The Umbrella Academy: The Apocalypse Suite #2

Writer: Gerard Way Artist: Gabriel Ba Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: October 17, 2007 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 5
8.1Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

Nine years after parting ways, the estranged members of the Umbrella Academy have gathered for the funeral of their guardian and mentor. But their reunion is far from pleasant, as old wounds reopen, murderous mimes embark on a crime spree, and one of the siblings is seduced away by a mysterious villain . . .

Conceived and written by Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance, Umbrella Academy features interior art by Eisner Award-nominated artist Gabriel Bá (De:TALES), colors by Eisner Award-winning colorist Dave Stewart, and covers by multiple Eisner Award-winning painter James Jean (Fables).

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Matthew J. Brady Oct 22, 2007

    The issue raises a lot of interesting questions, and its a testament to the skill of writer Gerard Way that it all seems so compelling. Hes helped out immensely by Gabriel B, who delivers the same amazing visuals he became known for on Casanova. The character and creature designs are beautiful, and the scenes of the post-apocalyptic earth, a ghostly orchestra, or tin-can robots attacking a carnival are all executed with such energy that I couldnt help but smile. Dave Stewarts colors add a lot to the book, with bright blues or pinks for laser beams and dark, moody clouds at the funeral. Its a great-looking book, and I cant wait to read more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Bryan Joel Oct 17, 2007

    Like I said, it's a little hard to recommend Umbrella Academy because I know there are readers out there who will hate everything about it. But it's too different and just plain fun for me to really care about those people. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Oct 15, 2007

    This is a very nice second issue that deepens and broadens the storyline. It's a little bit jarring after the charm of the first issue, but this comic is still interesting and surprising. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    IGN - Rich Oct 17, 2007

    Umbrella Chronicles is spectacular and yet incompetent. I'm pretty sure I like it and yet at the same time it's frustrating beyond belief. But I can see how it would charm some people into disregarding those problems. Read Full Review

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