Evil Grant Morrison Returns in My Chemical Romance’s ‘SING’ [Video]
The second of Grant Morrison’s My Chemical Romance music videos has been released into the ether, and it contains some hints as to the background of his devilish character. “SING” features Morrison encased in some kind of stasis tube deep within the basement levels of something called the Better Living Corporation, which My Chemical Romance – in the guise of of the Killjoys — attempt to siege. Check it out after the jump.On sale this week is Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, a immersive concept album by My Chemical Romance that casts the band as warriors fighting against an evil corporation with some mythic overtones. The thematic similarities to Morrison’s work are obvious, and MCR leader Gerard Way has made no secret of his fondness for the writer’s work. The admiration is mutual, with Morrison writing the introduction to Way’s The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite and appearing now in what appears to be a narrative of Killjoys adventures.
In conversation with The Los Angeles Times’ Hero Complex blog, Morrison revealed that his character is called Korse, and that there is much more to learn.
Korse is an exterminator for the S/C/A/R/E/C/R/O/W unit of Better Living Industries. His extensive back story has yet to be revealed but he’s intimately connected with the Killjoys and their secret history. He’s a remorseless human bloodhound, a hunter who dresses like an undead, post-apocalyptic Doc Holliday.
The video for “SING” may or may not take place before the events depicted in the first installment of the filmed Killjoy saga, “Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na).” The full story has yet to be told, but both clips have a fairly severe degree of finality to them, Why don’t you check it out and make the call for yourself.
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Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys goes on sale this week from Reprise Records. Back in September editor Scott Allie confirmed for ComicsAlliance that a Killjoys comic book project co-written with Shaun Simon is forthcoming from Dark Horse.