Gerard Way is one of the most introspective comic creators I've had the chance to speak to in recent memory... And he's had time to think: following the dissolution of My Chemical Romance this past spring, Way has become philosophical about what's next, after being front-man for one of the biggest bands of the last decade. Part of what's next? 'The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys': a dystopian comic which is part sci-fi adventure story, part exploration of the burden of fame and expectations.

'Killjoys,' whose first issue is out this week from Dark Horse Comics is Way's attempt to bring together his music and his second gig as a comic writer, something he deliberately avoided with 2007's 'The Umbrella Academy' in the hopes of letting readers see Gerard Way the comic writer... And not Gerard Way the rock star comic writer. I spoke with Way recently about 'Killjoys' (whose name serves as the subtitle to MCR's 2010 album "Danger Days") and bringing together the two parts of his art, along with being a new dad, getting darker in his storytelling, and "Scorsese violence" in his latest work.

Plus, see an exclusive music video teaser for 'The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys featuring My Chemical Romance music - and a six-page preview from the debut issue: Read More...


Welcome to MTV Geek's New Comic Book Day Pull-List! Each week, we'll look at the best new releases hitting comic shops, and point you at the books you should be reading. 

This week, we have picks from Marvel, Vertigo, Dark Horse, and indie publisher Bergen Street Comics! Read More...

by Ryan Rigley

My Chemical Romance may be gone but their legend lives on in the pages of the upcoming "True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys" comic book! As you may already know, frontman Gerard Way is no stranger to the comic book industry. In fact, his Dark Horse series, "Umbrella Academy," has already been optioned by Universal Studios for a feature film adaptation with a screenplay written by Rawson Marshall Thurber.

That being said, it should come as absolutely no surprise to you that the MCR madman had, at one point, been approved by DC comics to write and release an original take on the Dark Knight himself; with the help of Vertigo. So what's preventing Gerard's Batman from seeing the light of day? Well, apparently he just can't find the time to sit down and write it. Click past the jump to see some sketches for Gerard Way's "Batman: Kingdom of the Mad"! Read More...


Mike Oeming's "The Victories" puts a unique spin on the superhero genre: the series features a team of costumed crusaders not only battling an array of dastardly villains, but also struggling with their own psychological demons. 

On June 12, Dark Horse Comics is releasing their collected edition of the first five-issue miniseries – and to celebrate, Dark Horse and MTV Geek are giving away six 'case files' spotlighting the characters of The Victories universe, each containing a piece of original Mike Oeming artwork!



By Jorge Solis

Shortly after the events of "New Hope," the Rebel Alliance is still continuing their war against the Empire in "Star Wars" #5. From the second Death Star, Darth Vader unleashes his wrath against the Alliance. How long can Princess Lei and her X-Wing squadron last under an intense dog-fight against the Imperial Fleet?

(Spoilers Ahead)



By Jorge Solis

May 4th is not only Star Wars Day, it's also Free Comic Book Day! With these two nerd holidays put together, what better way to celebrate than by reading some of the best "Star Wars" comics out there! Dark Horse Comics has provided readers with its own collection of stories that explores the "Star Wars" Universe! Check out the top ten "Star Wars" comics that Dark Horse has to offer.


ctop IttyBittyHellboy[1]By Jorge Solis

If "Hellboy: The Midnight Circus" wasn't enough for you, then you're going to love what's next for our demon superhero. Announced at C2E2, Dark Horse Comics will bring Mike Mignola’s Hellboy in a brand new all-ages title. Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani, the creative team-up of "Tiny Titans," will take on Mignola's cast of characters in the fun and ageless "Itty Bitty Hellboy." Read More...

crop TheOccultist[1]By Jorge Solis

What would happen if you mixed the wizardry of "Harry Potter" and the outrageousness of "Trainspotting?" Announced at C2E2Dark Horse Comics is pleased to bring back Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash) and the supernatural superhero series, "The Occultist," for an all-new story arc. Launching in October, the follow-up to the hugely successful 2011 miniseries will have interior art done by  artist Mike Norton ("Battlepug") and covers by Steve Morris ("Serenity"). Read More...


By Jorge Solis

Have you ever wondered what Walker and Pilgrim from "Powers" would look like as figurines? Announced at C2E2, Dark Horse Deluxe, an imprint of Dark Horse Comics, will create collectibles based on the comic book series from writer Brian Michael Bendis ("Guardians of the Galaxy") and artist Michael Avon Oeming ("The Victories"). Collectors should be on the lookout for a limited-edition statue of Retro Girl, a central figure in the first "Powers" story arc, and a boxed set of four-to-five-inch vinyl figures, which will include protagonists Walker and Pilgrim as centerpieces of the ensemble. Read More...


By Jorge Solis

Remember in "Hellboy 2: The Golden Army," we saw a Hellboy as a little boy being told a bedtime story about elves and other magical creatures. Announced at C2E2, Dark Horse Comics is bringing readers a brand new adventure about our young demon in, "Hellboy: The Midnight Circus." Launching in October, this original graphic novel will be written by creator Mike Mignola and Duncan Fegredo returns to do the artwork. Read More...

crop HALOComics[1]By Jorge Solis

Ever wonder what it must have been like for Sarah Palmer to start out as a rookie? Announced at C2E2, Dark Horse Comics is bringing readers an exciting new miniseries, "Halo: Initiation." Launching in August, this miniseries will be written by Brian Reed ("Halo: Fall of Reach") and with art by Marco Castiello ("Star Wars: Purge"). Read More...

"The world's for the livin'. The R.I.P.D.'s gonna keep it that way."

The trailer (first spotted over at Splashpage) for the Jeff Bridges/Ryan Reynolds dead buddy cop flick "R.I.P.D." is here, carrying a whole lot of "Men In Black" swagger.



This September, LucasBooks executive editor J. W. Rinzler, artist Mike Mayhew, and Dark Horse Comics will launch "The Star Wars," based on George Lucas' original draft for the epic series.


The 80-page OGN, released this week by Dark Horse, asks one of the big lingering questions from the first "Avatar" series written by Gene Luen Yang.



Writer Brian Wood keeps busy. The "Demo" creator has "The Massive" and "Mara" scratching his creator-owned itch at Dark Horse and Image respectively, while he's dipping his toe into superhero comics with a stint on "Uncanny X-Men" (something it seems like he's still trying to wrap his mind around), plus he's got a "Conan the Barbarian" miniseries with his "Demo" collaborator Becky Cloonan and bringing the original trilogy "Star Wars" to life in a new series.

I got a couple of minutes with Wood during Emerald City Comic-Con to talk about why he's not bothered by the expanded universe, the love of Conan's life, and sex, athletics, and superheroes.


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