Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Batman and Animal Man



Animal Man # 1-26 by Grant Morrison and Charles Truog is one of those perfect comic book runs. I encourage anybody who has not read these issues to go and check them out. Morrison took a forgotten d-list character and told and incredibly complex tale, deconstructing comic book tropes and providing the reader with laughs, excitement and tons of thought provoking ideas.

Unfortunately Morrison did such a good job writing Animal Man that no writer has seemed to really know what to do with him since. The recently finished Last Days of Animal Man was pretty good though, so that is an encouraging step in the right direction. I don't think it sold very well, hopefully more people will check it out in TPB form.

This cover features art by two of my absolute favorite artists: Brian Bolland and Jose Luis Garcia Lopez - here are a few original art pieces by these legends...

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Would love to see a teamup with no one you would expect...

Howard the duck
Madcap
Slapstick
Fabulous Frogman

Ross said...

You can count on at least one of them coming up! Who is the Fabulous Frogman?

Ross said...

Oh wait, now I remember - the supporting character from Amazing Spider-Man.

BLESSD1 said...

Hilarious. I have never read any of the Morrison run on Animal Man. I'll have to see if I can pick up some trades.

Beachy said...
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Beachy said...

Great place to showcase some of your original artwork, Ross.

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