The direct tie-in to the My Chemical Romance album Danger Days is being collected as an over-sized hardcover in THE TRUE LIVES OF THE FABULOUS KILLJOYS: CALIFORNIA LIBRARY EDITION! Written by Gerard Way (The Umbrella Academy, My Chemical Romance) and Shaun Simon (Neverboy, Collapser), illustrated by Becky Cloonan (American Virgin, The Punisher), colored by Dan Jackson (The Strain, Ghost), and lettered by Nate Piekos (Fight Club 3, The Umbrella Academy), THE TRUE LIVES OF THE FABULOUS KILLJOYS: CALIFORNIA LIBRARY EDITION will feature an all new cover by Becky Cloonan.
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!
“I am beyond excited that my co-creators and I get to release this gorgeous edition of THE TRUE LIVES OF THE FABULOUS KILLJOYS: CALIFORNIA. Dark Horse really gives their hardcover presentations a lot of thought, and put a ton of creativity into the design. We also get a new cover by Becky Cloonan, and her work is always spectacular, as it is inside the pages of this volume.” –Gerard Way
“The Dark Horse library editions are the ultimate editions of my favorite books. I am thrilled to be included in that line up now with THE TRUE LIVES OF THE FABULOUS KILLJOYS: CALIFORNIA.” –Shaun Simon
This new THE TRUE LIVES OF THE FABULOUS KILLJOYS: CALIFORNIA LIBRARY EDITION collects the 2014 series THE TRUE LIVES OF THE FABULOUS KILLJOYS: CALIFORNIA and the short story “Dead Satellites,”along with an expanded sketchbook section. This oversized hardcover is a collection of over 200-pages of material and will retail at $39.99.
THE TRUE LIVES OF THE FABULOUS KILLJOYS: CALIFORNIA goes on sale September 2, 2020, and is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop. Be sure to catch My Chemical Romance on their North American Reunion Tour starting mid-2020!
Praise for THE TRUE LIVES OF THE FABULOUS KILLJOYS:
“It’s a testament to Way, Simon, and Cloonan’s storytelling ability that the vibrant world of the Killjoys retains the musical quality of its origins while doing something uniquely refreshing.”–IGN
“[Killjoys is] one of the most visually stunning comics out there.”–Newsarama
““Killjoys” is a celebration of expecting the unexpected and carving out your own path. Welcome back, Gerard – we needed more comic books like this.”–Multiversity Comics
“Killjoys was a fantastic miniseries that evokes a world unlike anything else that hit the stands in 2013. The team of Way, Simon, and Cloonan have created a truly original American manga that oozes with style with every page.”–Bloody Disgusting