The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys is a comic book limited series written by Gerard Way and Shaun Simon, illustrated by Becky Cloonan and. Michael Way Gerard wrote the comics after the album, it follows the same story .. In isolation, The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys is a relatively solid book. The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys #1 (Becky Cloonan cover). Years ago, the Killjoys fun to each new issue.” —Comic Book Resources.
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The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys and millions of other books are .. Gerard Way is a singer, songwriter, and comic book writer who is perhaps best known. This set collects The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys Please Author interviews, book reviews, editors' picks, and more. *Dark Horse Comics*. Preview issue one of 'The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys' comic Chemical Romance frontman and Eisner-winning comic book writer.
The group of outlaws consists of a bunch of narcissistic teens that seemed to be worried more about their hair looking good than the victims they shoot. The trade paperback The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys collects all the six chapters of the story.
Cloonan seems to take some visual cues from manga comics even though she uses the grammar of American comic books. Basically, there are three storylines that unfold simultaneously.
The first storyline concerns the Girl coming of age and finding her destiny. The second storyline is about Korse, the Scarecrow that originally killed the Killjoys Grant Morrison in the video. For Korse there is no alternative than to go head-to-head with the head of the company.
The third story arc is about two porno droids trying to escape Battery City. I found their journey to be the most compelling. Interestingly, it is the droids that show the most human emotions. Stories such as these always call to mind outstanding literary narratives such as Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and by George Orwell. To me, Killjoys is just another modern-day, blockbuster variation on the dystopian future as depicted in these aforementioned classic novels.
The BLI corporation on the surface seems like another version of Big Brother as it runs Battery City, in which regular citizens are like enslaved consumers, living in fear for breaking the law set by BLI. Draculoids and Scarecrows enforce this law. From the aforementioned lesbian sex androids to an aging Scarecrow who is starting to turn against the orders of his superiors, it seems the gears are turning against BLI from the inside as much as in the apocalyptic desert beyond its borders.
Some of it is suitably poignant and I won't spoil, because it's actually genuinely touching and beautiful, and I'd hate for it not to have the impact on you it had on me , but let's just say that BLI is a bit apposed to things that a lot of people have trouble being accepted for even in today's seemingly not-a-dystopian-future-city society. Then there are seriously chilling lines, like a mother telling her child who wished upon a "star" that "you know there are no more stars".
It's more horrific for its silliness, though, as, in one very out-of-left-field scene, it is revealed that the main villainess is a whip-wielding dominatrix in her spare time.
I don't know what that's meant to signify if anything , but it's certainly a curio the likes of which this comic frequently indulges in presenting. As a standalone project, I think do really like this book. As a multimedia package, though, with the My Chemical Romance album at hand, it's really an experience quite unlike anything else.
There are a few things I could nitpick, but overall my feelings are startlingly positive, especially as my mind revisits it - it's the sort of story that works really well if you let it gestate, let it grow on you.
It has undoubtedly grown on me, from the unique voices that Way and Simon possess, to the deft illustrations by an artist who walks the line between Western and Eastern styles with notable aplomb. It's a mess in places, but then, it is punk, and isn't that how it goes? To quote the desert's own mad DJ, Dr.
Death-Defying: "It's time to do it now, and do it loud. I was caught up in the world, so it was pretty exciting when I saw that MCR front-man Gerard Way had teamed up with comics writer Shaun Simon to explore what happened after the album and the videos. I think only the "Na Na Na" and "Sing" videos are absolutely necessary, but I'd still recommend I really enjoy concept albums.
The Girl, the sole surviving member of the Killjoys, joins up with a new group at the beginning of the comic. But this group's leader might be a little off his hinges.
Meanwhile, back in Battery City, Korse is starting to no longer perfectly follow orders for Better Living Industries and a droid is desperately trying to save her older-model-droid girlfriend.
There are a lot of characters to follow in six issues, but things come together by the end. The focus really is one the Girl and her coming into her own. One of the questions raised by the music videos is why the Killjoys were protecting her.
It's something she's wondered herself. But she can find and forge her own path even as she discovers the answer to that question.
It's paralleled by company-man Korse questioning the path that he's followed for so long. I liked seeing this world fleshed out farther and getting some answers to lingering questions.
I thought Becky Cloonan's art did a wonderful job of capturing the look of the videos and translating it to a 2D medium. At the same time, if you aren't already a fan of the world, there is a lot to pick up. There is very little time spent rehashing information from the album. I'd say this is a yes for fans of Danger Days, but a pass for everyone else.
But that doesn't excuse a barely patched together comic based off of the flimsy plotting of a fucking rock opera. Not even the lithe, cyber-punk meets Road Warrior artwork can save this throwaway teenage daydream. Read t Sure, who doesn't want to flee to the desert, wear Beetlejuice leggings and leather jackets, dye their hair bright colors and wear make-up, join a snotty punk-rock gang of outlaws and plan daring overthrows of corporate America that heartless machine we all agree we hate?