After DC’s four Young Animal series wrapped up last year, fans were left wondering if that was the end for Gerard Way’s pop-up imprint. The answer, it turns out, was a resounding “no” — the label returns this summer with three new series: Collapser, Far Sector, and Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds.
“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. 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.”
Weight of the Worlds will be the next volume in the ongoing Doom Patrol run, written by Way and Jeremy Lambert. After so many years of being almost strictly a cult item in the DC catalog, the Patrol will soon have a comic on the shelves in addition to their acclaimed series on the DC Universe streaming service.
Collapser will be co-written by Way’s brother and My Chemical Romance bandmate, Mikey Way. Far Sector not only marks the comics debut of a new Green Lantern character, but of bestselling science fiction author N.K. Jemisin (the Broken Earth series).
Cover art and official title descriptions are 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.
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.
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.
You can read DC’s entire Young Animal announcement here.
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