It’s not often that a celebrity is able to make the jump from their profession into comics. Fortunately for us, My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way is quite a capable writer, and teamed with Gabriel Ba, he was able to give us the brilliant Umbrella Academy.
UMBRELLA ACADEMY, VOL. 1: THE APOCALYPSE SUITE
Written by GERARD WAY
Art by GABRIEL BA
Putting a new spin on superheroes is tough. Almost everything has been done before, and it’s rare to find something so wholly unique that is also incredibly good. Umbrella Academy is a amazing take on the super-team in the modern age, and serves as an example that there are fresh angles to take. You just have to be bold enough to take them. Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba were, and we were given one of the most refreshing comics in years. That’s why you should read it now.
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Written by: Luke Brown
Edited by: Dominic Moschitti
Effects by: Paul Ritchey
Shot by: Paul Ritchey