Gerard Way

Gerard Way on ‘The Umbrella Academy,’ My Chemical Romance … and Liza Minnelli

George Gene Gustines, writing at The New York Times:

My initial inspiration was a few different things. I had been such a fan of the Marvel Silver Age, and I grew up reading Chris Claremont’s X-Men. Marvel characters had a lot of issues and problems, but I wanted to give them deeper, more complex problems. I was also reading Hellboy by Mike Mignola, and to me that was a postmodern horror comic. There was nothing like that for superheroes. I usually try to make things that I wish existed that I would want to listen to or read.

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