History Comicbook / AnimalMan

14th Aug '16 10:00:49 PM dsneybuf
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->''"When I was young... when I was young I had an imaginary friend called Foxy. He lived in a vast underground kingdom. A utopia ruled over by peaceful and intelligent foxes. I used to signal him. My parents bought me a torch so I could signal him.
Not a flashlight. We call them torches over here. I used to stand at the top of Angus Oval and shine my torch out towards the hills. Foxy always signaled back. That was more than twenty years ago. I've come to send a signal out into the dark. It seemed like the only thing worth doing. Are you there? Can you see me? Foxy, I came back. I didn't forget. I came back. ... The line of the hills stays dark."''\\

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->''"When I was young... when I was young I had an imaginary friend called Foxy. He lived in a vast underground kingdom. A utopia ruled over by peaceful and intelligent foxes. I used to signal him. My parents bought me a torch so I could signal him. \n Not a flashlight. We call them torches over here. I used to stand at the top of Angus Oval and shine my torch out towards the hills. Foxy always signaled back. That was more than twenty years ago. I've come to send a signal out into the dark. It seemed like the only thing worth doing. Are you there? Can you see me? Foxy, I came back. I didn't forget. I came back. ... The line of the hills stays dark."''\\
14th Aug '16 10:00:37 PM dsneybuf
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->''"When I was young... when I was young I had an imaginary friend called Foxy. He lived in a vast underground kingdom. A utopia ruled over by peaceful and intelligent foxes. I used to signal him. My parents bought me a torch so I could signal him. [[SeparatedByACommonLanguage Not a flashlight. We call them torches over here.]] I used to stand at the top of Angus Oval and shine my torch out towards the hills. Foxy always signaled back. That was more than twenty years ago. I've come to send a signal out into the dark. It seemed like the only thing worth doing. Are you there? Can you see me? Foxy, I came back. I didn't forget. I came back. ... The line of the hills stays dark."''\\

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->''"When I was young... when I was young I had an imaginary friend called Foxy. He lived in a vast underground kingdom. A utopia ruled over by peaceful and intelligent foxes. I used to signal him. My parents bought me a torch so I could signal him. [[SeparatedByACommonLanguage
Not a flashlight. We call them torches over here.]] I used to stand at the top of Angus Oval and shine my torch out towards the hills. Foxy always signaled back. That was more than twenty years ago. I've come to send a signal out into the dark. It seemed like the only thing worth doing. Are you there? Can you see me? Foxy, I came back. I didn't forget. I came back. ... The line of the hills stays dark."''\\
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).
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