The Umbrella Academy: Dallas #5

Writer: Gerard Way Artist: Gabriel Ba Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: March 25, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 3
7.0Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

Propelled by nuclear armageddon, The Sance, Spaceboy, and The Kraken race through time to solve the mystery of Number Five's past, and find themselves thrown into the turmoil of war, assassination, and strange visitations into their own childhoods.

This imaginative series nears the conclusion of its second story arc-Dallas, in which the history of the United States is radically rewritten, and not a thing is changed.

  • 9.0
    The Comic Addiction - Michael Smith Apr 5, 2009

    Without giving anything away, Umbrella Academy: Dallas is about the group traveling back in time to stop somebody from killing President John F. Kennedy. For any of us that have seen Back to the Future we know something of this magnitude will throw off the space-time continuum. So what will happen in the end? Will they succeed or will they fail? This issue is another spectacular look into a team that can do nothing right and doesn’t always save the day but you cheer for them none the less. When you have talking monkeys, time traveling corpses, alien hit squads from the future, and characters with names like Space Boy, The Kraken and Hazel & Cha-Cha you know something different is going on with a book. This was another great issue, upon past great issues, and I just hope more people are checking this series out. For all of you that say you are looking for “something different”, please allow me to introduce you to the Umbrella Academy. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Erik Norris Mar 27, 2009

    And that's why Umbrella Academy is such a treat to read every month. You really never know which way Way and Ba are going to pull their audience. Everything about Umbrella Academy is surreal, bizarre, and outlandish. And I freakin' love every panel of it. It's the little touches that make this series worth reading, that make me laugh out loud, or smirk because of the sheer creativity seeping out of Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba's skull. Whether it's the spider-hole vampires, Sance's baby chest-sling, Number 5's outlined plan for Red Team, Mr. Pennycrumb's diet, or the subtle wink and nudge to Sance's sexual orientation, it's all incredible. So while Dallas #5 might fall short of the consistently obnoxious greatness this series has seen to date, it's still wildly entertaining and a definite must buy. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Tony Rakittke Mar 30, 2009

    I'm buying this comic for the art, the color, and the little bits of weirdness that are thrown in for good measure, but the story thus far does little to excite or entertain the way I hoped it would, and I question if that will change by the last issue. Read Full Review

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