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Artist Becky Cloonan points out that this Huffington Post interview with her collaborator Gerard Way includes new art (above) from The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, the writer’s long-awaited followup to 2007’s The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite.
Announced in 2009, the six-issue miniseries from Dark Horse is about, in the words of co-writer Shaun Simon, “A lonely teenage girl hiding from her past in the desert. A couple of android call girls wanting nothing more than to be together. An aging assassin with a secret that could destroy his life. … Even though these characters are living in a bizarre sci-fi world, their struggles are the same we face in our own.” Way adds to The Huffington Post that, “The most basic way to describe it is it’s a coming to age story about a young girl. Somebody who a lot of people have died to protect and she doesn’t really know why. She’s being treated like she’s part of a prophecy and very important but she doesn’t really know or care very much why. This character kind of chooses her own path. She’s stuck in the middle of this conflict and hopefully she has something to do with the resolution.”
The project will debut in May as part of Dark Horse’s Free Comic Book Day offerings before launching in June.