Friday, October 28, 2011
Buddy Baker, AKA Animal Man. Has the ability to channel the attributes of any Animal. Thinks Cheetah, he's super fast. Thinks Rhino, he's super duper strong/tough. etc. You get it.
Grant Morrison had a rather seminal run on the title, where he championed vegetarianism, animal-rights, was a big family-man and famously had Buddy break the fourth wall.
New 52's Animal Man is off to a fantastic start and rave reviews. It seems Buddy's gift extends into his blood-line. His daughter is able to raise dead animal life and just so happens to be at the centre/protaganist of a mythic prophecy. ooh la la.
Written by fellow Southern Ontarian Jeff Lemire (buy his Vertigo Title "Sweet Tooth" trades. do it.) and drawn by the unique pencil of Travel Foreman.