About Animal Man by Grant Morrison 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Book Two
One of legendary comics writer Grant Morrison’s earliest works took a forgotten, almost laughable DC Comics hero, Animal Man, and reimagined him in a stunning, postmodern series chronicling his bizarre adventures as a second-rate superhero struggling with real-life issues and moral dilemmas.
From one of the greatest storytellers of his generation, Grant Morrison’s Animal Man took a forgotten DC Comics character and reimagined him in a groundbreaking, postmodern series that redefined what was possible in superhero comics.
Buddy Baker, a.k.a. “the Man with Animal Powers,” is a second-rate superhero, devoted father, and animal activist. There isn’t much money in the hero game, and with a wife and kids to support, Buddy soon finds himself torn between trying to make a living through traditional super-heroics and getting more deeply involved in the questionably legal world of animal rights activism. But in today’s world with real-life issues, who really needs Animal Man’s protection? Is it humankind or the animals? Or is it Buddy himself?
Writer Grant Morrison is known for his innovative work on comics from the graphic novel Arkham Asylum to acclaimed runs on Animal Man and Doom Patrol, as well as his subversive creator-owned titles such as The Invisibles, Seaguy, and WE3…. More about Grant Morrison