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Gerard Way writing new 'Killjoys' comic book series; 'The Umbrella Academy' card game in the works

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While the My Chemical Romance reunion tour’s been postpoend to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, frontman Gerard Way‘s comic book writing career is keeping him busy.

This fall, Way will release the first issue of a new story line in his The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys series, based on the concept of MCR’s last album, 2010’s Danger Days.

According to Alternative Press, the six-part saga, titled The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys: National Anthem, will debut on October 14.

“In 2010, MCR released a concept record, Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys,” Way and co-writer Shaun Simon tell Alt Press. “The record was inspired by a story that only existed in our minds. In 2013, we wrote a comic book series based on that concept record while the original story lay dormant. Now, in 2020, the story that inspired it all will be told: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys: National Anthem.”

In related news, a new card game based on Way’s The Umbrella Academy series is in the works. A Kickstarter to fund the game will launch on July 28.

Visit UmbrellaAcademyGame.com for more info.  Meanwhile, the second season of Netflix’s live action adaptation of The Umbrella Academy premieres on July 31.

If all that’s not enough Gerard Way comic book content for you, the musician will be participating in a virtual panel as part of the Comic-Con at Home online convention. You can tune in this Saturday, July 25, at noon PT via Comic-Con.org.

By Josh Johnson
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