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8.0

I honestly liked this series because it felt like a classic Marvel series, which is a rare feeling when reading modern comics. It's a shame that it's sequel miniseries/Empyre tie-in has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, because the ending was written in that, not this, according to Jim Zub on Twitter. This series doesn't so much end as it just stops. Sure the threat is neutralized and it more

Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda #8

By: Jim Zub, Lan Medina
Released: Jul 8, 2020

SECRETS OF THE SPACE DRAGONS!
Fin Fang Foom is one of the mightiest creatures in the Marvel Universe and now he's no longer alone! Can Broo and the other Agents of Wakanda unravel the mystery of this bizarre new "Legion of Foom" before their rampage destroys Avengers Mountain?
Rated T

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8.0

A genuine shame that Zub’s comics don’t sell that well, because this was yet another solid series from him. My main complaint about this issue is Marvel’s recent streak of gradually making all of the Marvel Monsters into good guys, or at least into characters you can sympathize with. I love how Zub, unlike most Marvel and DC writers right now, appreciates and uses continuity to his advantage more

Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda #8

By: Jim Zub, Lan Medina
Released: Jul 8, 2020

SECRETS OF THE SPACE DRAGONS!
Fin Fang Foom is one of the mightiest creatures in the Marvel Universe and now he's no longer alone! Can Broo and the other Agents of Wakanda unravel the mystery of this bizarre new "Legion of Foom" before their rampage destroys Avengers Mountain?
Rated T

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Ryan reviewed Superman Smashes The Klan #3 Jan 28, 2021
10

I wouldnt go so far as to say that this is the best Superman comic since All-Star, but Luen Yang and Gurihiru definitely deliver an all-time classic with Superman Smashes the Klan

Superman Smashes The Klan #3

By: Gene Luen Yang, Gurihiru
Released: Feb 19, 2020

The Daily Planet is under attack! When the Klan invades the newspaper's office, they kidnap Lois Lane, Perry White, and Inspector Henderson. The Klan's attacks have separated our heroes, forcing Roberta and Jimmy Olsen to step up and help save the Daily Planet staff.  
But the Klan has one more surprise to reveal. In order to save his...

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Ryan reviewed Superman Smashes The Klan #2 Jan 28, 2021
10

Fuck racism😎

Superman Smashes The Klan #2

By: Gene Luen Yang, Guri Hiru
Released: Dec 18, 2019

Teenager Tommy Lee is missing, and Superman is on the case! It can't be a coincidence that just last night, Tommy bravely confronted the Klan of the Fiery Cross when they surrounded the Lee family's Metropolis house and told them to go back to Chinatown.
The year is 1946, and Clark Kent is so new to being Superman that he hasn't yet learned to ...

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Ryan reviewed Superman Smashes The Klan #1 Jan 28, 2021
10

Flawless issue. I love the simple ness of the story and the themes that Luen Yang writes so well

Superman Smashes The Klan #1

By: Gene Luen Yang, Gurihiru
Released: Oct 16, 2019

The year is 1946, and the Lee family has moved from Metropolis' Chinatown to the center of the bustling city. While Dr. Lee is greeted warmly in his new position at the Metropolis Health Department, his two kids, Roberta and Tommy, are more excited about being closer to their famous hero, Superman!
While Tommy adjusts to the fast pace of the c...

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Ryan rated Animal Man #24 Jan 12, 2021
10

Animal Man #24

By: Grant Morrison, Chaz Truog
Released: Apr 18, 1990

Animal Man is faced with something he can't begin to comprehend--a breach in the continuum! Who is in control? Who is writing the world?

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Ryan rated Animal Man #23 Jan 12, 2021
9.5

Animal Man #23

By: Grant Morrison, Paris Cullins
Released: Mar 21, 1990

Animal Man visits John Starr in hopes that he can help him find the key to time travel, so that Buddy can prevent the murders of his wife and children. Animal Man teams up with Booster Gold to go after the Time Masters!

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Ryan rated Animal Man #22 Jan 12, 2021
10

Animal Man #22

By: Grant Morrison, Chaz Truog
Released: Feb 21, 1990

Animal Man visits John Starr in hopes that he can help him find the key to time travel, so that Buddy can prevent the murders of his wife and children. Animal Man teams up with Booster Gold to go after the Time Masters!

