One of the biggest heartbreaks of my time with comic books was the collapse of the Vertigo universe in 2010. There was something really special about that corner of DC where all the weirdos hung out. Anything could happen there in those books, but there was still that sense of history that DC prides itself on. These stories were essential to my growing love of the medium. Needless to say, I was overjoyed when I learned DC was creating the Young Animal imprint to give a new home to my favorite miscreants. Today marks the beginning of that line with Gerard Way, Nick Derington, and Tamra Bonvillain’s Doom Patrol #1. And oh boy, they do not let me down a bit.