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Hypo 06-18-2016 12:03 AM

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DC Comics giving musician and writer Gerard Way his own imprint was one of the comics industry’s most surprising announcements this year, and the formation of Young Animal represents an exciting new phase for the publisher. Dedicated to reviving the stranger properties at DC Comics, Young Animal definitely has an early Vertigo influence in its initial lineup, which includes new versions of former Vertigo titles like Doom Patrol and Shade The Changing Man (which is now Shade The Changing Girl). The imprint debuts with the launch of Doom Patrol in September, and The A.V. Club has a first look at art from the new series written by Way with art by Nick Derington and colorist Tamra Bonvillain.

“DC’s Young Animal is first and foremost about the art of making comics: the teams and the collaboration and the desire of creators to do new and experimental things,” says Way. “It is a place for wild ideas, and these ideas become Comics for Dangerous Humans—those who seek an alternative to what is largely happening in mainstream comics and the media. We do this with honor to the past, while facing the future in a fearless way. I hope you check out these books—they are doing something different, they are forming something new. We are extracting the oddballs from the DC Universe and zapping them with invigorating life.”

Doom Patrol is the first oddball to get a Young Animal revamp, and it’s one that Way has a strong personal attachment to. “I grew up reading Grant Morrison’s Doom Patrol and other books that paved the way for the Vertigo imprint,” says Way. “Stories that starred misfit characters from the DC Universe and people living on the fringes of society.” This new series reimagines established Doom Patrol characters like Robotman, Negative Man, Flex Mentallo, and Crazy Jane, but also introduces new figures like Casey Brinke, the EMT featured in these preview pages. Casey is the reader surrogate in Way’s story, and her intersection with the Doom Patrol sends her on a bizarre journey that forces her to come to terms with her own peculiar past.

“Telling great stories via words and pictures is the ultimate form of self-expression,” says Way. “I can’t think of a better place to tell the stories that represent the alternative zeitgeist than DC’s Young Animal.” Readers can tap into the alt-zeitgeist when Doom Patrol #1 debuts on September 14, but in the meanwhile, here is solicitation info and some preview images to whet readers’ appetites, including the cover for the first issue, the cover art for Diamond’s Previews catalog (the first time DC has commissioned new art for Previews), and two pages of interior art. The main cover is actually a sticker that reveals another image when the gyro is lifted, and as silly as the gimmick is, it establishes that Young Animal is taking a different approach to monthly comics.
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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.

Big Daddy Dave Skywalker 06-18-2016 02:07 AM

SIX GODDAMN COVERS?!?!? SERIOUSLY DC?!?!?

Big Daddy Dave Skywalker 06-18-2016 02:22 AM

I read up on the writer and he's apparently big into the whole transgender fad and considers himself transgender. This sounds like it's going to end up more Rachael Pollack than Grant Morrison. I've pretty much heard enough. Paying someone to mimic Morrison's run will just end up in disaster like Pollack's run did.

Space Cop 06-18-2016 01:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Big Daddy Dave Targaryen I (Post 928973)
SIX GODDAMN COVERS?!?!? SERIOUSLY DC?!?!?

Is Chippendale even a real artist or is that someone using a fake name to avoid double credit?

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Originally Posted by Big Daddy Dave Targaryen I (Post 928974)
I read up on the writer and he's apparently big into the whole transgender fad and considers himself transgender. This sounds like it's going to end up more Rachael Pollack than Grant Morrison. I've pretty much heard enough. Paying someone to mimic Morrison's run will just end up in disaster like Pollack's run did.

Yeah, I think I'll pass. I've never been a big fan of DP anyway and this doesn't look like the book to change my mind.

Hypo 06-18-2016 03:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Mister Ed (Post 927667)
I'm feeling a little put out that DC may well have deliberately run a shorter initial run on this so they could jack the price on all subsequent runs once hype had built (partly from its "sold out" status). I'm also more annoyed that my LCS didn't pull it for me in the first place (though if the quantities were limited, they may not have GOTTEN enough copies to pull one for me).

Is anybody really demanding the fancier binding that supposedly accounts for this higher price? I doubt it.

Well considering the book 200k+ on the first printing it looks like quantities weren't limited, you just had bad luck unfortunately.

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Originally Posted by Marvelous Iggy (Post 928263)
not a fan of this art, won't read Green Arrow due to this.

Booo, but they are rotating artists.

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Originally Posted by Hypo (Post 928601)
Titans: Rebirth #1 Preview
Writer: Dan Abnett
Artist: Brett Booth

http://i.imgur.com/lcgXA2u.png

This was a decent issue #0, I suppose kind of a DC Universe: Rebirth #1 2.5. I'll be reading the book since but I do wish they had paired a better colorist with Booth or just put a better artist on the book period.

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Originally Posted by Chosen
I don't know what's gotten into Ben Percy, but Green Arrow is my book of the week!

