Animal Man #5

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Travel Foreman Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 4, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 7
8.7Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

With Ellen and Cliff's lives hanging in the balance, Buddy finally faces off against The Hunters Three! But the fight doesn't go as planned, causing the Baker family to go on the run. What dark new threat is chasing them and why? Find out as the first arc of DC's surprise breakout hit comes to a startling conclusion!

  • 10
    A Comic Book Blog - Daniel Cole Jan 11, 2012

    Animal Man truly is one of a kind. Its a book with so much character driven emotion, which also has a compelling mythology and terrifying antagonists. It looks like nothing else on the stands as Foreman delivers a tour de force in the horrific. Lemire has captured lightning in a bottle. We can only hope that this creative team stay with the title for a very long time. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Outer Realm Comics - Benjamin Kahan Jan 12, 2012

    The cover is probably the weakest part of the issue. Honestly, it's a little bland next to the issue itself. And yes, the cover does feature a zombified little girl eating her father's face. And I'm telling you it's tame compared to what's inside the pages. Let that sink in for a second. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jan 7, 2012

    It troubles your mind and stomach for all the right reasons. This series continues to hold you in its grip as it gradually progresses to the inevitable crossover with Swamp Thing, the very idea of which grows more exciting with every issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 4, 2012

    "Animal Man" has been good month after month, but this latest installment (even with the slightly weak final line to lead into an eventual cross-over) helps solidify everything we've seen up until this point. "Animal Man" may have looked like an underdog, but it's definitely one of the top books at DC Comics now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jan 4, 2012

    I really enjoy this book. Travel Foreman and Jeff Lemire come together to make a haunting and very unique book. I love seeing the world of the Rot, and overall, think it's one of my favorite villains of the new 52. As much as I enjoyed the story, I think it's the art that stands out the most though. The only real problem I have is while this is an amazing book, personally, I'm not in love with it like so many other people are, but I do understand the appeal. I highly recommend this book and this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Erik Norris Jan 4, 2012

    With that said, Animal Man #5 is still a fantastic conclusion to this book's first arc. Lemire has set the groundwork for the upcoming Animal Man/Swamp Thing crossover, and that foundation is looking very solid. I can't wait to see where this book goes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Scott Cederlund Jan 9, 2012

    Jeff Lemire and Travel Foreman have created one of the creepiest books from DC right now. There is just enough of a Vertigo taste wrapped up in Animal Man #5 to show you can do fantastic horror with characters who run around in their long johns. It does not try to hide what it is. Usually you want to hide your cards but Lemire and Foreman show you just how far they'll so to make you scared about what you can see as much as you're scared about what you cannot. Read Full Review

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