DC’s Young Animal imprint has gained a lot of traction since it began last year as an outlet for mature readers than the stories usually told in the regular DC Comics titles. The books – Doom Patrol, Mother Panic, Shade The Changing Girl and Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye – take place within the DCU, but are still relatively separate from the rest of the heroes. At the Young Animal panel at Comic Con last night, they revealed that will change in January 2018 with a Doom Patrol/Justice League crossover.
Beginning in October 2017, Mother Panic, Cave Carson and Shade are going on a hiatus until January. Then, starting with the Doom Patrol Special, they’ll play into a four-part crossover event throughout the month. Doom Patrol writer Gerard Way and Justice League of America writer Steve Orlando will pair together to write the book with art by Aco. The book will introduce a new and bizarre hero named Milkman Man. You can check out the cover for the special by superstar artist Frank Quitely below.
Here is the press release DC unveiled about the event:
“Today, during DC’s Young Animal panel, imprint curator Gerard Way made comic dreams come true by announcing that the weird and eccentric characters of Young Animal will encounter the iconic Super Heroes of the DC Universe. In January 2018, the four ongoing series – DOOM PATROL, SHADE, THE CHANGING GIRL, CAVE CARSON HAS A CYBERNETIC EYE, MOTHER PANIC – will participate in a special four-part annual crossover.
These annuals will mark the conclusion of the first phase of the imprint and will send each series in surprising new directions!”