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Gerard Way teases cat comic ‘All Ages’

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Although Gerard Way’s concept art for the long-awaited third chapter of The Umbrella Academy received a lot of attention just before Christmas, the images he revealed last week for another project seem to have gone largely unnoticed outside of his Twitter followers. That’s a shame, too, because they’re of clothes-wearing cats. And at least one of them smokes.

The former My Chemical Romance frontman teased that the characters — Jones, Lemon and Koko — are for “All Ages,” but that he “hadn’t intended to do this comic for a while.” However, that could change, considering the interest shown by his followers.

Way’s latest Dark Horse miniseries The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys concluded last week.

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Gerard Way co-wrote Saturday’s episode of ‘The Aquabats!’

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Gerard Way has moved from being the frontman for the platinum-selling rock band My Chemical Romance to the writer of the Eisner Award-winning limited series The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite to, now, a co-writer and co-director for the hit children’s television series The Aquabats! Super Show!

The Hollywood Reporter has a sneak peek at Way’s episode (below), which airs Saturday at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT on The Hub and features a guest appearance by his brother and former bandmate Mikey Way.

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Comics A.M. | Stan Lee, ‘the Godfather of comic book heroes’

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Creators | Stan Lee, characterized by CNN as “the Godfather of comic book heroes,” is modest about his own achievements in a new interview: “If my publisher hadn’t said ‘let’s do superhero stories’ I’d probably still be doing A Kid Called Outlaw, The Two Gun Kid or Millie the Model or whatever I was doing at the time.” He reflects on the increased female audience for comics and discusses some new projects, including a new superhero, The Annihilator, created specifically for a Chinese audience. [CNN]

Comics| Chris Huntington reflects on the importance of Miles Morales for children of color, like his son: “… To see Spider-Man pulling his mask over a tiny brown chin – to see a boy with short curly hair sticking to the ceiling of his bedroom— well, something happened. Dagim has been Spider-Man for two Halloweens in a row. He takes a bath with his Spider-Man and a toy killer whale. He has Spider-Man toothpaste and a Spider-Man toothbrush. If Spider-Man offered medical coverage, I think he would want that, too. My son somehow understands that there is a Peter Parker Spider-Man, who is vaguely grown-up and my age, and a younger Spider-Man, closer to his age. That’s just how Dagim likes it. He even understands that Peter Parker — like Superman, like Batman –  wasn’t raised by his birth parents. The best superheroes were all adopted like him.” [The New York Times]

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