Animal Man #2

by Alan Rapp on October 8, 2011

in Comics

animal-man-2-coverWriter Jeff Lemire continues to take Buddy Baker down an odd road as Animal Man grabs his young daughter, who has tapped into the source of his own power, and begins a journey to discover what that means. Their journey will take them deep into “The Red” (the mystical morphogenetic field created by all living creatures).

Of all of DC’s New 52 this is the one that feels most like a Vertigo title in DC clothing. It’s bizarre, more of a horror comic than a super-hero tale, and at times fairly creepy. Yeah, very Vertigo. It’s also very well done.

Even though I’m not the biggest fan of this type of story, and I’ll probably move on from the comic before this storyline is finished, I’m interested to see where Lemire and artist Travel Foreman end up taking the character, and how big a role the young Maxine will have in her father’s use and understanding of his powers. And given the early glimpses we’ve seen here, the exploration of The Red is going to be a trippy experience. Worth a look.

[DC, $2.99]

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