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In a sit down with Billboard, Gerard Way shared the best news we’ve heard so far today. Detailing more about his life and the world of comics, he talked more about the possibility of a My Chemical Romance reunion—and the fact that he's not counting it out.
“I wouldn't count (a reunion) out, but at the same time everybody's doing stuff in their lives now that they're really enjoying,” Way says.
He explains further about the way the band took a toll on his mental and personal life, and although the band aren’t together, there’s still a strong bond between the MCR members.
“In some ways I don't really miss it; It had gotten so big it was very unwieldy. It took a toll on my mental life and personal life,” Way says. “The thing I'm happiest about right now is everybody's relationships with each other are really strong. That's more important than anything else to me.”
Way has also been working on some music himself, saying that he’s “starting to eyeball” a second solo album with “a bunch of stuff I’ve written over the past couple of years.”
“I'm just about to seriously figure out my schedule in terms of how many weeks I'm writing comics and how many weeks I'm writing music,” Way explains. “There's a plan to put something out; I don't know when that'll come, but the process is starting.”
In the meantime, Billboard has given us a peek at Way’s newest Doom Patrol comic. Being so busy with My Chemical Romance, he explains that he finally found a point where he could focus on his comics after releasing 2014’s Hesitant Alien.
Plus, Way explains that finding a way to combine the music and comic elements has been something important to him, too. He says that he's considering doing more work with the combination with what he’s working on now.
“I had tried the comics/music thing before The Killjoys. That didn’t quite work in terms of how I feel how artistically connected and successful they were, and a lot of that was because the music part with MCR overshadowed the book,” Way explains. “This feels more natural; I just do it when I'm inspired. I like doing things that are accurate to the world of the comics. That's really fun. And we talk about doing a whole Young Animal record, so we're working on that right now.”
So, do you think (or at least hope) there’ll be a MCR reunion? Sound off in the comments below.
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