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Ryan rated Animal Man #21 Jan 12, 2021
10

Animal Man #21

By: Grant Morrison, Chaz Truog
Released: Jan 24, 1990

Buddy decides to avenge his murdered wife and children by going after those who ordered the hit. Will the death of those responsible be enough for Buddy?

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Ryan reviewed Animal Man #20 Jan 12, 2021
10

One of the most truly heartbreaking issues ive read, even though I know its not permanent

Animal Man #20

By: Grant Morrison, Chaz Truog
Released: Dec 27, 1989

Buddy Baker must deal with the imaginable--his wife and two children are dead. Will a devastated Buddy be able to go on with his life?

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Ryan reviewed Animal Man #19 Jan 12, 2021
10

Insane...

Animal Man #19

By: Grant Morrison, Chaz Truog
Released: Nov 22, 1989

While hallucinating, Buddy comes to realize that there is much about his life he doesn't understand. When Buddy suddenly feels like his family might be in danger, he rushes home to a shocking scene.

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Ryan rated Animal Man #18 Jan 12, 2021
10

Animal Man #18

By: Grant Morrison, Chaz Truog
Released: Oct 25, 1989

At the Baker house, James Highwater tries to explain the mysteries that he has been following. Does this have something to do with what Buddy saw when he encountered the aliens?

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Ryan rated Animal Man #17 Jan 12, 2021
10

Animal Man #17

By: Grant Morrison, Chaz Truog
Released: Sep 20, 1989

Ellen is worried that Buddy's ties to activists are endangering the Baker family. However, that's not their only concern as Mr. Lennox and the Mirror Master team up!

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Ryan reviewed Animal Man #16 Jan 12, 2021
10

Another tremendous and unique issue of Animal Man. The JLE simply sees good and evil and fight against all that they don’t understand while Buddy accepts the weirdness, see his and Ellen’s conversation in the beginning, and attempted to understand the Time Commander

Animal Man #16

By: Grant Morrison, Chaz Truog
Released: Aug 23, 1989

Buddy and Ellen go on a trip to Paris and the headquarters of the Justice League Europe. Their attempt to have a normal celebration is thwarted when a dinosaur shows up and Buddy must fight. Will he and the JLE be able to take on the Time Commander?

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Ryan reviewed Animal Man #15 Jan 12, 2021
10

Wow, I never thought I would feel this bad for fictional dolphins

Animal Man #15

By: Grant Morrison, Chaz Truog
Released: Jul 26, 1989

Dolphin enlists the help of Animal Man to help save the dolphins from a local menace slaughtering them for fun.

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Ryan reviewed Animal Man #14 Jan 12, 2021
9.5

Not the greatest issue immediately after I read it, but it all made sense in time...

Animal Man #14

By: Grant Morrison, Tom Grummett
Released: Jun 21, 1989

Maxine gets a visit from a mysterious stranger. Following that, the entire Baker family is plagued with ominous messages and bad feelings. What do the numbers 9 and 27 mean?

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Ryan reviewed Animal Man #13 Jan 12, 2021
10

One of the greatest comic issues I’ve ever read, and its surprisingly even more relevant today than I imagine it was in the late 80s. Although Mike says the B’wana Beast isn’t about politics, for some people, like Dominic, their whole life and well-being revolves around politics.

Animal Man #13

By: Grant Morrison, Chaz Truog
Released: May 24, 1989

Buddy Baker helps Mike Maxwell seek out a replacement for the B'wana Beast. They encounter an imprisoned photographer and must help him get his photos to the United States!

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Ryan reviewed Animal Man #12 Jan 12, 2021
10

Morrison perfectly blends character writing and development with his signature big, grand ideas

Animal Man #12

By: Grant Morrison, Chaz Truog
Released: Apr 19, 1989

The yellow aliens reveal something key about Buddy Baker as he and Vixen try to fix the continuum.

