Title: The Umbrella Academy Vol. 2: Dallas
Author: Gerard Way, Gabriel Ba
Publisher: Dark Horse Books 2009
Genre: Graphic Novel
Rating: 4/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Graphic Novel
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!
Another interesting volume featuring those kooky kids from The Umbrella Academy. I love how this takes place very shortly after volume 1, but we get a whole new story and adventure. In between reading volume 1 and 2, we watched season one of the television show. I found it interesting which elements from this volume they pulled into the series. Love how they expanded Hazel and Cha Cha into full fledged characters. Very entertaining!
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