This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, Matthew, Rodrigo, and Stephen sit down to discuss Grant Morrison’s Animal Man.

From Grant Morrison, creator of The Invisibles and writer of New X-Men and JLA, comes a classic tale of a man whose struggle to save human lives becomes something more…Buddy Baker is Animal Man, able to take on the characteristics of any creature he touches. After some time away from high-profile heroics, he decides to get back into costume – much to the chagrin of his wife and son – and is soon involved in a series of dangerous and exciting adventures. But Buddy has some decisions to make, and some shocks to come; because for the first time, he’s listening to the animals. And he doesn’t like what he’s hearing… –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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1 Comment

  1. tidge
    March 15, 2011 at 5:37 pm — Reply

    I’m glad you are reviewing this title, but be warned: I don’t think the issues in this collection are the *best* of Grant Morrison’s Animal Man. The later issues that expose Buddy Baker to shock, horror and ultimate happiness are some of the best 4-color renditions of those emotions that have ever been done in a single title in the span of so few issues.

    “The Coyote Gospel” was groundbreaking for its time, and in retrospect it is even more clever than I realized. I grokked the connection between the Chuck Jones’ entertainment value with the fact I was reading a comic, but at the time it hadn’t hit me just how seriously the Animal Man book (under Morrison) was going to treat the issue of animal rights. Somehow I missed that not only was the coyote a cartoon character being punished for our entertainment, but that it was an animal too.

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