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The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys

This comic has definitely become a cult classic, due to it’s origin story that was played out through the bands last major release of the same name.

Initially the concept was expected to be a comic book and according to Becky Cloonan when we spoke to her at a convention in 2009 she had finished the art for it and was ready to see it come out, but Gerard had other plans.

In 2010 we saw Danger Days arrive in the form of a My Chemical Romance album and in 2013 we saw it come to life as a comic that told the story of what happened to the little girl after the Killjoys had died.

When asked at NC Comicon in 2016 just why this book seemed to resonate with such a large audience and still be so wildly celebrated, Gerard gave a simple, yet humble, answer of “I don’t know.”

.He went on to say that he believed the art was inclusive and inviting to fans. We’d have to say that we agree, and in many ways rediscovering this since 2016 with the state of the world we live in now it’s incredibly inspiring and gives hope that even in the darkest times there can be happiness and no matter how bleak things look there is always hope. It doesn’t leave a grey area and that’s where our world is today. You’re either for or against. You’re either part of the problem or part of the solution. You’re a Killjoy or you’re BL/ind. And that’s the secret beauty of this book. No matter how young or how old you are it inspires you to “be what tomorrow needs.”

 

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