Animal Man #7

Animal Man #7

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Steve Pugh Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 7, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
7.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

"Animal vs. Man" part 1! As the forces of the Rot continue to pursue The Bakers across the backwoods of America, Cliff and Buddy decide to get in some quality father-and-son time. Plus, Buddy has a terrifying vision of things to come!

  • 10
    A Comic Book Blog - Daniel Cole Mar 15, 2012

    It's an improvement from last issue on a narrative level as Lemire shifts back to the family. It's nice to see Cliff get an expanded role and his characterisation here does wonders for him and his relationship between him and his Dad. It's infused with humour as the token comic relief actually works for a change (It helps that Socks is a talking cat), but it also has an underlying sense of dread as the Rot finally catches up with the family. This is a well rounded comic with all the elements that make up a great read, which yet again proves how interesting Animal Man and his family are. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Mar 12, 2012

    Animal Man has been one of DC's best, and it shows no signs of slowing down. the combination of family and deadly superheroics sets this book apart from a lot of the titles currently on the stands. More than that, it makes this book something special. If you aren't already doing so, you should be reading Animal Man. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Mar 12, 2012

    An important expository issue in the sense that it sets up the type of family drama we can expect from the story from here on in, as well as the losses at stake should things turn out for the worse. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Mar 7, 2012

    "Animal Man" #7 is another strong installment from all parties involved and it's refreshing to see readers have quickly figured out this is a book to watch. Each issue makes you anxious to see what's next for "Animal Man." Knowing that there's an upcoming crossover with "Swamp Thing" is just the icing on the proverbial cake. If you're not reading "Animal Man" yet, this is a great place to try and see for yourself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Mar 7, 2012

    I'm still loving the heck out of this book. This is a great place for new readers to jump in on and I cannot wait for the Swamp Thing and Animal Man crossover that is bound to happen. I'm a huge fan of the rot and I loved the adventure into the future Buddy takes where we see a rot-infested world. There is a change up in artists for a few pages in this issue, and it's a tad distracting, but overall, I highly recommend this issue and series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Erik Norris Mar 7, 2012

    But if you can look past the artistic hiccups of Animal Man #7, the book should still entertain. There's some great character stuff happening here, especially with Buddy's son, Cliff. The scene featuring the mullet maniac trying to tell a cute girl his father is Animal Man is priceless. Socks the cat also has a few standout scenes. Overall, Animal Man #7 delivers from a narrative point of view, but the art needs to be hammered down in order to stand toe to toe with Lemire's fantastic story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Mar 11, 2012

    Another massive problem is the art. For some reason issue #7 has split penciling duties between Travel Foreman and Steve Pugh. I have nothing against Pugh, I'm sure in his own book his work would be tremendous. Here, it absolutely kills the issue. Foreman's work is so central to what makes Animal Man work that Pugh's work stands out like a sore thumb. With such a tedious storyline, Animal Man needed the Foreman genius to see it through. Lacking both plot development and any consistency in the art, Animal Man #7 is, well, a bum out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Mar 12, 2012

    My problems don't end with me dismissing Animal Man; it's still a great book, and one of the biggest surprises of the new 52. But whereas the series has such a strong start, this latest issue feels mediocre in comparison. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Keith Silva Mar 13, 2012

    Animal Man #7 begins a new story arc ("Animal vs. Man") which falls far short of the bar that writer Jeff Lemire and artist Travel Foreman set when the series debuted as part of the New 52. Read Full Review

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