The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys: National Anthem (Paperback)

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By Gerard Way, Shaun Simon, Leonardo Romero (Illustrator), Jordie Bellaire (Illustrator), Nate Piekos (Illustrator)
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This story is set in the world originally created by Gerard Way, for the My Chemical Romance concept album "Danger Days". However the book easily stands alone for those unfamiliar with the origins. This graphic novel offers twists and turns very early on, pairing well with the bright, busy, detail filled art. The characters are likeable and tragic, the action is fast paced. It will leave you wanting to read it a second time, to catch the details that might or might not clarify what is real and what is imagined, in the mind of the main character. — Misty Henrichsen


Forget everything you already knew about the Fabulous Killjoys!

Writers Gerard Way and Shaun Simon, along with Illustrator Leonardo Romero (Hawkeye), colorist Jordie Bellaire (Redlands), and letterer Nate Piekos (The Umbrella Academy) team up to present an all-new modern day Killjoys series as Way and Simon take it all the way back to the original story that inspired My Chemical Romance's concept album Danger Days and its dystopian comic book series in The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys: National Anthem.

The Fabulous Killjoys, once a group of teenage exterminators determined to save reality, have lost their way--and their memories. After a period of mental confinement, former Killjoys leader Mike Milligram gets de-programmed and hits the road to bring the gang back together for a final showdown against an evil pharmaceutical corporation, their monstrous hitman, and savage gang rivals.

Collects The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys: National Anthem #1-#6 and all covers, with variant covers by Becky Cloonan, Paul Rentler, Motohiro, Andrew MacLean, Alvaro Tapia Hidalgo, and Brian Chippendale!

About the Author

Gerard Way is a singer, songwriter, and comic book writer who is perhaps best known as the lead singer of the band My Chemical Romance. With My Chemical Romance, Way found fame and acclaim and toured with the band from 2001 to 2013. In addition to his music, Way is the Eisner Award-winning writer of The Umbrella Academy and The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys.

You can learn more about Way and his art at

Product Details
ISBN: 9781506722214
ISBN-10: 1506722210
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
Publication Date: July 20th, 2021
Pages: 200
Language: English