After last week’s Annual provided some important context for the war against the Rot, this issue puts us right back in the thick of things as Buddy continues his journey through the Red. Steve Pugh did a great job at depicting the otherworldly nature of this place, and the ending was very interesting, what will Buddy’s new body be like? I’m guessing he’ll look the same, but have more powerful Animal-abilities, but then again, he could be a cat like Socks, who knows? There’s also stuff going on in the ‘real world’ as John Constantine and some other members of Justice League Dark show up to try and warn the Bakers about what’s going on. Jeff Lemire writes a damn good Constantine, I may have to check out his run on JLD (Julia Louis-Dreyfus?), has it started yet? I’m worried about Cliff too, the Rot-Buddy is going to do bad things to him, I just know it. This title continues to be excellent, and the anticipation for the upcoming war just keeps building and building. I wonder who the ‘green guy’ is if not Swamp Thing? Is Green Lantern going to get involved? Green Arrow?