Mother Panic Vol. 1 (Paperback)

A Work in Progress (Young Animal)

By Jody Houser, Tommy Lee Edwards (Illustrator)

DC Comics, 9781401271114, 176pp.

Publication Date: June 20, 2017

List Price: 16.99*
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As part of the new DC’s Young Animal imprint, a bold new take on the world of the Batman comes from writer Jody Houser, artists Tommy Lee Edwards and Shawn Crystal and DC’s Young Animal mastermind Gerard Way—MOTHER PANIC VOL. 1: A WORK IN PROGRESS.

The shadow of the Bat falls over all of Gotham City, from its dark alleys to its glittering high-rises. But a new vigilante has just stepped away from that shadow, and she has her own brand of violent retribution to deal out to the city’s corrupt elites.
Meet Violet Paige, a rich young celebutante with a bad attitude and a worse reputation. No one would ever suspect that this tabloid-fodder wild child has a secret hidden beneath her spoiled heiress exterior—a secret that has driven her to become the terrifying force of vengeance against her privileged peers known as Mother Panic!
But even as Violet launches her all-out assault on the rich and twisted, her shaky allies threaten to betray her, and every one of Gotham’s guardians—from Batwoman to the Dark Knight himself—is hot on her trail. Will Mother Panic continue to strike terror into her enemies’ hearts? Or will her violent quest for justice reach an equally violent end?

About the Author

Jody Houser is the creator behind the webcomic Cupcake POW! Houser has written Faith for Valiant Comics, Max Ride: Ultimate Flight and Agent May for Marvel, and Orphan Black for IDW. She has been a contributing writer to numerous comics anthologies, including Avengers: No More Bullying, Vertigo CMYK: Magenta, and both Womanthology series.  Houser  contributed to Justice League of America: Road to Rebirth and is currently writing Mother Panic for DC.

Praise For Mother Panic Vol. 1: A Work in Progress (Young Animal)

“Teens who love gritty Batman Stories will find plenty to like in this latest Gotham City Vigilante…Violet’s bitterness, long-buried secrets, and tightrope walk between bravery and recklessness make this a nice fit for fans of Greg Rucka’s Batwoman: Elegy.” —BOOKLIST

“Houser’s dialogue and characters are superb. Edwards is in top form; his pacing is wonderful and the action is fantastic.”—NERDIST
“While there is no shortage of women heroes, there is a major shortage of woman antiheroes and MOTHER PANIC looks to fill that gap.” —NEWSARAMA
“Mother Panic is a somewhat more traditional superhero story, but the psychedelic visual style and and surreal, fractured narrative give the book a flavor all its own.” —IGN