Animal Man: Deus Ex Machina -
DC Comics, Nov 1, 2003 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 232 pages
After a bizarre incident with an alien spaceship, Buddy Baker, married father of two children, suddenly gained the power to temporarily duplicate the abilities of any creature within his immediate vicinity. Assuming the identity of Animal Man, the suburbanite began a new existence in which he tried to balance his realistic family responsibilities with his fantastical super-hero obligations. In this wryly humorous and deeply introspective volume, Animal Man endures a tumultuous journey of self-discovery that leads to spiritual enlightenment, suicidal depression, and a surreal encounter in which he steps outside of the story and meets with the book's author in the real world. SUGGESTED FOR MATURE READERS.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
I was absolutely blown away by this last volume of Animal Man by Grant Morrison. Everything that had been written up until this point, is utilized in such a special way. It's so hard to ignore the absolute talent of Grant Morrison. When his writing makes sense, it can really be of some of the best quality writing period, let alone in graphic novels themselves. This was of graphic novel classic quality, and I see now why so many hold this high on the list of comic classics. The fourth wall isn't just broken in this volume, it's completely removed and eventually ends in an issue with Animal Man being lectured by Grant Morrison about the world he lives in. So many other writers could have attempted this, and it wouldn't have read nearly quite as well as it does here. When Buddy Baker first realizes the audience, being the reader, it's an absolute blast to the brain and you wonder, am I really reading someone's life? Morrison is definitely one of the most creative comic writers, and this volume of Animal Man that composes his last few issues in his run, are definite proof of this.
Review: Animal Man, Vol. 3: Deus ex Machina (Animal Man #3)User Review - Goodreads
I was absolutely blown away by this last volume of Animal Man by Grant Morrison. Everything that had been written up until this point, is utilized in such a special way. It's so hard to ignore the ...