WonderCon: Young Animal Announces Cave Carson Backup, Debuts Bug! Pages

"The Flintstones" artist Mark Russell and "Autumnlands" artist Benjamin Dewey will contribute a backup feature to DC Comics' "Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye" #7, which arrives in July.

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The announcement was made this afternoon during the Young Animal at WonderCon Anaheim, where DC also debuted pages from “Bug!: The Adventures of a Forager” by Lee, Michael and Laura Allred.

Announced in February, "Bug!: The Adventures of a Forager" a six-issue revival of a character introduced in 1972 by Jack Kirby in his classic "New Gods" series.

Forager is just one of the hive until the day he breaks out of his cocoon and finds himself in a mysterious house in an unknown realm. But he’s not alone. As he comes across strange creatures—a ghostly girl, a talking teddy bear—Bug will have to figure out how he got here and how to return. He’ll soon cross paths with the evil General Electric, who is after a precious metal that might change the very fabric of life! Forager must set out on a trip across the Multiverse to stop this evil uprising, and may even establish himself as a New God in the process.

Young Animal is a “pop-up imprint” for mature readers curated by acclaimed musician and writer Gerard Way that harks back to the weirder DC and Vertigo comics of the 1980s and ’90s. It launched with “Doom Patrol” by Way and artist Nick Derington, followed by “Shade, the Changing Girl” by writer Cecil Castellucci and artist Becky Cloonan, “Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye,” written by Way and Jon Rivera and illustrated by Michael Avon Oeming, and “Mother Panic,” written by Jody Houser and Way, with art from Tommy Lee Edwards.

“Bug!: The Adventures of a Forager” goes on sale May 10, and "Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye" #7 is in stores in July.

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