Title: Umbrella Academy Vol. 1: The Apocalypse Suite
Author: Gerard Way, Gabriel Ba
Publisher: Dark Horse Books 2008
Genre: Graphic Novel
Rating: 4/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Graphic Novel
In an inexplicable worldwide event, forty-seven extraordinary children were spontaneously born to 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.
I’ve been meaning to read this for awhile and thankfully the library had it. I thoroughly enjoyed this volume although the time jumps took some getting used to. I loved the interplay between the children and the larger mystery of the world. I can’t wait to see more from the kids/adults. Should be interesting…
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