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Gerard Way’s Comic Line ‘Young Animal’ Is Closing Down…For Now

James Wilson-Taylor
James Wilson-Taylor 11 May 2018 at 10.31

The DC imprint was launched two years ago with the former My Chemical Romance frontman as creative leader.

Gerard Way and DC have confirmed that the musician's comic imprint 'Young Animal' will be wrapping up production later this summer.

The four current titles it produces, 'Shade The Changing Woman', 'Cave Carson Has An Interstellar Eye', 'Mother Panic: Gotham A.D.' and 'Eternity Girl', will close out their six issue runs this August.

In a statement to The Beat on Thursday, Way confirmed the news and thanked all of his collaborators for their hard work:

"I want to give everyone an update on Young Animal. In August, Shade, Cave Carsonand 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."

However, he did add that we may not have seen the last of the imprint yet:

"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."

'Doom Patrol', Way's own series alongside artist Nick Derington, is already confirmed to return after a short break. Fingers crossed we'll also get a full revamp of the world of 'Young Animal' at some point in the future too.

Gerard will still be very busy over the next few months, however, with production well underway on the Netflix adaptation of his 'The Umbrella Academy' series. The series will star Mary J Blige, Ellen Page, Kate Walsh and Robert Sheehan among others.

Then there's the small matter of the new music he keeps teasing out on social media, making time to work on songs every Friday.

Watch this space...

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