remembers the DCU before the Crisis), this is some very creative work.
Second, these stories are a tribute to the pre-Crisis DC Universe. It's putting it mildly that Grant Morrison misses the timelines and characters eliminated by the Crisis, and in ANIMAL MAN, he does what he can to make sure that we don't forget the richness and fun of the Golden and Silver Ages. His final 3 or so issues made me feel even MORE ashamed that the Crisis ever happened. I will say this, however: if the Crisis created the fertile ground for stories like this, then I'll accept it. It's a case of being thankful for the good and the bad.
Brian Bolland provides excellent covers for the series. I always felt it was a shame that he couldn't do the interiors as well.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Would not recommend to anyone, he writes awful books. In fact, I am collecting his most awful books to show my friends how bad he is.Published 5 months ago by Josiah
Vertigo comics has put out some incredibly fun and critically acclaimed comics over the years, and some of the earliest were the ones that were part of the 'Bergerverse'. Read morePublished 6 months ago by James B.
A CLASSIC BY GRANT MORRISON! If you like Morrison and you haven't read this... you need to do it NOW! (all 3 vols)Published 7 months ago by Pedro Ribeiro
This is good, and one can see all the promise of Grant Morrison in his "mature" take on Animal Man, but is not as good as I remembered reading it in my teens. Read morePublished 11 months ago by C. D. Varn
Morrison's run on Animal Man is incredible. there's plenty of comedy in the form of the domestic life of a family man/super hero, plus the off-the-wall storytelling that Morrison... Read morePublished 12 months ago by tcookc
Story line did not make since. Appeared in a hurry to get if printers.Published 23 months ago by seraphim56