Our Bookseller says:
I’ve never been a big fan of “oh the book is so much better than the show” discourse and the Umbrella Academy series is a perfect example of why. Both pieces of media are so unique and different that there is only so much to compare. Leave logic behind when picking up these graphic novels–they read like magical realism as opposed to science fiction. The origin stories of characters are so very different and worth the read to uncover. Plus, Gabriel Bá lends such an interesting, almost gothic, art style to a story that rarely takes itself seriously. – Lore
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 by 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. Nearly a decade after their first mission, the team disbands, but when Hargreeves unexpectedly dies, these disgruntled siblings reunite just in time to save the world once again.
Now a NETFLIX original series, with a second season coming soon!