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What is the secret history of Animal Man?

Learn how Buddy got his powers!

Plus: A terrible secret is revealed as “Rotworld” draws closer!

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Big Surprise 0

First things first, I don't really know anything about Animal Man. I read the first issue of the New 52 Series, but that's it. I haven't read any other Animal Man before. I was pleasantly surprised with this issue. It is a perfect jumping on point because it explains Buddy Baker's origin in the New 52. The art was superb in this issue and the story not only led directly into issue 1, but it also leads into the next issue, issue 13. If you've ever wondered who Animal Man was, I would highly sugge...

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Why Can't we just go to Issue 13.... 0

DC’s zero month is finally underway, celebrating the one year anniversary of the New 52. While I’ve felt pretty apathetic towards the whole idea, certain titles hold a genuine intrigue, in particular Animal Man whose origin is finally revealed. How did ordinary, family man, Buddy Baker acquire his most unusual power set?It all begins with the preceding Animal Man being slayed by Anton Arcane, Lord of The Rot, deep in the bowels of the Congo jungle. With no immediate avatar champion to take his p...

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Origin of The Superhero Narrative 0

Animal Man barely manages to achieve one of the better Zero Issue covers, the standard centered jumping through works decently well enough on its own, but the big thing that sells it on this one is the GORGEOUS WINGS.Steve Pugh's artwork is a bit of a mixed bag. A lot of the fighting in this issue is a little stiff and awkward, and suffers from an uncanny sense of reality due to a lack of proper backgrounds at times, but once the narrative switches to Buddy Baker, everything looks perfectly fine...

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