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Which one bothers me more, that Ellen's calling Buddy on shit she'd have learned to deal with years ago, or that the shit she's calling on him has never been one of Buddy's things since, well, fucking ever?

It gets worse!

(sorry this scan is bigger and still looks shitty. this is why i don't like using my own scans)

I'm-- I'm really beside myself with anger right now. I found it jarring to find Buddy fighting supervillains to begin with when this mini started, but to completely change his role as a superhero only to set up fucking this is infuriating! Family always came first for Buddy! And Maxine, dammit, Maxine was supposed to grow up to be Animal Girl. :( :( :(

There's more bullshit with Cliff who's grown up to be a workaholic lawyer to be like his dad, but Conway essentially bulldozes all of Buddy' relationships with his family (which is what made him worth reading to begin with!) so he can give us this:

Fuck this book. You can see what I'm guessing might be Prismatik coming in on the last panel to beat them up, well let her have him! I don't give a shit anymore, I'd rather save the money for food.

And here I was gonna come on here to fanwank about the League of Titans (Dick's Nightwing again, and hardly looks the mid-to-late forties he should be, discuss) and the really poor color consistency (Clark' eyes can decide if they're blue or green (i almost wanted to think it was Kon, since it would've been fun if he got Lex's eyes, but no dice), Kory's eyes being yellow, and Cliff going blond sometime in the skipped fifteen years), but the book had to come and along and distract me, by sucking.

I'll give it one thing, Chris Batista brings it pretty fierce, but even he can't save this sinking ship.
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Date: 2009-07-30 12:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I haven't used this since the old S_D:


This is not Animal Man. This is an aberration of Animal Man.

Date: 2009-07-30 12:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
he missed a year, involuntarily. That's all.

Maybe it'll turn out to all be a dream/

This about sums up my feelings on the subject.

Date: 2009-07-30 12:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

I mean, really? REALLY?


Date: 2009-07-30 12:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
missed her childood?How? from what i know of him he's naver been a fulltime superhero.

Date: 2009-07-30 12:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's a shame -- this is Conway's best comics writing, like, ever. But he doesn't know these characters at all, or what made them appealing. This was the wrong cast for the story he wanted to tell. If Conway was telling this story with different characters, or better still his own original characters, we could judge the story and the writing on its own merits. As it is, there's just a total cognitive disconnect.

Date: 2009-07-30 12:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
This is pretty horrible, but I can't get past the fact that Buddy's costume is the same color as Starfire's skin. It's hilarious to me.

Date: 2009-07-30 12:36 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
This is from the non-canon Death Of book, right?

Because what the fuck is this shit?

// Foxhack, who is currently not at home and forgot his stupid IJ password

Date: 2009-07-30 12:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wait, he's known Kori twenty years? Did he meet her when she was five or something?

Date: 2009-07-30 12:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Pllleease tell me this is out of continuity, it seems like a flash forward.

Actually, that doesn't matter, Animal Man went through SO MUCH SHIT to be with his family always, there is no reason for this.

Date: 2009-07-30 12:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Okay, as a female high school girls' basketball player, what the hell kind of basketball are they playing? You do not put four girls on defense for one player. Morever, she's jumping for a layup, but there's no basket in sight. You don't take that step until you're about seven feet from the basket, you risk a sprained ankle or other injuries if you jump like that in the middle of the court. I am, however, gratified to see that Maxine wears spandex under her shorts, that's smart and what many of us do. Prevents chafing and accidentley exposing yourself.

As for the rest of this crap? Discontinuity for me.

Date: 2009-07-30 12:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah I got sucked into buying this cause PG was on the cover. When will I learn...

Date: 2009-07-30 12:56 am (UTC)

Date: 2009-07-30 01:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh Fuck this, I don't know much about Animal man but from what I've read about him and from what I am reading here is just stupid! Buddy was always a family man and it seemed to me that nothing was more important to him than Family so this would have neve rhappened.

I like his and Kory's relationship as friends, and maybe if Buddy hadn't been with Ellen then I wouldn't had mind a relationship between the two! But this sucks.

or ANYbody else

Date: 2009-07-30 01:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"So you have problems. You're going through a rough time. That makes you special? It doesn't, INSERT HERO NAME HERE. It makes you like everybody else."

This isn't a story, it's a Mad Libs book.

No thanks.

Date: 2009-07-30 01:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I thought this was a bad idea from the start, but being right is no fun like this. In other news:
This post is now all about Macros Of Disapproval!

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Date: 2009-07-30 01:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
While I agree that this is crap, if it is in fact set fifteen years in the future or whatever, doesn't that make it really easy to ignore?

I mean, unless this comic also has Rip Hunter saying, "Sorry, Buddy! But those fifteen years of off-panel time where you were a dick to your family? That was SOLIDIFIED TIME. Nothing can change it!"

Date: 2009-07-30 01:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I know nothing about Animal Man, but I know this sucks.

Can someone please post the good stuff?

Date: 2009-07-30 01:58 am (UTC)

Date: 2009-07-30 02:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
So wait, how old is Kory? Is it an alien, non-aging thing?

Date: 2009-07-30 02:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Also! Question. Is the following a fair statement?

..though of course Grant seemed to be more interested in deconstructing the superhero comic in general than in developing Buddy Baker as a character.

Date: 2009-07-30 02:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]




Date: 2009-07-30 02:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] (from
So does Starfire ever do anything besides kissin' dudes?
I don't think I've ever seen her do anything that didn't involve her kissin' some dude.

Date: 2009-07-30 02:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh wow and I had high hopes for this also. :(
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