dpa_cv1_DOOM PATROL #1
Written by Gerard Way.
Art by Nick Derington.
Colors by Tamra Bonvillain.
Letters by Todd Klein.
Cover A by Nick Derington and James Harvey.
Cover B by Jaime Hernandez.
Cover C by Sanford Greene.
Cover D by Brian Bolland.
Cover E by Babs Tarr.
Cover F by Brian Chippendale.

There’s no two ways about it — this week’s launch of DC’s newest and truest imprint, Young Animal, might be the biggest comic book event for the remainder of 2016.

Get in on the ground floor, with Gerard Way and Nick Derington’s Doom Patrol #1 — and come back on October 5 to witness the insanity that will be Shade: The Changing Girl #1! The time of Young Animal is now!

$3.99 | M | SEPTEMBER 14

From DC’s Young Animal: The atoms are buzzing. The daydreams crowd sentient streets, and the creative team has been warned, “Turn back now or suffer the mighty consequence of sheer, psycho-maniacal mayhem.” Generation-arsonists unite-this is DOOM PATROL, and the God of the Super Heroes is bleeding on the floor.

A blenderized reimagining of the ultimate series of the strange, DOOM PATROL combines elements from classic runs, new directions, and things that could not be. Our entry point is Casey Brinke, a young EMT on the graveyard shift to abstract enlightenment, with a past so odd that she’s not entirely sure what is real and what is not. Along with her partner, Sam Reynolds, the pair blaze a path through the city and its denizens, finding the only quiet that exists at 3am is the chaos of the brain. When the pair answer a hit-and-run call, they find themselves face to face with a familiar figure: Cliff Steele, AKA Robotman.

Find your answers inside the pages of this comic book, as we set the stage for new beginnings, as well as the re-introduction of some classic DOOM PATROL characters, including Niles Caulder, Negative Man, Flex Mentallo, and Crazy Jane.

The debut title of DC’s Young Animal line kicks off with a removable sticker on its cover: Pull back the gyro to reveal its secrets, but be warned–there is no turning back.