The Umbrella Academy: Dallas #2

Writer: Gerard Way Artist: Gabriel Ba Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: December 24, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 5
7.8Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

While Spaceboy watches reality TV and Number Five lies low in a seedy motel, a threat against the Umbrella Academy begins to rouse the team, who've been rather uninspired since the catastrophic events from 2007's best-selling Apocalypse Suite. Only one member of the team understands the danger that lies ahead-the massacre in Costello's Diner has raised some suspicions of what's happened, and what's to come. At the heart of this, the Umbrella Academy feels the loss of Pogo, the chimp that had held them together since childhood, and resort to remedies that won't help, and, sadly, won't cure boredom.

  • 9.3
    IGN - Bryan Joel Dec 24, 2008

    So yes. Umbrella Academy. Buy it. If you love Grant Morrison's off-the-wall tendencies and high concepts, but are currently put off by the fact that Final Crisis and Batman don't make sense, Umbrella Academy: Dallas is where you belong. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Benjamin Birdie Jan 2, 2009

    What you have here is a bizarre, charming, and emotionally believable world and cast, rendered by a collection of ridiculously talented craftsmen, each one at the top of their respective games. "The Umbrella Academy" is a special book, realized masterfully. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Tony Rakittke Dec 28, 2008

    Despite a vague, elusive plot, The Umbrella Academy continues to entertain due in large part to the artistic talents of Gabriel Ba and Dave Stewart. However, Gerard Way has proven he is a faithful student of Grant Morrison's madness and we are made all the better for it as readers. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Dec 30, 2008

    The first issue seemed more like a prologue to this second volume, than the first chapter of the story. After reading this issue, it really is the opening salvo to the senses that kicks off this arc. Two issues in and I couldn't tell you what is going on, except to speculate that perhaps during his time jumps JFK's brain somehow wound up in Number Five's head. I like the mystery, but borders on the insane. I'm hoping the third issue fills in some holes and moves the plot along. That being said, The Umbrella Academy: Dallas #2 earns 3.5 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

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