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"I'm just some weird lookin' thing dat shouldn't even exist": Seaguy Volume 1

It begins with cheating Death (at chess); it ends with a wink. It’s Grant Morrison and Cameron Stewart’s¬†Seaguy volume 1 – the first part of a trilogy Morrison has called his Watchmen.

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Do as thou wilt shall be the whole of the law: The Kingdom

I hated The Kingdom when I first bought and read the trade all those years ago. It’s really not a bad comic; it’s just very¬†different from its predecessor, Kingdom Come. Kingdom Come was, along with Marvels, Supreme, and a few … Continue reading

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Animal Man Retrospective: Part 3

In Animal Man 5, we start to see a developing sensitivity to the cruelties and horrors creators inflict on their characters. Who is Morrison to write about the adventures and sometimes torturous misadventures of Buddy and his family? Who are … Continue reading

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Animal Man Retrospective: Part 2

The middle section of Animal Man is pretty varied in content. It has a few stand alone issues, a few three or four issue arcs, and one big arc that runs through it all. There’s some meta-fictional stuff, a few … Continue reading

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Animal Man Retrospective: Part 2

The middle section of Animal Man is pretty varied in content. It has a few stand alone issues, a few three or four issue arcs, and one big arc that runs through it all. There’s some meta-fictional stuff, a few … Continue reading

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Animal Man Retrospective: Animal Man 5

I had planned on talking about Animal Man in three chunks: the four issues that kick off the series’ reboot; the twelve following issues, which mostly describe Buddy’s adventures with animal rights groups and other superheroes; and then the final … Continue reading

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Animal Man Retrospective: Part 1

In the first part of my Animal Man retrospective, we will consider how Grant Morrison handles Animal Man’s reboot in the first four issues of his run, the original commission for the series.

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