A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
“The best thing to come out of the DC relaunch. Absolutely knocked it out of the park....Gold stars for the creative team.” –io9
As a part of the acclaimed DC Comics—The New 52 event of September 2011, Animal Man Buddy Baker, has gone from "super" man to family man–but is he strong enough to hold his family together when Maxine, his young daughter, starts to manifest her own dangerous powers? As these new abilities continue to terrify Buddy and his wife Ellen, things take a turn for the worse as Buddy begins a startling transformation of his own that will lead him on a journey into the heart of The Red. Collected here are the first 6 issues of this dramatic new series from writer Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth) and artist Travel Foreman (The Immortal Iron Fist)!
This volume collect issues 1-6 of Animal Man, part of the DC Comics—The New 52 event.
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Q: What's it like working on a huge initiative like The New 52?
Jeff Lemire: It was incredibly exciting. I grew up a DC Comics fan, so for me to be a part of such a big moment in the company's history was really quite surreal, but also very rewarding. I was given a lot of creative freedom to really make my books stand out and to really do something unique with them.
Q: How are you balancing making these stories and characters feel fresh and new while still respecting what came before?
JL: Even though I love these characters and the stories that came before, at the end of the day I still have to make them my own. So if I were to just try and replicate the stories I enjoyed, it wouldn't be very much fun for me or the reader. I think the key is to boil each character down to its core concept and build up from there. Make it fresh and put as much of yourself into them as you can.
Q: What stories or creators inspire you most when working on your character?
JL: For Animal Man, I was definitely inspired by the often-overlooked run by writer Jamie Delano and artist Steve Pugh. And now I'm working with Steve on the book! And of course, you can't overlook what Grant Morrision brought to the character in his definitive run.
Q: I think we can all agree that Animal Man was the breakout hit of The New 52. Was it a bit surprising for you to see such a strong response?
JL: Yes, it is. I tried to put as much of myself into the book as I could, and I think when the art started coming in, I had a sense that we were doing something really good, but you never know how the audience will respond. I never expected it to resonate with so many people. I think Animal Man is just a character that so many people can relate to because he is a father and a husband first, and a superhero second. Just like me.
Q: You and Scott Snyder tend to Twitter War each other often. How has this affected you when it comes to writing Animal Man and its relation to Swamp Thing?
JL: Scott and I are the best of friends, so we often give each other a hard time online. Truth is we spend a lot of time talking about our stories and characters together. We feed off of each other. Fans will get to see that first hand when our Animal Man and Swamp Thing story lines intersect later this year. It isn't one of those crossovers that editorial puts together and forces on you, its a story that grew organically out of us sharing ideas and scripts for our two books and realizing that there was a lot of potential in really interweaving our stories into a greater mythology.About the Author:
Jeff Lemire is the creator of the acclaimed Essex County Trilogy, the Vertigo graphic novel The Nobody, and is the winner of a Xeric Award and YALSA Alex Award. He is currently the writer for DC Comics' Animal Man, Frankenstein: Agent Of S.H.A.D.E., and Vertigo/DC's Sweet Tooth. He has also previously written the Eisner-nominated Superboy.
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Buchbeschreibung DC Comics, 2012. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Wie neu. 144 Seiten DC Comics Nr. 1 - 1. November 2011 - Comic 7S-JATO-ICOO Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 249. Artikel-Nr. 34591
Buchbeschreibung DC Comics, 2012. Buchzustand: Wie neu. 1. Auflage / first print.. 144 Seiten, farb. ill. Buch ist in Einband, Schnitt u. Seiten wie neu. ISBN: 9781401235079 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 305 Broschur, 25,4 x 16,8 x 1,0 cm. Artikel-Nr. 106489