Animal Man #16

Animal Man #16

Event\Storyline: Rotworld Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Joseph Silver II, Timothy Green, Steve Pugh Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 9, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 2
7.7Critic Rating
7.5User Rating


  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jan 9, 2013

    ANIMAL MAN is a consistently amazing title, and Rotworld is one of the most interesting stories currently going on. Although this book has two different artists on it, the difference in styles works extremely well with the story telling. This issue shows no light at the end of the tunnel, and I love it. I'm so excited to see where it goes next, and the final page is pretty awesome.Overall, I highly recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Corey Fryia Jan 9, 2013

    As far as the Rotworld story arc is considered, this is by far the most action packed and shocking issue to date. The next issues looks to be final conclusion to Rotworld and is already shaping up to be a must read. Needless to say, Animal Man continues to be one of the best series, if not the best series that DC publishes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Den Of Geek! - Marc Buxton Jan 10, 2013

    The ending has a "holy crap" quality to it that puts the outcome of Buddy's quest seriously in doubt. The Rot is profane, and in his climax, Lemire has it taint the purest iconography in comics. And there's just something mind-blowing about hearing Constantine call Alan Moore a "bearded bastard" while struggling to save reality. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    J.DubComics - J.DubComics Jan 13, 2013

    This issue was mainly build up for the final battle next issue; which happens to include some familiar faces on the opposition side. However, that is not to say that this was a bad issue, in fact it was a very good issue. Some plot points came together which helped to make sense of what has happened on the planet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Jan 11, 2013

    Overall, we get another solid installment in this event. Though I'll admit I am finding myself a bit weary of “Rotworld,” and I look forward to see where Lemire will take this title once Buddy comes back from this event. I'm hoping that next month will give us a truly grand conclusion to the storyline. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Poet Mase Jan 9, 2013

    The cameo-powered climax of Rotworld may still be lurking in the future, but this month's installment of Animal Man is a tale worth your money. You may not get the emotional catharsis that you've been waiting for, but the story is engrossing enough to make the trip an enjoyable one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jan 13, 2013

    The ideas are good, the execution less so, and the art only hampers things further. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Are Not Dead - Comics Are Not Dead Jan 11, 2013

    Animal  Man #16 is a surprisingly weak issue for one of my favorite series of 2012. I hope the conclusion to Rotworld is every bit as epic as I hope it well be, but the calm before the storm is only average/ Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Danny Djeljosevic Jan 14, 2012

    The final page promises that "The final battle begins!" next issue -- not that it's the conclusion, but that the conclusion is about to begin. I guess it's too easy to make fun, but I will say that at least this series is a $2.99 title and every time I think about dropping it I read a new issue and stay on for the ride -- that is, until they unceremoniously assign a new writer to the book and I'll be free forever. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Daniel Cole Jan 10, 2013

    So, as Rotworld continues we are given a massive action packed issue that moves the plot forward and has a few big moments. It is entertaining and looks great due to Pugh's work. However this epic is lacking the depth and complexity the title usually delivers. Therefore the high stakes lack the emotional context to make you care about any of it. Read Full Review

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