DC Comics‘ new Young Animal imprint has been making waves ever since it was launched a few months back, with a series of cool new titles that fall somewhere between the mainstream aesthetics of the regular DC Universe, and the more off-kilter branding of DC’s Vertigo label.
“Curated” by musician and Umbrella Academy writer Gerard Way, the first four books in the line recently debuted to much critical success. Among the first four titles released from Young Animal were Doom Patrol, Shade, the Changing Girl, Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye, and Mother Panic.
Now DC has announced that throughout the month of December, the Young Animal line of books will have variant covers created by collage artist and graphic designer Paul Rentler. The covers are designed to look like original black-and-white oversized cover art, with retro styling and logos, and complete with bleeding edges.
Rentler’s not exactly new to the whole Young Animal brand, as he was the artist who designed the DC’s Young Animal ashcan handed out at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, the editorial pages in the back of each book, and the New York Comic-Con exclusive Cave Carson cassette art. He also behind the emojis on the DC All Access app.
You can view all four variant covers, followed by the original covers, in our gallery below. The titles which will receive variant covers from Rentler, along with their respective creative teams and release dates, are as follows.
Shade, The Changing Girl #3
Writer: Cecil Castellucci Art: Marley Zarcone– due on 12/7
Doom Patrol #4
Writer: Gerard Way Art: Nick Derington– due on 12/14
Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye #3
Writers: Jon Rivera, Gerard Way Art: Michael Avon Oeming– due on 12/21
Mother Panic #2
Writer: Jody Houser Art: Tommy Lee Edwards – due on 12/28
Are you jazzed about the Young Animal line? And what do you think of these “drawing board” inspired covers? Let us know down below in the comments.
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