The Youngster is a comic book series created by Lance Butcher and illustrated by William Ray and Stanley Lau. The story follows a barely surviving future where the average human life-span has been reduced to an average of 35 years. Science and magic have become one and the same. Six students are forced to unravel a mystery to prevent another catastrophe from wiping out the human race for good. A live-action promotional trailer was used to advertise the first season during SXSW 2012. A limited release was printed for Anime Matsuri 2013 and a reprint is scheduled for San Diego Comic Con International 2019.