Buddy Baker’s life is in complete turmoil—his only son is dead, his wife has left him and taken their daughter with her, and the crushing weight of fame bears down on him in the wake of his award nomination.
“So we're finally here - the moment Jeff Lemire and I have been building towards since day one on these two crazy books we're writing, ANIMAL MAN and SWAMP THING.
“The fact that I get to tell stories, through imagery, with such powerful characters should be enough, but we are upping the ante, featuring All the DCU through the eyes of this rotting scenario...it’s disturbing. It’s intriguing. It’s awful in all the good ways. And we're just getting started.”
The Rotworld prelude begins today in ANIMAL MAN #12 written by Jeff Lemire with art by Steve Pugh and SWAMP THING #12 written by Scott Snyder with art by Marco Rudy!
"Buddy Baker - he's died a few times already, but he's never seen Hell. Rot World is the end of everything, the victory of entropy and decay, a final rusty nail in the coffin lid. It's the big last stand."
"In lots of ways I'm thinking of this as a completely different project to my previous work on ANIMAL MAN. A book takes on the personality of its author and that partnership colours your approach to the art. Jeff's wild creatures and dark fantasy, coupled with the move to the DC Universe have made this ANIMAL MAN a faster, pacier book, but still with the family at the heart of it-which is great.