Sunday 27 January 2019


The Umbrella Academy, Vol. 2: Dallas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I've watched the TV show trailer so many times that I'm super pumped. I can't wait to watch this world and its characters come alive on the screen.

So, of course, that also means making sure I've read every issue released so far. And today, I sat down with my tablet and read this volume in one sitting. It wasn't hard, because the Dallas storyline was just as engrossing as Apocalypse Suite. 😊

This story arc is called Dallas because it deals heavily with Number 5. We now know he's a ruthless assassin and somewhat of a liar, but until this volume the reasons were unknown. But we find out how one of America's biggest presidential assassinations relates back to him. And because of that, the whole team (minus Vanya) goes back to 1963 with some pretty wicked consequences.

I enjoyed catching up with these guys, even though they're all still suffering through some tough stuff. Spaceboy has gotten fat and sits in front of the TV all day. Kraken is following The Boy's trail, trying to figure him out. The Séance gets himself into some gruesome trouble. Rumor has lost her voice, but gains a lot of knowledge. While Vanya is still screwed up after taking a bullet to the head.

Plus, we get to meet the totally insane assassins, Hazel and Cha-Cha. They wear silly animal masks and love sugar treats, but don't mess around.

The main story just gets cooler and cooler. There were a few revelations that made my jaw drop (twins?!) and others that helped piece together some of the questions the first volume presented in the narrative.

This odd and quirky story continues to dazzle me with it's bizarre characters, death-defying situations and endless surprises. While the artwork stays shiny and pretty, the darkness of this series never skips a beat.

Bring on Hotel Oblivion...

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