The Dark Horse Comic The Umbrella Academy is being adapted to the big screen for Universal Pictures with Mark Bomback at the helm.
This Eisner Award winning comic book, not to be confused with the Umbrella Corporation, is written by My Chemical Romance lead Gerard Way.
In the comics, The Umbrella Academy is a group of superheroes who had disbanded years ago. The heroes were all adopted and trained by Reginald Hargreeves, an alien disguised as a wealthy entrepreneur. When Hargreeves dies, the members of the Umbrella Academy reunite to carry on his mission and save the world.
At my last Comic Book Collectors Anonymous meeting an addict fell of the wagon and bought this book. We haven’t seen him since.
Of course I attend those meetings just to make my wife happy and keep my books in the basement.
I have heard a lot of good things about this series, and I have to admit that news of it coming it to come to the big screen makes me even more curious.
Has anyone else read this series? What do you think of it?