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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

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.


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.


  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]