Animal Man #26

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Cully Hamner Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 18, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 7
7.6Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

Animal Man in outer space! How did this happen? And what will Buddy find on "THE SEED PLANET"?

  • 10
    Hero Nuggets - Steve 'Wallboy' Tomei Dec 20, 2013

    Lemire introduces a massive change to Buddy Baker's world. This issue is a must read if you've been following the series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Refueled - vashmcdash Dec 20, 2013

    An amazing piece of work by Lemire, Hamner, and McCaig that simply keep me wanting more. If you are not reading “Animal Man” make sure you do so the entire series up to this point has been amazing and this issue is definitely my pick of the week. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Dec 19, 2013

    Im sad to see this series end, but with the set up put forward in this issue, its clear were going to have Lemire firing on all cylinders for the climax to this era in Animal Man. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - Josh Raj Dec 18, 2013

    Overall, this issue could be the beginning of the end for Animal Man which ends in March. This issue showed us where Buddy is headed and while it will be sad to see a quality book go at least the story will be exciting and give the readers a quality conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jacob Bryant Dec 18, 2013

    With only a few months left on this series, every issue counts. Lemire clearly knows where he is going withAnimal Man and how he wants to get there. There has been a lot to love from this series since it launched so catch up if you haven't been reading and join everyone else for this final arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GoCollect - @UrbanRemnant Dec 21, 2013

    I've been reading "Animal Man" for a while and will be there until the end. Issue no. 26 is crazy-weird, but just might gain a few new readers who'll like the alien twist. Can't wait to see my questions answered before the curtain falls. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 24, 2013

    Animal Man #26 is the beginning of the end.  Jeff Lemire sets up a meaningful end for Buddy Baker and expands the mythos of the Red and Green in the process.  Cully Hamner's art is good, it just doesn't fit the dark tone of the book.  I'm sad to see Animal Man go, but Lemire has set the pieces up for a great finale. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Dec 19, 2013

    This issue is a prime example of what's been so problematic about Lemire's run on this book. In spending so much time with added Red/Green mythos, we lose Buddy's family and it waters down the threat of Brother Blood. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Dec 20, 2013

    Animal Man #26 is not bad, it is a serve step down in quality for the series and does break the momentum the comic has been getting over these past few months. It feels like filler, even though it is very clear that what happens in it is very important for later on, and it does not leave much of a lasting impression. Hopefully, the final three issues are more than enough to make up for this slipup. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Dec 18, 2013

    While ANIMAL MAN is known for being a pretty "out-there" book, this was too out there for me. It's a series with a horror element attached to it, but this book felt a bit more comical, and a part of that may be because Hamner's art didn't mesh well with Lemire's writing on this issue. However, Hamner does a phenomenal job here, so don't let that last point take anything away from him. More than anything, I'm excited for the next issue, which has Buddy back to where he belongs. Overall, I mildly recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Daren Taveras Dec 19, 2013

    Animal Man #26 is the precursor to the finale of the series. Although its storytelling structure is daring, the overall tone of the book falls a bit short. The artwork is superb and well detailed throughout the issue but is pulled back by the strange shift in the story. Over the next three months we will see Lemire end the Animal Man series, but hopefully on a memorable and more satisfying note than this issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    We The Nerdy - Spencer Maxwell Dec 20, 2013

    This issue is a clear disappointment of such a phenomenal run. The story is jarring and seemingly pointless and the art doesn't exactly fit the tone. The only saving graces are the creature designs and the twist at the end. This is just a small bump in the adventure of a fantastic story. It hasn't ruined my excitement for upcoming issues. Read Full Review

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