Review: True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys #3
If you’ve been reading Gerrad Way and Shaun Simon’s, True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys then you might’ve noticed the rhythmic writing style scattered across each issue. The story has a beat and it’s very poetic and suggestive. It’s no surprise though, half of the writing portion of the creative team is a musician. And just like a song, this book has a message.
This issue slows things down a bit. The first two pumped in a lot of different pieces of the story, some of which are still only barley touched on but not forgotten. Way and Simon peek into the other perspectives that were introduced previously and turn it into an unbearable tease.
The focus on the two droids for the majority of this issue offers a powerful look at commitment and survival. Blue is still relentlessly pushing her own limits in hopes of repaying the only person she cares about by doing what she can to save her life. There are several heartfelt instances throughout the book and each carries its own unique emotional impact.
Becky Cloonan’s art continues to be extremely exciting and lively, is becomes even grander thanks to the vibrant colors provided by Dan Jackson. I didn’t think I could enjoy a dystopian world this much until I read The True Live of the Fabulous Killjoys. Together the two compliment each other perfectly. Cloonan continues to perfectly display the weight of Way’s words through the characters detailed expressions and mannerisms, even through the subtle gestures that add just that little bit of extra humanity.
Way, Simon and Cloonan continue to provide a futuristic pop-drama that brings something new to the table every time. After this poignant look into this still-growing world, one can only imagine what’s still to come.