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When DC Comics announced its Young Animal imprint early this year, Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye stood out for a number of reasons. The title alone is distinctive, and Cave Carson isn't exactly a fondly remembered concept like Doom Patrol and Shade, yet nor is he a wholly new creation like Mother Panic. Yet the final product by Gerard Way, Jon Rivera, Michael Avon Oeming and Nick Filardi has gone from strange curiosity to one of the standout books of the year, melding sci-fi action, mind-bending visuals and obscure DC Universe cameos.
Ahead of the release of Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye #3 this week, ComicsAlliance caught up with co-writer Jon Rivera to talk about Young Animal, collaboration, and breathing new life into obscure characters.
The dirt hits the fan in Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye #3 by Gerard Way, Jon Rivera, and Michael Avon Oeming. Chloe Carson has been revealed as the lost heir to an underground kingdom, something even she didn't know, and the corrupt company Cave used to work for is after her.
But as he rushes to save his daughter from the literal monster that's chasing her in this exclusive preview for issue #3, Cave has three important advantages: a lifetime of adventuring experience, a tricked out car that can burrow into the ground at high speed, and a best friend who happens to be Wild Dog. Oh, and he also has a cybernetic eye, but we're still figuring out what's going on with that thing.
We're currently in the midst of our Fantasy Week, and there's no greater fantasy tale than JRR Tolkein's epic Lord of the Rings trilogy. The series --- which was later adapted by Peter Jackson as one of the most critically acclaimed genre franchises of all time --- helped define Western interpretations of the genre as a whole and even people who don't care for fantasy probably have some positive feelings about Lord of the Rings.
Comic books have a long history with the genre and we've assembled a list of five of the best independent fantasy comics for you to check out if you're a fan of the genre. Love that? Try this!
In the last few weeks, DC has seen the return of Extraño, the Subway Pirates, KGBeast, and Harold Allnut, and honestly? If you had asked me to pick four of the least likely returns, those would've definitely been on the list.
Now, though, DC has another one in the pages of Gerard Way, Jon Rivera, Michael Avon Oeming, Nick Filardi, and Clem Robins' Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye, on the offchance that Cave Carson himself returning to headline a high-profile title wasn't shocking enough. So in case you missed it... well, read on if you don't mind a spoiler for the issue's last page.
Who is Cave Carson? He's a heroic spelunker from Silver Age DC Comics, who first appeared in 1960's Brave and the Bold #31. Who is Cave Carson? He's the star of Cave Carson has a Cybernetic Eye, an upcoming series from Gerard Way's new Young Animal line. Who is Cave Carson? The truth is, he doesn't seem really sure himself. Check out a preview of Cave Carson #1 by Way, Jon Rivera, and Michael Avon Oeming.
DC's upcoming "pop-up" boutique Young Animal is one of the most anticipated projects of the year, and its debut is right around the corner. Curated by The Umbrella Academy's Gerard Way, it seeks to capture the spark of classic Vertigo while forging a bold new path of its own in the industry.
Ahead of the November solicitations, DC has provided us with an exclusive first look at November's Young Animal releases, including the first issue of Jody Houser and Tommy Lee Edwards' Mother Panic.
Whether or not the first season of PlayStation’s comic-adapted Powers did justice to its Brian Michael Bendis origins, it looks as if Season 2 heavily intends to right the ship with an increased scale, and one of the book’s most famous stories. See for yourself in the final trailer for our May premiere, along with word of another Talking Dead-style aftershow to follow.
Since it was announced at Emerald City Comic Convention, details have been relatively scarce surrounding Gerard Way's so-called "pop-up imprint" at DC, Young Animal. We know the four comics that will make up the line, the creators involved, and tidbits of individual synopses, but not much else.
Last night, Way took to his blog to give fans the first of what will seemingly be a weekly sneak peek behind the curtain of Young Animal, discussing the creative and collaborative processes that went into the genesis of each title. He also unveiled brand new art for each series by the likes of Tommy Lee Edwards, Nick Derington and Michael Avon Oeming.
DC has made some interesting moves since its relocation from New York City to Burbank, California, last year, including the upcoming line-wide relaunch DC Rebirth, and a notably uneven line of Hanna-Barbera-inspired comics. Perhaps the most surprising announcement came at Emerald City Comicon earlier this month, when DC unveiled Young Animal, a new line of superhero comics masterminded by Umbrella Academy writer and musician and My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way.
Described as a "pop-up imprint," Young Animal includes a new Doom Patrol series by Way and Nick Derington; a Shade relaunch, Shade the Changing Girl, by Cecil Castellucci and Marley Zarcone; Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye, by Way, Jon Rivera and Michael Avon Oeming, and the Gotham-set Mother Panic, concceived by Way and written by Jody Houser, with art by Tommy Lee Edwards. But that's just the start. ComicsAlliance sat down with Way to find out how Young Animal came to be, what his longterm plans are for the imprint, and how involved he is with all the books across the line.