Animal Man #13

Animal Man #13

Event\Storyline: Rotworld Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Timothy Green II, Steve Pugh Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 3, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 2
8.0Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Its the story youve been waiting for: ROTWORLD: THE RED KINGDOM! Part one of a four-part epic in which the Earth has fallen to the Rot! Guest-starring Justice League Dark, Beast Boy and many other heroes and villains from the DC Universe!

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Brandon Dingess Oct 8, 2012

    I give Jeff Lemire a lot of credit for a lot of things and issues like this are why. He's telling an engrossing superhero crossover story with tons of characters without losing focus on the driving dynamic of "Animal Man," namely the Baker family. That's what sets this book apart and will keep me coming back to it even though I've kicked to the curb most other cape books""buy this book. Five stars. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Read Comic Books - Corey Fryia Oct 3, 2012

    Animal Man #13 delivers on several different levels and leaves you begging and pleading for the next installment of The Red Kingdom. If this issue is a sign of things to come then readers had better be prepared for an incredible cross over event. Ive never handed out perfect tens across the board, but I cant think of a better place to start than Animal Man #13. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Barron Network - R.Barron Oct 4, 2012

    As much as you want to throw up looking at the Rot taking over people's body parts you can't help to be fascinated in how amazingly grotesque the rotted flesh looks. Without Steve Pugh's signature style I just do not think Animal Man would be as great as it is. If you're not a fan of Animal Man then I say to you stop being foolish and jump on this series. Animal Man #12 is a great jumping on point so this is the best time to pick up this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Oct 3, 2012

    If a hiccup can be found, it's in the art. Steve Pugh has been kicking ass on art for a while now, but the pages by guest artist Timothy Green II and inker Joseph Silver do not evoke the same unsettling horror that Pugh's do. Cliff's spastic transformation hardly comes off as scary because it lacks the heavy blacks and detailed features that make Pugh's work so stomach-churning. Luckily, that team only works on the fairly simple flashback pages, leaving Pugh to wreak havoc over the rest of the issue with his hellish Hawkman and disgusting Rot-beasts. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Daniel Cole Oct 5, 2012

    So, with two artist that compliment each other and make this issue a feast for the eyes, Animal Man at least looks the part. However with such a focus on set-up the book is lacking that spark it usually has. But the world building is done now and the potential is here for an impressive event story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Scott West Oct 6, 2012

    If there's any complaint with this story is that I have to wonder where it fits in DC's New 52 continuity. If the world has fallen into chaos and The Rot has won, why is this story no leaking over into every book in the DC universe? I guess time will tell. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Oct 4, 2012

    Animal Man has officially taken a turn into the world of horror. There was enough monsters, bones and blood throat-grabbers to make this a book to maybe skip right before bed. Jeff Lemire keeps Buddy Baker charming as ever even after he lands in his new, monstrous world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Oct 5, 2012

    This issue gives a nice start to the Red side of this event, and really succeeded in the fact that I have no clue what's going to happen. I'm happy in the decision to have the story here separate from the one happening in Swamp Thing as it allows for a broader look at this world and more area for the characters to stretch to deliver an interesting story. With this first part out of the way, I can say that “Rotworld” looks like it's going to be quite a good comic, and it shouldn't be missed out on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Are Not Dead - Comics Are Not Dead Oct 19, 2012

    Animal Man #13 is the superior Rotworld tie-in, and also a game-changer for the series, with some heartbreaking character deaths. Even though the artwork is slightly uneven, this is a book worthy of your cash. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Oct 4, 2012

    "Animal Man" #13 is one gorgeous cog in a major crossover machine. It prods a toe forward and delivers plenty of character moments to chew on. The concept is intriguing but it's clear this is only one instalment in a larger story. It is nice to see a writer use a dual art team for an excellent storytelling effect. There is definitely enough here to come back for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Oct 7, 2012

    Jeff Lemire's first issue of the Rotworld storyline is a good one, but it gets a little bogged down in setting up the new status quo for the arc. It definitely looks like it'll keep picking up and I'm dying to see how the past and present will mesh-up, but those are things that are yet to come. As is, there's a lot to like, but it's not quite up to par of some of the earlier issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 5, 2012

    While the ambition of this storyline remains and with it a possibility to turn this arc towards a conclusion worthy of its hype, things seem less than impressive at present. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Crux - Nick Verissimo Oct 3, 2012

    When it comes right down to it, this issue just doesn't get this event off with a bang. The prologue in issue 12 set things up nicely, but there was almost no follow through here. I guess I've just come to expect really big things from this team over this past year so an issue like this one is lower than the bar they've set for themselves. I'm still excited to get Animal Man next month, but this arc could potentially lose me on the series altogether. Read Full Review

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