The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys
Random and unfocused world building - check
Incoherent story – check
Sub plots that flow together like sewage and wine - check
Poorly conceived characters you don’t care about – check
Characters whose motivations are a complete mystery – c ...more
This is set is a dystopian future. One where it feels there was a comic before this that you missed where lots of things happened that are only referenced here. Still there was something about it t ...more
In isolation, The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys is a relatively solid book. Visually and lyrically, the book is highly-stylized. The art is colorful and explosive. The text is punc ...more
I hated the story though. It didn't do anything for me. There were some interesting concepts presented but they were presented in such a disorientating way. I didn't care about any of the characters, and eventually just started looking at the artwork and not caring about the story. It took me months to finish this book, I finally read ...more
Taking place years after the Fabulous Killjoys are all gone, it starts with a DJ in the desert and a girl foragi ...more
And it did start off with the bang and rush of adrenaline that characterizes MCR. But then it just sort of...petered down to a supremely disappointing anti-climax. I had to admit by the third or fourth issue that it didn't meet expectations. The characters were weak, the story line was weak, ...more
2 stars for the two chapters!
The art was cool, but that's about it.
There were a tOn of characters and side-stories happening at once, and nothing was tied together.
Some digital age prostitute, talk of a war, vampire things, and a group of presumed-dead terrorists.
Being a fan of My Chemical Romance in my youth, I decided to pick up one of Gerard's comics, what better than one that told the story of my favori ...more
There was very little I enjoyed or was entertained by...so much gory killing, unnecessary in most cases.
Disclaimer: I borrowed a copy since I am watching Killjoy (TV series, season 3&4 to understand the featured shows of season 5) and ...more
So very, very much fun. Continues the story of The Girl and the Killjoys from the My Chemical Romance album Danger Days and the videos for "Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)" and "SING" from that album. There were flaws, but it's just so much fun to be back in this world and to see familiar characters, words, and themes, that I'm rounding up. Plus, we find out why exactly the Killjoys were so protective of The Girl, and we see her grow up to be a character - and hero - in her own r ...more
The plot was rushed and confusing because of it. The characters were so incredibly underdeveloped. The world was underdeveloped. EVERYTHING WAS UNDERDEVELOPED.
If this had been made into a longer series, with better character work and world-building, this could’ve been great. But nope.
I got an unhealthy amount of excited when I came across this collection. I am a huge fan of Gerard Way's other comic/graphic novel work, and I was eager to give The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys a chance, and I'm really glad I did.
The plot takes place in a post-apocalyptic setting, given a more twisted tone and cast of characters in Battery City. This world contains a girl who has to step in and find her place in order to be the one that the world needs ...more
I've been a MCR fan for years, yet I havne't read this graphic novel until just now. I found that having listened to the album 'Danger Days' countless numbers of times in the past years as well as having watched the music videos for "Na Na Na" and "SING", I was already quite immersed in this world and unlike some reviews I've come acros, I didn't find the story to be inconsistent or flat. Rather I was quite unable to stop turning the p ...more
The artwork was dandy. Good use of color, cool visual design, really cute kitty! As for the rest of it, I can only describe it as a mashup of post-apocalyptic and dystopian concepts from Tank ...more
They saved you... but I could have saved them. I'm sorry I wasn't there. Dying never hurts anyone except those left behind. - Cherri Cola
How do I explain The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys? I guess something I need to say is that Danger Days is one of my all time favourite albums and I've always adored the M/Vs for Na Na Na and Sing. The storytelling in them made me happy as a teen. In the message from author Shaun Simon, he reveals that My Chemical Romance ran out of money to make a thir...more