DC kicked off WonderCon 2017 with a spotlight on DC’s Young Animal, the edgy and weird pop-up imprint curated by My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way. The panel thrilled and excited attendees and fans of DOOM PATROL, MOTHER PANIC, SHADE, THE CHANGING GIRL, and CAVE CARSON HAS A CYBERNETIC EYE with new details on future issues and a first look at the upcoming series BUG!: THE ADVENTURES OF FORAGER.
The panel, moderated by Vertigo Group Editor Jamie S. Rich, included curator and DOOM PATROL writer Gerard Way, CAVE CARSON HAS A CYBERNETIC EYE writer Jon Rivera, SHADE, THE CHANGING GIRL writer Cecil Castellucci, and MOTHER PANIC writer Jody Houser. The panelists showed off new interior pages from the main and back-up stories, as well as shared what they think makes each of these books so unique to other comics on shelves. Way teased a special one-shot issue of DOOM PATROL with fan-favorite artist Michael Allred coming this July, and fans were elated to hear that CAVE CARSON HAS A CYBERNETIC EYE will have a brand new back-up feature called “The Wonderful World of Rocks” by fan-favorite writer Mark Russell (THE FLINTSTONES, PREZ) and artist Benjamin Dewey (Autumnlands). Look for it in issue 7.
As a bonus, first pages from BUG!: THE ADVENTURES OF FORAGER were revealed. This new miniseries is an Allred production with Lee, Michael and Laura Allred leading the team. This new series will follow the life of Forager, from creator Jack Kirby, as he finds himself in a mysterious house in an unknown realm. When he attempts to make his way home, he’ll meet a number of strange creatures, but none so dangerous as the evil General Electric. Look for it on shelves on May 10!
If you weren’t able to attend the panel, you can check out the artwork in the gallery above.