Animal Man #3

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Travel Foreman Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 2, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 6
8.2Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Maxine and Buddy swim to the heart of the Life Web and come face to face with the Totems...caretakers of the Red. But before they can get answers, the Hunters Three attack. Meanwhile, Ellen and Cliff fight for their lives back home. The Hunt heats up!

  • 10
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Nov 4, 2011

    Bringing all of this together is the art from Travel Foreman. I can’t think of a more visually appealing book on shelves right now. Foreman isn’t drawing comics here; he’s creating other-wordly expressions that bring life to a bizarre story. This is part horror comic, part creepy children’s book drawings and part acid trip. There’s a flow to the art here that is organic, which works perfectly with the themes and subtext of the story. Each drawing is something you can stare at for several minutes before moving on. Foreman doesn’t just help tell the story; he is as much a part of Animal Man as Lemire is. It’s one of the best examples of symbiotic harmony I’ve seen in comic books ever. Animal Man is becoming one of those comics that raise the bar for the entire medium. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Daniel Cole Nov 3, 2011

    Although the villains aren't as interesting as the rest of the narrative. Lemire and Foreman continue to deliver a book which is consistently fascinating, gruesome and entertaining. It's utter unique nature makes it stand miles apart from most, if not all, of the other DC books being produced. If you are wanting something completely different and a little odd, this is the book for you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Erik Norris Nov 2, 2011

    Much like the previous two issues, Animal Man #3 comes highly recommended. There are a few rough spots where art is concerned, but the positives far outweigh the negatives. For fans of Animal Man, you'll be happy to know this book remains one of DC's best. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Nov 2, 2011

    Like any good work of horror, it keeps you gripped the whole time you're in it, dreading and anticipating when things will take a turn for the even worse. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Nov 5, 2011

    This title deserves all the praise it's getting as it's a solid, emotional, and thoroughly engaging book that is both complex enough to engage readers familiar with the characters, but simple enough to be new reader friendly. "Animal Man" stands out as one of the best books of the new DCU and it shows no signs of stopping. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Nov 5, 2011

    I haven't read anything like this in a while, and I'm happy to say I'm in it for the long haul. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - stephengervais Dec 19, 2011

    This issue also hints to a future cross over with Swamp Thing where The Red and The Green meet. These two horror titles colliding should make for some sleepless nights for the readers or at least some strange dreams. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Nov 6, 2011

    The artwork is growing on me here. Travel Foreman works better with a horror comic than a straight superhero, and the more horror-oriented scenes we get this issue feel like a better match for him. Some of the creatures that Buddy and his family encounter here are simply pulled out of nightmares. It works for the story and makes a great comic book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Nov 4, 2011

    The visuals this issue are wild, they are imaginative, but most of all, they are creepy as $&@*. Every page seems to be filled to the gills with the hybrid children of Heironymous Bosch and H.R. Giger, in ways that I haven't seen since the heydey of Vertigo back in the mid-90′s. I've long maintained that the #3 issues of the New 52 are going to be the ones that are make-or-break for these titles, and Animal Man #3 (for all the vague notions that parts of this are retellings) is up to the challenge, earning 3.5 out of 5 stars overall. It's not as strong as the debut issue, but things have to get darker before we get any signs of dawn, and it gets the job done. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Dec 4, 2011

    I honestly cannot find anything wrong with this series. If you have not yet picked it up, then do so coz you're missing out on what could be one of the best series from DC (let's hope I don't get proved wrong and it fails). You will enjoy it if you're a fan of Lemire's or Animal Man. Even if you are normally a dedicated Marvel fan, seriously check this out. Read Full Review

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