Gerard Way, born April 9, 1977, is an American singer, songwriter, and comic book writer. He is best known as the lead vocalist and co-founder of the rock band My Chemical Romance. He released his debut solo album, Hesitant Alien, in 2014.
Way co-created and wrote the comic mini-series The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys and the Eisner Award-winning comic book series The Umbrella Academy, the latter of which was later adapted into a Netflix series released in 2019. Way is also the co-founder of DC Comics’ Young Animal imprint. In the Marvel Universe, Way is the co-creator of Peni Parker, an alternative version of Spider-Man who also later appeared the film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.