Comics and Coffee at the End of the World is proud to present a Comikaze reading fiasco of The Umbrella Academy by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá.
“The Umbrella Academy reads like a catharsis. Almost 12 years ago, Gerard Way released the Dark Horse comic at the peak of My Chemical Romance’s powers. Through six issues, Way channeled the growing dysfunction and discord of his real-life band into the fictional story of seven adopted children with superpowers struggling under the weight of an oppressive upbringing by their newly deceased father. It was classic X-Men archetypes, doused in kerosene and viewed through a psychedelic prism.
Surreal, kinetic and personal, The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite was filled with murderous children, talking chimps and world-ending violin solos but, at its core, the comic was about the ways family can irrevocably damage each other, and how we move past that pain.” — Rolling Stone
Volume 1: Apocalypse Suite, Issues #1-6
Volume 2: Dallas, Issues #1-6
Volume 3: Hotel Oblivion, Issues #1-6 (Final issue #7 pending)
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This event kicks off an ongoing look at comics and graphic novels with popular screen adaptations — but fret not if you'd like to join in with either just the readings or after viewing; and any suggestions/volunteers for upcoming events are more than welcome! Needed, even!
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