Animal Man #15

Animal Man #15

Event\Storyline: Rotworld Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Joseph Silver II, Timothy Green, Steve Pugh Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 5, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 2
7.7Critic Rating
7.8User Rating


  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Dec 5, 2012

    Once again ANIMAL MAN delivers a fantastic and incredibly bizarre issue. I love the cast of characters here, especially Steel, and I really enjoyed the jump between the future and the past. For once, I really enjoyed the switch-up between artists, and I love what Jeff Lemire is doing with this book story wise. My only complaint was that I didn't like how artist Steve Pugh drew Frankenstein. He looks a bit different, facially, than how we see him currently in JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK.Overall, I love this issue and series, and I'd highly recommend you pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Are Not Dead - Comics Are Not Dead Dec 7, 2012

    Animal Man #15 is a winner book, and continues to stand out among the New 52 books, with its scary content, great characters, and Socks the Cat. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Corey Fryia Dec 6, 2012

    Animal Man never ceases to amaze readers. It ranks amongst the best books every month. In what should come as an absolute shock to nobody, Animal Man #15 is more the same high quality work that diehard fans have become accustomed to. This series is a must read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    J.DubComics - J.DubComics Dec 14, 2012

    I am very excited for the next issue, and I really cant get enough of the current team dynamic. I do not think that this will last long however, but I am having fun just going along on this journey with Buddy Baker and the rest of the gang. It still has that Stephen King feel to this current arc, and I can see some more twists and turns occurring that would make the master of suspense proud to have as his own. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - tskavlan Dec 6, 2012

    Animal Man is a book you need to be reading; there is no other way of putting that. It is written by a man whose career is only going to get bigger from here. It is penciled a solid industry vet, and is just a great book altogether. We are certainly ramping up to something big with the Rotworld event, and I can only imagine that it is going to get better from here. While I can’t say that it is the best thing I have ever read from DC Comics, I can without question say that is one the best things DC is currently publishing. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Poet Mase Dec 5, 2012

    The noose is getting tighter around the Baker family's neck, but Jeff Lemire may have provided our heroes with the pocketknife they need to save themselves. Save for a minor complaint about one or two characters not having much to do, this book is a strong entry into the Rotworld narrative. If you're following the title and/or the event, this one's a must have; however, anyone who's enjoyed this title in the last year will find something to like here as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Dec 6, 2012

    Rotworld sets you in the middle of a high-stakes adventure story. Theres a great fight scene in the beginning, and a lot of major conflict is foreshadowed through the rest of the book. Its a solid issue that reminds us why we love LemiresAnimal Man. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Dec 6, 2012

    There are only a couple issues left of the Rotworld saga and to this point in the story, Lemire has kept me guessing. Some of the surprises are welcome, others are simply surprising, but this adventure has been anything other than predictable. "Animal Man" #15 offers a little bit of everything any good comic book story needs from character development to action to plot twists. Furthermore, this issue delivers some significant developments for Rotworld and continues to further the development of Buddy Baker. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Following The Nerd - Shane Kildea Dec 20, 2012

    I've been a huge Animal Man fan since I first read the collected editions of Grant Morrison's seminal run and I'm really happy with the direction the book has taken. I hope this quality continues as it has here. Furthermore, if ‘Rotworld' as a storyline continues to impress it may rival ‘Death of the family' over in the bat-books as best crossover of the year. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - Gavin Craig Dec 10, 2012

    It would have been a bold move for a title less than a year old to put its main character's child into the lead role, but Lemire's built a supporting cast that could have handled it. It would have played hell with the larger DC continuity, but with Abby Arcane in a similar lead role in Swamp Thing it could have made for absolutely necessary reading in what were (and are) already two of the boldest, most gloriously weird titles in the New 52. And that sense of urgency and necessity are exactly what seem to be missing right now. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Dec 7, 2012

    A couple highlights only illuminate the general blandness of the rest of the issue all the more, though it seems like Lemire is getting back a touch of the momentum he's lost. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Daniel Cole Dec 8, 2012

    So, the book has succumbed to the weight of the Rotworld storyline. Although the art is enough to keep the reader engaged, the narrative is laden with heavy handed exposition and badly delivered “twists.” Although the plot is moving at a great pace, it is so utterly devoid of character work it ends up being a bland experience. If this is what Lemire has been building too since the beginning of the title, then it is a shame that it is so disappointing. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Dec 9, 2012

    Steve Pugh, Timothy Green II, and Joseph Silver give us some terrific looking art from start to finish, but without an engaging narrative to hang it on, the whole thing feels a little hollow. Read Full Review

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