The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion #1

Writer: Gerard Way Artist: Gabriel Ba Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: October 3, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 6
8.7Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Faced with an increasing number of lunatics with superpowers eager to face off with his own wunderkind brood, Sir Reginald Hargreeves developed the ultimate solution ...

Now, just a few years after Hargreeves's death, his Umbrella Academy is scattered. Number Five is a hired gun, Kraken is stalking big game, Rumor is dealing with the wreckage of her marriage, a rotund Spaceboy runs around the streets of Tokyo, Vanya continues her physical therapy after being shot in the head-and no one wants to even mention Seance until issue #2.

With a Netflix series soon to debut, the award-winning and best-selling superhero series returns more

  • 10
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Manny Gomez Sep 22, 2018

    'Umbrella Academy' is already a classic series, and 'Hotel Oblivion' is already on it's way to joining the previous volumes. A Way and Ba collaboration is always a cause for celebration, so you definitelyneed to check into the Hotel Oblivion. 5 stars! Read Full Review

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    Comic Crusaders - Shawn Warner Oct 8, 2018

    The first issue in this installment of The Umbrella Academy opus perfectly sets the stage and whets the appetite for more of this peculiarly delightful world. Without tipping their hand too much Way and Ba have invited us to stay at the Oblivion Hotel, at least for a little while. 5/5 Read Full Review

  • 10
    PopCultHQ - Joshua Winchester Sep 16, 2018

    11 years ago, the first issue of The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite came out. 9 years ago, Gerard Way announced the title of this, the third installment of his work with Gabriel B of their famous team. And at last, here it is. An opening gambit to kick off a long-awaited reunion. It's jam-packed with everything people have wanted and waited for: The Children, adventure, crazy super-heroics, villains, a hidden secret. All adding up to be a sure-fire foray into the familiar world of the Hargreeves family. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Oct 14, 2018

    The Umbrella Academys Hotel Oblivion is like riding a bike: just like that, we return to the zany greatness we knew and loved. Way continues to craft one of the most interesting and off the wall superhero stories out there, and Bas artwork continues to amaze me more every time I see it. I loved the Umbrella Academy since the first series, and this book feels like the creators havent missed a step. Soon to be a Netflix live-action series, now is the time to scoop up the first two collections and check in to Hotel Oblivion. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Molly Barnewitz Sep 23, 2018

    THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY came into the world with a bang, and the latest issue in the series, HOTEL OBLIVION #1 is no different. Gerard Way and Gabriel B start off the new issue with the same chaos and absurdity as ever. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Mark Buckeldee Oct 2, 2018

    Issue 1 of The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion serves up a series of amuse-bouches, small glimpses of the cast and other events that give us a tantalizing taste of what's to come. While it doesn't go too far in any one direction, it definitely leaves you wanting more of both the story and the fascinating world of the Umbrella Academy. Read Full Review

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    Newsarama - David Pepose Sep 4, 2018

    Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion is a triumphant return for Way and Ba, but it is certainly not a destination for new readers or the faint of heart - after nearly a decade of radio silence, even longtime fans of the series might do well to have a refresher read to get them in the right headspace to appreciate this superpowered family’s status quo. Given the menu motif of this issue, this debut feels more like table-setting than the main course - granted, when the venue has an atmosphere as stylish as Hotel Oblivion, once you check in, you may never want to leave. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Christopher Egan Sep 11, 2018

    'Hotel Oblivion" #1 is an intricately crafted, welcome return to not only this universe, but for genre books of this nature. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Megan Peters Oct 3, 2018

    As a welcome home, The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion #1 reads like a familiar friend, but it doesn't aim to revolutionize the series Way and B created so many years ago. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 4, 2018

    While focused mainly on set-up and foreshadowing, there's still quite a bit to enjoy in The Umbrella Academy – Hotel Oblivion #1 with Spaceboy and his shadow hanging out in Tokyo, Number Five putting his unique skillset to use, and Vanya on the road to recovery suggesting that she may have a role to play this time around. I enjoyed the first mini-series, and while I thought Dallas wasn't as strong, I am looking forward to seeing what new trouble the Umbrella Academy can find themselves in this time around. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Fandom Post - Gabe Peralta Oct 3, 2018

    Now starting their third arc in the series, it's clear that Way and Ba are less concerned with making a big splash just a few pages in, and are more concerned with pacing things out and (hopefully) saving the more insane material for a later issue. Basic premises of what the gang's been up to, and a vague idea of where the story might go with the titular Hotel Oblivion are established this time around at the expense of not much else going on"a very basic first issue that relies more on the fidelity of its fanbase willing to read another entry in the series than anything else. Read Full Review

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