([May] 2001)

DC, 2001 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price:
19.95 USD; 32.95 CAD
Pages:
?
On-sale date:
2001-05-02
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Suggested for Mature Readers
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC Comics; Vertigo
ISBN:
1-56389-005-4 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
761941202679 00112
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
cardstock cover
Binding:
softcover
Publishing Format:
collected edition

Issue Notes

Re-issue of the 1991 collection, now branded as part of the Vertigo line.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Animal Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Brian Bolland (signed)
Inks:
Brian Bolland (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Animal Man
Reprints:

The Human Zoo (Table of Contents: 1)

Animal Man / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Grant Morrison
Pencils:
Chas Truog
Inks:
Doug Hazlewood
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
G-3377

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Animal Man [Buddy Baker]; B'Wana Beast; Ellen Baker; Cliff Baker; Maxine Baker; Violet Weidemeir; Morris Weidemeir; Justice League International [Captain Atom [Nathaniel Adam]; Blue Beetle [Ted Kord]; Mr. Miracle [Scott Free]; Booster Gold [Michael Carter]] (cameo; all as pictures on a magazine); Roger; Tricia; Dick Griffith; Dr. Myers; Ray; Lew; 2 other unnamed hunters
Synopsis:
When Buddy Blank decides to resume his superhero career, S.T.A.R. labs in San Diego calls him to investigate a break-in at a lab working to develop an AIDS vaccine.
Reprints:

Life in the Concrete Jungle (Table of Contents: 2)

Animal Man / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Grant Morrison
Pencils:
Chas Truog
Inks:
Doug Hazlewood
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
G-3504

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Animal Man [Buddy Baker]; Dr. Myers; B'Wana Beast; Superman; Ellen Baker; Maxine Baker; Morris Weidemeir; Ray; Lew
Synopsis:
When Animal Man attempts to track an escaped giant insect for S.T.A.R. Labs he encounters a giant, humanoid rat; at the same time Ellen and Maxine encounter a pair of redneck hunters.
Reprints:

The Nature of the Beast (Table of Contents: 3)

Animal Man / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Grant Morrison
Pencils:
Chas Truog
Inks:
Doug Hazlewood
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
G-3777

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Animal Man [Buddy Baker]; Ellen Baker; Maxine Baker; B'Wana Beast; Lew; Ray; Rupert Kenboya; Morris Weidemeir; Dr. Myers
Synopsis:
B'Wana Beast frees Djuba the ape from S.T.A.R. Labs and Animal Man learns the real project the scientists are working on. Elsewhere, Ellen is saved from the hunters by an unlikely hero.
Reprints:

When We All Lived in the Forest (Table of Contents: 4)

Animal Man / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Grant Morrison
Pencils:
Chas Truog
Inks:
Doug Hazlewood
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Animal Man [Buddy Baker]; B'Wana Beast; Maxine Baker; Dr. Myers; Cliff Baker; Violet Weidemeir
Synopsis:
Animal Man encounters B'Wana Beast and cures his anthrax poisoning. After restoring the animals B'Wana Beast fused, Animal Man tells off Dr. Myers at S.T.A.R. Labs and returns to his home. B'Wana Beast, however, has his own plans for Dr. Myers.
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Indexer Notes

As an in-joke, Animal Man looks up B'Wana Beast in Rovin's Fifth International Who's Who of the Superhuman Community, a reference to Jeff Rovin who has written several reference works including The Encyclopedia of Superheroes.

The Coyote Gospel (Table of Contents: 5)

Animal Man / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Grant Morrison
Pencils:
Chas Truog
Inks:
Doug Hazlewood
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
G-4013

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Animal Man [Buddy Baker]; Cliff Baker; Ellen Baker; Crafty The Coyote
Synopsis:
Animal Man meets Crafty, a coyote that walks like a man and is painfully resurrected everytime it is killed.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Crafty the Coyote is an homage to Wile E. Coyote from the Warner Bros. cartoons. Story includes first hint of the later meta-textual storyline.

Birds of Prey (Table of Contents: 6)

Animal Man / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Grant Morrison
Pencils:
Chas Truog
Inks:
Doug Hazlewood
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
G-4014

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Animal Man [Buddy Baker]; Skalla Kol (Thanagarian Hawkwoman); Roger (Animal Man's manager); Rokara Soh (Thangarian); Hawkman
Synopsis:
Animal Man encounters Thanagarians with a bomb, but the arrival of Hawkman puts an end to the threat.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cross-over with Invasion! mini-series

The Death of the Red Mask (Table of Contents: 7)

Animal Man / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Grant Morrison
Pencils:
Chas Truog
Inks:
Doug Hazlewood
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
G-4141

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Animal Man [Buddy Baker]; Cliff Baker; The Red Mask; The Veil (cameo); Captain Triumph (cameo)
Synopsis:
During the invasion of Earth, Animal Man meets the Red Mask and tries to talk him out of committing suicide.
Reprints:

Mirror Moves (Table of Contents: 8)

Animal Man / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Grant Morrison
Pencils:
Chas Truog
Inks:
Doug Hazlewood
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
G-4457

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Animal Man [Buddy Baker]; Ellen Baker; Mirror Master [Evan McCulloch]; James Hightower
Synopsis:
The morning after Animal Man is admitted to the Justice League, Mirror Master attacks him in his home.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

"Dedicated to John Broome, Gardner Fox, Carmine Infantino and the late, great Barry Allen." The framing sequence picks up the meta-textual storyline begun in #5. Story also includes the first glimpse of the time-travelling Animal Man from later issues.

Home Improvements (Table of Contents: 9)

Animal Man / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Grant Morrison
Pencils:
Tom Grummett
Inks:
Doug Hazlewood
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
G-4550

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Animal Man [Buddy Baker]; Cliff Baker; Maxine Baker; Ellen Baker; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; James Highwater; Mike Buckley
Synopsis:
While the Justice League villain-proofs the Baker household, Animal Man discusses with Martian Manhunter the effect of the gene bomb on him. Later the Martian Manhunter helps Cliff deal with some bullies. Elsewhere, in Africa, natives sense the coming of the gods.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The time-travelling Animal Man from the future makes a second appearance in this story.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Animal Man
  2. 1. The Human Zoo
    Animal Man
  3. 2. Life in the Concrete Jungle
    Animal Man
  4. 3. The Nature of the Beast
    Animal Man
  5. 4. When We All Lived in the Forest
    Animal Man
  6. 5. The Coyote Gospel
    Animal Man
  7. 6. Birds of Prey
    Animal Man
  8. 7. The Death of the Red Mask
    Animal Man
  9. 8. Mirror Moves
    Animal Man
  10. 9. Home Improvements
    Animal Man
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