Book(s): The Umbrella Acaedemy Volumes 1, 2, 3
Author: Gerard Way
Pages: Volume 1 - 216 pages, Volume 2 - 216 pages, Volume 3 - 240 pages
This is my 56, 57,58th read for the year
I decided to review these all at once since they were pretty quick reads, and one continuous story within the graphic novels.
The story begins with 43 children being born to women who had no idea they were pregnant. In the end, only 7 were able to be located and all were adopted by a billionare named Reginald Hargreeves.
These 7 children form the Umbrella Academy - a group of children with powers sent on missions by Hargreeves to save the world. 6 of the children have extrodinary powers but one - Vanya - seems to have none.
The Umbrella Academy disbands only to come back together with Hargreeves dies. Old rivalries return. And Vanya - who was once throught to be ordinary, prooves otherwise.
I have really enjoyed the Netflix series of The Umbrella Academy and thought I would try the graphic novel series based on that. What I found was the graphic novel series to be off base from the Netflix series. To me it is inferior to the series on TV - which I don't say often. I really enjoyed the Locke and Key book and show, but in this case - the show wins.
I am only a mild graphic novel fan, so that could be part of the problem. To me it seemed disjointed and all over the place. I read the whole series, but even after the first book, it lost me.
Stars: 2 1/2