Young Animal crosses over with DC icons in this “Milk Wars” exclusive

DC’s Young Animal line has been responsible for some of the most exciting, innovative superhero comics of the past year, but with Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye, Mother Panic, and Shade The Changing Girl currently on hiatus, the line is looking pretty flimsy right now. Taking a break isn’t a bad thing, though, and…

Shade, The Changing Girl #8 hits Gotham City in this exclusive preview

If you’re not reading Young Animal’s Shade, The Changing Girl, you’re missing out on one of the year’s best comics. Written by Cecil Castellucci with art by Marley Zarcone, inker Ande Parks, and colorist Kelly Fitzpatrick, this series is a complex exploration of teenage alienation and quarter-life crisis, presented…

This Mother Panic #5 exclusive delves deeper into Violet’s tragic past

Young Animal’s Mother Panic is DC’s first Mature Readers comic entirely set in Gotham City, and it’s offering a very different take on the Gotham vigilante. Like Bruce Wayne, Violet Paige is a wealthy socialite that suffered a childhood trauma, but unlike Bruce, Violet was directly responsible for the death of her…

The Allred family pays tribute to Jack Kirby in Young Animal’s Bug!

DC’s Young Animal imprint is consistently delivering some of the most exciting superhero comics each month, and now that the first wave of Young Animal titles has hit stands, it’s time to start looking at the imprint’s future. Enter the Allred family: Brothers Lee and Michael Allred have done exceptional work together…

Doom Patrol tackles family drama and teen angst in this exclusive preview

Young Animal’s Doom Patrol series has been exceptionally weird, with writer Gerard Way, artist Nick Derrington, and colorist Tamra Bonvillain embracing the strangeness of Grant Morrison’s ’90s Doom Patrol while bringing their own unique vision to these unconventional superheroes. As the first Young Animal title to…

Motor Crush will sear your retinas and have fun doing it

First issues are always difficult. Authors have to introduce readers to the world of their story, revealing enough to make the issues satisfying while withholding enough to compel the reading of the second issue. Too often, this leads to cartoonists structuring the issue as an advertisement for the series. Nothing is…

Superheroes get surreal in this Shade, The Changing Girl #1 exclusive

DC’s Young Animal imprint made its big debut with last month’s Doom Patrol #1, a very strange new take on the Doom Patrol property that felt more like a classic Vertigo book than most of the actual new Vertigo titles released in the last few years. The Young Animal weirdness keeps coming with this week’s Shade, The…