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The Umbrella Academy

The Umbrella Academy

ISBN: 9781593079789

Title: The Umbrella Academy

Author: Gerard Way

KDL Description:

Eisner Award Winner
Following the near apocalypse created by one of their own and the death of their beloved mentor Pogo, the team is despondent, but when it’s time for another catastrophic event to rouse the team into action, each member of the team is distracted by some very real problems of their own.

Amazon Description:

Gerard Way, of My Chemical Romance, makes his comics writing debut in this outrageous superhero epic that Grant Morrison called “An ultraviolet psychedelic sherbet bomb of wit and ideas. The superheroes of the 21st century are here at last…” 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