Monthly Archives: August 2010
I had planned on talking about Animal Man in three chunks: the four issues that kick off the series’ reboot; the twelve following issues, which mostly describe Buddy’s adventures with animal rights groups and other superheroes; and then the final …
In the first part of my Animal Man retrospective, we will consider how Grant Morrison handles Animal Man’s reboot in the first four issues of his run, the original commission for the series.
Morrison’s Animal Man reboot seemed relatively straightforward when it started; you take an old character, too simple and unproblematized for this modern world of ours, and make him gritty or brutish or screwed up in the head. Alan Moore and … Continue reading →