Animal Man #12

Animal Man #12

Event\Storyline: Rotworld Writer: Scott Snyder, Jeff Lemire Artist: Steve Pugh Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 1, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 3
8.0Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

Prelude to ROTWORLD! Continued in this months SWAMP THING #12. BUDDY and ALEC go into the Rot, and events from the last year of both series are recapped for new readers.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Aug 1, 2012

    A cross-over that seems to work? Yes! This issue of Animal Man is a huge success. However, you NEED to buy Swamp Thin as well to really appreciate where this story is going. This is a great story here. Lemire and Snyder work incredibly well together in the writing department, and as always, Steve Pugh does a great job. I couldn't have been happier with this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Daniel Cole Aug 6, 2012

    Pugh's art does wonders for the book and backed with the emotive family drama the title continues to be a great read. However the necessary evil of crossover exposition does impact the pace of the narrative. But now it is all over the crossover can move forward unencumbered and we can enjoy the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Read Comic Books - ReadComicBooks Aug 1, 2012

    Jeff Lemire and Scott Snyder have big plans for their books. They spent eleven issues each crafting an epic tale of three forces of nature battle for balance on earth. Animal Man #12 is the first taste of what is coming. Being part one of a two part story creates certain necessary hurdles that slow the issue down slightly. It takes eight pages to get to where we knew Buddy was going in Swamp Thing #11 and then the two page recap really hurts the momentum of the book. Once we get into fresh territory, the story really starts running. If you've enjoyed the horror that Jeff Lemire and company have brought to Animal Man already, then issue #11 will only make you want more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Aug 4, 2012

    Next month we get all of DC's #0 issues, so the event won't effectively start until October, but I can say now that I'm sure this story will be worth all the wait and build up and I can't wait where it leaves both of our heroes as we move forth into the second year of stories from the New 52. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Aug 6, 2012

    Buddy's fight against the Rot is more personal than any other fight going on in the DC Universe. His son is sick and his family is in danger as they fight alongside their super-powered father. Part two of this story arc takes place in Swamp Thing #12 also released this past week. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Aug 6, 2012

    Nothing too outstanding just yet, but we are only in the prologue of Lemire and Snyder's collaborative masterwork. They only need to get you primed and nervous for what's next, and they manage that easily. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Aug 1, 2012

    Steve Pugh ups his game for this crossover issue and provides more minute details to the setting than ever before. Vines creep up a railing, haunting figures are showcased in front of an apocalyptic backdrop, and the first journey into the Rot has a sickening amount of bones, teeth, and flies. A montage detailing the interactions between the Green, the Red, and the Rot looks stunning with its veiny structure not unlike Yanick Paquette's plant-paneling in Swamp Thing. With the marrying of both art style and story concepts, the Animal Man and Swamp Thing creative teams have set up a crossover that I can't wait to read. Given general hate for crossovers, that is a strange feat indeed. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Boren Aug 2, 2012

    With both an orign and a continuation of this story coming out next month, this reviewer could not be more excited. August has always been a horrible month anyway, so bring on September! This series has been overwhelmingly impressive so far, and many more issues of “Animal Man” should be purchased by anyone who is a fan of good comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 2, 2012

    "Rotworld" is off to a solid start here, and knowing that "Swamp Thing" #12 (wrapping up the prologue) is also published the same week makes the chunk of exposition here feel a bit more reasonable. At this point, my biggest complaint is only that next month's issue #0s means that we'll have to wait an extra month for "Rotworld" to kick in to high gear. All in all, not a bad opening. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Aug 9, 2012

    Rotworld is missing the supernatural horror thatAnimal Manhas been lauded for. Now that were through this expository chapter heres hoping things get better as the crossover continues inSwamp Thing. Read Full Review

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