Four pages from ANIMAL MAN 1...
Since we last saw him, there have been some changes in Buddy Baker's life. Between his superhero and activist careers, he's turned into something of a icon for young hipsters in America. That position, in turn, has provided him the opportunity to begin a career as an actor in independent films. It's not something he actively sought out, but that's where he finds himself today nonetheless.
Oh, Maxine can't have pets because if Buddy spends too much time with an animal, he'll start bonding with it, which would negatively affect his connection to all other animals.
In sleep, Buddy has a disturbing dream, where he and Maxine are being chased by what she describes as "the bad things that dress as men. The hunters."
That's when he wakes up. It turns out things aren't peaceful in the waking world either, though. Ellen isn't in bed, and he hears her voice call him out onto the lawn; there's a situation.