Gerard Way To Launch New Horror Comic Series ‘Paranoid Gardens’

Gerard Way is set to release a new horror-themed comic book series later this year entitled ‘Paranoid Gardens’.

Photo: Corinne Cumming, Dark Horse Comics

Deadline reports that Way will co-write the book with longtime collaborator Shaun Simon. The pair previously worked together on 'The Umbrella Academy’ spinoff comic 'You Look Like Death’ and 'The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys: National Anthem’, based on the world within My Chemical Romance's ‘Danger Days’ album. Drawn by Chris Weston, issue 1 will be released by Dark Horse Comics on July 17.

On the new project, Way said “I’m excited to be back with my incredibly handsome and talented brother-from-another-basement Shaun Simon penning a story that’s really special to us, and honored the masterful Chris Weston joined us to create a visually powerful and emotionally tangible physical object that is this comic. I’m now more complete getting to share something we’ve wanted to for a very long time, and working with this fantastic group of individuals in the process.”

Check out the official synopsis and artwork below:

Loo is a nurse at the most bizarre care center around. The staff are not entirely human, and the cases are downright unearthly. Aliens, ghosts, superheroes and more creatures plague its hallways as doctors and patients and the hospital itself seem to be somewhat self-aware. Loo believes that despite a recent failure at her job she’s been given some sort of higher calling in this mysterious place and decides to rise to the challenge. Along the way, she must fight her way through corrupt staff members, powerful theme park cults and her own personal demons and trauma to meet this challenge and discover what secrets the gardens hold.

Way has a busy year ahead as the fourth and final season of ‘The Umbrella Academy’ arrives on Netflix this August and My Chemical Romance are set to headline When We Were Young Festival in October, performing their ‘The Black Parade’ album in full.

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