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Animal Man (1988) - TPB vol. 03
"Deus Ex Machina" (2nd Printing)
Vertigo (DC Comics)


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  Writer(s):
Grant Morrison

Colorist(s):
Tatjana Wood

Letterer(s):
John Costanza

Editor(s):
Karen Berger
Scott Nybakken
Art Young

Cover Artist(s):
Brian Bolland
 

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Cover Date: 2003
Cover Price: US $ 19.95

Issue Tagline: It's a hard thing to meet your maker...

Format: Color; Trade Paperback; 232 pages

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Animal Man (1988) TPB vol. 03 - Deus Ex Machina

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Animal Man (1988) #18
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Animal Man (1988) #20
Animal Man (1988) #21
Animal Man (1988) #22
Animal Man (1988) #23
Animal Man (1988) #24
Animal Man (1988) #25
Animal Man (1988) #26

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Buddy and James Highwater travel to a Native American reservation and share a peyote trip on the top of a mesa.

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Originally published in Animal Man (1988) #18.

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Buddy and James Highwater continue their shared hallucination, where Buddy meets his pre-Crisis version.

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Originally published in Animal Man (1988) #19.

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Buddy struggles to deal with the unthinkable tragedy that has befallen him.

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Originally published in Animal Man (1988) #20.

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Animal Man drastically changes his look as he goes on a mission with Mirror Master to avenge his family.

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Originally published in Animal Man (1988) #22.

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As Animal Man meets up with a trio of immortals, Psycho Pirate discovers he has the power to bring back anyone he wants from the multiple earths.

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Originally published in Animal Man (1988) #23.

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Crime Syndicate of America (DC)(Earth-3 PreCrisis)

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Animal Man breaks through reality as he knows it in order to stop the evil Superman version Overman from setting off his Doomsday Bomb.

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Originally published in Animal Man (1988) #24.

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Animal Man travels through Comic Book Limbo to save a monkey that supposedly writes the lives of comic book characters.

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Originally published in Animal Man (1988) #25.

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Animal Man meets his maker.

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Originally published in Animal Man (1988) #26.

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