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We all remember the song Welcome to The Black Parade (amongst many other songs from MCR), the song that adorned most of our iPods back in 2006. The song that spoke to our Emo souls way back when was beautifully screamed by Gerard Way, the lead singer of My Chemical Romance. MCR may have disbanded in 2013, but Gerard has now added another notch to his belt– The Umbrella Academy.
The Umbrella Academy
First a comic book series, written by Gerard Way and Brazilian comic book illustrator, Gabriel Ba, was debuted in 2007. There was a book that was released in 2008 with the full series all in one place for you to enjoy. The book includes extras from the author and illustrator as well. The book has also reached an almost five star award on Amazon.
The series follows a story that allows us to see an alternate reality–A reality where inanimate objects come to life in mysterious ways. The series takes place in 1977, in which there are a series of events that cause a worldwide change. A change that can be good or bad, depending on what is done with it. This causes a forty-seven children to spontaneously be born to woman who were never really pregnant, they never had symptoms or signs of a normal pregnancy.
These children get the attention of Reginald Hargreeves, an inventor worth millions, with a mind that thinks outside of the box. He adopts seven of the 47 to save the world. No one knows why, but he sure does.
It isn’t until later that we figure out that these children are from the Umbrella Academy, a different and dysfunctional family that is composed of superheroes that have strange and bizarre powers.
These kids have no idea what they’ve even got until they’ve got their first assignment to defeat Gustave Eiffel, he is a deadly zombie robot that has engineered the Eiffel Tower to be more than just an attraction. Will they win?
After they’ve had their first adventure, nearly a decade later, they disband. Until their beloved Hargreeves unexpectedly dies. The fact that Hargreeves dies, causes another chain of events cause them to have to come back together to utilize their powers for good once again.
When Will It Be On Netflix
We first heard this news back in 2015 when we thought the comic would become a tv series. Up until recently we hadn’t heard if it was actually so or not. The news came to us surprisingly when it was announced on July 6, 2017. The series was picked up by Netflix however there is no release date for this weird title.
If you’ve read the books, you’ll surely be excited to see the visual that Netflix will put together. Surely the book is always better than the movie, but Netlfix has done a fantabulous just with their visual makings. What are some of the things you are looking forward to with the Umbrella Academy? Let us know what you’re most looking forward to!