After almost two years, DC Comics critically acclaimed and offbeat Young Animal imprint led by Gerard Way is somewhat coming to an end this summer.
In a statement to The Beat, Way revealed that in August the current titles of Mother Panic: Gotham A.D., Shade the Changing Woman, Cave Carson Has An Interstellar Eye and the mini-series Eternity Girl are coming to an end with their sixth issues.
“I want to give everyone an update on Young Animal. In August, SHADE, CAVE CARSON, and MOTHER PANIC will end at issue 6 as we originally planned, alongside ETERNITY GIRL. It’s been an incredible run for each of them and I’m so thankful to all the writers and artists who began this journey with me, and who created such incredible stories.”
While the series are coming to an end, the imprint as a whole is being put on hold. Way said, “this is not the end of Young Animal. We’ll have more to news to share when we come back with Doom Patrol. In the meantime, enjoy the rest of these amazing series.”
Launched in 2016, the Young Animal imprint was listed as a “pop up imprint” that took many established DC Comics characters or concepts from the fringes of the universe and modernized or revitalized them in offbeat and interesting ways. There was never any guarantee that the imprint would last forever, and in fact, the long delays that began to pop up in regards to the flagship Doom Patrol series led to many questioning if the imprint would continue in the long run.
After touching the regular DC Universe somewhat with the Milk Wars event earlier this year, the imprint relaunched all its titles alongside launching the Eternity Girl miniseries.