I’m pretty excited about this new Doom Patrol under the new Young Animal DC Comics imprint.
I wonder what this means for DC Comics Rebirth’s Doom Patrol that we saw teased and debut during the New 52 era and its Forever Evil event in the pages of the core mini-series and in the Justice League series?
Flashpoint created the New 52 by merging the Flashpoint alternate world, pre-Flashpoint DC universe, Wildstorm and Vertigo.
DC’s Young Animal imprint’s Doom Patrol is clearly modeled on it not a notional continuation of the 1980’s Vertigo Doom Patrol series. So is Young Animal is own thing, does it fit in DC’s multiverse? If Vertigo is reborn and Wildstorm Reborn too, does this mean that these characters are off limits for DC Rebirth?
In Wildstorm’s case, we seem to still have Midnighter around in the Dc Rebirth Nightwing series and Wildstorm’s Kindred seems to be coming soon, but perhaps we’ll see multiple iterations of Vertigo, Young Animal and Wildstorm characters in DC Comics Rebirth?
In any event, I’m still stoked for Young Animal’s Doom Patrol #1 out in September.
Doom Patrol #1 spoilers, preview, concept art and solicitation follow.
DOOM PATROL #1
Written by GERARD WAY
Art and cover by NICK DERINGTON
Variant cover by BRIAN BOLLAND
Variant cover by SANFORD GREENE
Variant cover by JAIME HERNANDEZ
Variant cover by BRIAN CHIPPENDALE
Variant cover by BABS TARR
Retailers: This issue will ship with six covers. Please see the order form for details.
On sale SEPTEMBER 14 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
The atoms are buzzing. The daydreams crowd sentient streets, and the creative team has been warned, “Turn back now or suffer the mighty consequence of sheer, psycho-maniacal mayhem.” Generation-arsonists unite—this is DOOM PATROL, and the God of the Super Heroes is bleeding on the floor.
A blenderized reimagining of the ultimate series of the strange, DOOM PATROL combines elements from classic runs, new directions, and things that could not be. Our entry point is Casey Brinke, a young EMT on the graveyard shift to abstract enlightenment, with a past so odd that she’s not entirely sure what is real and what is not. Along with her partner, Sam Reynolds, the pair blaze a path through the city and its denizens, finding the only quiet that exists at 3am is the chaos of the brain. When the pair answer a hit-and-run call, they find themselves face to face with a familiar figure: Cliff Steele, AKA Robotman.
“It gets weirder from here,” writer Gerard Way had to say about the book, with artist Nick Derington gripping tightly on the wheel of the ambulance. The pair’s only communication? Shouting out of the open windows while at high velocity. Who needs a new roommate? Who names a cat “Lotion”? And when do we get to see all those muscles?
Find your answers inside the pages of this comic book, as we set the stage for new beginnings, as well as the re-introduction of some classic DOOM PATROL characters, including Niles Caulder, Negative Man, Flex Mentallo, and Crazy Jane.
The debut title of DC’s Young Animal line kicks off with a removable sticker on its cover: Pull back the gyro to reveal its secrets, but be warned—there is no turning back.
Doom Patrol teasers and concept art.
September 2016 can’t come soon enough.
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