Gerard Way Announces His Own DC Comics Imprint
Scene hero and elite multi-tasker Gerard Way has introduced his new comic imprint, in collaboration with DC Entertainment, titled Young Animal. The new project was announced at the DC All Access panel at this year’s Emerald City Comic Con.
Way has proven himself in the past with comics, having worked with Dark Horse on the Umbrella Academy and True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys series. In case you’re worried about the continuity of the Umbrella Academy series, Way noted that his relationship with Dark Horse won’t be affected by the deal with DC and that illustrator Gabriel Ba is doing the “best work of his life” on upcoming issues.
The new releases that will be issued by the imprint include a revived Doom Patrol, which will take the form of a book inspired by Grant Morrison’s series. In the past, Way has credited Morrison as an inspiration, having collaborated with him in My Chemical Romance’s Killjoys era. They even shared a panel at the Sydney Opera House back in 2013.
Read up on the preview text for the first four releases on the imprint below.
Doom Patrol: This September, in the spirit of Grant Morrison’s legendary run on the series, along with other classic incarnations of the characters, writer Gerard Way and artist Nick Derington will put their unique stamp on the world’s strangest heroes taking on the universe’s strangest villains.
Shade, The Changing Girl: An alien takes over the body of a 16-year-old bully and must face the challenges of being a stranger in a foreign land, plus the consequences of a life she didn’t live. Star Wars’ Moving Target writer Cecil Castellucci and artist Marley Zarcone explore themes of madness, alienation, and the bizarre in this sci-fi thriller, with covers by Becky Cloonan. The new series hits shelves in October.
Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye: Writers Gerard Way and Jon Rivera, along with artist Michael Avon Oeming take readers on a strange adventure with DC Comics’ Silver Age character Cave Carson, his cybernetic eye and his college–age daughter as they travel to dark places deep in the earth and mind. Catch this new series in October.
Mother Panic: Meet Violet Paige, a celebrity heiress by day and brutal vigilante by night as she takes on the underbelly of Gotham City’s high society. Hitting shelves in November, the series is written by Gerard Way and Jody Houser with art by Tommy Lee Edwards.