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Ryan rated Animal Man #11 Jan 12, 2021
10

Animal Man #11

By: Grant Morrison, Chaz Truog
Released: Mar 22, 1989

The yellow aliens who gave Animal Man his powers are trying to reconstruct Buddy's body. The fate of the world depends on their success!

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Ryan rated Animal Man #10 Jan 12, 2021
9.0

Animal Man #10

By: Grant Morrison, Chaz Truog
Released: Feb 22, 1989

Invisible assailants are chasing Vixen! When Buddy faces down these assailants, the aliens who gave him his powers appear again.

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Ryan reviewed Animal Man #9 Jan 12, 2021
9.5

Morrison brings so much heart to these characters.

Animal Man #9

By: Grant Morrison, Doug Hazlewood

After his battle with Mirror Master, Animal Man gets some help with home repair courtesy of the Justice League! As Buddy talks with Martian Manhunter regarding his on-the-fritz powers, Buddy's son faces enemies of his own.

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Ryan reviewed Animal Man #8 Jan 12, 2021
10

Example A why McCulloch is the best Mirror Master

Animal Man #8

By: Grant Morrison, Chaz Truog

Animal Man Buddy Baker faces off against the Flash villain Mirror Master! Mirror Master attacks Buddy at his home and the whole neighborhood could face the consequences of the Animal Man's superheroic lifestyle.

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Ryan reviewed Animal Man #7 Jan 12, 2021
10

What a great issue.

Animal Man #7

By: Grant Morrison, Chaz Truog

Animal Man faces off against a group of robots attacking Gotham City. It's all the plot of the classic comic super-villain...the Red Mask? Grant Morrison brings readers the tragic life tale of this Golden Age villain!

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Ryan reviewed Animal Man #25 Jan 12, 2021
10

A true tear jerker

Animal Man #25

By: Grant Morrison, Chaz Truog
Released: May 30, 1990

Animal Man is in Comic Book Limbo! What is this surreal place? Who is really Buddy Baker?

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Ryan rated Animal Man #6 Jan 12, 2021
8.5

Animal Man #6

By: Grant Morrison, Chaz Truog

Buddy Baker must face off against invading Thanagarians looking to conquer Earth! Can Buddy Baker stand up to the winged wonders or will he become the first casualty of war? Grant Morrison's ANIMAL MAN epic continues!

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Ryan rated Animal Man #5 Jan 12, 2021
10

Animal Man #5

By: Grant Morrison, Chaz Truog

After an argument with his family, Buddy Baker heads to the desert for some time to think, but there he meets an usual creature: a wily coyote with the bizarre ability to survive brutally fatal attacks.

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Ryan rated Animal Man #4 Jan 12, 2021
9.5

Animal Man #4

By: Grant Morrison, Chaz Truog
Released: Nov 30, 1988

Animal Man and B'Wana Beast finally meet--but will they settle their difference like man or like animals? Meanwhile, Buddy's family deals with their own issues between animal and man!

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Ryan rated Animal Man #3 Jan 12, 2021
9.5

Animal Man #3

By: Grant Morrison, Chaz Truog
Released: Nov 2, 1988

Buddy Baker lies dying and dismembered after a vicious attack in the concrete jungle--but help comes from the most unusual of places! Meanwhile, another animal man makes his move!

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Ryan rated Animal Man #2 Jan 12, 2021
9.0

Animal Man #2

By: Grant Morrison, Chaz Truog
Released: Oct 5, 1988

Beasts stalk the streets of San Diego--but these creatures are unlike the animals Buddy Baker is used to. Fused monkey and giant cockroaches are just a few of things Animal Man must face in the Concrete Jungle of the city.

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Ryan reviewed Animal Man #1 Jan 12, 2021
9.5

Ive read most of Morrison’s big 2 work before reading Animal Man and never did I expect the first issue to be so...simple. I still love it nonetheless !

Animal Man #1

By: Grant Morrison, Chaz Truog
Released: Aug 31, 1988

Buddy Baker is looking to get back in the superhero game, maybe even join up with the Justice League International. But does Animal Man have what it takes? Grant Morrison, known for his critically acclaimed work in the British weekly 2000 A.D., makes his DC Comics debut with this reworking of a classic DC hero!

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