The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion #1



"I like treating these characters as the stars of their own vignettes. I see the book as these little glimpses into all of their lives, their personal stories, and the complication of their lives is what seems to keep them apart or drive them apart most of the time." -- Gerard Way

Scans under the cut... )

As a heads up Dark Horse via Comixology is having both a sale for 'Umbrella Academy' as well as a standard 50% off sale for Valentines' Day. The latter works on the former so if you check out the sale here and use the DH50 code before tomorrow you will be able to get most of the series for 75% off. 

The Umbrella Academy: Dallas #1



"I had never planned on bringing the 'children' to America, but this time that's exactly where they needed to be, because they needed a harsh dose of both fantasy and reality, and there's no better place to get your fix than the good old USA." -- Gerard Way

Scans under the cut... )

The Umbrella Academy #1



"The UA universe is a culmination of everything that ever affected me, from Fritz Lang films, to my father taking me to wrestling matches as a boy. I spent two years developing the origin and the world, only to blow it out in the first five pages…this was intentional—it provided me with a really experimental playground, a very open world. A serious amount of thought went into the aesthetic, and lots of drawings, lots of notes. I really wanted to see what heroes would be in a different world." -- Gerard Way

Scans under the cut... )
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[personal profile] espanolbot2011-11-14 05:40 pm

The Bad Night

This kind of has a twist ending, which might be discussed in the comments, just to warn folk.
Language Warning )
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[personal profile] sherkahn2011-07-17 06:41 am

October covers for Marvel titles

With mid July upon us, some of the Marvel comic titles for October have been released. CosmicBookNews has some of them.

One in particular stood out for me.

Everybody was kung-fu fighting... )

The Booth is no words

I posted a little clip from the FCBD of Umbrella Academy a few weeks ago and since then I've had the chance to read Dallas, the second collection of the series.

It's pretty good, with some interesting ideas (and some repeated ones). I kind of want to sit down and just read through both series in one go to get the full feel of the book, instead of dipping in and out over the course of a few weeks.

For the uninitiated, the Umbrella Academy are the result of mysterious births. 7 of them were adopted by the Monocle/Sir Reginald Hargreeves, 6 of them had super powers. He assembled them into a superhero team.

We begin pretty quickly, with the child Umbrella Academy against the Lincoln Monument. )

When the sun shines, we'll shine together


After having it hovering on my wish list, I splashed out on The Apocalypse Suite. The collection includes the FCBD book from Dark Horse, of which two pages are reproduced below as an example of the art, humour and sensibilities of the book.

Does not contain any members of the Umbrella Academy )