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Gerard Way reveals how long it took to “fully understand” ‘Doom Patrol’

July 14, 2019
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This month, DC Comics relaunches the Young Animal line, with less than one week to go until the release of CollapserSYFY WIRE sat down with Gerard Way and Mikey Way to discuss their releases and what we can expect with the future of Young Animal.

Check out the full interview below!

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Gerard is once again tackling Doom Patrol alongside co-writer Jeremy Lambert and artist James Harvey.

“I feel pretty loosened up now,” Gerard admits. “I think it took me 12 issues to really fully get it. By the 13th, I think I fully understand this now. It’s a psychedelic trip through this big vast universe that they’re kind of in now. Each issue is kind of like its own special problem or setting or scenario. It’s basically resolved by the time the issue is done. It’s a lot less like the first series, which was this really long kind of epic 11-issue thing. This is more self-contained.”

Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds #1 is currently on sale now.

Collapser, co-written by Mikey and Shaun Simon and drawn by Ilias Kyriazis, is slated to arrive in stores this Wednesday, July 17.

Mikey dove into the details behind the forthcoming book.

“It’s [about] a twenty-something kid named Liam James,” Mikey explains. “He’s kind of stuck between real-world responsibilities and his dreams and aspirations of becoming a world-renowned DJ. He wakes up one day and has a big responsibility [because] his mom leaves him something… He gets otherworldly powers and he opens up his city to become a warscape for an intergalactic arms race that centers around him.”

You can check out the full interview, below.

Are you excited to get your hands on Collapser this week? Sound off in the comments below!

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Written by Whitney Shoemaker

Whitney is your definition of pop punk trash. If she's not jamming to State Champs or Grayscale, then she's probably out enjoying the finer things or working a show for Fearless Records as a Street Team Leader. She's a realist and an optimist, calling the city of Columbus her home. A huge fan of naps, Whitney often falls asleep in a city that doesn't. She's not hard to please, finding joy in discovering new bands or playing Everlong on the late night radio. Working at Alt Press and breaking ground in the music scene have always been a dream of hers, telling herself at an early age she was down for losing it all to make that happen! Now the weekend writer at AP, Whitney is prepared to be noticed and eager to contribute to the scene. If you catch her at a concert feel free to stick around, make small talk, or discuss her overuse of State Champs lyrics and song titles in her bio.