Mikey Way has always felt small next to his brother Gerard. Where second means last in the Way household, Mikey is sick of being the less talented, less appreciated Way boy. At his wit's end with no hope of ever discovering himself or a way out, he's practically doomed his 16-year-old life to an awful last resort. Enter Ray Toro, great guitarist, awful drummer, and strangely interested in Mikey. But will that be enough to save the young Way from himself, or is it already too late?