Tuesday 15 January 2019

THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY APOCALYPSE SUITE #1 The Day the Eiffel Tower Went Berserk by Gerard Way & Gabriel Bá

The Day the Eiffel Tower Went Beserk (The Umbrella Academy Apocalypse Suite #1)
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I've been meaning to check out this comic book series for AGES. After all, I'm a huge MCR fan and these stories were written by Gerard Way. Besides, the story and artwork all looked really different and dark.

But the main reason I decided to pick them up now is because the TV show is starting next month and I want to check it out. 😁

So, the Umbrella Academy consists of seven kids with strange superpowers. They--along with a bunch of others (43, including these) were suddenly born out of the blue one day. Dr. Reginald Hargreeves goes looking for them, only finds these seven, and becomes their guardian and teacher.

Together, the team fights evil. Well, except for Seven, who doesn't seem to be special at all.

The story starts with the unfortunate The Day the Eiffel Tower Went Berserk, and then jumps to the day One gets some unfortunate news...

This story is so strange. It's weird, curious, is totally dark and doesn't have a definite time and place. It's a mish-mash of different eras thrown together (something I really like) to create an intriguing world I can't wait to explore.

The artwork is bright and as peculiar as the story. The characters are slowly revealed, but we don't get a real sense of them. Not yet. At the moment they're mostly numbers and have no real origin.

And although the writing seems choppy at times, it also really inviting and highly imaginative.

I really like this!

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