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When My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way first announced back in 2016 that he was partnering with DC Comics to launch "pop-up imprint" Young Animal, he described it as a place where bold, innovative comics for "dangerous humans" would have the creative space to flourish.

Though Young Animal's creation produced some of the most fascinating, mind-bending titles that DC's put out in years - such as Shade, The Changing Girl and the Milk Wars event - the imprint and most of its titles are winding down later this winter.

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At some point in every comic book superhero's life, they find themselves contemplating the nature of their existence and asking themselves, "What's the point of all this? Why guard the galaxy? Why protect the forces of creation? Why fight to win a game of dodgeball? Why?" Pondering those questions is the reason comic books exist, and each of this week's best new comics focus on coming to a variety of different answers.

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DC's Young Animals imprint is giving us some of the weirdest, most enjoyable books around lately -- Doom Patrol, Cave Carson, Shade the Changing Girl, the list goes on. The latest book heading to Gerard Way's imprint is equally weird, but it's a pull back far into the wonderful mind of the legendary Jack Kirby. Forager the Bug returns!

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Back in 1977, DC Comics published the first issue of Shade, The Changing Man, featuring a new adventurer created by the legendary Steve Ditko. Shade grew to become one of the trippiest heroes ever published by DC, eventually returning in a series that helped lay the foundation for the groundbreaking Vertigo imprint. Now a new series morphs Shade's newest form into the most complicated one yet: A teenage girl.