The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys #2

Writer: Shaun Simon, Gerard Way Artist: Becky Cloonan Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: July 10, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 1
7.4Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Our home was sent to the heavens and there aint nowhere to go!

Delve into the life of Korse, one of Better Living Industries’ most productive and violent Scarecrows! See the trials and tribulations faced by Blue, an android down on her luck! Meanwhile, find out who—or what—survived the original Killjoys’ deadly confrontation in Battery City.

  • 10
    Florida Geek Scene - IHAVEYOURSHIT Jul 10, 2013

    Cloonan just draws the shit out of anything. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Roel Fiala Sep 22, 2013

    In summation, this issue Way, Simon, Cloonan and Jackson provide an emotive expansion to the The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys. Providing more for this dystopian world and its characters through the art direction and story which is by far the selling point for me. With more to come readers may assume this is coming along slowly however the slow pace allows readers to become more immersed and connected into the story and its characters provided by this fantastic team. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - David Henderson Jul 12, 2013

    It also made a nice change to see Grant Morrison in a comic where he wasn't playing himself. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Sean Tonelli Jul 10, 2013

    From our first glimpse of the demise of the Killjoys, to Korse's secret affair, The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys: Chapter 2 is another great tale in an already sprawling story. A haunting epic that benefits from its fan service and drop dead art. Way, Simon and Cloonan are laying out the groundwork for our generations Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep and I for one, am glad to be a part of it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Melissa Grey Jul 10, 2013

    Hopefully, the coming issues will see the people who populate the world of the The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys become as well-developed as their environment. Way, Simon, and Cloonan are on the brink of something brilliant, even if they haven't hit it quite yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Lindsey Morris Jul 11, 2013

    From the outset I had no doubt that this series would be great, and for the second month running I have not been disappointed. Gerard Way and Shaun Simon have crafted another great issue, this time delving more deeply into the lives of characters like Scarecrow Korse, RC Cola, and the android Blue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Jordan Jul 11, 2013

    Things ramp up in this issue as a greying Cherri-Cola and "The Girl" reunites for the first time in a long time to play their part in the destruction of the BL/Ind Corporation and the heroes of the desert plot to overthrow the corrupted "Bat" city. I did have a little bit of a hard time following the plot at times due to having to follow so many characters and having such a complex plot mixed with the names of the people/places being strange and hard to remember at times. Qualms aside The True lives of the Fabulous Killjoys is interesting, entertaining and refreshingly different and I am hooked until the end of this kooky tale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Jul 13, 2013

    Killjoys has continued to hit its mark for the second week in a row. I can't wait to see the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Jul 15, 2013

    The series will be worth a third look next month, with the hope that it progresses the story elements slightly, although there's an increased sense that we are just delaying the inevitable unveiling of some returning heroes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Jul 24, 2013

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  • 7.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jimbus_Christ Jul 11, 2013

    Gerard Way and Shaun Simon have created an emotionally invested second chapter of their series that manages to develop the story in some really interesting ways. A few more moments with less exposition and more exploration of the world would have been appreciated, but the series maintains a decent pace. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Culture Mass - Stephen Wilds Jul 10, 2013

    Welcome back to the Wild West with ray guns and Draculoids, as I excitedly flip the pages and hold tight to my colors, praying to Destroya. The world of the Killjoys craves that raw excitement and is quite deserving of it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Jul 15, 2013

    So far, "The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys" feels like a film preview or music video. There are lots of interconnected themes, and Battery City itself is a cocktail of bright images and stylish people, but plotting, dialogue and characterization are neglected in favor of creating mood and atmosphere. It's still a compelling package of ideas and images, but Way, Simon and Cloonan may be relying too heavily on concept and style to carry the weight of narrative. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Alex Jul 10, 2013

    This project has a lot of potential if Gerard Way could just start the story already and focus on the characters that are previously setup. This issue is once again drawn beautifully by the wonderful Becky Cloonan. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Jul 10, 2013

    The art? Well it's fine and there's nothing that's drawn badly, but that's it. Becky Cloonan has nothing visually interesting to draw here. Nothing stands out or grabs your attention outside of the scene with the blue robot due to some decent emotion, so the art is kind of wasted. Read Full Review

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