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So your daughter's displaying the power to animate the rotting corpses of animals. What's your next move?



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So it's off to "the red place" for Buddy and Maxine...

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Date: 2011-10-06 04:30 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
That whole scene in the kitchen looks like a great mix of comedy and creepy, with all the dead animals running around freaking the wife out, the sun with a shovel and a big grin to unturn the animal graves. XD

Date: 2011-10-07 09:36 am (UTC)
eyz: (Default)
From: [personal profile] eyz
Reminds me of good ol' 80s horror/comedy flicks in a way :P

Date: 2011-10-07 02:12 pm (UTC)
causticlad: Matter-Eater Lad doing his cracky thing (Default)
From: [personal profile] causticlad
And Maxine's kryptonian-level pout because she has to take Mrs. Pickles off the table.

Date: 2011-10-06 04:34 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rocketlindy
I like where this is going (or I like where it seems to be going,) but I still have mixed feelings about the art. It looks unfinished and a little "amateur" in a way I can't quite get past, and it's one of the few titles in the DCNU that I like for the story but have issues with the style. There are certainly other books with worse art, but I don't care about them anyway so it's easy to ignore them.

What do other people think of the pencils/colors in AM?

Date: 2011-10-06 04:50 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
I think the figures look good, especially when we get the freakier stuff, like the Hunters Three and the dead animals, but I will agree that some of the backgrounds look a little...bland. The house for a middle-class suburban family seems a little too spartan and clean. I think a lot of that could be the coloring, though.

Date: 2011-10-07 12:35 am (UTC)
nezchan: Navis at breakfast (Default)
From: [personal profile] nezchan
Oh, the backgrounds are terrible. They're the most minimalist things the artist can get away with it, clearly it's a task they don't like to do. Perspective tends to be wonky too.

A pity, since I like the character and monster art. It's just that it's all taking place in a near-void and can lead to losing a sense of place now and then.

Date: 2011-10-06 05:00 pm (UTC)
thatnickguy: Oreo-lovin' Martian (Default)
From: [personal profile] thatnickguy
I think the art style actually works in FAVOUR of the book. It's rough, sketchy, and just a little off-kilter.

In other words, it fits really well with a horror-slanted book.

Date: 2011-10-06 05:16 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sherkahn
I like the art. I am also getting that sense of "incomplete" and even subtle hints of manga influence, but I get the feeling as we see TRUE monstrosities in the future that this style way pay off.

Date: 2011-10-06 05:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ian_karkull
I usually really hate Travel Foreman's art with a passion, but for some reason it actually works really well for me on Animal Man. The scratchy, overrendered and uncontrolled lines really add to the overall creepyness of the book and the slightly unfinish and/or incompetent looking, weirdly coloured parts give it an almost dreamlike quality.
It would look terrible with any other book or story, but here it just really works.

Date: 2011-10-06 08:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] kurenai-tenka.livejournal.com
I'm not keen. I could sort of deal with the pencils, but the colouring is so.. flat. Kinda like someone used the paintbucket tool in MSPaint for it.

Sometimes the art works really well (like the black and white (and red)) scenes in issue one, but still, eh.

Date: 2011-10-06 04:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kirke_novak
...am I the only one that finds all those animals quite adorable? Dead or not, a kitty is a kitty. *cuddles*

Date: 2011-10-06 06:09 pm (UTC)
tacitoz: (Default)
From: [personal profile] tacitoz
No you're not! -pets the catskeleton-
reminds me, we have a cat plastodermic (or what it's called in english, one half is skeleton, the other half has skin and fur and organs (though the intestines are made of plastic haha)at the uni, it's AWESOME

Date: 2011-10-06 08:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] leikomgwtfbbq
I think it's called a "split animal"? Or at least that's what Return of the Living Dead says when they show just such a thing at their medical warehouse.

Date: 2011-10-06 05:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mullon
I feel like thhere should be a rule among superheroes that, whenever you're going off to deal with unknown magic stuff, you drop a line at Doctor Fate's house first, just in case something bad happens.

Date: 2011-10-06 05:12 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] evilsneak
Or a "here honey take this number down, if anything goes wrong, call it."

"Who is it?"

"It's Batman."

Date: 2011-10-06 06:01 pm (UTC)
pyrotwilight: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pyrotwilight
Or anyone really. Twas why I thought it was cute when Red Tornado's family stayed with Vixen for a bit when he thought they could be in danger while he looked up his robo family.

Date: 2011-10-07 01:01 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
To be fair, Fate's probably in Earth 2 now. Besides that, the only hero people I remember him hanging out with in recent times was Starfire, who's probably too busy right now with Jason and Roy.

