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The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys: CHAPTER 4 >>> RUN!

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There’s sense of Déjà vu that occurs toward the end of the chapter that sends shivers down your spine. As the radio plays and the night moves along, you suddenly hear a familiar voice, one much unexpected. Perhaps, over time, you may have forgotten it or perhaps the bombastic voice of anarchy and youthful rebellion had been forever ingrained in your head. Either way, this is the moment you know that Killjoys is more than just a flash-in-the-pan series, but a decade spanning project of love.
 
The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys>>> Chapter 4: Run! certainly lives up to its title. With the BL/Ind breathing down everyone’s necks, all the key players make a mad dash towards their own hopes, dreams, nightmares and fears. With Red and Blue trying to escape Battery City, The Girl trying to escape her past and Krause trying to escape his employers, things certainly escalate quickly for our motley crew of freedom fighters. What follows is a heart-wrenching, nail biting and shocking issue that is without a doubt the highlight of this already excellent series.
 
It’s not every day that I am compelled to re-read an issue the second I finish it, I tend to let it digest first. However as of this review, I have re-read this issue four times now and each time I find myself lost in wonder and cringing with unease. As we head towards the dénouement, Way & Simon has made sure all that hard work and fan favouritism has paid off. This chapter is the reason I told you to bone up on your Danger Days! and those of you who did will have undoubtedly received the same goose bumps I have. This is a shining example of how to plot a series.
 
Cloonan & Jackson’s homage to the 80’s punk films of yesteryear continue to be the cherry on top of a very decadent sundae. Just check out that splash page featuring Red & Blue, it’s a marvel to behold. It seems that Cloonan has found a perfect match with Jackson and his vibrant colour scheme. Their loose and cartoony style really helps to juxtapose the darker elements of the issue, and man, does it get dark.
 
With the finish line in sight, The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys>>> Chapter 4: Run! is revving it’s engine and firing on all cylinders. I’m not too keen on perfect scores, but I was hard pressed to find a reason against awarding one. Killjoys, you are perfect, now make some noise!
 
The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys>>> Chapter 4: Run!
Script / Gerard Way & Shaun Simon
Art / Becky Cloonan
Colours / Dan Jackson
Letters / Nate Peikos
Cover(s) / Becky Cloonan & Gabriel Ba
Publisher / Mike Richardson for Dark Horse Comics

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PREVIEW: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys #3

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  • STORY BY: Gerard Way, Shaun Simon
  • ART BY: Becky Cloonan
  • COVER BY: Becky Cloonan, Dan Jackson, Gabriel Ba
  • PUBLISHER: Dark Horse Comics
  • COVER PRICE: $3.99
  • RELEASE DATE: Wed, August 14th, 2013

“The pulse is beating like a cheetah on speed!” – No longer content to hide from the prying eyes and lies of BLI, the Girl tries her hand at learning how to fire a ray gun with the help of a former Killjoy, Cherri Cola. But when her vision bends and her mind opens, will the Girl see beyond sight and view more than she can handle? How far can you see when you lose focus?

• From the creator of The Umbrella Academy!

• Art by 2013 Eisner nominee Becky Cloonan!

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Preview: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys #2

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STORY BY: Gerard Way, Shaun Simon

ART BY: Becky Cloonan

COLORS BY: Dan Jackson

COVER BY: Gabriel Ba, Becky Cloonan

PUBLISHER: Dark Horse Comics

COVER PRICE: $3.99

RELEASE DATE: Wed, July 10th, 2013

 

“Our home was sent to the heavens and there ain’t 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.

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PREVIEW: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys #1

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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 or else join the mindless ranks of Bat City!

The follow-up to the album Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys! FROM THE CREATOR OF THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY!

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Dark Horse comics solicitations for July, 2013

THE TRUE LIVES OF THE FABULOUS KILLJOYS #2 (of 6)

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Gerard Way (W), Shaun Simon (W), Becky Cloonan (A/Cover), Dan Jackson (C), and Gabriel Bá (Variant cover)
On sale July 10
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries
“Our home was sent to the heavens and there ain’t 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.
• One of IGN’s Most Anticipated Comics of 2013!
• The follow-up to the album Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys!

The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys: Issue #1 [Becky Cloonan cover]

The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys: Issue #1 [Becky Cloonan cover]

The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys: Issue #1 [Gabriel Ba cover]

The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys: Issue #1 [Gabriel Ba cover]

The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys: Issue #1 [Gerard Way cover]

The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys: Issue #1 [Gerard Way cover]

The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys: Issue #0 [Free Comic Book Day issue]

The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys: Issue #0 [Free Comic Book Day issue]

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Dark Horse June 2013 Solicitations: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys!

THE TRUE LIVES OF THE FABULOUS KILLJOYS #1 (of 6)

 Gerard Way (W/Special variant cover), Shaun Simon (W), Becky Cloonan (A/Cover), Dan Jackson (C), and Gabriel Bá (Variant cover)

On sale June 12
FC, 32 pages
$3.99
Miniseries

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 or else join the mindless ranks of Bat City!

The follow-up to the album Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys!

FROM THE CREATOR OF THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY
KILLJOYS!

“…Gerard Way bring(s) a sharp level of wit and fun to each new issue.” 
—Comic Book Resources

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