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The Umbrella Academy: Dallas March 28, 2010

Posted by Brian L. Belen in Comics, Reviews.
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The Umbrella Academy: DallasThe Umbrella Academy’s first story arc, Apocalypse Suite, was a gem.

It was offbeat. A tad strange. Unapologetically tried to be too cool for school — and succeeded magnificently.

Ah, but its second arc, Dallas, may just be even better. For any number of reasons:

It picks up where Apocalypse Suite left off, showing what’s become of the ragtag superhero team cum foster family after having just saved the world.

It involves ridiculous amounts of (comic book) violence, time travel, and explains why “Number 5” is possibly the most terrifying member of the Umbrella Academy.

It allows Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba to offer their own twisted fiction version of John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

Best of all, the trade paperback comes with a short and sweet introduction by Neil Gaiman.

I think I’ll stop there. I know I had you at “The Umbrella Academy.”

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