Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Animal Man #2 (December, 2011)

Blood tinged "tattoos" erupted across Buddy Baker's skin. His son Cliff was sent to fill in the graves of the undead animals Maxine had reanimated. Maxine pointed out that the "tattoos" were a map to "The Red Place," from which their powers originated. A bigoted neighbor caught Cliff and led him around by the back of the neck. Maxine turned his arm into that of a bird, which proved quite painful, and lasted until Ellen convinced her daughter to reverse the effect. Buddy told his wife to call Detective Krenshaw to help smooth over the neighbor problem, while he and Maxine would have to travel to the Red Place for answers. With the guidance of local animals, father and daughter found their way to the universe of meat and blood called "The Red." Meanwhile, the Hunters Three erupted from hippos at a zoo to devour and assume human form in search of "the avatar."

"The Hunt Part Two: Maps" was by Jeff Lemire and Travel Foreman. It was another solid issue advancing an intriguing storyline with nice art, but now I've got the Yeah Yeah Yeahs stuck in my head. "Ma-a-a-a-ps, wait! They don't love you like I love you..."

New 52's Day

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