The Umbrella Academy, Vol. 1: Apocalypse Suite
Gerard Way, of My Chemical Romance, makes his comics writing debut in this outrageous superhero epic that Grant Morrison called "An ultraviolet psychedelic sherbet bomb of wit and ideas. The superheroes of the 21st century are here at last..." In an inexplicable, worldwide event, forty-seven... show more
Gerard Way, of My Chemical Romance, makes his comics writing debut in this outrageous superhero epic that Grant Morrison called "An ultraviolet psychedelic sherbet bomb of wit and ideas. The superheroes of the 21st century are here at last..." 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." 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
Publish date: June 24th 2008
Publisher: Dark Horse
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
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Series: The Umbrella Academy (#1)
It was only a matter of time before my exploration of graphic novels would lead me to a superhero story. Enter the Umbrella Academy, a team of dysfuctional superheroes with many interpersonal issues. The premise of these seven heroes, born exactly at the same moment—some to women who weren't even pr...
Yes the second graphic novel of the day, what can I say, I checked what else they had too and this was a freaky novel about super heroes. All a very dysfunctional family saga. Again good artwork, cool story. Though I really wanna know about those preggers women, the freaky kids...but I guess that ...
This one's been in my tbr pile for a long time, and I finally got around to reading it.I don't follow the music group My Chemical Romance, but I did see one of their videos, and I found it visually appealing. I can definitely see the artist in Gerald Way from that video sequence, and it carries ove...
Absolutely amazing! Way writes some of the most memorable and original characters and sets them in the most wild and geeky universe I've read in a long time. The Umbrella Academy is a host of youths born around the world at the same time that manifest a variety of powers. Of all the births, seven su...
Though the story is nothing new and predictable, it is the narration and the characters that are worth the read.I had no expectations about the book and after I had finished it, no commendations either.