History Comicbook / AnimalMan

18th Jun '16 11:56:39 PM Doug86
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* SpaceWhale: Earth's Comicbook/GreenLantern in the timeline of ''The Last Days of Animal Man'' is a very literal one.

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* SpaceWhale: Earth's Comicbook/GreenLantern Franchise/GreenLantern in the timeline of ''The Last Days of Animal Man'' is a very literal one.
17th Jun '16 9:27:11 PM Doug86
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* UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks: Morrison's ''Animal Man'' run is one of the earliest examples of a mainstream superhero comic criticizing the then-current tendency of making characters more grim and gritty, as well as abandoning many of the more light-hearted and colourful ones. Quite remarkably, this criticism is mostly aimed at DCComics, the publisher of Animal Man. The run has appearances by several DC characters who were written out of continuity during and after ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', and Morrison makes it clear he doesn't approve of abandoning these characters in favour of more gritty and violent ones.

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* UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks: Morrison's ''Animal Man'' run is one of the earliest examples of a mainstream superhero comic criticizing the then-current tendency of making characters more grim and gritty, as well as abandoning many of the more light-hearted and colourful ones. Quite remarkably, this criticism is mostly aimed at DCComics, Creator/DCComics, the publisher of Animal Man. The run has appearances by several DC characters who were written out of continuity during and after ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', and Morrison makes it clear he doesn't approve of abandoning these characters in favour of more gritty and violent ones.
20th Feb '16 3:20:38 PM Adept
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* LovecraftianSuperpower: In the [[Comicbook/{{New 52}} newest]] ''Animal Man'' series, Buddy becomes infused with more power from The Red (the metaphysical manifestation of the Animal Kingdom, and the animal equivalent to {{Swamp Thing}}'s The Green), and his power to use animal abilities is morphed into actually physically manifesting animal characteristics. These transformations are [[TransformationHorror visceral and not pleasant to look at]].

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* LovecraftianSuperpower: In the [[Comicbook/{{New 52}} newest]] ''Animal Man'' series, Buddy becomes infused with more power from The Red (the metaphysical manifestation of the Animal Kingdom, and the animal equivalent to {{Swamp Thing}}'s ''ComicBook/SwampThing'''s The Green), and his power to use animal abilities is morphed into actually physically manifesting animal characteristics. These transformations are [[TransformationHorror visceral and not pleasant to look at]].
15th Feb '16 4:51:25 PM TitoMosquito
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* ExiledFromContinuity: Discussed in one issue. Many of the characters that were erased from continuity and fade back in reality question this reason. However, James Highwater tells them they can ''still'' exist since the comics they appear in are still in print, even if they're no longer canon.
-->'''Highwater:''' Our lives are replayed every time someone reads us. We can never die. We outlive our creators. Every time someone reads our stories, we live again!
12th Jan '16 11:17:29 PM Doug86
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* CelebrityParadox: In an early issue, Buddy listens to Music/{{REM}}'s "Superman" on his Walkman about 10 seconds after having a conversation with Comicbook/{{Superman}} himself, making you wonder what the song's lyrics look like in a world where Superman is an A-list celebrity rather than a fictional character.

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* CelebrityParadox: In an early issue, Buddy listens to Music/{{REM}}'s "Superman" on his Walkman about 10 seconds after having a conversation with Comicbook/{{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} himself, making you wonder what the song's lyrics look like in a world where Superman is an A-list celebrity rather than a fictional character.
20th Dec '15 5:34:09 PM nombretomado
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[[AlliterativeName Buddy Baker]], also known as Animal Man, was one of many {{Super Hero}}es created during [[SilverAge the 1960s]]. He first appeared in ''"Strange Adventures''" #180 (September, 1965). Created by writers France Herron and Dave Wood, and artist Carmine Infantino. The new character was about as fun and exciting as wet cardboard. He could take the abilities of any animal who was nearby and was granted this power by yellow aliens. He mainly used it to be a FlyingBrick, though.

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[[AlliterativeName Buddy Baker]], also known as Animal Man, was one of many {{Super Hero}}es created during [[SilverAge [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks the 1960s]]. He first appeared in ''"Strange Adventures''" #180 (September, 1965). Created by writers France Herron and Dave Wood, and artist Carmine Infantino. The new character was about as fun and exciting as wet cardboard. He could take the abilities of any animal who was nearby and was granted this power by yellow aliens. He mainly used it to be a FlyingBrick, though.
17th Dec '15 2:13:18 AM TitoMosquito
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** Animal Man and Rip Hunter meet for the first time in ''Animal Man'' #22. Apparently their pre-Crisis team-ups were no longer canon. Though they seem to wonder if they ever met before.

