If you haven’t been reading the New 52’s ‘Animal Man’, GO. No. RUN. Run to your local comic store and buy the trade ‘Animal Man Volume 1: The Hunt’.
The revamped Animal Man series is simply engrossing. It’s a dark series, and not in the sexy-gritty Bad Planet sense. It’s more like a blood-curdling childhood nightmare.
Buddy Baker is an actor, stunt-man, family man and part-time superhero. In the first issue of Animal Man, Baker’s son informs him of a hostage situation involving kids. Animal Man conjures the flight of an eagle, and soars valiantly to the children’s rescue.
The series begins light, whimsical even, with flat cartoon-like illustrations that beguile you into a seemingly routine heroic tale.
And then comes the gore…