Preview: Animal Man Annual #1 (DC)


Press release

Written by JEFF LEMIRE
On sale MAY 30 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T+

In a small Canadian town, a man named Jacob Mullin must leave his family behind as he ventures deep into the forest to confront The Rot, which has begun to ravage his community. But will he be able to put a stop to The Rot before it destroys his town and takes his family with it?

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Brian Bolland Cover Gallery

Brian Bolland Cover Gallery

The Joker

Brian Bolland has a distinctive style that is easily recognizable. His clean, detailed linework along with his attention to page composition has made him a highly sought after cover artist.

Brian Bolland (photo by Luigi Novi)Though most American comic book fans will recognize his beautifully detailed cover to Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore and illustrated by Bolland himself, he was already well versed in doing covers and interiors in the UK and also for DC Comics in the US. He was clearly one of the definitive Judge Dredd artists in 2000 A.D. and illustrated DC’s first 12 issue maxi series, Camelot 3000.

Bolland had several very lengthy runs as the cover artist on a few DC Comics titles including Animal Man, Wonder Woman, The Invisibles, Batman: Gotham Nights, and Jack of Fables. He drew so many consecutive covers of Animal Man, the first 56 issues to be precise, that regardless of who actually drew the interiors, when you would think of Animal Man, Bolland’s artwork would instantly spring to mind.

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Review: Animal Man #1 (DC)

Animal Man #1 (2011)Writer: Jeff Lemire 
Pencils: Travel Foreman 
Inks: Travel Foreman, Dan Green 
Colors: Lovern Kindzierski 
Letters: Jared K. Fletcher 
Cover: Travel Foreman, Lovern Kindzierski 
Editor: Kate Stewart, Joey Cavalieri 
Publisher: DC Comics  
Cover Date: November 2011 
Cover Price: $2.99

Title:The Hunt – Part One: Warning From The Red


Animal Man is one of those DC superheroes that wasn’t initially a big hit. That all changed in the 1980’s when Grant Morrison and Chas Truog revamped the character. Morrison started to integrate Buddy Baker’s family into the title and when Jamie Delano took over, the book took on a horror slant.

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