Look, I promise I approached the first Umbrella Academy story, Apocalypse Suite, with heavy, heavy skepticism. I went in to the book with intentions of hating it. After all, how could any one associated with, ugh, My Chemical Romance, produce anything not suicide-inducing?
Yet regardless of my undying hatred for his previous work, I have to say, The Umbrella Academy is one of the best comics I’ve ever read. Seriously. It’s a mix of The Royal Tenenbaums, Hellboy, and Jules Verne, and the art by Gabriel Ba is some of the best I’ve seen. The book is a perfect fit for publishing house Dark Horse, and it has quickly become one of their flagship titles.
Issue #1 of the new storyline, “Umbrella Academy: Dallas” is available now, with issue #2 dropping on X-mas day. With a new line of toys coming out in April, and a confirmed movie due from Universal, The Umbrella Academy appears to be nothing short of a phenomenon, and I say hoorah! In fact, I hope The Umbrella Academy is so successful, Gerard Way never has to record a single song again.
Get The Umbrella Academy here.