Tags Matching: Animal Man

Animal Magnetism

I don’t normally get sappy and gush over work in these posts, but I’m going to have to this time so please excuse me. I just reread the Grant Morrison run on Animal Man. The end teetered on idiocy and then pulls out into brilliance in a way I’ve never seen before. It’s straight-up genius. And what’s more, it’s powerful in an exceptionally rare way. I almost cried. Think about that for a second. How often does that happen when you read anything, nevermind a comic from the big two?

Here’s a page of art from that series. Chas Truog’s work took a few issues to convince me, but I eventually warmed up to it and now see it as an important part of the series. This is a low-key set of panels where nothing really happens, but fans of the series will be quick to tell you those pages were the ones that powered the book. Good price. Buy this. Read Animal Man issues 1-26. Today. Do this.

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Someone is Getting Kicked Out of Mom’s Basement

When you see an Ebay seller listing dozens of shirts and records all from straight edge bands, you can safely assume that person went through a recent life-change. When you see a woman listing her wedding dress, smart money is on that marriage having gone south. And when you see an obviously intense comic book fan selling their prized collection, it’s safe to say they are being evicted from their parent’s house and need money to start their adult life.

Here’s just a small sample of the Animal Man sketches this guy is listing from a myriad of good and bad, known and lesser-known, artists. Help him get a hot plate for his new bachelor pad.

In other news, someone paid Rob Liefeld for a sketch.

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