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The Umbrella Academy. Volume 1, Apocalypse Suite

Graphic Novel - 2008 Adult Graphic Novel / Umbrella Academy, Adult Book / Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction / Umbrella Academy 1 2 On Shelf 3 requests on 8 copies Community Rating: 4 out of 5

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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.' 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"--Publisher's web site.

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Great concepts, lousy execution. submitted by eknapp on September 20, 2012, 10:37am The Umbrella Academy is a seemingly-random collection of plot points stapled haphazardly together in a garbled attempt at creating a story. The attempt fails. Rarely has so little been communicated in so many panels.

43 babies are suddenly born to random non-pregnant women. The seven survivors are adopted and raised by a wealthy inventor who is an alien. His alienness is immediately set aside and forgotten.

At age 10 the heroic children do battle with the admittedly awesome Zombie Robot Gustave Eiffel. Suddenly it's ten years later and one of the seven has, for no discernible reason, died. Another is now, for no discernible reason, a giant gorilla. A woman suddenly appears that the kids call "Mom", but wait she's actually a talking dress mannequin. For no discernible reason. It continues in this vein.

I'd expect the lack of immediate character-info to appeal to me; I generally hate having books spell things out for me like I'm an idiot. In this case it just made the story difficult to follow. Wait, what the hell just happened? Oh, that guy now has this relevant ability...I think. It put me in mind of a Simpsons episode in which Batman, confronted with a runaway carousel, pulled a can of Carousel-Reversal Spray from his utility belt. Not a good sign.

First time I've read the graphic novel that goes with the show! submitted by Xris on May 28, 2019, 6:52pm I don't want to spoil anything for anyone, but the graphic novel is much different than what we've seen on the Netflix series. But it's still interesting to see the other side of it. I want to read the whole series! Not for the faint of heart though....

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The Umbrella Academy


PUBLISHED
London : Diamond [distributor], 2008.
Year Published: 2008
Description: 192 pages : chiefly illustrations
Language: English
Format: Graphic Novel

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9781593079789
1593079788

ADDITIONAL CREDITS
Way, Gerard.
Bá, Gabriel.

SUBJECTS
Robots -- Fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Adoptees -- Fiction.
Adoptive parents -- Fiction.
Millionaires -- Fiction.
Inventors -- Fiction.
Extraterrestrial beings -- Fiction.
Heroes -- Fiction.
Science fiction stories.
Superhero comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.