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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