Because he’s so hot right now. No, seriously, the guy languished for years and then suddenly he reappears in the DCnU 52 and he’s one of the best titles of the past year. Jeff Lemire and Travel Foreman, with friends, have made Animal Man a must read title once more. That’s surely no easy feat.
I must admit, I wasn’t previously an A-Man fan – even the nickname gives me the willies. I hadn’t read any of his books and I didn’t think he could actually be that cool. But, he kind of is. He isn’t A grade and he knows it. He’s just a guy who can channel the abilities of animals around him and he thinks quick to use these. I like the simplicity of it all.
I also dig that it's now this funky horror comic. And that Buddy baker is pretty much exclively shirtless. And they kept the kid's mullet. Anyway, now I'm gushing.
If you haven’t dipped into Animal Man then think about getting in with the first trade of the Lemire/Foreman run. Then get your hands on what Grant Morrison did with him. Then enjoy yourself.
Now I just hope no one gives him the power of the human centipede.