Last fall, DC Comics cancelled its much-lauded Young Animal imprint featuring many of its more fringe series, including Gerard Way’s Doom Patrol. Now, the comic book giant has announced the return of the imprint with three all-new series.
First off, Gerard Way is returning to the team he helped bring back to the modern world, with Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds. The new series will see the team jump to the outer reaches of space, for a cosmic adventure unlike any other. It makes sense to bring the team back given the success of the series on the DC Universe streaming service. Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds will be available on July 3rd.
Up next is Collapser, written by Gerard Way’s younger brother and fellow My Chemical Romance bandmate Mikey Way, alongside Shaun Simon. The new series will follow a DJ named Liam James who is given a mysterious package containing a black hole that gives unimaginable powers. Collapser will be available on July 17th.
Lastly, and most excitedly is Far Sector. A new Green Lantern story from Hugo Award winner, N.K. Jemisin, that follows Sojourner “Jo” Mullein, the Green Lantern tasked with protecting the City Enduring, a sprawling megalopolis where billions of people all live in peace because the city’s residents have been made to not feel emotions. When the city begins to feel once again, however Jo will have her hands full. Far Sector will launch later this year.
Hit the jump to check out the first cover art for each new book.
Continuing the massive weekend for the DC Universe streaming service, DC Entertainment announced that it would be adding the entire DC Comics Digital Library, beginning today (April 1st), and adding new issues consistently throughout the next year until the entire library has been added. That totals out to over 20,000 single issue comics and graphic novels!
The catch? New issue comics, beginning today, will not be added to the service until 12 months after their initial release, ensuring long-time readers will still have to subscribe or visit their local comic book shop each week. Despite that, $7.99 per month is looking nicer every day.
In addition, we’ve also learned that the second half of Young Justice: Outsiders will debut on July 2nd, after the first 13 episodes aired earlier this year on the service. Lastly, the much anticipated Swamp Thing series will premiere on DC Universe on May 31st, exactly one week after the conclusion to the 15-episode first season of Doom Patrol. It’s an exciting time to be a DC Comics fan with so much fantastic content debuting consistently throughout the next 12 months.
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Trailers for John Wick – Chapter 3: Parabellum (*whew*), Stranger Things 3, and Dora and the Lost City of Gold (lol). Plus loads of casting news, endings and new beginnings, and some crazy updates on the Disney Fox merger on this week’s episode of Analog! Check out the episode, and follow us on Instagram – Instagram.com/AnalogCast! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!
Josh, Theo, and Bovi are back… and they’re finally talking about Doom Patrol! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer.
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Josh and Theo are joined by a Fauxvi in a terror-packed episode of trailers! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer. Trailers for Doom Patrol, Shazam, Pet Sematary, Child’s Play, and more! There’s even a bit of news on Aquaman 2 on this week’s episode of Analog! Check out the episode, and follow us on Instagram – Instagram.com/AnalogCast! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes! iTunes: http://apple.co/2nMrX1R Stitcher: http://bit.ly/analogstitcher Heatvision: http://bit.ly/analog80
DC Universe has shared the first trailer for the upcoming live-action series, Doom Patrol, giving us our first look at Alan Tudyk as Mr. Nobody, in the process. Doom Patrol stars Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg, Brendan Fraser as Robotman, Matt Bomer as Negative Man, Timothy Dalton as Niles Caulder/The Chief, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane and Alan Tudyk as Mr. Nobody.
Doom Patrol premieres on the DC Universe on February 15th, so not much longer to wait until the weirdest super-team hits our screens.
Josh, Theo, and Bovi are back from the holiday hiatus, ready to ring in the New Year! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!
The first trailers for Hellboy and Men in Black International, loads of casting for Stargirl, as well as premiere dates for Doom Patrol and Stranger Things 3! The guys even talk Aquaman, and the first look at the live-action Aladdin on this week’s episode of Analog! Check out the episode, and follow us on Instagram – Instagram.com/AnalogCast! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!
DC Universe has given us our first teaser trailer for the upcoming streaming series, Doom Patrol, as well as a series of character posters, and even a premiere date: February 15th, 2019.