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** Animal Man and Rip Hunter apparently meet for the first time in ''Animal Man'' #22. Apparently their Their pre-Crisis team-ups were appear to be no longer canon. Though they seem to wonder [[HaveWeMet if they ever met before.before]].
1st Dec '15 4:27:27 PM hamza678
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Morrison left after issue #26, and the series continued for another sixty-odd issues, eventually coming under the [[VertigoComics Vertigo]] imprint - but Morrison remains the defining run on the title. Animal Man continues to make appearances across TheDCUniverse, including a starring role in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' (co-written by Morrison).

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Morrison left after issue #26, and the series continued for another sixty-odd issues, eventually coming under the [[VertigoComics [[Creator/VertigoComics Vertigo]] imprint - but Morrison remains the defining run on the title. Animal Man continues to make appearances across TheDCUniverse, Franchise/TheDCU, including a starring role in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' (co-written by Morrison).
8th Oct '15 4:23:08 PM nombretomado
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* ButtMonkey: Got this treatment during his time in JusticeLeagueInternational.

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* ButtMonkey: Got this treatment during his time in JusticeLeagueInternational.ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational.



* JusticeLeagueOfAmerica: Well, technically, Buddy joins [[WestCoastTeam Justice League Europe]].
** He's also their unofficial consultant on weird stuff to do with animals, for instance in ''[=JLApe=]'' ("[[MediumAwareness Oh God, I'm important to the plot...]]") and the end of Morrison's [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]] run.
** In the Comicbook/{{New 52}}, he's also recently joined up with other B and C-list superheroes in Lemire's Justice League United.
15th Sep '15 8:35:17 PM nombretomado
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** Of course, this, like many other events in the comic, is meant as a meta-commentary on UsefulNotes/{{the Dark Age of comic|books}}s that had started a year or so after CrisisOnInfiniteEarths.

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** Of course, this, like many other events in the comic, is meant as a meta-commentary on UsefulNotes/{{the Dark Age of comic|books}}s that had started a year or so after CrisisOnInfiniteEarths.ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths.



* UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks: Morrison's ''Animal Man'' run is one of the earliest examples of a mainstream superhero comic criticizing the then-current tendency of making characters more grim and gritty, as well as abandoning many of the more light-hearted and colourful ones. Quite remarkably, this criticism is mostly aimed at DCComics, the publisher of Animal Man. The run has appearances by several DC characters who were written out of continuity during and after ''CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', and Morrison makes it clear he doesn't approve of abandoning these characters in favour of more gritty and violent ones.

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* UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks: Morrison's ''Animal Man'' run is one of the earliest examples of a mainstream superhero comic criticizing the then-current tendency of making characters more grim and gritty, as well as abandoning many of the more light-hearted and colourful ones. Quite remarkably, this criticism is mostly aimed at DCComics, the publisher of Animal Man. The run has appearances by several DC characters who were written out of continuity during and after ''CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', and Morrison makes it clear he doesn't approve of abandoning these characters in favour of more gritty and violent ones.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: During his peyote trip, Buddy sees an image from the [[CrisisOnInfiniteEarths Crisis]], then another one that tells of a second Crisis. Whether it is foreshadowing the events in the comic (with the Psycho Pirate), ComicBook/ZeroHour, ''or'' ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis is your own guess.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: During his peyote trip, Buddy sees an image from the [[CrisisOnInfiniteEarths [[ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths Crisis]], then another one that tells of a second Crisis. Whether it is foreshadowing the events in the comic (with the Psycho Pirate), ComicBook/ZeroHour, ''or'' ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis is your own guess.



* TheMultiverse: Morrison's series takes place shortly after ''CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', and plays with the then-departed DC Multiverse.
** Buddy's role with the other "Space Heroes" in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' is that a monster believes Buddy saw [[spoiler:the rebirth of TheMultiverse following InfiniteCrisis]] and wants to silence them.

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* TheMultiverse: Morrison's series takes place shortly after ''CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', and plays with the then-departed DC Multiverse.
** Buddy's role with the other "Space Heroes" in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' is that a monster believes Buddy saw [[spoiler:the rebirth of TheMultiverse following InfiniteCrisis]] ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis]] and wants to silence them.
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