Mother Panic #1, by Jody Houser and Tommy Lee Edwards, tells the story of an idle Gotham City millionaire who dons a costume to fight crime, but this hero is like nobody we've seen before, if she even is a hero at all!

In fact, the preview opens with Violet Page returning home to Gotham City by plane while thinking about what an awful place this is, which is the exact same way we were introduced to Bruce Wayne in Batman: Year One. But Violet isn't thinking about how she needs to clean up the city; she's contemplating burning it down.

As we see her here, Violet isn't a dedicated crime fighter pretending to be a self-destructive dilettante, like Bruce Wayne was even at that early point. Violet Page appears to actually be a self-destructive dilettante, but one with a tragic backstory and vengeance on her mind. The parallels are obviously intentional, and it'll be interesting to see how they're employed as the book goes on.

Mother Panic #1 is the latest book from Gerard Way's Young Animal imprint at DC, and comes out November 9. It features a backup story by Jim Krueger and Phil Hester. Check out the preview pages below:

 

Art by Phil Hester
Art by Phil Hester
Art by Phil Hester
Art by Phil Hester
Art by Phil Hester
Variant Cover by Tommy Lee Edwards
Variant Cover by Bengal
Variant Cover by Paul Pope

 

Here's the official word from DC:

Attached is a first look at MOTHER PANIC, alsofrom the DC’s Young Animal imprint! Written by Jody Houser with art by Tommy Lee Edwards, this book follows Violet Paige, a celebutante of the Gotham Elite, with a bad attitude and a taste for vengeance. Motivated by her traumatic youth, she will seek revenge as a new vigilante of Gotham—Mother Panic. Backup story is written by Jim Krueger with art by Phil Hester. FOC is Monday, October 17. Also, included are variant covers from Paul Pope, Bengal, and Tommy Lee Edwards which features the Caped Crusader himself! Feel free to run this preview at anytime.