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On Dec 20th, 2017 Gerard, Mikey Way and Ray Toro hung out with Tate, a meeting organized by the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
It looks like they had a lot of fun hanging out & having lunch at a cafe in Hollywood, CA!
What a day!!!! Make A Wish you have outdone yourself a million times. Today was a day that I will never forget. Next posts will be for each guy so I’m sorry for spam, but this was so amazing. Thank you Ray, Mikey, and Gerard for giving me some new hope! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 #mychemicalromance #gerardway #raytoro #mikeyway
Gerard, you are so genuine! Thank you for talking art and comics with me, and talking about your family. I’m so thankful for the comics and that I could have had this experience with you. It means so much to me that you were able to come out and have lunch, this is unforgettable! You give me hope every day!
It was announced on Dec 14th, 2017 through paste magazine that the core books from DC’s Young Animal will return but three will have redesigns and new names for the new year.
As Gerard put it while talking to paste:
Way summarized the reintroductions: “Young Animal is back to bringing the weird, with all your favorite characters going in drastically new directions not even they could expect. Find out what these characters are up to now, and how they’ve hit their next level of evolution. Catch up with Cave and Team Carson as they fly out of the earth and into outer space, follow Mother Panic while she discovers a Gotham City without Batman, and meet Shade’s new body! Plus the introduction of our newest character and title: Eternity Girl!”
The books will undergo name changes to go along with the redesign that will take place after the crossover event “Milk Wars” that’s slated to start in January. To get more details Paste spoke to the writers of Shade, Cave and Mother Panic. For the full interviews please check out their article by clicking here.
Shade The Changing Girl will now be known as Shade The Changing Woman. It will follow the life of Shade as she finds herself grown and unable to go back to who she was and must continue to learn and move forward as who she is. As Cecil Castellucci told paste:
It’s true that she does have her own body and identity now. She can’t go back to who she was, she must become who she is. That’s definitely a part of being in your early adult life. You go out there, you make a lot of boneheaded mistakes. You still haven’t mastered your wisdom. You put away your childish things and you change. I find it funny that you say that she’s found peace. I think of it more as she’s found a bigger understanding about self and about how you gotta live it or lose it. If you look at the end of the last series, there are a lot of crumbs that I left there to follow. I can say that I will be picking up that trail and following it to its conclusion. I hope you’ll be delighted and have a few Oh! and Aha! moments when you read the new arc.
Cave Carson has a Cybernetic Eye will become Cave Carson has an Interstellar Eye and will find Cave and Chloe facing new challenges as they go spelunking into a black hole. Here is some of what Jon Rivera told Paste about what we can expect:
In the last series, Cave discovered the “Reality Shards”, which could transport him to different time periods and realities on Earth, but it’s still Earth. This time around, Cave and Chloe are being accidentally thrust into the infinite possibilities of the cosmos. For an expert geologist like Cave, our universe is a playground. There’s a new sense of wonder in Cave’s heart, and it’s incredibly exciting to explore. It’s the open, untamed, nature of the cosmos which excites me. The sense of exploration has seeped into other facets of the book as well—we’re being much more experimental this time around.
Mother Panic’s new name will be “Mother Panic: Gotham A.D.” and will jump 10 years into a future that is unlike anything she is used to. In this future Gala will reign and Batman will have disappeared. Without her mother or any of the people that served as her support system, and helped shape her world view, Mother Panic must face her biggest challenge yet as she’s forced to adapt to a new world that has the deck stacked heavily against her. Will she give up? Will she take the easy way out and give into the darkness within her? Or will she continue her path of self discovery and become more like the caped crusader himself in his absence?
Here’s some of what writer, Jody Houser, had to say to paste magazine about the redesign:
The A.D. is more meant to evoke the feel of a different Gotham. The time and place that Mother Panic ends up in after the events of Milk Wars (the Young Animal crossover event that kicks off the second year of the books) isn’t the same Gotham that she left. So she has to deal with being in a strange version of the city she knew, with none of the resources she’s used to having. And yeah, she’s pretty pissed off about it.
