Following DC’s announcement of TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #1, The Source blog has updated with a first look at ANIMAL MAN ANNUAL #1, a 48-page standalone story that will detail “the history of the epic struggle between the forces of The Red, The Green and The Rot as seen in the pages of ANIMAL MAN and SWAMP THING.”
Series writer Jeff Lemire will write the one-shot, which will feature interior art by Timothy Green II (most recently seen on Marvel’s GENERATION HOPE with James Asmus) and a cover by regular series illustrator Travel Foreman.
“In many ways this Annual is like a prequel to the crossover storyline that Scott Snyder and I have planned for ANIMAL MAN and SWAMP THING,” Lemire told The Source. “I saw it as a great chance to expand upon the mythology of The Red, The Green and The Rot, but also to tell a satisfying story that can stand on it’s own as well.”
ANIMAL MAN ANNUAL #1 will hit stores this May, the same month Lemire takes over writing duties on JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK.