Gerard Way anunciou o lançamento de uma nova HQ da série True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys, lançada originalmente em 2013, ao lado de Shaun Simon. Intitulada National Anthem, a nova história contará de outros personagens, inéditos até então.
O primeiro volume de True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys foi lançado como sequência ao álbum de 2010 do My Chemical Romance, Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys. Em seu Instagram, Way revelou os primeiros detalhes do lançamento:
"A primeira coisa a se saber sobre National Anthem é que é muito diferente de qualquer Killjoys que você já viu, leu ou ouviu antes. Você pode reconhecer alguns elementos visuais dos personagens, mas estes são personagens completamente diferentes da gangue que vimos na Califórnia em 2019", escreveu Way. "Mesmo depois de tantos anos, Shaun e eu não conseguimos tirar essa história da nossa cameça, e achamos que era poderosa, única e diferente de tudo que já fizemos, o suficiente para justificar a existência".
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Yesterday, we announced a new True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys series: National Anthem. We’re really excited about this book, because we take everything back to the original concept for the series that could have been, many years ago, before it became an MCR concept record and subsequent comic series, now known as TLFK: California. The first thing to know about National Anthem is that it’s very different from any Killjoys material you have seen, read, or heard before. You may recognize some visual elements of the characters, but these are completely different characters from the gang we saw in California 2019. These are the original characters: Mike Milligram, The Codes— Red and Blue, Animax, Kyle 100%, and a ton of others, as well as changes these characters go through years later, and an eventual new member of the gang. This story is set in the 1990’s and the 2000’s, in a world as its was back then. All these years later, Shaun and I couldn’t get this story out of our heads, and thought it was powerful, unique, and different enough from what we had done before to warrant actually making the thing, and I’m really happy we did. The first issue was written in one and a half weeks, about 44 pages long, and it was dying to get out. So, try and come to this with a fresh brain and unlearn everything you know about the Killjoys. It’s also a mature readers book. The creative team is one of the best I have ever worked with, some old friends and new friends. Shaun Simon co-writes with me, @leo_romero11 handles the line art, @whoajordie handles the colors, @natepiekos handles the letters, @beckycloonan as well as @prentler and others, handle the variant covers. And everyone is doing something they’ve never done before, and operating from a new and experimental place. It hits shops and digital on October 14th, published by @darkhorsecomics. We can’t wait for you to check it out. #tlfk #thetruelivesofthefabulouskilljoys #TLFKnationalanthem #nationalanthem #darkhorsecomics #booksontape
Na narrativa das músicas e clipes de Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, a banda interpretava um grupo de heróis chamado Fabulous Killjoys, que morreu enfrentando a megacorporação Better Living Industries.
True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys: National Anthem tem lançamento marcado para 14 de outubro pela Dark Horse Comics.