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Issue Details

Issue #5
Published [Winter] 1988
Frequency monthly
Cover Price 1.25 USD; 1.75 CAD; 0.70 GBP
Pages 36
Editing Karen Berger; Art Young (Assistant Editor)

Cover Details

Characters Animal Man [Buddy Baker]
Genre Superhero
Pencils Brian Bolland (signed)
Inks Brian Bolland (signed)
Reprinted in Animal Man (DC, 1991 series) #nn; in Animal Man (DC, 2001 series) #nn

1 page With Johnny DC promo (ad from the publisher)

Script ? [as Johnny DC]
Letters typeset
Notes Includes checklist of DC titles on sale the same week as this issue. Inside front cover.

24 page Animal Man story "The Coyote Gospel"

Characters Animal Man [Buddy Baker]; Cliff Baker; Ellen Baker; Crafty The Coyote
Synopsis Animal Man meets Crafty, a coyote that walks like a man and is painfully ressurected everytime it is killed.
Genre Superhero
Script Grant Morrison
Pencils Chas Truog
Inks Doug Hazlewood
Colors Tatjana Wood
Letters John Costanza
Notes Crafty the Coyote is an homage to Wile E. Coyote from the Warner Bros. cartoons. Story includes first hint of the later meta-textual storyline.
Reprinted in Animal Man (DC, 1991 series) #nn; in Animal Man (DC, 2001 series) #nn

2 page Animal Man letters page

Script Art Young
Letters typeset
Notes Includes letters from Dale Coe, Mark Lucas, G.A. Barnum, Tim Calahan, Anthony Gallagher, Charlie Harris, Christopher Hunt, Rick Jones and Keith Blankenship.