I cannot say anything bad about this series. I honestly can’t find anything wrong with it. Gerard Way really impressed me with Umbrella Academy, but Killjoys is blowing me away. This is one of the best new series of 2013, without a doubt!
Former Killjoy Cola helps the fed-up Girl out with ray gun firing practice, and also helps her open her mind to see more than just what’s in front of her. Will this help her in the long run? We’ll just have to wait and see. Blue is also fed up, makes some rash decisions, and also has a bit of luck on her side. How long will that luck last? This issue was especially dark, but in the best way. It made me fear for a future where a big industry actually took over. If a story can make me feel something that intense, then it’s doing its job.
The story is getting darker and more and more interesting as the series continues. The characters are evolving and revealing themselves beautifully. Killjoys is art in the best way. I hope it continues along these same lines.
I am falling more and more with Becky Cloonan’s art for this series. It’s no wonder she was Eisner-nominated! I’m a fan of the bold lines and stand-out colors. I also really enjoy seeing the additions that fill in the background, especially in city scenes. It will tell you a lot more about the story if you take time to look around a panel at what’s also going on behind the characters, what’s lying around, or what’s on the walls. Bold art for a bold story!
I can’t wait to read more of Killjoys, and am collecting the issues and variant covers myself. The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys #3 is on shelves at your local comic shop today!
You can also buy the digital copy here.
[Disclaimer: A review copy was provided for me to review this comic.]