DC unexpectedly dropped their (alphabetically) Vertigo and Young Animal announcements ahead of tomorrow’s panel.
The biggest news is probably Milk Wars – a weekly crossover event between Young Animal and the DCU. Oh, sure – Mother Panic/Batman was going to happen at some point, but Doom Patrol/Justice League, Shade the Changing Girl/Wonder Woman or Cave Carson/Swamp Thing? No, you weren’t expecting that. (Does make a person wonder if there’s a Swamp Thing title about to drop, though…)
Si Spurrer and Rachael Stott will be doing a SF bounty hunter title called Motherlands. Joshua Williamson and Riley Rossmo will be doing Deathbed, a supernatural adventure about a reporter following the return of an adventure who’s been a recluse for 20 years. Eternity Girl from Magdalene Visaggio and Sonny Liew “follows Urania Blackwell, a former CIA agent who can’t die. Her only solution? Destroy the universe first.” Hmmm… is that the same Urania Blackwell DC sometimes refers to as “Element Girl?” That one’s from Young Animals, so suspicious minds want to know…
Official PR follows and then some art:
MOTHERLANDS, from writer Si Spurrier (SUICIDE SQUAD, The Spire) and artist Rachael Stott (Sex Criminals, Star Trek/Planet of the Apes), is a sci-fi series set in a future where universe-hopping bounty hunters are the new celebrities. A spotlight-shunning hunter named Tab finds herself in a race for her greatest prize yet, but to ID her target she’ll have to work with her fiercest rival and the most famous bounty hunter of all time—her mother. The six-issue series launches January 31.
DEATHBED, from writer Joshua Williamson (THE FLASH, FROSTBITE) and artist Riley Rossmo (BATMAN/THE SHADOW, CONSTANTINE: THE HELLBLAZER), follows a former adventurer turned recluse who has re-emerged 20 years later. When reporter Valentine Richards is hired to get his story, she soon finds herself in an insane world of violence and supernatural adventure. The six-issue series begins February 21.
Plus, the weird and popular DC’s Young Animal imprint, curated by My Chemical Romance’s frontman Gerard Way, continues to expand its list of titles and announced the remaining DC/DC’s Young Animal crossover issues. DOOM PATROL artist Nick Derington discussed his work on the series, with writer Steve Orlando sharing more details for the first issue of “Milk Wars,” and new series writer Magdalene Visaggio giving an early look at her upcoming project:
“Milk Wars” will mash up DC’s Young Animal with characters from the DC Universe, beginning with a JUSTICE LEAGUE/DOOM PATROL SPECIAL from Orlando and Way, followed by SHADE, THE CHANGING GIRL/WONDER WOMAN SPECIAL, MOTHER PANIC/BATMAN SPECIAL, CAVE CARSON/SWAMP THING SPECIAL and DOOM PATROL/JUSTICE LEAGUE SPECIAL. The weekly crossover adventure begins January 31.
ETERNITY GIRL, the new miniseries from Eisner and GLAAD-nominated writer Magdalene Visaggio (Kim & Kim) and Eisner award-winning artist Sonny Liew (The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye) follows Urania Blackwell, a former CIA agent who can’t die. Her only solution? Destroy the universe first. This six-issues series launches March 2018 from DC’s Young Animal.
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