Comics are big again. The last time they were was sometime in the 90’s. Comics being popular is a double-edged sword. The quality in the 90’s like now, turns to shit. However, it also drives innovation and there are a few gems.
When I was still buying and reading comics regularly, three or four years ago, there were already a lot of new and reborn companies in the process of establishing themselves. As I am, I meet the new publishers and new characters with skepticism. It’s most likely to be that you get another turd-sandwich repeater like in the 90’s. Only now, you are very likely to get some homo or SJW garbage too.
The head of the Young Animal line is one Gerard Way. Way was… I guess is the singer from My Chemical Romance. They went from having one well done single on the MTV about 15 years ago into being seemingly highly invested in for some weird album called The Black Parade. I don’t think I was the only one who had an overall cringe and uneasy feeling for that band. They haven’t put an album out since.
The first and non-major label album was decent at the time, then they sold out or submitted for (((the manufacturing process))).
I feel like I need a snappy joke/quote from Bruno – that gay guy Bruno from the Bruno Documentary – to make me feel better about posting the aforementioned album. They followed Bruno trying to become straight… remember?
Basically, Hitler was responsible for the most stylish uniforms of the last 3,000 years: Bruno the Based Bug Chaser from Austria
That album is kind of generic, etc.
Some time between the end of My Chemical Romance and now, Way landed a gig at Dark Horse Comics for a series called The Umbrella Academy. At the time, I heard it was good but I was in no way buying it.
I don't know if way did any other work since then but now, he curating and writing for a new brand over at DC Comics, Young Animals. The name... is pretty cringe. That's the kind of names they give to things when you live in a degenerate Neverland though. Way stated his vision, it's also pretty cringe:
"I see it as an imprint where we can explore fine art, bold concepts, mature themes, and strangeness- with lots of heart."
I'm putting the covers below, I do not believe they qualify as fine art. I'm going to go over some of the books to see if they're "bitchingly Alternative" and encourage a (((new way of life))) or whatever. One book got nominated for Book Of The Year" by IGN.
You know what they say though: Shit In Shit Out. That's my expectation.
A new looking "Bruno Looking" "Doom Patrol"
"Shade: The Changing Girl"
"Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye" SMDH
By the time I knew all that I did about this imprint, Young Animal, I already was somewhat hooked in. It's been around a year, that means it's crossover time.
The crossover has a name - something to do with a Milkman.
I doubt it's as crazy or authentic as MilkJar, the crazy Metal/Hessian guy who started the Milk Meme. MilkJar raids Vegan demos in NYC...
Review on Young Animal's Milkman crossover maybe.