Gerard Way Creates A New Comic Book

In a welcome change from the usual movie news and hype at Comic-Con, My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way announced that he is set to release a new comic book series called “Killjoys.”  Gerard is no stranger to the comic book industry; his first series “Umbrella Academy” won the Eisner Award.

Gerard spoke briefly about the upcoming series stating, “What I would like to say is that it’s a complete and total departure from anything I’ve done in ‘Umbrella Academy.’ It’s almost like a strange kind of love letter to the really great comics of the ’90s that kind of pushed things,” Gerard said. “If ‘Umbrella Academy’ is me taking a look at, among many other things, ‘Doom Patrol,’ ‘Killjoys’ is me, with my co-writer Shaun Simon, taking a look at when the best stuff was going on in the ’90s, things like ‘Invisibles’ and stuff like that. It’s a mature readers title, which is another first. We specifically wanted ‘Umbrella Academy’ to be an all ages title. This thing is going to deal with much more mature and controversial themes, such as hate crimes and homophobia, the homogenization of American culture and American life. ‘Umbrella Academy’ is set in its own world, with its own rules; ‘Killjoys’ is set in modern America. I find that sometimes you can say a lot when you’re dealing in our times, with what people can relate with right now. It starts off at the end of the ’90s and picks up today. I would say it’s more violent, heavily, and deals with much stronger themes.”

The series will supposedly be about a guy who embarks on a six-issue length mission to get his Ramones albums back.

Should be interesting…

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Bright Star Trailer!

The trailer for “Bright Star” dropped this week and I could not be more excited for it.  (Minus the trailer voiceover which obviously won’t be in the movie)  I’ve heard it’s being touted as an early Oscar contender and I’m hoping Ben Whishaw, who plays the part of poet John Keats, gets a nod.  For those of you who haven’t seen any of his movies, RUN and rent some (“I’m Not There”, “Perfume”, “Brideshead Revisited” etc–IMDB it up).  He’s clearly one of the most talented British actors of his generation.  According to IMDB: The drama [Bright Star] based on the three-year romance between 19th century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne, which was cut short by Keats’ untimely death at age 25.

The trailer looks incredibly romantic and beautifully shot and you can check it out below…. Continue reading