Percy's wordiness is still his biggest weakness as a writer, there were definitely times in the book where I thought the dialogue just came off as plain awkward. Plus I'm not super enthused with the direction of the plot as we just had something similar in Lemire's run on the title. That being said I'm very much enjoying seeing Black Canary and Green Arrow together so I'm still enjoying the book.

3.5/5.

On a related note Green Arrow: Rebirth #1 reportedly sold 90k+.

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Originally Posted by Big Daddy Dave Targaryen I (Post 928974)
I read up on the writer and he's apparently big into the whole transgender fad and considers himself transgender. This sounds like it's going to end up more Rachael Pollack than Grant Morrison. I've pretty much heard enough. Paying someone to mimic Morrison's run will just end up in disaster like Pollack's run did.

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Originally Posted by Space Cop (Post 928983)
Yeah, I think I'll pass. I've never been a big fan of DP anyway and this doesn't look like the book to change my mind.

I'm still excited, The Umbrella Academy was a great book.

Space Cop 06-18-2016 08:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Hypo (Post 928986)
I'm still excited, The Umbrella Academy was a great book.

I don't even remember the solicits.

W.West 06-19-2016 05:39 AM

Andrew Dalhouse has had these muted/dull looking colors since The New 52 kicked off. The only time I wasn't bothered by his coloring was on a Grifter issue during that alien takeover crossover they had early on.

Hypo 06-19-2016 04:31 PM

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TRINITY #1
Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL
Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL

“BETTER TOGETHER” part 1! Together again for the first time! Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. The core of the World's Greatest Heroes…but with a new Man of Steel, the bonds these three share will be tested and redefined by super-star writer/artist Francis Manapul. In this premiere issue, see the trio travel from Metropolis to Gotham City and beyond to learn what forces launched their heroic careers. But how will this journey of discovery lead them to a new threat?
On sale SEPTEMBER 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Hypo 06-21-2016 12:13 AM

DC Comics September 2016 Solicitations

Hypo 06-22-2016 11:44 PM

Pair of DC’s Twice-Monthly Shipping Titles Experiencing Hiccups
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One month after DC's kick-off of "Rebirth," some of the twice-monthly titles involved are already experiencing post-solicitations creative changes.

DC has informed retailers that July's Superman #3 will be drawn by announced Super Sons artist Jorge Jimenez (replacing series co-writer/artist Patrick Gleason on that issue), while Green Lanterns #3 artists Robson Rocha and Jay Leisten will be joined by Jack Herbert, Neil Edwards, Keith Champagne, Tom Derenick, and Tom Palmer.

This comes despite DC announcing rotating artistic teams for those titles. Doug Mahnke was scheduled to rotate with Patrick Gleason on Superman, while Green Lanterns had an announced rotating team of Rocha and Ardian Syraf.

As already detailed in DC's September solicitations , Batman #6 will feature fill-in art by Ivan Reis, while Riley Rossmo will draw at least the first part of the "Night of the Monster Men" crossover - Batman #7, giving the regular rotating artists David Finch and Mikel Janin a full month off.

In addition to those creative changes, DC's retailer email also reveals delays across several of the final "New 52" era titles. June 15's Harley Quinn #29 and Suicide Squad Most Wanted: Deadshot/Katana #6 are moved back to June 22, while June 22's Harley's Little Black Book #4 is bumped three weeks back to July 13. Sister title Harley Quinn & Her Gang of Harleys #4, along with Legends of Tomorrow #5, are both pushed from July 13 to July 20. The Hanna-Barbera title Future Quest #2 was also delayed, moving from June 29 to July 6.

Big Daddy Dave Skywalker 06-23-2016 12:03 AM

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DC has informed retailers that July's Superman #3 will be drawn by announced Super Sons artist Jorge Jimenez (replacing series co-writer/artist Patrick Gleason on that issue), while Green Lanterns #3 artists Robson Rocha and Jay Leisten will be joined by Jack Herbert, Neil Edwards, Keith Champagne, Tom Derenick, and Tom Palmer.

This comes despite DC announcing rotating artistic teams for those titles. Doug Mahnke was scheduled to rotate with Patrick Gleason on Superman, while Green Lanterns had an announced rotating team of Rocha and Ardian Syraf.
This won't be the title that gets the front burner treatment by DC. It will get shoved to the back one and have a lot of lower quality filler art within 6 months.

Ωmega Man 06-23-2016 03:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Hypo (Post 929125)

No notes, and favorite covers? Suppose I could do this once in awhile LOL

* Raven's finally getting her series? Awesome. Bout damn time.

* Batman Beyond is getting Terry back somehow, and I'm intrigued. But it's still in this weird Futures End future.. :/

* Even with Ted Kord flying around in his old Beetle ship as a mentor, I still don't find Jamie that interesting as Blue Beetle.

