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Sunday, January 16, 2011

TFAW Grab Bag #41: The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite #1

James Jean did the cover of this version of Dark Horse's The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite #1 (September 2007). This is a strange mix of steampunk and superheroes. Dr. Reginald Hargreeves aka the Monocle collects, er, adopts seven of forty-three extraordinary children. He is the inventor of several items including the Mobile Umbrella Communicator and a space alien. Ten years later, the children battle the zombie robot Gustave Eiffel, who is controlling his Tower. They are given numbers instead of names like Number One, who is the leader. Twenty years later they reunite after the death of the Monocle. Number One is now known as Spaceboy and the rest have actual names. I would like to read the rest of this limited series. Unfortunately, I received six copies of this issue from TFAW.
Cover of The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite #1 from Dark Horse
This is the last of the grab bag comics from TFAW. As you can tell, I did not fare very well with the fifty issues from Dark Horse. I can see two or three copies of the same issue but getting six or eight issues was ridiculous.

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