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    Default The Fabulous Killjoys With Gerard Way In June. Honest.



    It was only announced in 2009 after all. A mere blip ago.

    The Fabulous Killjoys by Gerard Way, Shaun Simon, and Becky Cloonan is out in June. Honest. They promise. You'll get a glimpse with Free Comic Book Day in May, and thn get the full immersive experience one month later.

    Let's just let them say their thing.
    Welcome to Battery City, where the disease is the cure!

    In My Chemical Romance?s critically acclaimed album Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, the Killjoys fought against the tyrannical megacorporation Better Living Industries. It cost them their lives, save for one?the mysterious Girl. Today, the followers of the original Killjoys languish in the desert while BLI systematically strips citizens of their individuality. As the fight for freedom fades, it?s left to the Girl to take up the mantle and bring down the fearsome BLI or else join the mindless ranks of Bat City!

    ?The original idea for the comic informed the record,? said Gerard Way. ?The record helped refine the idea, and then Becky had done a drawing of the Girl for the single ?The Only Hope for Me Is You?and I saw it and thought, this is the comic. It?s basically the last video, it?s the last part of the Killjoys story, while at the same time being totally its own thing.?

    ?I think we have created a broad range of characters here,? said cowriter Shaun Simon. ?A lonely teenage girl hiding from her past in the desert. A couple of android call girls wanting nothing more than to be together. An aging assassin with a secret that could destroy his life . . . Even though these characters are living in a bizarre sci-fi world, their struggles are the same we face in our own.?

    ?The world of the Killjoys is full of visual opposites?from sprawling deserts to urban junkyards?and a cast of characters to match,? said artist Becky Cloonan. ?It?s been a challenge to encompass all of this in my art, but woven into the world building is a human spark that lights this story on fire and gives me so much to draw from.?

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    Well im excited. I mean who wouldn't want to read a series where grant Morrison is the villain ?

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    This looks good, but I'd still much rather have another volume of The Umbrella Academy

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    Oh shit. I forgot Cloonan was gonna be on this. I saw her at a con recently and she was even hanging out with friends after hours and I totally forgot she was working on it and to ask about it.

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    I'm excited. I'm a fairly big fan of MCR's music and the videos from the Killjoy era were gorgeous

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    This looks good, but I'd still much rather have another volume of The Umbrella Academy
    I suspect that if Gerard Way had the time and inclination to write a comic, we'd be getting more of that, and therefore Shaun Simon is doing most of the work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenCatcher View Post
    Well im excited. I mean who wouldn't want to read a series where grant Morrison is the villain ?
    Is it set in Michael Moorcock's imagination?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam View Post
    I suspect that if Gerard Way had the time and inclination to write a comic, we'd be getting more of that, and therefore Shaun Simon is doing most of the work.
    Maybe you should read this. Gerard Way And Scott Allie On 'Killjoys' And The Future Of ' The Umbrella Academy' [Interview] - ComicsAlliance | Comic book culture, news, humor, commentary, and reviews
    Last edited by Jamesom; 12-19-2012 at 07:32 PM.

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