AN ICONIC ‘DANGER DAYS’ ITEM RETURNS IN GERARD WAY’S NEW ‘KILLJOYS’ COVER
The highly anticipated first issue of The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys: National Anthem will be released Oct. 14. Fans of Gerard Way and Shaun Simon’s hyperstylized tales of neon-covered vigilantism are in for an explosive laser-beam-blasting treat. But ahead of issue 1’s release, Dark Horse Comics has announced a new must-have item for every Killjoy die-hard. Ready your bags and boards, crash queens and comic book completionists—you will want to snag this for your collection.
An exclusive variant cover for National Anthem issue 1 is available in a collector’s edition bundle through Dark Horse Direct. The black-and-white variant cover is illustrated by Daniel Warren Johnson. The artwork features a bird’s eye view of the Killjoys’ car parked in a garage, surrounded by Mike Milligram and his band of Teenage Exterminators. The car’s hood is propped open and Milligram peering in with another Killjoy’s legs sticking out from underneath. Inside the car, an enormous brain takes the place of where the engine should be.
Astute Killjoy fans will also notice the similarities between Milligram’s car and the Trans Am from the Danger Days series. The two cars are nearly identical and “VAYA” is spray-painted across the door. The same American flag-inspired stars and stripes sloppily streak above the wheel well. And, most noticeably, the Killjoys’ spider icon adorns the hood. We were first introduced to the now-iconic car in the video for “Na Na Na.” It also made a more recent cameo in the My Chemical Romance tour announcement video, “A Summoning…” Now it seems as if we’ll see the return of the Trans Am once again in the pages of National Anthem.
The black-and-white variant is limited to 300 copies and the issue is bundled with a deluxe limited-edition lithograph colored by Mike Spicer. Printed on high-quality rose-colored paper, the lithograph is perfect for framing and displaying in your Gerard Way shrine. The issue and lithograph bundle is available for $49.99.
We are so excited to announce this new variant comic bundle! Available for Pre-Order here. Also, be sure to check out the official announcement by Alternative Press here. Be sure to sign up for our Newsletter and follow us on social media to stay up-to-date on all of our upcoming product announcements.
The Dark Horse Direct Team