Mikey Way, Shaun Cypress, and Toby Cypress Create the World of Electric Century
After their run with Collapser came to a close in late 2019, Mikey Way and Shaun Simon went immediately back to work, recruiting artist Toby Cypress. The result is Electric Century; a mind-bending journey through a world that complements the music for Way’s second LP with the band Electric Century.
Johnny Ashford, former sitcom-star, drives drunk through a storefront and gets arrested. His aspiring actress girlfriend bails him out and he begins seeing a hypnotherapist. Dr. Evers sends Johnny to his “happy place”: 1980’s Atlantic City, where he relives his childhood on the boardwalk, hardly noticing shadowy specters all around. Johnny’s addiction shifts from alcohol to his hypnotic trips to the boardwalk and the Electric Century casino, which satisfies his desire for fame. He discovers a way to stay there. In the real world, his girlfriend’s search for him leads her to Dr. Evers, who offers her a free session, and Johnny meets her on a beach by the boardwalk—her own “happy place.” Johnny brings her to his boardwalk, only to discover its true nature. Johnny must find a way to save himself and his girlfriend, and escape the Electric Century.
Electric Century’s new album and the corresponding graphic will be released in finer comic shops, book and record stores everywhere in September, with a special deluxe limited edition available for preorder exclusively through both Z2’s website.