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The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite 4 years 3 months ago #35515

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Seen as it's been rather quiet here recently, I shall take it upon myself to jump start the Reading Club.
I've decided that, instead of suggesting a series I've already read, I'd simply "forward" a recommendation I received.
So, without further ado, here goes:

The Umbrella Academy - Apocalypse Suite



Book: The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite
# of issues: 6
Available in TPB: Yes
Publisher: Dark Horse
Published: Sep 2007 - Feb 2008

Amazon TPB:
www.amazon.com/The-Umbrella-Academy-Vol-1/dp/1593079788



From Wikipedia
The Umbrella Academy is a comic book series created and written by Gerard Way. The first six-issue limited series, The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite, was released by Dark Horse Comics, the first issue making its premiere on September 19, 2007. It won the 2008 Eisner Award for Best Finite Series/Limited Series. A second series, The Umbrella Academy: Dallas, followed in 2008.
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Main story
The members of the Umbrella Academy, a disbanded group of superheroes, reunite after the death of their adoptive father, Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a.k.a. "The Monocle." Hargreeves, an alien disguised as a famous entrepreneur, who collected the members of the Umbrella Academy shortly after their same day of birth, training them to save the world from an unspecified threat. After his death, the members carry on his plan to save the world.
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Awards and nominations
At the 2008 Eisner Awards, The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite won for Best Limited Series.
The Deluxe Edition of The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite is nominated for Best Graphic Album — Reprint at the 2009 Eisner Awards.

So, join me, if you will, on the discovery of this miniseries!

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Re: The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite 4 years 3 months ago #35519

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:woohoo: :woohoo:

I love you, kenjio, you know that? Basically, I had ordered this very book (and the next TPB too) just last week, and I'll be getting the book any day now. So, what a coincidence this is!

WOW!! :woohoo:
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Re: The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite 4 years 3 months ago #35520

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Nice!!
I'm looking forward to reading this.
I quickly flipped through the first issue, and the artwork is really nice.
The characters seem a little on the weird side, so let's hope it's not just a bunch of nonsense.
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Re: The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite 4 years 3 months ago #35551

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Count me in for this one...
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Re: The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite 4 years 3 months ago #35557

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The book arrived today! :-)




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Re: The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite 4 years 3 months ago #35559

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Were these taken with your new Android camera?
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Re: The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite 4 years 3 months ago #35560

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kenjio wrote:
Were these taken with your new Android camera?
Naa.. these are from my iPhone. :P

p.s. By the way, the camera is, till now, the best Android device I have used (my 4th Android device).
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Re: The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite 4 years 3 months ago #35568

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Okay, first two issues down, and...
I'm quite surprised. I'm really enjoying the story so far.
I don't want to give too much away, but the characters seem interesting and well-developed, the "universe" it plays out in is one I've seen many times in different books, comics, films, etc. - and it's one I like.
Both the writer and artist have done a fantastic job (so far - please PLEASE don't f*** it up)
I'm really looking forward to the rest of the series!!
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Re: The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite 4 years 3 months ago #35577

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The second book also came today, but I, so far, haven't got time to even start the first one...:(

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Re: The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite 4 years 3 months ago #35579

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Finished it last night, nice art and all that but it didnt do it for me, hardly kept my attention, went straight back to the Amazing Spider-man marathon afterwards much more fun! now up to 1981! (Ah those were the days!)
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