Animal Man #22

Animal Man #22

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Steve Pugh, Francis Portela Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 17, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 3
8.5Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Animal Man is suddenly the most famous hero in the world, which is not helping matters in the Baker householdor stopping the horrifying debut of The Splinterfolk!

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Jul 18, 2013

    I've always liked Buddy Baker and his family, but since the debut of the New 52, Animal Man has become one of my favorite books to read each month. While there was a crossover with Swamp Thing several months back, this title reminds me of the days when a strong monthly comic was enough to grab our attention! I wish more books were as consistently enjoyable as Animal Man! Can't wait for next month! Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Analog Addiction - Tony Couto Jul 21, 2013

    With Animal Man #22 comes a truly layered, artful comic that deserves to be reread from multiple perspectives. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Jul 18, 2013

    It looks like the arcs of both characters are going to be coming together sometime rather soon, but as of now, we're getting this really interesting sort of diptych with Buddy and Maxine. With this story, the title is going forth into a direction that I always felt it should go (down darker paths) and it effectively separates itself from the rest of the DC Universe, giving it exactly what the “Dark" series should have been; Vertigo-esque books featuring DC characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Are Not Dead - Comics Are Not Dead Jul 22, 2013

    Animal Man #22 continues the upward trend of Animal Man. The last issue was a gross good time, while this issue balances the horror and the drama flawlessly. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - Josh Raj Jul 17, 2013

    Overall, this series seems to be shifting more and more away from Buddy and more toward his daughter. This is a cool take on things, I would like Buddy to remain and continue fighting crime with her doing more of what the Red expects of her. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Jul 19, 2013

    It might even be overdoing it, but bringing back the body-horror aspects that made the 'New 52" debut of "Animal Man" so interesting to begin with is definitely a welcome occurrence. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jul 23, 2013

    Given the utter shallowness of the villains at work here, it does seem like Lemire is simply phoning it in at this point, perhaps too occupied by Justice League happenings to focus on smaller fry. I don't know how much more of this merciless mediocrity I can take. Read Full Review

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