The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys: National Anthem #1

Writer: Gerard Way, Shaun Simon Artist: Leonardo Romero Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: October 14, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 5
8.5Critic Rating
9.6User Rating

After the Analog Wars, the Killjoys lost their way-and their memories. A rat chews through Mike Milligram's TV cord, and reality unravels. But when his Ramones records disappear, Mike remembers what the fabulous Killjoys and some toy rayguns can do.

Gerard Way and Shaun Simon take it all back to their original concept, rebooting the Killjoys in present-day America, where it's impossible to tell what's real and what Mom and Dad just tell you to keep you calm.

o From Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance.

o The original inspiration for My Chemical Romance's Danger Days!

  • 10 - Jenna Anderson" Oct 14, 2020

    Everything in this issue is wonderful, but it's Leonardo Romero's kinetic art and Jordie Bellaire's electrifying colors that will make this a must-read comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Arbaz M. Khan Oct 13, 2020

    While this book is a fun and poppy debut of a miniseries, it feels more pastiche than anything. It is a great insight into how our culture has become almost paralyzed in our imaginations, while there is this new form of revolution in our air. Way and Simon do a masterful job of showing us that the revolution will not be televised.  Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Oct 14, 2020

    This one is for the MCRmy, Timothy Leary followers, aging crust punks in cubicle prisons, folks who prefer vinyl to streaming, and anyone who wants to give the middle finger to the current status quo. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Sep 30, 2020

    A spectacularly frantic return to Gerard Way and MCR's insane counter-culture fight song of a comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bookcase - Larry Jorash Oct 14, 2020

    A) This book is a lot of fun, with no prior reading required. Aesthetically it will please fans of the punk-rock, and anyone who loves a good 80s action flick will find this to be a satisfying thrill ride. Most of all, My Chemical Romance fansthe wait is over. The Killjoys are BACK! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Christopher Egan Oct 16, 2020

    fi that has a lot to say. Here's hoping it has the room to grow and tell the story it wants/needs to. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Oct 9, 2020

    True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys: National Anthem #1 is a drama-filled pastiche of the last 60 years of counterculture, wrapped in a nostalgia-inducing package. Make no mistake, Romero, Bellaire, and Piekos' feast of texture, wild costuming, and color over-delivers on Way and Simon's imaginative but sometimes self-indulgent script. One for the eyes more than anything. Read Full Review

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