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Issue Details

Issue #4
Published December 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]; B'Wana Beast
Genre Superhero
Pencils Brian Bolland (signed)
Inks Brian Bolland (signed)
Colors Lovern Kindzierski (signed)
Notes Cover credits from Matthew Cettei on 24 May 2004.
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 other DC titles on sale the same week as this issue. Inside front cover.

24 page Animal Man story "When We All Lived in the Forest"

Characters Animal Man [Buddy Baker]; B'Wana Beast; Maxine Baker; Dr. Myers; Cliff Baker; Violet Weidemeir
Synopsis Animal Man encounters B'Wana Beast and cures his anthrax poisoning. After restoring the animals B'Wana Beast fused, Animal Man tells off Dr. Myers at S.T.A.R. Labs and returns to his home. B'Wana Beast, however, has his own plans for Dr. Myers.
Genre Superhero
Script Grant Morrison
Pencils Chas Truog
Inks Doug Hazlewood
Colors Tatjana Wood
Letters John Costanza
Notes As an in-joke, Animal Man looks up B'Wana Beast in Rovin's Fifth International Who's Who of the Superhuman Community, a reference to Jeff Rovin who has written several reference works including The Encyclopedia of Superheroes.
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 John Ordover, Alf, David Metz, Gary Hellen, Neil Ahlquist, Hurricane Heeran and Jim Kelly.