Dark Horse Comics has provided CBR News with an exclusive first look at The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite #2, the latest issue of the new series by Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance) and Gabriel Bá (Casanova) with covers by James Jean (Fables). The story follows an estranged foster family of superheroes who reunite at the funeral of their guardian and mentor.
In conversation with CBR News, creator Gerard Way said, I've always wanted ‘The Umbrella Academy' to be the kind of comic book that hasn't existed. Sure, there are a myriad of influences, but everyone has influences. I wanted to make a comic that I wanted to read. I've always felt the best work is something that you yourself wanted to see or listen to.”
For more on The Umbrella Academy, check out our interviews with Gerard Way here and here, and when you're done checking out these exciting images, stop by CBR's Indie Comics forum to discuss The Umbrella Academy with fellow readers.
The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite #2
Writer: Gerard Way
Artist: Gabriel Bá
Cover Artist: James Jean
Colorist: Dave Stewart
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).
* Wraparound cover by Eisner-Award-Winning painter James Jean.
* Conceived and written by Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance!
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Check out the official Fábio Moon & Gabriel Bá website www.10paezinhos.com.br
Publication Date: Oct 17, 2007
Format: Full color, 32 pages