DC Comics’ Young Animal line will expand in May with ‘Bug!: The Adventures of Forager’ by Michael, Lee and Laura Allred. The six-issue miniseries is set to debut May 10.
“Every time I get to work with my ‘big bro’ Lee, it’s like tapping into our most thrilling childhood comic book daydreams,” Michael Allred said in the press release. “If you gave me the chance to list the characters I’d most like to get my hands on from Kirby’s ‘Fourth World,’ Forager the Bug sits squarely at the top. And now we are throwing him into the DC’s Young Animal mix, winding him up and letting him go! When you add in our not-so-secret weapon of Laura’s magical colors, I couldn’t possibly be more pumped about this series!”
Per the press release, the new miniseries will feature Kirby creations like Sandman and sidekick Sandy, Blue Beetle, Atlas and more.
“I am absolutely thrilled to have the first family of comics, the Allreds, producing ‘Bug!: The Adventures of Forager.’ This year, DC is celebrating the fantastic brain of Jack Kirby and this is our offering to that wonderful tribute. In Young Animal fashion, this miniseries takes an alternative look at a character from the past, Forager, who still has a few unturned stones in his history,” said Gerard Way, curator of Young Animal, in the release. “The Allred’s brand of wild and weird fits perfectly with what we are doing, and in some ways inspired various aspects of the imprint— so it only makes sense to bring them in to do what they do best. We can’t wait to show you what they’re cooking up and hope this is the first of many family projects for the imprint that they’ll be involved in.”
Bug! joins a line-up that already includes Doom Patrol, Shade the Changing Girl, Mother Panic and Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye. So it should fit right in.