A Valentine salute to ANIMAL MAN’s Buddy and Ellen Baker

What makes Buddy and Ellen Baker's relationship so special and so enduring? “To me, Buddy may be the "superhero," but Ellen is the strong one,” says ANIMAL MAN writer Jeff Lemire. “He may wear the costume, but she's the rock of the Baker clan. Truth is, Buddy is actually a bit of a flake. One day he's a stuntman, the next day he's an indy film actor, the next he's flying around San Diego in tights and a mask. Yet. Ellen is always there, always supporting him and picking up the slack at home...she even manages a successful career as an illustrator.

BEHIND THE SCENES OF DC COMICS-THE NEW 52: THE ANIMAL MAN PROPOSAL

This week on THE SOURCE, we’ll be providing a behind-the-scenes look at the making of one of the upcoming titles from DC COMICS-THE NEW 52, the highly anticipated ANIMAL MAN. Today, we’re going to kick off these posts by showing you highlights from Jeff Lemire’s original proposal for the series. Keep in mind that this is not the entire proposal and that some of the information has been redacted, but there are spoilers nonetheless. So if you want your reading experience to be spoiler free, please stop reading now.
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