Animal Man #8

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Steve Pugh, Travel Foreman Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 4, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 8
8.7Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

"Animal vs. Man" Part 2! Buddy takes a stand as the horde of Rot-infested animals continues to grow and close in on the Baker family. But the results are disastrous, setting up a chain of events that may lead Maxine right to the Hunters.

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Daniel Cole Apr 14, 2012

    The art easily draws you in and Lemire's script captivates. Narrative blip aside the issue as a whole works well in focusing on the Baker family and their inner turmoil. It is still the DC book to beat and is a must read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Apr 9, 2012

    Animal Man has really come back into its own thanks in large part to Steve Pugh's phenomenal work. This book is at its best when Lemire continues to expand our knowledge of Animal Man's mythology while still grounding the conflict with his family, some of the greatest supporting characters in comics ever. A great comic satisfies you with answers but always leaves you with questions and this one fits the bill. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Apr 6, 2012

    The book probably works best when layered with Swamp Thing. The two characters are facing the same basic foe and we know the conflict is going to bring them together in a few issues. But even standing alone, Animal Man is one of the strongest books in the entire DC Universe smart, dark, entertaining, and well worth the money. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Apr 4, 2012

    The family drama has reached fever pitch. Ellen hits her breaking point watching Maxine fearlessly demonstrate her (disgusting) power over the Red, while Buddy's mother-in-law, well, she's the only one genuinely freaked out by this stuff. Cliff also gets grossed out, but one gets the feeling he might be a little jealous of his super powered sibling, too. With talking animals, undead animals, and talking undead animals running rampant throughout, it is the quirky Baker family that grounds this title and continues to make it an absolute pleasure to read. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Apr 6, 2012

    The scary moments never stop on this title, and the odds just get worse and worse for our heroes"which, if anything, makes you more invested than ever in their fates. Even if Lemire somehow delivers the worst-written issue ever next time, you'll still be in for the long haul. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Apr 9, 2012

    Fans are always going to rush to compare any Animal Man story to Grant Morrison's run, but this book deserves to be taken on its own merits and it has plenty. Lemire has put "Animal Man" on tips of comic readers' tongues and in their hands with his edgy, dark tale, but it is the reaction of the family to the threat surrounding them that makes this comic sparkle. Buddy Baker is facing an unknown, scary threat: one that he is determined to spare his wife and children from, but it isn't a simple threat that can be defeated with a punch. Animal Man is out of his league, but still fighting. Read Full Review

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