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My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way to Launch Comic Book Series, "The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys"

Image courtesy of Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel (via ABC News Radio)

My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way has signed on to help write a new comic book series based on the band’s 2010 album, Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys . Titled The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys , the story line revolves around “the mysterious Girl” who wages a war against Better Living Industries, a “the tyrannical megacorporation [that] strips citizens of their individuality.”

“The original idea for the comic informed the record,” said Way in a statement. “The record helped refine the idea, and then [artist] Becky [ Cloonan ] 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.”

The first installment of the series will be published by Dark Horse comics on June 6.

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