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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.

* This volume collects the first six-issue series, as well as out-of-print short stories, and an expanded sketchbook section featuring work by Bá, Jean, and 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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An Imaginative Story 0

The Story: Seven children are adopted by a man referred to as the Monocle. They each have unique abilities and share their first adventure at the age of ten. The team disbands but comes together once again when the Monocle unexpectedly dies. My Thoughts:The Umbrella Academy was written and created by Gerard Way. He creates a broad collection of characters each with unique abilities and gifts that separate them from one another, but ultimately unite them together in the face of armageddon. It's a...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Magnum Opus 0

It's no secret that Umbrella Academy is my favorite series. I'll vouch for it any time anyone asks for a series recommendation. It's probably about time I said WHY. So here we go:Don't Judge a Book by its WriterOne thing I hear a lot about why people won't read TUA is that 'it's by the singer of My Chemical Romance, it's probably trash'. This is absolutely untrue. Well, not entirely, the writer is Gerard Way of MCR, but that's really besides the point. I knew nothing of the band when I picked up...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite 0

As I sat down and reread The Apocalypse Suite this weekend for the purposes of this review I had a realization. This just might be my favorite comic book. This book is significant for me personally for a number of reasons. First, I'm about 99% sure that this is the very first indie comic I'd ever read. I'm 100% sure it's the first indie comic I ever bought with my own money.Second, it introduced me to the concept that creative people can have more than one creative outlet. I picked the book up t...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
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