Return to the world of the weird as DC’s Young Animal imprint returns this July

Return to the world of the weird as DC’s Young Animal imprint returns this July

With Doom Patrol being al the rage these days, what with the insanely popular and well-received DC Universe show, it was only a matter of time until that band of weirdos and misfits returned in the comics. Thankfully, that time is at hand, as Doom Patrol will return this July. Writer Gerard Way is back on board for the adventures of Negative Man, Flex Mentallo, Lotion the cat, and their merry band of muta-- errr, miscreants. What’s more, Way will be joined by a rotating roster of all-star artists such as James Harvey, Becky Cloonan(!), and Doc Shaner(!!!).

But it’s not just the Patrol who are making a comeback, either. The Young Animal imprint will be resurrected right along with the title, with two brand new series debuting under the Gerard Way-curated banner: Collapser, about a DJ who gets superpowers thanks to a mail-order black hole, and Far Sector, about a new bearer of the power of the Green Lantern.

Great stuff, to be sure, so check out the details below.

Per DC:

DC’S YOUNG ANIMAL RETURNS THIS JULY WITH MORE DOOM PATROL, 

PLUS NEW LINEUP OF GENRE-PUSHING TITLES

Gerard Way’s pop-up imprint returns with DOOM PATROL: WEIGHT OF THE WORLDS

Author N.K. Jemisin makes her comic book debut with FAR SECTOR

Mikey Way and Shaun Simon introduce new series COLLAPSER

DC’s Young Animal is returning this July with the next chapter of its flagship title, plus two new, innovative stories. The pop-up imprint curated by My Chemical Romance front man Gerard Way will kick things off on July 3 with DOOM PATROL: WEIGHT OF THE WORLDS, followed by COLLAPSER on July 17, and FAR SECTOR in late 2019. 

With these new series come new creative teams, with Mikey Way (MCR), Shaun Simon (Neverboy,Killjoys) and acclaimed artist Ilias Kyriazis (G.I. Joe: First Strike) introducing COLLAPSER, and author N.K. Jemisin (The Broken Earth, Inheritance trilogies) making her comic book writing debut with FAR SECTOR, a new and original Green Lantern story, alongside Jamal Campbell, artist of the breakout hit series, NAOMI. The next phase of Gerard Way’s DOOM PATROL will team him up once again with Nick Derington for covers, with interior stories illustrated by a series of amazing artists beginning with James Harvey, followed by Doc Shaner, Nick Pitarra, Becky Cloonan and more.

“We are thrilled to revitalize DOOM PATROL, and to present both COLLAPSER and FAR SECTOR, two books that push the medium of comics and their respective genres through uncharted territory,” says Gerard Way. “Readers can expect everything from high doses of cosmic weirdness and positivity, to deep examinations of anxiety and emotions while wielding immense power, to sci-fi explorations of authority and control and what it means to be a guardian while a world hangs in delicate balance. More fantastic comics outside the norm, as only DC’s Young Animal can do.”

More details about these new series can be found here:

DOOM PATROL: WEIGHT OF THE WORLDS

Written by: Gerard Way and Jeremy Lambert

Art by: James Harvey followed by DocShaner, Nick Pitarra, Becky Cloonan and more 

Series debut: July 3, 2019

Gerard Way and the World’s Strangest Super Heroes return in an all-new series that takes them beyond the borders of time and space! The Doom Patrol will go on an epic road trip around the solar system, facing off against the unusual and bizarre including the fanatical fitness fiends of planet Orbius and the Marathon Eternal. Big changes are coming for these unusual heroes, includingRobotman coming to terms with his new life as a human.

COLLAPSER

Written by: Mikey Way and Shaun Simon

Art by: Ilias Kyriazis

Series debut: July 17, 2019

Liam James is a wannabe DJ whose life goals are almost completely dashed by his crippling anxiety—until a package arrives in the mail containing a black hole that gives him amazing powers and draws him into a cosmic conflict far beyond anything he’d ever imagined. But Liam will discover that when it comes to life, love, mental health and superhero responsibilities, there’s no such thing as a quick fix, and that power comes with a cost.

FAR SECTOR

Written by: N.K. Jemisin

Art by: Jamal Campbell

Series debut: 2019

Newly chosen Green Lantern Sojourner “Jo” Mullein has been protecting the City Enduring, a massive metropolis of 20 billion people, for the past six months. The City has maintained peace for over 500 years by stripping its citizens of their ability to feel. As a result, violent crime is virtually unheard of, and murder is nonexistent.

But that’s all about to change.

This new series introduces a dizzying game of politics and philosophies as Jo discovers a brewing revolution in the City, aided and abetted by some of its most powerful citizens.

DC’s Young Animal continues to stretch the boundaries of creativity with experimental and genre-pushing stories. This next phase of the pop-up imprint solidifies its place as comics for dangerous humans.

Young Animal will return this July.

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