Category Archives: Animal Man

Animal Man: Deus Ex Machina

Animal Man: Deus Ex Machina
By Grant Morrison (writer), Chas Truog and Doug Hazlewood with Paris Cullins, Mark Farmer, Steve Montano and Brian Bolland (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released November 2003

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $19.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 156389968X

Synopsis from publisher:
This long-awaited third trade paperback completes the collection of Grant Morrison’s legendary re-imagination of Animal Man. Reprinting ANIMAL MAN #18-26, DEUS EX MACHINA follows Buddy Baker through an incredible odyssey of discovery and features a new cover by renowned cover artist Brian Bolland.)

Notes:

This publication is the third and so far final volume in a series reprinting the first Animal Man comic book series. All material in this publication was written by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Chas Truog and Doug Hazlewood, except for issue #22, which was illustrated by Paris Cullins and Steve Montano, and issues #25 and #26, inked by Mark Farmer. The cover for this publication was created by Brian Bolland.

While this concluded writer Grant Morrison’s run, the Animal Man comic book series continued until issue #89 was published in 1995. Peter Milligan began as new series writer with issue #27, with Chas Truog and Mark Farmer continuing on as the art team. With the exception of Steve Dillon illustrating issue #29, the three creators remained on the series until issue #32. Tom Veitch became the new writer with issue #33, joined by artists Steve Dillon and Mark Farmer. Tom Mandrake filled in for Dillon on issue #39. Dillon took over full art duties with issue #41. Issue #42 was illustrated by David G. Klein and Mark Badger. Issue #44 was drawn by Brett Ewins and Jim McCarthy. Issue #46 was illustrated by Steve Pugh, who became the new series artist with issue #51. Jamie Delano took over writing the series with the same issue. Issue #56 had an additional story illustrated by Scot Eaton and Graham Higgins. John Higgins illustrated issue #58. Russell Braun and Graham Higgins illustrated issue #59. Russell Brown and Tom Sutton illustrated issues #60 and #71. Will Simpson illustrated issues #64 and #65, with Dan Steffan providing inks on issue #64. Russell Braun, Fred Harper and Gene Fama illustrated issue #74. Peter Snejbjerg illustrated issue #77. Writer Jerry Prosser and the art team of Fred Harper and Jason Temujin took over the series with issue #80 and remained until the series’ finale with issue #89. There was also an Animal Man Annual #1 from 1993 by writer Jamie Delano and the art team of Russell Braun, Rafael Kayanan and Tom Sutton. These issues have yet to be collected or reprinted.

Reprints:

  1. Animal Man #18 (1989)
  2. Animal Man #19 (1990)
  3. Animal Man #20 (1990)
  4. Animal Man #21 (1990)
  5. Animal Man #22 (1990)
  6. Animal Man #23 (1990)
  7. Animal Man #24 (1990)
  8. Animal Man #25 (1990)
  9. Animal Man #26 (1990)
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Animal Man: Origin of the Species

Animal Man: Origin of the Species
By Grant Morrison (writer), Chas Truog and Doug Hazlewood with Tom Grummett, Steve Montano, Mark McKenna and Brian Bolland (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released July 2002

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $19.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 156389890X

Synopsis from publisher:
The second collection of Grant Morrison’s groundbreaking run on ANIMAL MAN reprints issues #10-17, plus the 19-page story from SECRET ORIGINS #39, this volume shows Animal Man moving more and more deeply into the cause of animal rights. But something else is going on beyond his burgeoning radicalism. Strange visions of aliens, people disappearing into strange pencil-like drawings, and hints of a terrible Crisis lurk around the edges of reality.

Notes:

This publication is the second volume in a series reprinting the first Animal Man comic book series. It also reprints half of an issue from the third Secret Origins comic book series, the story “The Myth of the Creation”. All material in this publication was written by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Chas Truog and Doug Hazlewood, except for issue #10, which was inked by Mark McKenna, and issue #14, illustrated by Tom Grummett and Steve Montano. The cover for this publication was created by Brian Bolland.

Reprints:

  1. Animal Man #10 (1989)
  2. Animal Man #11 (1989)
  3. Animal Man #12 (1989)
  4. Animal Man #13 (1989)
  5. Animal Man #14 (1989)
  6. Animal Man #15 (1989)
  7. Animal Man #16 (1989)
  8. Animal Man #17 (1989)
  9. Secret Origins #39 (1989) [Animal Man story only]

Animal Man

Animal Man
By Grant Morrison (writer), Chas Truog and Doug Hazlewood with Tom Grummett and Brian Bolland (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released 1991; re-issued May 2001

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $19.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563890054

Synopsis from publisher:
This edition collects the bizarre adventures of Animal Man, a second-rate super hero struggling with real-life issues and moral dilemmas. Buddy Baker is a caring husband, devoted father, animal activist and super-powered being. But as he attempts to live up to all of his roles, he soon finds that there are no black and white situations in life. With a strong focus on storytelling, these thought-provoking and innovative tales make the reader question the actions of Animal Man as well as their own behavior in similar situations.

Notes:

This publication is the first volume in a series reprinting the first, and so far only, Animal Man comic book series. All material in this publication was written by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Chas Truog and Doug Hazlewood, except for issue #9, which was illustrated by Tom Grummett and Doug Hazlewood. The cover for this publication was created by Brian Bolland.

Reprints:

  1. Animal Man #1 (1988)
  2. Animal Man #2 (1988)
  3. Animal Man #3 (1988)
  4. Animal Man #4 (1988)
  5. Animal Man #5 (1988)
  6. Animal Man #6 (1988)
  7. Animal Man #7 (1989)
  8. Animal Man #8 (1989)
  9. Animal Man #9 (1989)