The Apocalypse Suite

The Apocalypse Suite

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In an inexplicable worldwide event, forty-seven extraordinary children were spontaneously born to 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. Their first adventure at the age of ten pits them against an erratic and deadly Eiffel Tower, piloted by the fearsome zombie-robot Gustave Eiffel. Nearly a decade later, the team disbands, but when Hargreeves unexpectedly dies, these disgruntled siblings reunite just in time to save the world once again.

Collecting: The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite 1-6, as well as out-of-print short stories and an expanded sketchbook section featuring work by Gabriel Bá, James Jean, and Gerard Way

Title:The Apocalypse Suite
Edition Language:English
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    The Apocalypse Suite Reviews

  • Zoë

    One of the few instances in which the adaptation is way better than the source material....

  • Zedsdead

    Great concepts, lousy execution.The Umbrella Academy is a seemingly-random collection of plot points stapled haphazardly together in a garbled attempt at creating a story. The attempt fails. Rarely ha...

  • Anne

    2.5 stars This is one was fast-paced and cool, but at the same time, it teetered on awful.Does that make sense? The ideas thrown about in The Apocalypse Suite were interesting and clever, but they wer...

  • Matthew

    3.5 to 4 starsI had been seeing this graphic novel in my Hoopla list for quite some time. I had not been giving it much thought, but it is amazing how seeing that a title is being made into a series o...

  • Baba

    The hardest thing about reading this after watching the TV show, is the surprising revelation, that for me, the TV show is a lot better! One day 43 virgins gave birth to healthy infants around the wor...

  • Sam Quixote

    Umbrella Academy looks like another case of Saga - a comic everyone loves that I didn’t like at all. I honestly don’t know what people see in UA that makes it so beloved. It’s a mix of sci-fi an...

  • mark monday

    as the back cover states, this is a comic with an arch Victorian sensibility. steampunk superheroes, i love it! in an alternate world, "43 extraordinary children were born..." and seven of them were c...

  • Trin

    I found Netflix's The Umbrella Academy joyous and silly and energetic and fun. The source material absolutely pales in comparison.Literally pales: the lack of diversity in the comic, compared to the s...

  • Ashleigh (a frolic through fiction)

    This is...something, huh??I flew through this comic even quicker than you would expect to, largely because there’s very little build up to anything. Stuff just kinda happens and that’s that. Nothi...

  • Layla

    ~ 2 stars ~I only read this because I love the T.V show, but, the show was better. I hate to say it, but it's true. I'm pretty disappointed. I know it may be unfair of me to judge this harshly conside...