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Umbrella Academy. Apocalypse suite. Volume 1 / Gerard Way ; art, Gabriel Ba ; colors, Dave Stewart ; [with an introduction by Grant Morrison and an afterword by Scott Allie].

By: Way, Gerard.
Contributor(s): B�a, Gabriel | Stewart, Dave.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Umbrella academy: .1.Publisher: Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse, 2008Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781593079789; 1593079788.Other title: Umbrella Academy | Umbrella Academy apocalypse suite.Subject(s): Heroes -- Juvenile fiction | Robots -- Juvenile fictionGenre/Form: Graphic novels.Summary: In an inexplicable worldwide event, forty-seven extraordinary children were spontaneously born by women who had previously shown no signs of pregnancy. Millionaire inventor Reginald Hargreeves adopted seven of the children; when asked why, his only explanation was, 'To save the world.' These seven children form The Umbrella Academy, a dysfunctional family of superheroes with bizarre powers. Their first adventure at the age of ten pits them against an erratic and deadly Eiffel Tower, piloted by the fearsome zombie-robot Gustave Eiffel. Nearly a decade later, the team disbands, but when Hargreeves unexpectedly dies, these disgruntled siblings reunite just in time to save the world once again.
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"This volume reprints the comic book series The Umbrella Academy: apocalypse suite, issues #1-#6, and the story from the 2008 Free Comic Book Day book, published by Dark Horse Comics. This volume also includes The Umbrella Academy short story originally featured on darkhorse.com"--T.p. verso.

In an inexplicable worldwide event, forty-seven extraordinary children were spontaneously born by women who had previously shown no signs of pregnancy. Millionaire inventor Reginald Hargreeves adopted seven of the children; when asked why, his only explanation was, 'To save the world.' These seven children form The Umbrella Academy, a dysfunctional family of superheroes with bizarre powers. Their first adventure at the age of ten pits them against an erratic and deadly Eiffel Tower, piloted by the fearsome zombie-robot Gustave Eiffel. Nearly a decade later, the team disbands, but when Hargreeves unexpectedly dies, these disgruntled siblings reunite just in time to save the world once again.

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