Animal Man #24

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Rafael Albuquerque Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 16, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 5
8.0Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

The totems are dead, and Brother Blood rules The Red. Can Buddy reunite with his family in time to save life as we know it? Writer Jeff Lemire teams with superstar artist Rafael Albuquerque (AMERICAN VAMPIRE) for an epic new story that longtime fans and new readers alike will NOT want to miss!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Oct 16, 2013

    It may have had a month off, but this issue of ANIMAL MAN was exciting and disturbing, in a good way. Everything has changed for the worse when it comes to Buddy as Animal Man. Brother Blood has taken control, and at some point, a powerless Buddy will have to stop him. the art, colors, and lettering are all top notch. This issue fires, creatively, on all cylinders. If there's one book you really should be picking up this week, make sure it's this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Oct 16, 2013

    Albuquerque sinks his teeth into the visual stylings of Animal Man and injects it with his own twisted brand of awesome. You've got to hand it to him for the simple yet genius visual where Brother Blood's power blasts take the form of glowing red veins. Yet while he does a splendid job on the action, the more heartfelt moments are where he truly shines. I just can't get over little Maxine being hugged by Shepherd as the pirate crew -- including Captain Longneck, a gorilla with a nose ring, and the cutest dog ever in a long jacket -- look on with sorrow in their animal eyes. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - Josh Raj Oct 16, 2013

    Overall, Animal Man continues to pack an emotional punch month after month. The Baker family feels like a real family because it is not perfect and the struggles they face seem very real. Seeing Maxine continue to grow into the avatar of the Red is exciting as is Buddy trying to regain the trust of the Red. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Oct 18, 2013

    Lemire and Albuquerque start their run off in a great way. Fans of the title will be happy to see this team together. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Daren Taveras Oct 18, 2013

    Animal Man #24 has a few issues, but none of them pull the book down in anyway. It was enjoyable and satisfying in every aspect, and delivers heavily due to the new artwork. Lemire and Albuquerque are melding very well, and the oncoming issues can only get better. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jacob Bryant Oct 16, 2013

    While this book may be one of the more violent on the DC lineup it also has a lot of heart in it. Through both writing and art, the creative team makes you care just as much about how Buddy and Ellen's relationship will turn out as you would with who will win this next fight. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Jeff Bouchard Nov 25, 2013

    Issues 24 and 25 are a great jumping on point for those not reading Animal Man and just another example why the book is one of the bright spots to come out of the New 52 from DC. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 21, 2013

    While I'll be eagerly awaiting Albuquerque's return to "American Vampire" next year (and Lemire sneaks in a fun reference to said comic here), him teaming up with Lemire in the meantime feels like a great usage of his talents. Lemire and Albuquerque work well together, and this is a good way to pick up the pace now that the hiatus due to Villains' Month at DC Comics is over. Welcome back, "Animal Man." Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Oct 16, 2013

    Animal Man #24 makes some good decisions that put the title back on track towards quality. Rafael Albuquerque is the main draw, but Lemire is making some headway. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 22, 2013

    Much as I appreciate the title's new duds via Albuquerque, the story feels too redundant and one-dimensional to make continuing on worth it. Dropped. Read Full Review

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