The umbrella academy Volume 1, Apocalypse suite Volume 1, Apocalypse suite.

Gerard Way

eBook - 2008

In an inexplicable worldwide event, forty-seven extraordinary children were spontaneously born to women who'd previously shown no signs of pregnancy. Millionaire inventor Reginald Hargreeves adopted seven of the children; when asked why, his only explanation was, "To save the world." These seven children form the Umbrella Academy, a dysfunctional family of superheroes with bizarre powers. Their first adventure at the age of ten pits them against an erratic and deadly Eiffel Tower,... piloted by the fearsome zombie-robot Gustave Eiffel. Nearly a decade later, the team disbands, but when Hargreeves unexpectedly dies, these disgruntled siblings reunite just in time to save the world once again. Includes all 6 issues of The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite and the story from the 2008 Free Comic Book Day book.

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Graphic novels
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Published
[United States] : Dark Horse Comics 2008.
Language
English
Physical Description
1 online resource
Format
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Audience
Rated PA
ISBN
9781621151142
162115114X
Access
AVAILABLE FOR USE ONLY BY IOWA CITY AND RESIDENTS OF THE CONTRACTING GOVERNMENTS OF JOHNSON COUNTY, UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, HILLS, AND LONE TREE (IA).
Main Author
Gerard Way (author)
Corporate Author
hoopla digital (-)
Other Authors
Gabriel Bá (illustrator), Dave Stewart (letterer), Nate Piekos
Review by Publisher Summary 1

In an inexplicable worldwide event, forty-seven extraordinary children were spontaneously born to women who'd previously shown no signs of pregnancy. Millionaire inventor Reginald Hargreeves adopted seven of the children; when asked why, his only explanation was, "To save the world." / These seven children form the Umbrella Academy, a dysfunctional family of superheroes with bizarre powers. Their first adventure at the age of ten pits them against an erratic and deadly Eiffel Tower, piloted by the fearsome zombie-robot Gustave Eiffel. Nearly a decade later, the team disbands, but when Hargreeves unexpectedly dies, these disgruntled siblings reunite just in time to save the world once again. / • This volume collects the first six-issue series, as well as out-of-print short stories and an expanded sketchbook section featuring work by Gabriel Bá, James Jean, and Gerard Way. / • "Flawless…stylish, imaginative."—Newsarama / • Listed as one of the Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens by the Young Adult Library Service Association (YALSA) / • Amazon.com's #1 Graphic Novel of 2008! / • A New York Times bestseller!

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Check out the New York Times best selling comics series before the new season of Umbrella Academy debuts July 31st 2020 on Netflix!In an inexplicable worldwide event, forty-three extraordinary children were spontaneously born to women who'd previously shown no signs of pregnancy. Millionaire inventor Reginald Hargreeves adopted seven of the children; when asked why, his only explanation was, "To save the world."These seven children form the Umbrella Academy, a dysfunctional family of superheroes with bizarre powers. Their first adventure at the age of ten pits them against an erratic and deadly Eiffel Tower, piloted by the fearsome zombie-robot Gustave Eiffel. Nearly a decade later, the team disbands, but when Hargreeves unexpectedly dies, these disgruntled siblings reunite just in time to save the world once again.• This volume collects the first six-issue series, as well as out-of-print short stories and an expanded sketchbook section featuring work by Gabriel Bá, James Jean, and Gerard Way.• "Flawless…stylish, imaginative."—Newsarama• Listed as one of the Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens by the Young Adult Library Service Association (YALSA).• Amazon.com's #1 Graphic Novel of 2008!• A New York Times bestseller!