Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Umbrella Academy - by Gerald Way and Jeremy Ha

On of the most original team of heroes with a weird Lovecraftian origin. This is a dysfunctional family of heroes who sometimes are able to put aside their dislike for themselves and each other in order to save the world.

Their powers are ones you have never seen before and the script is wacky and witty and above all WELL TOLD. Morrison would try to pull something like this off and there would be no way he could have. Sure it was written by the guy in the music group 'My Chemical Romance' - but don't let that keep you from missing this Eisner Awarded classic.

This is about as good as comic books stories get and would make a terrific movie from a studio this prepared to change nothing about the graphic novel like was done with 'Kick Ass'.


Lazarus Lupin said...

This is indeed a very good series with a strong narrative and design sense. It is different without straining itself.

Lazarus Lupin
Art and review

Katie said...

I'm a huge fan of this comic.

Budd said...

They changed so much in KA. wasn't red mist totally miscast.