Frontman leaves devastated fans with a parting gift
My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way has left fans devastated at the band’s split with a parting gift – a new graphic novel based on the band’s last album ‘Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys’.
Named after their final LP, a variant edition of the novel is being released through comic book store Forbidden Planet in the UK on June 16. A free preview will also be available as part of Free Comic Book Day at the store on May 4. Way co-wrote the story for the novel. It centres on the Killjoys fighting against the tyrannical megacorporation Better Living Industries. Most of them lose their lives, except for one mysterious girl who goes on a mission to take down the BLI. Way has previously worked on a series of comic books under The Umbrella Academy.
MCR annouced their split at the weekend. Way posted a huge message to fans stretching to 1,979 words.
His parting comment stated: “My Chemical Romance is done. But it can never die. It is alive in me, in the guys, and it is alive inside all of you. I always knew that, and I think you did too. Because it is not a band – it is an idea.” They released four studio albums, starting with 2002’s debut ‘I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love’. Their second LP, ‘Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge’, followed in 2004 while follow-up ‘The Black Parade’ was released in 2006 before the release of ‘Danger Days…’ three years ago.