Doom Patrol stars Joivan Wade (The First Purge) as Victor Stone/Cyborg, Brendan Fraser (The Mummy) as Robotman, Matt Bomer (White Collar) as Negative Man, Timothy Dalton (Doctor Who) as Niles Caulder/The Chief, April Bowlby (Drop Dead Diva) as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero (Orange is the New Black) as Crazy Jane and Alan Tudyk (Firefly) as Mr. Nobody. You can hit the jump to check out the fantastic character posters for the team.
DC Entertainment hosted a packed house at New York Comic-Con this week for their new streaming service, DC Universe, and to celebrate its release, they’ve revealed the full release calendar for the many series in the works for the service.
Titans hits next week, on October 12th, with the first half of Young Justice: Outsiders hitting in late December. Doom Patrol in mid-February, followed immediately by Swamp Thing and the second half of Young Justice: Outsiders in late May. Then we get Stargirl in August, and Harley Quinn in October. Quite the busy release schedule for the fledgling service, which will most likely only grow as time goes on.
Brendan Fraser (The Mummy), the voice of Robotman and Cliff Steele actor for the upcoming Doom Patrol series for DC Universe, took to the New York Comic-Con stage last night, and revealed that Matt Bomer (White Collar) will voice Negative Man and play Larry Trainor in flashbacks for the upcoming series.
In the comics, Negative Man is a founding member of the Doom Patrol. Trainor was exposed to a radioactive field while piloting a test plane, leaving him radioactive, and giving him the ability to release a negatively charged energy being from his body. The being can fly at high speed, cause solid objects to explode, and pass through solid materials. After his accident, Trainor is forced to wear special bandages over his entire body to protect bystanders from his radioactivity.
While early rumors pointed to Kelsey Grammer (Frasier) taking on the role, it would seem that the leader of the Doom Patrol, the role of Dr. Niles Caulder, aka The Chief, will be taken by former 007 actor Timothy Dalton (Hot Fuzz, Penny Dreadful), according to Deadline.
Dalton joins an impressive cast for the DC Universe streaming series, alongside Brendan Fraser, April Bowlby, Jack Michaels, Joivan Wade, and Dwain Murphy.
Deadline is reporting that fan-favorite genre actor, Alan Tudyk, has signed on to play the villain for the upcoming DC Universe series, Doom Patrol. Tudyk will play Mr. Nobody, a long-time villain in DC Comics, with the ability to drain the sanity from people.
Alan Tudyk is most known for his role on Joss Whedon’s Firefly, as well as turns in Dollhouse, and Amazon’s The Tick. He’s also an iconic Disney voice actor, voicing at least one character in a Disney animated film for the last several years.
According to Deadline, Brendan Fraser (The Mummy) has just been cast as Cliff Steele, aka Robotman, in the upcoming DC Universe live-action series Doom Patrol. Cliff Steele is said to be a former race car driver that “was in a horrific accident that left his body uninhabitable. Cliff’s brain was saved by the mysterious Dr. Niles Caulder and he lives on in a powerful robotic body.”
Fraser will voice Robotman, and play Cliff Steele in flashbacks, while actor Riley Shanahan will don the Robotman costume itself.
DC Entertainment has announced that Joivan Wade (The First Purge, Doctor Who) will be joining the DC Universe live-action series Doom Patrol as Victor Stone, aka Cyborg. He joins an ever-growing cast that will be making its debut in the fifth episode of Titans, then transitioning to their own solo series for the streaming service.
A release has not been set, but we should be hearing word soon as the service launches later this year.
That Hashtag Show is reporting that Frasier and Transformers: The Last Knight star, Kelsey Grammer, is being eyed to take on the role of The Chief for the DC Universe upcoming adaptation of Doom Patrol. The casting is still in early talks, but that would certainly be some fantastic casting for a very deep character.
Eccentric, brilliant, paternal, and mysterious. The Chief is a noted scientist, wealthy investor and, of course, leader of The Doom Patrol. The Chief rescued each member of his team from horrific accidents, nurtured them to health, resuscitated their self-esteem and sent them into the world to defend a populace that sees them as little more than freaks. His disarming manner does little to conceal a steely determination and unwavering devotion to defending Earth from Evil’s oddest entities.