I love being completely blindsided by something great. A good example is Animal Man, which ghostofside3 graciously allowed me to borrow his TPB’s to read. I didn’t have much prior knowledge about this series going into it, and I was pleasantly surprised. After the first four issues, which plays out as a well-written mini-series (which is the original intent), things get really juicy.
The whole series is allegorical and subversively brilliant with beautiful artwork. I questioned the limited works I’ve read by Grant Morrison before this, but the man is an amazing writer. Now I just need to buy the omnibus now.