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Gerard Way is bringing DC’s Young Animal to San Diego Comic-Con International 2016

Great news for fans of Eisner Award-winning The Umbrella Academy and The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys as the creator, Gerard Way is finally heading back to San Diego Comic-Con International 2016. Although many of you will probably know him as the former lead vocalist and co-founder of the band My Chemical Romance.

Young Animal

Gerard Way will be promoting DC’s Young Animal at San Diego Comic-Con International 2016, as he will be curating a new pop up imprint for DC Comics that will debut four new titles this fall. He will be discussing DC’s Young Animal during a panel although details including time, day and room have yet to be announced by DC Entertainment.

Gerard Way hasn’t been updating his Twitter feed with news about Young Animal due to press reasons, it sounds like they intend to save the news to reveal at San Diego Comic-Con International 2016. We will keep you guys updated as soon as we know more.

UPDATE 8/7/16:

Friday July 22, 2016 5:30pm – 6:30pm 

Room 5AB

Panelists get into the details of DC’s Young Animal, a new imprint launching this fall from My Chemical Romance frontman and bestselling comic writer Gerard Way (Doom Patrol), with many of his topnotch collaborators, including Cecil Castellucci (Shade, The Changing Girl), Jon Rivera (Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye), and others.

Friday July 22, 2016  2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.

(WRISTBAND REQUIRED -Drawings for wristbands for this event will begin at show opening the day before and day of signing. Come to the Dark Horse booth early for the best chance to join this event.)

Lines may also be closed for some signings due to crowding or time restrictions.

Dark Horse has two signing stages. One features art by Mike Huddleston and Mike Mignola for Hellboy; the other showcases the Xenoverse with art by Massimo Carnevale for Aliens: Defiance and Dave Palumbo forPrometheus: Life and Death and Predator: Life and Death. The location of each signing is indicated by the following abbreviations:

HB = Hellboy Signing Stage  XV = Xenoverse Signing Stage

All events are subject to change. Some restrictions apply. Please see Dark Horse Comics staff if you have questions.

The lineup includes:

DOOM PATROL – This September, in the spirit of Grant Morrison’s legendary run on the series, along with other classic incarnations of the characters, writer Gerard Way and artist Nick Derington will put their unique stamp on the world’s strangest heroes taking on the universe’s strangest villains.


SHADE, THE CHANGING GIRL – An alien takes over the body of a 16-year-old bully and must face the challenges of being a stranger in a foreign land, plus the consequences of a life she didn’t live. Star Wars’ Moving Target writer Cecil Castellucci and artist Marley Zarcone explore themes of madness, alienation, and the bizarre in this sci-fi thriller, with covers by Becky Cloonan. The new series hits shelves in October.


CAVE CARSON HAS A CYBERNETIC EYE – Writers Gerard Way and Jon Rivera, along with artist Michael Avon Oeming take readers on a strange adventure with DC Comics’ Silver Age character Cave Carson, his cybernetic eye and his college–age daughter as they travel to dark places deep in the earth and mind. Catch this new series in October.


MOTHER PANIC – Meet Violet Paige, a celebrity heiress by day and brutal vigilante by night as she takes on the underbelly of Gotham City’s high society. Hitting shelves in November, the series is written by Gerard Way and Jody Houser with art by Tommy Lee Edwards.


“I am thrilled to help bring DC’s Young Animal to life, having been raised on experimental 80s and 90s takes on superheroes. I see Young Animal as a place to try new ideas- following the spirit of those books from the past but bring them somewhere else,” explains Way. “I see it as an imprint where we can explore fine art, bold concepts, mature themes, and strangeness- with lots of heart.”


“We’re excited about Gerard’s vision for DC’s Young Animal,” explain DC Entertainment Co-Publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee. “Giving DC Comics characters different story tones and distinct art styles will result in a different look and feel for the line.”

Check and follow #DCYoungAnimal for updates.

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Jenny Tang

Nerdgeist Editor

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