In videos for songs from their album Danger Days, singer Way (Umbrella Academy) and his fellow members of the punk-meets-Queen band My Chemical Romance portrayed the Killjoys, flamboyant near-future rebels who die rescuing a young girl from Better Living Industries, the totalitarian rulers of dystopian Battery City. In this sequel set 12 years later, the girl (never named) meets a new gang of self-styled Killjoys whose leader is determined to attack Battery City. But fugitive deejay Cola tries to teach the girl a better way. Meanwhile, Korse, the enforcer who killed the Killjoys, has developed a compromising secret, and two Battery City porno droids, in doomed love with each other, place their faith in the legend of Destroya, he who will come to liberate their kind. VERDICT Way and Simon contrast the story's sf elements (and support its righteous tone) with mysticism, personified by death figure the Phoenix Witch. Cloonan's (Demo) part Mike Allred, part Scott Pilgrim artwork fits this combination well. Not so brilliant as the album that spawned it but still a satisfying, wildly inventive ride.—S.R.