To help add to that feel of a different Gotham, Mother Panic will be bringing in fresh art from Ibrahim Moustafa. We’re excited to see what Ibrahim brings to Mother Panic, and as she told paste, so is Jody Houser:
I love Ibrahim’s take on Mother Panic and the new Gotham… His art definitely has the stylized realism feel we were looking for in this arc, and it works well with the noir feel the book has had before. At the same time, his work feels like the start of a brand-new chapter to Violet’s story and a great introduction to this new flavor of Gotham City.
Shade, Cave and Mother Panic will return in March (after the cross over event that will run from January to February) along side a new 6 part mini-series titled, Eternity Girl.
What do you think of the changes for our favorite comic book characters? Which book are you most excited to see? Let us know in the comments below and don’t forget to read the rest of the article and interviews on pastemagazine.com!
With the new announcement of the core cast members we thought you might like to take this time to follow them on twitter so you can keep up to date, ya know, just incase they post some cool stuff from the set while filming.
And if you’re feeling really ambitious you can also follow TUATVShow to be sure to keep up with all the Umbrella Academy news!
We first received news that Ellen Page would be playing Vanya Hargreeves (aka #00.07 The White Violin), but we now know who will be playing the rest of the Umbrella Academy team!
Tom Hopper will be joining the cast as Luther Hargreeves (aka #00.01 Spaceboy). Tom is known for his work on Game of Thrones as Dickon Tarly and also for his role as Sir Percival in Merlin. He has played in several other tv shows as well including an apperance in Doctor Who in “The Eleventh Hour” episode.
David Castañeda will be playing Diego Hargreeves (aka #00.02 The Kraken). David has played in Switched at Birth as Jorge Castillo and as Nicholas in Jane the Virgin among numerous other roles. He is currently a busy guy with four other productions in the works as well.
Emmy Raver-Lampman has been selected to play Allison Hargreeves (aka #00.03 The Rumor). Emmy is best known for her break out performance as part of the national touring company of Hamilton. She has been in several other Browdway plays including Hair and the national touring company of Wicked. This will be her first television role and we can’t wait to see how she does with it.
Robert Sheehan has been revealed to be playing Klaus Hargreeves (aka #00.04 The Seance). Robert is best known for his stellar performance in the 2009 British series Misfits. But has been steadily working as an actor since 2003 and has garnished quite the following.
Aidan Gallagher will join the cast as Number Five (aka #00.05 The Boy). Aidan is best known for his work on the show Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn which he has been a part of since it’s start in 2014. We are excited to see how he manages with the more grown up task of playing Number Five.
We’re so excited to see how this list of brilliant actors will bring our beloved Umbrella Academy to life!
What do you think of the cast line up thus far?
Do you think we’ll see The Horror pop up in the series as well?
Let us know what you think in the comments below!
The internet erupted with excitement when it was announced Ellen Page will be playing the role of Vanya for the Umbrella Academy Netflix series.
While she is the first cast member to be announced we can tell you what we do know is that the show will start filming in January and will run into July of 2018. This leads us to believe we should expect a fall release for the show. We expect we will learn more about all of this at San Diego Comic Con 2018.
Another big reveal, however, is that Gerard listed as the series co-executive producer and as he told popbuzz we can expect to see him setting a balance between being hands on with the project while also taking a step back to let Netflix take the reins.
GW: I think we’re still figuring that out. Everything’s happening very organically and it’s really happening at kind of a rapid rate and there’s a lot of moving pieces. For the most part though, I’m letting them steer. I’m adding input when it’s needed.
Be sure to keep watching and we’ll keep you updated with all news as soon as it comes available! Meanwhile let us know what you think about this casting decision in the comments below!
On 2/24/17 Gerard Way and Steve Orlando will be doing a signing at Third Eye comics!
For 75 lucky people that act quickly there is a VIP pass that you can obtain for approx $29.00 plus shipping. Just click here to check for availability. This will insure you will receive a place in the signing line (an important thing for those of us who travel)!
