Animal Man #11

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Alberto Ponticelli Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 4, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 8
7.9Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

The stunning conclusion of Extinction Is Forever! Big things are in store for the next chapter in the Animal Man saga and they start here!

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Chuckie Valdez Jul 7, 2012

    The future for Animal Man looks promising; I can't wait for the crossover event happening between Scott Snyders- Swamp Thing and A-Man coming up. I am pretty sure my head is going to explode with amazing writing and phenomenal art work! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Daniel Cole Jul 7, 2012

    So, the issue's script wins out as Lemire continues his fantastic work on this title. However the art lets it down as the inconsistency in the character work doesn't truly help. But even with that one problem it is still one of the best comics on the stands right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jul 9, 2012

    Not the most punchy ending to an arc, but Lemire's solid writing, with strong guest art from Ponticelli, make this a quietly gripping one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jul 5, 2012

    This should be a pull on everyone's pull list because it breaks the mold from the contemporary comic mold. It's different and it stands about because it's done so well. It has that great Vertigo feeling using a great, re-invented DC character. There's a big transformation for Buddy in this issue that completely changes everything about him. I'm very excited to see this continue. Ponticelli's art is fantastic and his creature designs are very disturbing. It's a great story, but a hard one to jump on to. Overall, I highly recommend this series and this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Jul 5, 2012

    While most of this issue is strong, Ellen's character has changed from her usual spunky, determined self into a worry wart. Obviously she can do little to combat the Rot the way Buddy and Maxine can, but I'd love to see her do something aside from lament her situation to grandma. While Lemire has done a lot over these 11 issues to grow the world of Animal Man, he has at times lost focus of his protagonist. This issue brings it all together in a way that reminds the reader that this is Animal Man's book, and Animal Man is awesome. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Jul 9, 2012

    Lemire's constantly exciting story combined with Ponticelli's pencils makes for an issue that entertains both as a finale of what's happened thus far and also as a precursor to what is to come starting next month as this series finally crosses over with Swamp Thing. Plus, we're left with a final page that's going to leave fans (including myself) wishing this book was published much more frequently than just once a month. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    PopMatters - Jay Mattson Jul 15, 2012

    Overall, Lemire and Ponticelli have really stepped it up with Animal Man, turning the book into one of the most critically acclaimed titles of DC's relaunch. At the end of this month's Swamp Thing, Buddy and his family show up to enter the "Rotworld" arc with Alec. Both Buddy and his family and the Swamp Thing will stand up to the decay and defeat it. Lemire and Snyder have been working together to make this coming arc one of the best, and it already looks promising. "Rotworld" might not only exceed expectations, it even exceed the high standards already set by Snyder's magnificent crossover event "Night of Owls". Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Jul 5, 2012

    The last page has an attention-grabbing, asymmetrical panel structure that drops into a clean whiteness that envelops the cliffhanger ending. "Animal Man" #11 is a nicely done -- if unsettling -- issue from the entire creative team. Read Full Review

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