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Umbrella Academy (2007), Volume 1
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Umbrella Academy (2007), Volume 1
Apocalypse Suite
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Check out the New York Times best selling comics series before the new season of Umbrella Academy debuts July 31st 2020 on Netflix!
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.
• 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.
• "Flawless...stylish, imaginative."—Newsarama
• Listed as one of the Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens by the Young Adult Library Service Association (YALSA).
• Amazon.com's #1 Graphic Novel of 2008!
• A New York Times bestseller!
Check out the New York Times best selling comics series before the new season of Umbrella Academy debuts July 31st 2020 on Netflix!
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.
• 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.
• "Flawless...stylish, imaginative."—Newsarama
• Listed as one of the Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens by the Young Adult Library Service Association (YALSA).
• Amazon.com's #1 Graphic Novel of 2008!
• A New York Times bestseller!
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  • Gerard Arthur Way (born April 9, 1977) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and comic book writer who was the lead vocalist and co-founder of the American alternative rock band My Chemical Romance from its formation in September 2001 until its split in March 2013. His debut solo album Hesitant Alien was released on September 30, 2014. He also wrote the comic mini-series The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys and the Eisner Award-winning comic book The Umbrella Academy.
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  • Library Journal

    Starred review from March 15, 2009
    A superfamily member turns rogue, and the team reunites to stop her. But no one saw it comingshe was just a violinist, right?M.C. (See review, bottom right.)

    Copyright 2009 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

  • Booklist

    October 1, 2008
    The newest superhero kids on the block are just thatkids. At least they start out kids in the first Umbrella Academy collection, written by the lead singer of My Chemical Romance (Way) and superbly illustrated by Brazilian graphic artist Ba. When the diminutive orphans turned masked crime fighters first appear in the public arena, with their wealthy patron, Sir Reginald Hargreeves, keeping watch, their nemesis is a mobile, death-ray-zapping Eiffel Tower. Twenty years later, it takes Hargreeves death to bring the gang members, now grown and separated by their own idiosyncratic ambitions, back together to face a new enemy: estranged sister Vanya, the only one of them presumed to be powerless. Newly gifted with destructive powers by a race of robotic aliens, Vanya will stop at nothing to destroy the world unless her siblings stop her. Way and Ba provide all the ingredients of a superhero team to rival the X-Men and make its colorful adventures a hit.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2008, American Library Association.)

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