It’s a Becky Cloonan-themed May here at Gosh! as we announce yet another gorgeous bookplate by her, this time for the Gerard Way and Shaun Simon book The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys, out through Dark Horse.
Gerard Way, of super-emo-pop-group My Chemical Romance fame, has had his hands in the world of comics for a while – he’s written the very excellent Umbrella Academy (illustrated by Gabriel Bá), which I *highly* recommend you read. Even with My Chemical Romance he’s done fun things like featuring a very famous comics writer in their music videos.
The Fabulous Killjoys is a colourful, explosive action romp set in a dystopian future, and the story is actually a continuation from the story in those two music videos I linked to above. Here’s the official blurb:
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 Battery City! Join Gerard Way and Shaun Simon as they sing the stories of the fabulous Killjoys, the final chapter of the Danger Days saga by My Chemical Romance.
The book retails at £14.99 and is due out on May 20th, days before our Becky Cloonan launch party on the 23rd. The bookplate is, as per usual, signed by the artist, exclusive to the shop, and limited to 200 copies. If you can’t make it into the shop and want to reserve a copy, please give us a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll sort something out for you!