Gerard Way’s Young Animal Relaunched This July With Three Series Announced

by Oliver MacNamee

I remember the first time DC Young Animals was launched. Don’t you? A whole slate of new, hipster-friendly books shepherded by the Chosen One himself, Gerard Way.

Then, books started slipping and so did my interest, which was a shame, as I really enjoyed Doom Patrol and the two Cave Carson series. Well, this July they’re re-launching with another new slate of comics, hoping to recapture that excitement amongst comic book fans one last time with Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds, followed by Collapser on July 17 and Far Sector later this year. Here’s the rundown on each series for you to digest.

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.

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.

Collapser
Written by: Mikey Way and Shaun Simon
Art by: Ilias Kyriazis

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

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.

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