The Umbrella Academy Volume 2: Dallas Paperback
by Gerard Way
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 184 pages, 1
- Publisher: Dark Horse Comics,U.S.
- Publication Date: 13/10/2009
- Category: Superheroes
- ISBN: 9781595823458
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Review by dr_zirk
While the second collected volume of <i>The Umbrella Academy</i> is not quite as good as the predecessor, it's still a fun ride featuring lots of great color artwork by the amazing Gabriel Ba, who is one of the handful of greatest visual talents working in comics today. Gerard Way's story is entertaining, if a little obvious in some of the shortcuts that it takes in order to get the convoluted plot to work at all. But if you're in the mood for some outrageous superhero pastiche featuring first-rate graphics, you can't really go wrong with this one.
Review by callmecayce
I like this series, but I don't love it. The drawings are good and plot is interesting, but it's not great. I will probably check out the next book in this series whenever it's published, but I'm in no great hurry.
Review by BrynDahlquis
So much better than the first volume. The plot was much more interesting, the time travel was amazing, and Hazel and Cha Cha were some of the creepiest and coolest villains ever.
Review by CheapRegrets
When I was starting to think that Apocalypse Suite was better, the story turned out to be a time-mess, and I love times messes. So this comic owns my heart. Plus the Rumor is the best character ever.
Review by TheAlternativeOne
The Umbrella Academy: Dallas Story by Gerard Way Art by Gabriel Ba Volume 02 Dallas Cover Art by Tony Ong Trade Paperback 192 pages Publisher: Dark Horse Comics; First Edition Publication Date: September 16, 2009 ISBN-13: 978-1595823458 The Umbrella Academy: Dallas is a follow-up to Apocalypse Suite and is every bit as good as the introductory story. The compelling evil-doers in Dallas are Hazel and Cha-Cha two psychotic, time-travelling serial killers in oversized cartoon masks who capture The Séance and kill him in an attempt to convince Number Five to return to 1963 to finish The Kennedy Assassination. The young and old Number Five (paradox be damned) meet in the Dallas Book Depository where everything ends (although convoluted) as it should. Plot devices include Viet Cong Vampires, a time machine disguised as an ambulance, death and resurrection, a quick thinking waitress, dismemberment, and God as the Marlboro Man. Oh, and the world ends in nuclear detonation… But that’s another story. As I mentioned, the Umbrella Academy is a strange and beautiful graphic novel so entertaining you’ll beg for more.5 out of 5 stars File with: Graphic novels, unique powers and characters, My Chemical Romance, Grant Morrison, Doom Patrol, Pat McEwon, Zombieworld: Champion of the Worm, Edvin Biukovic, Grendel Tales, superheroes, aliens, science fiction, the apocalypse, time travel, and comics.The Alternative Southeast Wisconsin
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