Date: 2011-10-06 05:10 pm (UTC)
evilsneak: (Default)
From: [personal profile] evilsneak
"Hit this fatty with an elephant punch" is my new favorite line.

Date: 2011-10-07 01:02 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
Yes, Cliff would be one of the most awesome kids ever were it not for that horrible mullet.

Date: 2011-10-07 04:47 am (UTC)
kenn_el: Northstar_Hmm (Default)
From: [personal profile] kenn_el
He totally cracked me up the first time I read the book, taking off with the shovel and the 'Back in a minute'! Still does in fact!

Date: 2011-10-07 04:51 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
It's the grin for me. He looks so happy to go and upturn those graves. XD

Date: 2011-10-07 01:34 pm (UTC)
cloud_wolf: rearshot of robin!damian, batgirl!steph and red robin!tim (Default)
From: [personal profile] cloud_wolf
Is it bad that I think he actually looks pretty good with the mullet? Maybe it's because Foreman makes it work but it also seems to fit his personality.

Date: 2011-10-06 07:47 pm (UTC)
joasakura: (cat butt)
From: [personal profile] joasakura
... MRS. PICKLES THE SKELETON CAT.

Date: 2011-10-06 08:35 pm (UTC)
kirke_novak: (Marvel: Deadpool (tentacles))
From: [personal profile] kirke_novak
Mrs Pickles/Dex-Starr OTP?

Date: 2011-10-06 08:55 pm (UTC)
leikomgwtfbbq: (*applause*)
From: [personal profile] leikomgwtfbbq
Mrs Pickles, Dex-Starr, and PG's cat team up... they would fight crime, but they're cats. They really just sit on PG's couch and lord their superiority over humans.

Date: 2011-10-06 09:43 pm (UTC)
biod: Cute Galactus (Default)
From: [personal profile] biod
Someone turn this into a back-up, stat!

Date: 2011-10-07 08:41 pm (UTC)
superfangirl1: (Default)
From: [personal profile] superfangirl1
I double that request. <3

Date: 2011-10-07 08:41 pm (UTC)
superfangirl1: (Default)
From: [personal profile] superfangirl1
Yes please! <3

Date: 2011-10-06 07:55 pm (UTC)
jaybee3: Nguyen Lil Cass (Default)
From: [personal profile] jaybee3
This is really good. Why can't other books in the DCnU be like this? It would have justified the reboot.

Date: 2011-10-07 01:03 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
What books have you read of theirs? So far most of the DCnU books I've been reading have been pretty damn good.

...

Date: 2011-10-06 08:50 pm (UTC)
glprime: (Default)
From: [personal profile] glprime
Creepy Child.

Yikes, Maxine.

Though there's a hilarious bit I didn't notice, in the panel with Cliff and the shovel, where she's holding the cat skeleton and pulling the largest "I HAZ SAD" bottom lip you've ever seen (even the cat's ocular cavities are pulled down in a sad shape!).

Re: ...

Date: 2011-10-06 11:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cypherfdp
Maxine is perfectly nice, she just happens to be a necromancer.

Date: 2011-10-06 08:56 pm (UTC)
leikomgwtfbbq: (*applause*)
From: [personal profile] leikomgwtfbbq
Like I said, Animal Man is definitely my favorite of the DCnU comics, because it doesn't *feel* like it's been rebooted or taken back to an earlier time or anything. It feels just like a continuation of what we're used to, but presented in a way that would interest new readers as well. I like!

Date: 2011-10-07 01:05 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
Basically. If I remember right, even his most recent space adventures with Starfire and Adam Strange were mentioned in the first issue.

Though it probably helps that his most influential run literally did have a reset button.

Date: 2011-10-06 11:27 pm (UTC)
big_daddy_d: (Default)
From: [personal profile] big_daddy_d
I finally gave Animal Man a look and..wow there is some freaky shit in that comic. I actually feel like I'll get nightmares from it.

Date: 2011-10-07 12:02 am (UTC)
thatnickguy: Oreo-lovin' Martian (Default)
From: [personal profile] thatnickguy
I feel the same way about Red Hood & the Outlaws.

Wait, hang on...

Date: 2011-10-07 12:07 am (UTC)
glimmung: Daughter of Buddy (Maxine)
From: [personal profile] glimmung
Made an icon of Maxine's miffed face.

Date: 2011-10-07 12:59 am (UTC)
liara_shadowsong: (Default)
From: [personal profile] liara_shadowsong
The skeleton kitty is really cute. Awwww...

Date: 2011-10-07 09:37 am (UTC)
eyz: (Default)
From: [personal profile] eyz
Awww. The Buddy family! in all their creepy glory :P

Love the tone of this book!

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