* 'Who Is Clark Kent' is looking to be my main reason for checking into Action Comics.

* Aquaman vs Superman. Booyah.

* Godspeed feels a lot like Zoom from the Flash tv series on the CW. Still wanna see more of him, and these 'citizen speedsters'.

Something that really bugs me post-Rebirth... no Hawkman? Seriously? ANYWHERE?

Sweet covers:

http://www.comicbookresources.com/im...-Cv1-74b46.jpg

http://www.comicbookresources.com/im...v963-f2643.jpg

http://www.comicbookresources.com/im...SH-6-ac975.jpg

http://www.comicbookresources.com/im...-Cv5-081fe.jpg

~M~

Big Daddy Dave Skywalker 06-23-2016 03:51 AM

I would guess that they are saving Hawkman for the rollout of the JSA. He was always a better fit in the Society than the League.

"Chosen" 06-23-2016 03:07 PM

No one cares about hawkman

Mister Ed 06-23-2016 03:19 PM

So, I went to my LCS yesterday. They ordered the second printing of Rebirth, and were shorted their entire order. They literally got NONE. So I STILL haven't had a chance to read it, even at the new, jacked up price. I assume my experience MUST be atypical. You would think DC would want to make it EASY to pick this issue up, but given how instantly the first run sold out, and the fact that apparently the second run wasn't large enough to fulfill orders, I'm wondering what's going on...

Darth_Primus 06-23-2016 03:38 PM

It might be time to try a digital comic. Rebirth #1 is on Comixology for $2.99.

https://www.comixology.com/DC-Univer...XJpZXNTbGlkZXI



Speaking of Rebirth, I wonder how many people Geoff Johns refunded.

Ωmega Man 06-23-2016 04:02 PM

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Originally Posted by "Chosen" (Post 929275)
No one cares about hawkman

http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/ee/ee690...a80c880ba4.jpg

~M~

Ωmega Man 06-23-2016 04:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Darth_Primus (Post 929279)
It might be time to try a digital comic. Rebirth #1 is on Comixology for $2.99.

https://www.comixology.com/DC-Univer...XJpZXNTbGlkZXI



Speaking of Rebirth, I wonder how many people Geoff Johns refunded.

I may have to buy it digitally too :/

As far as how many people he actually refunded...

http://i.gifntext.com/18834-the-worl...never-know.gif

~M~

Space Cop 06-23-2016 04:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Mister Ed (Post 929276)
So, I went to my LCS yesterday. They ordered the second printing of Rebirth, and were shorted their entire order. They literally got NONE. So I STILL haven't had a chance to read it, even at the new, jacked up price. I assume my experience MUST be atypical. You would think DC would want to make it EASY to pick this issue up, but given how instantly the first run sold out, and the fact that apparently the second run wasn't large enough to fulfill orders, I'm wondering what's going on...

On the upshot, Rebirth was kind of its own thing. From the individual Rebirths and #1s I've read anything you might need to know from that issue (which isn't much) is recapped.

Big Daddy Dave Skywalker 06-23-2016 05:24 PM

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Originally Posted by "Chosen" (Post 929275)
No one cares about hawkman

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/i...v-CtdiU46ZoCyQ

Hypo 06-23-2016 11:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Mister Ed (Post 929276)
So, I went to my LCS yesterday. They ordered the second printing of Rebirth, and were shorted their entire order. They literally got NONE. So I STILL haven't had a chance to read it, even at the new, jacked up price. I assume my experience MUST be atypical. You would think DC would want to make it EASY to pick this issue up, but given how instantly the first run sold out, and the fact that apparently the second run wasn't large enough to fulfill orders, I'm wondering what's going on...

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Originally Posted by Darth_Primus (Post 929279)
It might be time to try a digital comic. Rebirth #1 is on Comixology for $2.99.

https://www.comixology.com/DC-Univer...XJpZXNTbGlkZXI

Midtown comics has some available too, though they're variants so they're more expensive plus you'll have to pay shipping.

Hypo 06-24-2016 01:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Hypo (Post 929125)

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Originally Posted by -M- (Post 929267)
No notes, and favorite covers?

I have been slacking off haven't I? Here they are without further ado:

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Originally Posted by "Chosen" (Post 929275)
No one cares about hawkman

Boo. Hiss.

W.West 06-24-2016 02:09 AM

Its true.

Ωmega Man 06-24-2016 12:25 PM

I don't like the new MO for the Red Hood title either. Making him in a messed up version of the trinity with Bizarro and Artemis sounds like shitty fanfic. A new take on the Challengers From Beyond would be cool to see with 'Hood, Kyle Rayner, and a couple more characters...

~M~

Space Cop 06-24-2016 01:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Hypo (Post 929338)
[*]Simon inviting Jessica over for a family dinner sounds hilarious.

I can attest that the dinner with strangers is terrifying to agoraphobes/socialphobes. It's like torture.


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