The world has fallen to the Rot! Animal Man, a.k.a. Buddy Baker and Swamp Thing form an uneasy alliance as they find that after facing down the undead forces of Anton Arcane that the world has fallen deep into a decrepit future where the world is consumed into a withering land of decay. The two heroes travel the decimated planet, scrounging up misfit crimefighters, whose appearances and histories have been changed by this new hell-scape. Will Animal Man and Swamp Thing be able to stop the forces of the Rot and change the world back to what it was? New York Times best-selling authors Scott Snyder (BATMAN) and Jeff Lemire (SWEET TOOTH) team-up to conclude a story that began when the New 52 first launched in ANIMAL MAN VOLUME 3: ROTWORLD: THE RED KINGDOM. Collects Animal Man issues #12-17 and Swamp Thing #12, #17-18.
As the epic crossover storyline with Swamp Thing, "Rot-World", comes to a close, Buddy Baker is a broken man with a broken family. Following the loss of his son, Buddy has become estranged from his wife and daughter, making him feel completely alone in the world. To compound his problems, Buddy cannot even mourn in peace without the constant media intrusions that his newfound fame as an actor have brought about. Even in with his life seemingly in ruins, Buddy must rise to the challenge when a new and horrifying species appears called The Splinterfolk. This volume collects issues #20-23 and Animal Man Annual #2.
Continuing the surreal Animal Man adventures begun by Grant Morrison, this volume features stories never before reprinted from acclaimed writer Peter Milligan (JOHN CONSTANTINE, HELLBLAZER; RED LANTERNS). In these strange tales, Animal Man becomes trapped in a prehistoric jungle in his bathroom, saves his daughter from the villainous Notational Man, and explores the mystery of the dead birds that seem to be everywhere.
THIS IS IT: The final battle for The Red begins here! Teen Titans foe Brother Blood has come to claim the mantle of avatar from Animal Man's daughter Maxine, murdering and plundering his way to power. Now faced with his family being even further torn apart, Buddy Baker must defeat this evil ... no matter what the cost. Critically acclaimed writer Jeff Lemire ends his run on the breakout title of The New 52 with this concluding chapter to his epic ANIMAL MAN story. With art from Rafael Albuquerque (AMERICAN VAMPIRE), Travel Foreman and Lemire himself, ANIMAL MAN VOL. 5: EVOLVE OR DIE! is a fitting ending to a modern classic. Collects ANIMAL MAN #24-29.
Ever since he discovered his daughter's connection to the Red--the strange source of his powers and the mystical connective tissue between all life on the planet--Buddy Baker and his family have been on the run. But when Buddy goes missing, his family receives assistance from John Constantine and the Justice League Dark. Plus, learn the history between The Red, the Green, and the Rot!
“The best thing to come out of the DC relaunch. Absolutely knocked it out of the park….Gold stars for the creative team.” –io9 As a part of the acclaimed DC Comics—The New 52 event of September 2011, Animal Man Buddy Baker, has gone from "super" man to family man–but is he strong enough to hold his family together when Maxine, his young daughter, starts to manifest her own dangerous powers? As these new abilities continue to terrify Buddy and his wife Ellen, things take a turn for the worse as Buddy begins a startling transformation of his own that will lead him on a journey into the heart of The Red. Collected here are the first 6 issues of this dramatic new series from writer Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth) and artist Travel Foreman (The Immortal Iron Fist)! This volume collect issues 1-6 of Animal Man, part of the DC Comics—The New 52 event.