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Beyond The Black Parade: Part 3

Lukas Luna, Co-Copy Editor

April 5, 2020

By all accounts, the narrative of My Chemical Romance had ended. They had already offered two protagonists, established strong themes, and paid off those themes in a satisfying conclusion. Surely, there was nothing left to add. But they did anyway.    2010’s Danger Days: The True Lives Of Fabu...

Beyond The Black Parade: Part 2

Lukas Luna, Co-Copy Editor

March 24, 2020

With the release of 2004's Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge, My Chemical Romance established themselves as storytellers with a strong concept album under their belt. While Three Cheers was certainly an ambitious project, it pales into comparison to what the group would try next.    For most ...

Beyond the Black Parade – Part 1

Lukas Luna, Co-Copy Editor

March 13, 2020

To say My Chemical Romance’s return has sparked a renewed appreciation for their work is an understatement. Ever since the golden child of 2000s emo has announced reformation, everyone from the most “refined” music journalist to the average fan has been confessing to being huge fans of the band all...

Umbrella Academy: From the Printed Page to the Small Screen

Lukas Luna, Co-Copy Editor

March 5, 2019

On Feb. 16, Netflix released the first season of their adaptation of the cult-hit comic book “Umbrella Academy”. The series was illustrated by artist Gabriel Ba and written by Gerard Way, best known for his tenure as frontman of the rock band My Chemical Romance.     To call the series a risk for Netflix is som...

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