- Hardcover: 712 pages
- Publisher: DC Comics (15 Aug. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1401238998
- ISBN-13: 978-1401238995
- Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 4.6 x 28.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 81,175 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Animal Man Omnibus HC Hardcover – 15 Aug 2013
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Praise for Grant Morrison: "[Grant Morrison is] comics's high shaman."--"Washington Post" "[A] comic legend."--"Rolling Stone"
About the Author
Grant Morrison has been working with DC Comics for more than twenty years, beginning his American career with acclaimed runs on ANIMAL MAN, DOOM PATROL and the ARKHAM ASYLUM graphic novel. Since then, he has written such best-selling series as JLA, BATMAN and New X-Men, as well as his creator-owned titles such as THE INVISIBLES, SEAGUY, THE FILTH and WE3. He has been hard at work expanding the DC Universe in titles ranging from the Eisner-Award winning titles SEVEN SOLDIERS and ALL STAR SUPERMAN, to the weekly comic 52 to, most recently, the ground-breaking crossover FINAL CRISIS. In his secret identity, Morrison is a "counterculture" spokesperson, a musician, an award-winning playwright and a chaos magician. He lives and works between Los Angeles and his homes in Scotland.
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The stories play around with ideas of continuity and rebooting in the world of comic books and the relationship between the protagonists and the writers. As the book goes on, it's as much a story about comic books as it is a comic book itself.
The Omnibus edition here is a nice chunky hardback, even though the book is pretty heavy and thick the spine holds up well. While not the most comfortable to read at times due to the sheer heft, the bindings are good so the volume should hold up to repeat viewing.
I would recommend this volume to any fan of comics, the writing goes way beyond simple cape adventures and is thought provoking. The art style by todays standards may seem a little old fashioned but it's of its time.
It's fantastic to see DC comics releasing historic runs like this in the big all in one format, here's hoping its a trend they continue.
it collects all 26 issues of Grant Morrisons run and its a GREAT story, if you like your super hero stories with a dash of darkness and oddity.
It's really great. I'm going to let it simmer in my subconscious for a few months then read it again, I'm sure it will be even better the second time around - and that's the best complement i can really give an epic read like this. i want to read it again :)
** WARNING: Some spoilers below **
Grant Morrison is a very smart man, he tells stories in a smart way. This story is very smart, it is not a standard cape and mask battle romp or a Batman style detective story. Contrary to popular opinion its not even a social commentary on animal rights. Animal Man is the catalyst that the writer uses to tell a story about the nature of reality as perceived by comic book characters themselves and it really creeps up on you. at the starts your reading about a 'new to this stuff' super hero and by the end your reading about a seasoned hero who has been knee deep in strangeness for his whole life, a man who would do anything for his family and in the end goes in search of answers in places that you just don't expect.
This was the book that started it all for me, the comic that finally drew me into capes and the world of the big two.
Grant Morrison does an absolutely astounding job at writing Buddy and his family and this is one run that you just can't miss. Issue #5 is perhaps one of the best single issues of a comic in my opinion.
The run spans for 26 issues but will pass you in a blink of the eyes, There can be a bit of a slump in the middle for an issue or two when Morrison tries something a little different, but the pace picks right back up. The pacing and story overall are a million miles ahead of Jeff Lemire's current run on Animal Man and is much more focused and rewarding.
A comic filled with many magic, unforgettable moments and a must have for fans of Animal Man and Vertigo in the 80's & 90's. If you enjoy this, I can only continue to recommend the Animal Man trades that DC are releasing with Milligan's run.
If you're unsure about picking it up, give it a go. If you don't like it, donate it to a library or charity and maybe you too can kickstart someone's journey into comics.
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Great Read! recommend to anyone who is a fan of comics. Grant Morrison really does the weird and wonderful well.Published on 28 Oct. 2013 by Mateusz_Marczuk