Cover image for DC/Young Animal : milk wars / written by Steve Orlando, Gerard Way, Jody Houser [and others] ; art by ACO, Ty Templeton, Mirka Andolfo [and others] ; coloring by Tamra Bonvillain, Marissa Louise [and others] ; lettering by Clem Robins, John Workman [and others] ; cover art by Frank Quitely.
DC/Young Animal : milk wars / written by Steve Orlando, Gerard Way, Jody Houser [and others] ; art by ACO, Ty Templeton, Mirka Andolfo [and others] ; coloring by Tamra Bonvillain, Marissa Louise [and others] ; lettering by Clem Robins, John Workman [and others] ; cover art by Frank Quitely.
Title Variants:
Milk wars

DCYoung animal

D C Young animal
Publication Information:
Burbank, California : DC Comics, [2018]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
"Doom Patrol created by Arnold Drake - Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, by special arrangement with the Jerry Siegel family - Batman created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger - Mother Panic created by Gerard Way, Jody Houser and Lee Edwards - Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston - Shade the Changing Man created by Steve Ditko - Swamp Thing created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson"
"The DC and DC's Young Animal--a grassroots mature reader imprint, creatively spearheaded by Gerard Way--crossover is here! Now some of the world's most famous superheroes appear alongside the DC's Young Animal misfits for some thrilling crime-fighting adventures. What happens when the Doom Patrol team of misfits meets Justice League of America, or the new Gotham vigilante Mother Panic comes face to face with Batman? Will Shade the Changing Girl be able to appease Wonder Woman and will Cave Carson be able to team up with Swamp Thing to destroy the evil, interdimensional corporation called RetCo from the inside? Valid questions. Very valid. How will we ever find out the answer? Right here in DC/YOUNG ANIMAL: MILK WARS, of course! Led by Eisner Award-winning author and DC's Young Animal creator, Gerard Way, top talents from DC and DC's Young Animal are collaborating for the first time to bring you the wildest and weirdest crime-fighting adventures in comics history. DC's Young Animal bridges the gap between the DCU and Vertigo, focusing on the juxtaposition between visual and thematic storytelling."-- Provided by publisher.


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Characters from the DCU cross paths with characters from the pop-up imprint DC's Young Animal in this epic crossover event.

So what happens when these astoundingly original realms and their unbelievable inhabitants collide?

The answer--Milk Wars!

The World's Greatest Heroes meet the motley misfits of the Doom Patrol!
The Dark Knight Detective confronts the madness of Mother Panic!
The Amazon Princess braves the extradimensional weirdness of Shade, the Changing Girl!
And the Avatar of the Green takes on the strange science of Cave Carson and his Cybernetic Eye!

All to save the Multiverse from the homogenizing horror that is Retconn!

Can these astonishing individuals put their differences aside and cut through the chaos that threatens to overwrite their very identities? Or will this history-making meeting end in world-shattering mayhem--or worse?

Find out in DC/Young Animal: Milk Wars , brought to life by masterminds Steve Orlando and Gerard Way and a constellation of accompanying creators, including ACO, Jody Houser, Ty Templeton, Cecil Castellucci, Mirka Andolfo, Jon Rivera, Langdon Foss, Dale Eaglesham and Nick Derington!

Author Notes

Gerard Way is the Eisner Award-winning writer of THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY and the comics miniseries THE TRUE LIVES OF THE FABULOUS KILLJOYS. He is the creative mind behind the new grassroots imprint DC's Young Animal, whose retro-inspired lineup bridges the gap between the DC Universe and Vertigo. Way is also widely known for his former role as the lead vocalist and co-founder of the alternative rock band My Chemical Romance.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

This meta-trip through the American superhero comics genre kicks off when villain Manga Khan, seeking to transform the DC Universe, employs the services of Retconn, a company that promises to rewrite archetypal characters for "broad appeal" as homogenized, 1950s-style wholesome doppelgängers via the distribution of personality-altering milk. This elixir is forcibly delivered by a villainous (if somewhat conflicted) Superman in the guise of the impossibly white-bread "Milkman Man." Batman, Wonder Woman, and the rest of the Justice League fall victim to Retconn, so the bizarre heroes of DC's Young Animal imprint must set things right. In an effort led by the Doom Patrol, the nature of comic-book reality and its continuous rebooting is lampooned by rotating creative teams as diverse as the large cast of characters. Weird and visually arresting with a mod-squad, vibrantly colored style, and darkly funny (especially if the reader has a solid grounding in the lore of comics in general and DC in particular) this is a must-read blast of weirdness. It may perplex the layman, but for those immersed in the history of how publisher affiliations affect genre story lines, it's great tongue-in-cheek fun-and likely to be remembered as the moment when the Young Animal imprint made its generational mark. (June) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.