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“SPLINTER SPECIES” begins here as Buddy’s grief and increasing celebrity threaten to tear him apart.
Plus, a major new antagonist is revealed!
Story by Jeff Lemire
Art by Steve Pugh & Francis Portela
Colors by Lovern Kindzierski
Letters by Jared K. Fletcher
Cover by Jae Lee & June Chung

Price: $2.99
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  1. So glad Lemire stayed after Rotworld. He is slowly becoming one of my favorite writers. I don’t know how DC does it but they always have the right writers for my particular tastes.

  2. This issue has finally got me excited for Animal Man once again!

    Rotworld really put unnecessary strain and pressure on this title but now Lemire seems in his element. Even Steve Pugh’s art seems a lot more free and natural, his best issue to date.

    I’d urge people to pick this up if they abandoned Animal Man previously.

  3. Loved the Maxine stuff, HATED the Twitter captions.

    • I thought they were pretty funny – and very true to life. I don’t know why anyone wouldn’t avoid Twitter like the plague.

    • I thought he did a great job illustrating how uninsiteful and annoying twitter usually is. God Bless

    • I really liked the tweets as well. Lemire is exploring the idea of Animal Man as a celebrity, his place in popular culture & the tweets allow for a way to express a diversity of opinion on the character. Plus, it shows just how more isolated fame makes Buddy — that two page spread with him trying to mourn in silence, while all the tweets streamed down the page was wonderful.

  4. Very glad that I stuck with the book after Rotland, the last two issues have been some of the best so far.

  5. Top Notch POTW

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