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Thursday, January 11, 2007

Another hero falls in DC's "52"

WARNING: Major spoiler ahead if you haven't read this week's issue of "52."

Well, this one hurts.

I didn’t mind when “52” killed off Booster Gold; he was always kind of obnoxious anyway. But I do care about the death of Buddy “Animal Man” Baker in this week’s issue.

Grant Morrison’s fantastic run on “Animal Man” long ago made that series something special. And while Buddy hasn’t been an integral part of the DC Universe for some time, I always liked him: He was a rarity in that he was a family man, with a wife and kids — an ordinary Joe with animal powers that started out goofy and ended up cool.

At least it’s comics, so we can hope that Buddy returns from the dead, just like Superman and Green Arrow and Green Lantern and ....


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