Gerard Way’s Young Animal Returns to DC in July

Gerard Way’s Young Animal Returns to DC in July

This summer, Gerard Way’s Young Animal imprint will make its return with Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds. Written by the Umbrella Academy creator together with Jeremy Lambert, the fan favorite DC imprint will debut July 3. James Harvey will provide art for the series followed by the likes of Doc Shaner, Nick Pitarra, Becky Cloonan and others, Nick Derington will provide covers.

Doom Patrol will be joined by two brand-new series: Collapser and Far Sector.

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,” Gerard Way said in a statement. “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.

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Collapser is a sci-fi adventure written by Mikey Way and Shaun Simon (Killjoys), with Ilias Kyriazis (G.I. Joe: First Strike) illustrating the work. Award-winning author N.K. Jemisin (The Broken Earth) will make her comics debut with Far Sector joining with artist Jamal Campbell (Naomi) for this original Green Lantern story.

DC’s new-look Young Animal will kick things off on July 3 with Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds. Then Collapser will hit the stores on July 17, while Far Sector is coming in late 2019.

You can check the official synopses and the initial covers here below.

DOOM PATROL: WEIGHT OF THE WORLDS

Written by:
 Gerard Way and Jeremy Lambert.

Art by: James Harvey followed by Doc Shaner, 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, including Robotman coming to terms with his new life as a human.

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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.