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The Umbrella Academy Comic Series

The Umbrella Academy is a comic series written by Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Ba first published by Dark Horse between September 14, 2007, and February 20, 2008. The first six-issue limited series named The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite won the 2008 Best Limited Series Eisner Award and was also adapted as a TV Series that was aired on February 15, 2019, on Netflix.

The story of the Umbrella Academy starts when forty-three extraordinary children are spontaneously born from women that previously shown no signs of pregnancy and they are totally unrelated to one another. A millionaire and inventor named Reginald Hargreeves adopted seven of those children with the only reason to save the world.

The Umbrella Academy story revolves around that, dysfunctional superhero family that was created by Reginald Hargreeves, also known as The Monocle and his seven children.

  • Number One – Luther Hargreeves aka Spaceboy
  • Number Two – Diego Hargreeves aka The Kraken
  • Number Three – Allison Hargreeves aka The Rumor
  • Number Four – Klaus Hargreeves aka The Séance
  • Number Five – The Boy
  • Number Six – Ben Hargreeves aka The Horror
  • Number Seven – Vanya Hargreeves aka The White Violin

There are currently 22 issues in circulation separated into 2 volumes while the third volume is to be completed once the issues are all in circulation.

The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite

The Umbrella Academy - Apocalypse Suite


Title: The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite
Writer: Gerard Way
Artist: Gabriel Ba
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: June 18, 2008
Collects Issues: Apocalypse Suite #1 – 6

In an inexplicable worldwide event, forty-three 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.

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The Umbrella Academy: Dallas


Title: The Umbrella Academy: Dallas
Writer: Gerard Way
Artist: Gabriel Ba
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: September 30, 2009
Collects Issues: Dallas #1 – 6

The team is despondent following the near apocalypse created by one of their own and the death of their beloved mentor Pogo. So it’s a great time for another catastrophic event to rouse the team into action. Trouble is — each member of the team is distracted by some very real problems of their own. The White Violin is bedridden due to an unfortunate blow to the head. Rumor has lost her voice — the source of her power. Spaceboy has eaten himself into a near-catatonic state, while Number Five dives into some shady dealings at the dog track and The Kraken starts looking at his littlest brother as the key to unraveling a mysterious series of massacres . . . all leading to a blood-drenched face-off with maniacal assassins, and a plot to kill JFK!

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