The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys

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The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys
Cover of the trade paperback edition
Publication information
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
Format Limited series
Genre Post-apocalyptic, adventure, drama, coming-of-age
Publication date June 12, 2013 – Jan 1, 2014
No. of issues 6
Main character(s) The Girl
Dr. Death Defying
Cherri Cola
Val Velocity
Korse
Blue
Red
Creative team
Written by Gerard Way
Shaun Simon
Artist(s) Becky Cloonan
Letterer(s) Nate Piekos
Colorist(s) Dan Jackson
Editor(s) Sierra Hahn

The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys is a 2013 comic book limited series written by Gerard Way and Shaun Simon, illustrated by Becky Cloonan and published by Dark Horse Comics. The series serves as a sequel to the My Chemical Romance concept album Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, focusing on the followers of the original Killjoys as they try to fight against the tyrannical megacorporation Better Living Industries.[1]

Synopsis[edit]

Following the aftermath of the first battle waged during Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, the group's followers have kept to the desert while Better Living Industries continues to "strip citizens of their individuality".[2] Only The Girl, the sole survivor of the original Killjoys, can help stir up the fight or join the masses in their mindlessness.

Development[edit]

Gerard first announced the project, that would be co-written with Shaun Simon, at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con[3] and in 2012 New York Comic Con stated that artist Becky Cloonan would be producing the artwork.[4] He commented that the comic would serve as the final part of the story and that it would not be "as frantic as what people are going to expect".[4] Way also described the story as "a coming of age story about a young girl" and that she would be "[choosing] her own path".[5]

Release schedule[edit]

Name Release Date
Issue #1 -- "Whatever Gets You Through the Night" 12 June 2013[6]
Issue #2 -- "Ghost Stations" 10 July 2013[7]
Issue #3 -- "Blind" or "Teenage Lightning" 14 August 2013
Issue #4 -- "Run!" 11 September 2013
Issue #5 -- "Waking the Destroya!" 30 October 2013[8]
Issue #6 -- "Boom!" 1 January 2014[9]

Collected editions[edit]

On May 7, 2014, two separate collected editions of issues 1 through 6, as well as the "Dead Satellites" one-shot from Free Comic Book Day 2013, became available online through Things from Another World. One edition is a standard 160-page trade paperback, while the other is a hardcover limited to just 2,500 copies, filled 232 pages and featured an extensive sketchbook with artwork from Becky Cloonan, Gabriel Bá, Paul Pope, Gerard Way, Fábio Moon, Rafael Grampá and Brian Ewing.

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