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Gerard Way's Young Animal Returns to DC With Doom Patrol & New Titles

Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds

Gerard Way's acclaimed DC imprint, Young Animal, will return in July with the next chapter of Doom Patrol, as well as with two new titles.

Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds will debut July 3, written by Way and Jeremy Lambert, and illustrated by James Harvey, followed by Doc Shaner, Nick Pitarra, Becky Cloonan and others. Way's former Doom Patrol collaborator Nick Derington will return to provide covers.

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That will be followed July 17 by Collapser, a sci-fi adventure written by Way's younger brother, and former My Chemical Romance bandmate, Mikey Way, and Shaun Simon  (Killjoys), and illustrated by Ilias Kyriazis (G.I. Joe: First Strike). Far Sector, an original Green Lantern story by author N.K. Jemisin (The Broken Earth, Inheritance trilogies) and artist Jamal Campbell (Naomi) will round out the new wave of Young Animal titles in late 2019.

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“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.”

Young Animal launched in 2016, with Doom Patrol by Way and Derington serving as the flagship of an imprint devoted to such fringe DC properties as Shade, the Changing Girl, Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye and Bug: The Adventures of Forager. It was also home to such new titles as Mother Panic and Eternity Girl, and crossed over with the publisher's primary superhero line last year with the series of "Milk Wars" specials.

Way announced in May 2018 that Young Animal titles would conclude in August, with plans for both the imprint and Doom Patrol to return.

Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds

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.

Collapser #1

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 #1

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.

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