Late last night, someone at DC goofed and leaked the press release meant to come out after the Vertigo/Young Animal panel extremely early. As a result, we already knew much of what would be discussed, including the name of the upcoming weekly Young Animal crossover mashing together the Young Animal books with DCU characters:
“Milk Wars” will mash up DC’s Young Animal with characters from the DC Universe, beginning with a JUSTICE LEAGUE/DOOM PATROL SPECIAL from Orlando and Way, followed by SHADE, THE CHANGING GIRL/WONDER WOMAN SPECIAL, MOTHER PANIC/BATMAN SPECIAL, CAVE CARSON/SWAMP THING SPECIAL and DOOM PATROL/JUSTICE LEAGUE SPECIAL. The weekly crossover adventure begins January 31.
But as the panel is happening live right now, we’re getting some more details, including the creative teams for the books. Jody Houser and Ty Templeton are on the Mother Panic/Batman Special. Cecil Castallucci and Mirka Andolfo are handling Shade/Wonder Woman. Jon Rivera and Langdon Foss are on Cave Carson/Swamp Thing. And as we already knew, Steve Orlando, Gerard Way, and Aco are the team for JLA/Doom Patrol, with a cover by Frank Quitely featuring Milkman Man up above.
Milkman Man, who Quitely designed, will be the antagonist of the event, which was compared to Crisis on Infinite Earths, but for the Young Animal universe. The crossover kicks off in Doom Patrol #12.
And we also got to see the first interior art from Aco for Justice League/Doom Patrol Special, as it was called in the press release, or JLA/Doom Patrol as it was referred to at the panel:
Another new series announced in the press release last night was Eternity Girl by Magdalene Visaggio and Sonny Liew, and we now have more accurate details on that as well, which you can read about here.
Bleeding Cool will have a full write-up of the panel shortly. We’ll see how well DC’s press release predicted the future.