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)
I liked a lot - Klaus, Vanya's part in this saga, their mother, and so on and so forth - more in the show. That isn't to say that I hated this, but I didn't love it enough to continue. I also realize that the show wasn't perfect, but it was fun!
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-CycleWith the Netflix adaptation of the series coming out today, I spent the last week reading this, because as much as I can I like to read the book-form of things before they get turned into movies/shows.Overall, I liked it. The concept was really intrigu...
I really enjoyed this story. I liked that these kids weren't brought together and everything was automatically perfect. They're a believable, dysfunctional family, and it's the tension between them as they try to save the world that makes the plot interesting. The dialogue and the Victorian aestheti...
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 ...