The Umbrella Academy, Vol. 1: The Apocalypse Suite

 

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I’ll admit, the inner emo kid within me was what initially drew me to this graphic novel. Gerard Way, front man of My Chemical Romance, is a creative guy and I thought his creativity would lend itself well to a graphic novel.

While the opening was a bit confusing, as you’re thrown right into the story without much introduction, I found I was swept up in the story quickly. Also the style slowly teases out information about the characters as the story progresses.

The artwork is stunning and the creation of Vanya was brilliant. Her look and storyline were the most captivating for me. I’m glad the artists decided to produce this in full colour–definitely worthwhile. The first volume left me wanting more and I look forward to the second!

And for those who keep saying this is a rehash of the X-Men…I disagree. There may be similar tropes but there are countless other stories involving kids with special powers. It’s all about the journey 🙂

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