Umbrella Academy: The Apocalypse Suite by Gerard Way

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22 thoughts on “Umbrella Academy: The Apocalypse Suite by Gerard Way

  1. I think I ned to move on to the next book to really give this story a chance. I liked a lot about The Academy Suite, but felt like I didn’t connect with the characters as much as I should have in the first volume of a comic.

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  2. Well, I saw the first season of this series on Netflix. It was pretty good. While it started off slow, it quickly pick up momentum and became better with every episode. If you haven’t seen it yet, I definitely recommend it. As for this graphic novel, I didn’t know of it’s existence until I read about it here. The cover looks cool, and having read this, I might give it a chance. Great post as always! 😊

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    1. I’ve slowed down immensely on my consumption of TV series to make room for movies since the beginning of 2019 but I’ve got The Umbrella Academy at the top of my list when I decide to get back into binging shows! I’m glad to put this on your radar though! Thanks for reading, my good friend!

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      1. Lol…It’s the other way around with me😂😂 I’m watching more tv series and less movies 😊
        I definitely think you will like the Umbrella Academy show. Look forward to hearing your thoughts on it 😊

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  3. Great review. I bet I’ll find the same faults with it when i read it, but I watched the show so I’m still interested in trying the comic book. I’m just so curious about the story.

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    1. Thanks, Zezee! Ah I think you’ll spot flaws in this one as well. It’s far from perfect but yes, if you love the show, then it’s totally worth looking into the original comic book series to see what these heroes were originally meant to be like!

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  4. Well Lashaan I am with you on the visual here! Not easy and not my favorite. It’s quite “stocky” and “pointy” if I may say so ….and if you don’t really take the time to develop the characters I am not sure I would have finished the book honestly! That being said you once more gave us a fantastic review!

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  5. I hear people raving about the Netflix series so I may eventually give that a go, perhaps it might serve the audience better in terms of developing the ideas more fully? But – ugh – that art is a big turn off for me unfortunately, when you’re spoiled by the likes of Jim Lee, Ivan Reis, Jason Fabok, Alex Maleev and Tony S. Daniel (to name but a few faves) it doesn’t grab me. But it’s a subjective thing and I’m sure their are readers who love it and that’s great.

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    1. The hype around the Netflix series is definitely real and it’s also one of the reasons why I pushed this one up on my reading list just so I could figure out if it’s any good. I completely understand the subjectivity of artwork and with Dark Horse, I sort of got used to these styles hahah

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