For full info about the event you can also click here.
Gerard Way, Cecil Castellucci, Jon Rivera, Tommy Lee Edwards, Jody Houser, Marley Zarcone, Becky Cloonan and Nick Derington were in attendance at Thought Bubble UK in Leeds.
While at the convention, the crew did many things including a Young Animal Panel on Saturday and signings on both Saturday and Sunday.
— Haunted Houser (@Jody_Houser) September 23, 2017
— Haunted Houser (@Jody_Houser) September 23, 2017
The fan zine that is seen in the post above can also be found online by clicking here.
Gerard also did a panel entitled “Comics in Conversation: Gerard Way”
We were lucky enough to have our friend Missy Misfire in the audience and she recorded the audio which you can listen to right here:
We hope all of you who attended Thought Bubble had a wonderful time! We’d love to hear about your stories in the comments below. Also, if you have pictures we’d love to see them! You can send them to us on twitter or in the comments below. 🙂
On Wednesday 9/6/17 Gerard Way, Jody Houser, Jon Rivera and Cecil Castellucci joined Amy Dallen for Geek & Sundry’s The Wednesday Club where they discussed the imprint and went from book to book detailing just what it is and what we can expect to see coming in the future.
We did our best to live tweet the event. Here are some highlights.
Gerard just admitted there are more Young Animal writers to come but can't announce who just yet!
Gerard says he was first exposed to group therapy through reading Doom Patrol. "It dealt with a lot of issues that were really important"- G
Jon Rivera admits he has been in a couple bands when he was in college.
Cecil relates all the moving pieces of being in a band relate to the same spirit of collaborating on comics with artists.
"Being weird with a group of people is so much better than being weird on your own" – Gerard
Gerard said he may pop in to write an issue of Mother Panic however Jody will remain the core writer.
Venture Brothers has an influence on the writing of Cave Carson.
"I felt like it was time for really psychedelic energy." – Gerard Way
"We're all really lucky with the colorist on Young Animal" – Gerard Way
"To be human is to be a poem." – Cecil Castellucci
"One of my favorite parts is the poetry of the whole thing" – Gerard on Shade The Changing Girl
"It may not be what you want, but it could be what you need." – Gerard Way on Doom Patrol
“It’s very different than a lot of other crossovers and they’re trippy.” – Gerard Way on the DCU Crossover event.
“We’re gonna see all the books continue, some in slightly different forms.” – Gerard on the future of Young Animal books.
"I just approved an issue that had me dying laughing." – Gerard on an upcoming issue of BUG! The adventures of forager
Young Animal was initially the name of a solo album but when the imprint came to be it changed forms as G changed direction.
— cecil castellucci (@misscecil) September 7, 2017
— Jody Houser (@Jody_Houser) September 7, 2017
We hope you all had just as much fun watching the stream as we did!
We’re stoked to announce that Gerard Way, Jody Houser, Cecil Castellucci & Jon Rivera will be joining Amy Dallen for this week’s edition of The Wednesday Club for Geek and Sundry! The twitch stream starts at 7pm pacific time (that’s 10pm for you east coasters like me).
— Amy Dallen (@enthusiamy) September 5, 2017
See you there!!! https://t.co/8y6bVPrG0S
— Jonathan Rivera (@JonRivera) September 5, 2017
— Jody Houser @ TB (@Jody_Houser) September 5, 2017
I'm excited too!!!
— cecil castellucci (@misscecil) September 5, 2017
As we announced on Aug. 29th, 2017, Skylight Books hosted a panel & signing with the writers of Young Animal.
Photo Credit: Cecil Castellucci)
Due to a strict No Photos rule we don’t have much in the way of photographs to show you. But fortunately our friend, Krista, was able to record the audio from the panel and snag a picture with the man himself, Gerard Way.
(Photo Credit: Krista “Nose Twin” Soos)
We hope all of you who went to this signing had a wonderful time! Let us know in the comments below if you went and what you think of the panel!