Secret Origins Vol. 3 #39


“The Secret Origin of Man-Bat” -- 19 pages

  • written by Jan Strnad
  • art by Kevin Nowlan
  • retells the origin of Man-Bat (Kirk Langstrom), expanding on his origin from Detective Comics Vol. 1 #400

“The Myth of the Creation” -- 19 pages

  • written by Grant Morrison
  • pencils by Tom Grummett
  • inks by Doug Hazlewood
  • as Buddy Baker tries to regain his powers, aliens review his origins, exposing the differences between his pre- and post-Crisis on Infinite Earths origins and foreshadowing how this would be a major concern of Morrison’s final issues
  • continues into Animal Man Vol. 1 #10

See It in Context on the Continuity Pages:

animalman05Animal Man: Grant Morrison Era (1988-1990)

Animal Man. Who cares, right? Well, no one really did. That’s why he’d been virtually forgotten when DC revived him for his own ongoing. So why give such a character an ongoing? Well… Comics legend Alan… [more]

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