The Umbrella Academy, Volume 1: Apocalypse Suite by Gerard Way, Paperback | Barnes & Noble®A second series, The Umbrella Academy: Dallas , followed in After a hiatus the series returned in with The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion released between October 3, and June 12, A proposed fourth series is in development  to be released in On February 15, a television adaptation premiered on Netflix. The titular team of The Umbrella Academy is described as a "dysfunctional family of superheroes ". In the mid- 20th century , at the instant of the finishing blow in a cosmic wrestling match, 43 superpowered infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy it is hinted by a character implied to be God that they are collectively a modern-day incarnation of the Messiah.
The Umbrella Academy
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The series ran for six issues from September to February James Jean provided cover art for this series only. A trade paperback was released on June 18, The inside front cover features notes made by Sir Reginald Hargreeves on his seven adopted children, numbered by usefulness. The Umbrella Academy, a group of seven superpowered children born to women that had shown no signs of pregnancy, are adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a space alien who poses as a wealthy inventor and who raises them as superheroes.
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While the new TV series generally stays in line with the plot of the original series—and, more importantly, its characters and tone—there are a few major differences between the two. The comics: Right from the get-go, we know Ben Hargreeves a. Number Six, a. The Horror is dead. We do get a sense of his powers, seen briefly in flashbacks, as gruesome-looking tentacles erupt from his body to throttle bad guys.
By coming back together what can they learn? What dark secrets are hidden that will soon be unleashed? Story continued in The Umbrella Academy: Dallas. This edit will also create new pages on Comic Vine for:. Until you earn points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Comic Vine users.