At New York Comic Con 2017, the Vertigo/DC’s Young Animal panel revealed upcoming news for each of the imprints, including several new series. During the panel, Executive Editor Mark Doyle spoke with the talent behind some of the imprints current series, while also introducing new creators.
Suicide Squad writer Si Spurrier and Sex Criminal artist Rachael Stott are launching a futuristic sci-fi series that follows universe-hopping bounty hunters. Motherlands centers around the bounty hunter Tad, who finds herself in a race for her greatest prize yet. Unfortunately, to succeed, Tad must partner with her fiercest rival and the most famous bounty hunter in the universe – her mother. Motherlands launches as a six-issue series on January 31, 2018.
Deathbed centers around a former adventurer who has suddenly reemerged after 20 years of being a recluse. When reporter Valentine Richards is tasked with getting the scoop, she finds herself thrown into a world of violence and supernatural adventure. Leading this six-issue series, releasing February 21, is writer Joshua Williamson (The Flash) and artist Riley Rossmo (Batman/The Shadow).
Along with these Vertigo titles, My Chemical Romance’s frontman Gerard Way added a few new titles to his DC’s Young Animal imprint. They include the remaining DC-DC’s Young Animal crossover issues for “Milk Wars” – which will mash up DC’s Young Animal with characters from the DC Universe. The crossover begins with Nick Derington and Steve Orlando’s (Doom Patrol) Justice League/Doom Patrol Special followed by Shade, The Changing Girl/Wonder Woman Special, Mother Panic/Batman Special, Cave Carson/Swamp Thing Special, and Doom Patrol/Justice League Special. The weekly crossover beings January 31.
Also joining the DC’s Young Animal imprint is a new miniseries Eisner and GLAAD-nominated writer Magdalene Visaggio (Kim & Kim) and Eisner award-winning artist Sonny Liew (The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye). Eternity Girl stars Caroline Sharp, a former secret agent who can’t die. Sharp decides the only solution to her problem is destroying the universe. This six-issues series launches March 2018.