The Umbrella Academy: Dallas #1

The Umbrella Academy: Dallas #1

Writer: Gerard Way Artist: Gabriel Ba Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: November 26, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
8.2Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá return with a story as American as semiautomatic weapons.

The Umbrella Academy has saved the world, but the house they were raised in is destroyed. One member is bedridden, the side of her head held together with tape; and another has lost her voice, the source of her power. Now that they’ve fulfilled their destiny, does the Umbrella Academy have any future at all?

The Umbrella Academy returns for a second six-issue series -- Dallas, where we put the term -- hero -- to the test.

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Troy Stith Dec 4, 2008

    If you havent read this title before, go out and get the first arc and then get started on Dallas. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Tony Rakittke Nov 29, 2008

    Stories like The Umbrella Academy are why I read comics. Visually splendid and bursting with crazy, inventive energy, this bookwill reward readers with ideas and images they've never seen before. I can't wait to see where Way and Ba go from here! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Nov 30, 2008

    Last but not least, Gabriel Ba's art is lovely as always. From little kids in school uniforms fighting statues, to Rumor's confrontation with White Violin, he's able to nail everything needed in terms of visuals. Shots of Seance preening in front of a mirror or Rumor's facial contortions as she realizes the mental state that White Violin is in, both speak so loudly that Way doesn't need dialogue to explain exactly what's going on here. Ba's an amazingly talented artist and by the time the book gets to 00.05's fight against the attacking hordes, you know that he's the sort of person that can draw everything just spot-on perfect in Way's script. "The Umbrella Academy: Dallas" #1 (which as the inside cover points out, is for all intents and purposes "The Umbrella Academy" #7) is another great reminder of just how much fun the first mini-series was, and how this new one promises to be more of the same. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 26, 2008

    Slow start or not, I think most fans of the first mini-series will enjoy this issue. Way doesn't paint a clear picture of what he has planned for Umbrella Academy: Dallas. But if the first book taught us anything, it's that we can expect a fun ride along the way. Read Full Review

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