Prepare to say goodbye. Gerard Way's Young Animal imprint is coming to an end.
Announced in 2016 and featuring titles such as Shade (pictured above) and Eternity Girl, DC's "pop-up imprint" Young Animal is ending in August. Gerard Way, writer of the Eisner-winning Umbrella Academy, began curating titles for the Young Animal imprint two years ago. Way gave a statement on the status of Young Animal to The Beat.
“I want to give everyone an update on Young Animal. In August, Shade, Cave Carson and 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.”
Way curated the stories and characters of Young Animal which focused mostly on pre-existing DC Comics properties and recently even featured a crossover with the DCU. But the line remained on the outskirts, telling zanier stories than the more mainstream DC titles.
Young Animal was always billed as a "pop-up imprint" and wasn't intended to be permanent but Way hinted the imprint could still return in the future saying "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.”