Years ago, the Killjoys fought against the tyrannical megacorporation Better Living Industries, costing them their lives, save for one—the mysterious Girl. Today, the followers of the original Killjoys languish in the Desert while BLI systematically strips citizens of their individuality. As the fight for freedom fades, it's left to the Girl to take up the mantle and bring down the fearsome BLI! Collects The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys #1–#6 and "Dead Satellites" from Free Comic Book Day 2013.
* From Gerard Way, creator of the Eisner Award–winning The Umbrella Academy!
* Hardcover limited to 2,500 copies!
* Hardcover includes an extensive sketchbook with artwork from Becky Cloonan, Gabriel Bá, Paul Pope, Gerard Way, Fábio Moon, Rafael Grampá, and Brian Ewing.
Although it is visually energetic and brimming with interesting artistic choices, this story, derived from the eponymous album and videos by Way's (Umbrella Academy) former band My Chemical Romance, still struggles to provide much in the way of narrative momentum. Cloonan's (Conan) bright, energetic art buoys the action, which follows a gang of ragtag but fabulous (they are based on rock stars, after all) freedom fighters on their crusade against Better Living Industries, a sinister megacorporation, but the dystopian plot quickly loses steam. Evoking a sense of gritty excitement and sand-baked glamor, the artwork establishes a desert world in which everything looks worn and battered. Way and Simon never fully embrace to the world devised by Cloonan's pencils, constantly getting sidetracked by half-formed ideas, especially in the long stretches that focus on futuristic youth culture. Fans of Way and Cloonan will definitely enjoy the story, but others may just look at the pictures.
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I love the plot, but I feel the climax went a little too fast. I had to reread the part with Destroya many times, but other than that, so awesome. The drawing and the coloring is just as fabulous as the title. Gerard Way and Shaun Simon, I love the afterword.
Absolutely love these comics!!!
Best series I've read.
It was good