The Umbrella Academy Volume 1 Apocalypse Suite by Gerard WayWednesday, Jul 09, 2008 at 4:04pm
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In an inexplicable worldwide event, forty-seven extraordinary children were spontaneously born by women who'd previously shown no signs of pregnancy. Millionaire inventor Reginald Hargreeves adopted seven of the children; when asked why, his only explanation was, "To save the world."
My Chemical Romance, has written a startlingly good comic with his new series for Dark Horse Comics: The Umbrella Academy. I was initially skeptical, as there have been many recent high profile "comic debuts" from authors and artists in other media that have fallen flat. While the Umbrella Academy on the surface is a love child of Hellboy, the Incredibles and unhinged '50's science fiction, Way has succeded in creating something unique and special., best known for his music as a member of the band
Apocalypse Suite collects the first six issues of The Umbrella Academy, as well as two hard to find short stories and an artist's sketchbook.art evokes , with its heavy lines and liberal use of blacks without slavishly aping it. The fantastic colour palette of is another reason that fans of Mignola's Hellboy will enjoy this series. beautiful covers from the original comic run of the series are also reproduced here.
Whether they are trying to defeat the coal powered robot zombie of Gustave Eiffel or an orchestra of madmen and murderers bent on playing a piece that will destroy the world you never know what the Umbrella Academy is not to be missed.will throw at you next. Full of whimsy, and mad ideas that hit you at breakneck speed,
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In an inexplicable worldwide event, forty-three extraordinary children were spontaneously born to women who'd previously shown no signs of pregnancy. Millionaire inventor Reginald Hargreeves adopted seven of the children; when asked why, his only explanation was, "To save the world."
These seven children form the Umbrella Academy, a dysfunctional family of superheroes with bizarre powers. Their first adventure at the age of ten pits them against an erratic and deadly Eiffel Tower, piloted by the fearsome zombie-robot Gustave Eiffel. Nearly a decade later, the team disbands, but when Hargreeves unexpectedly dies, these disgruntled siblings reunite just in time to save the world once again.
o This volume collects the first six-issue series, as well as out-of-print short stories and an expanded sketchbook section featuring work by Gabriel Bá, James Jean, and Gerard Way.
o "Flawless...stylish, imaginative."--Newsarama
o Listed as one of the Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens by the Young Adult Library Service Association (YALSA).
o Amazon.com's #1 Graphic Novel of 2008!
o A New York Times bestseller!