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Includes the name: Gerard Way

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Works by Gerard Way

The Umbrella Academy Volume 1: Apocalypse Suite (2008) — Story — 1,852 copies
The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys (2014) — Author — 208 copies
Doom Patrol Vol. 2: Nada (2018) 67 copies
DC/Young Animal: Milk Wars (2018) 37 copies
Hesitant Alien (2014) 9 copies
Killjoys 2 copies
Doom Patrol (2016-) #2 (2016) 1 copy

Associated Works

Far Sector (2021) — Introduction, some editions — 165 copies
The Amazing Spider-Man: Edge of Spider-Verse (2015) — Author — 150 copies
Shade the Changing Girl Volume 1: Earth Girl Made Easy (2017) — Afterword — 132 copies
MySpace Dark Horse Presents Volume 1 (2008) — Contributor — 86 copies
The Secret Loves of Geeks (2018) — Contributor — 75 copies
MySpace Dark Horse Presents Volume 2 (2009) — Contributor — 41 copies
Umbrella Academy: Season One [DVD] (2019) — producer — 14 copies
Dark Horse Day Sampler 2016 — Contributor — 2 copies


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adult/mature graphic fiction - series (some violence/gore, adult situations/content). Volume two continues the threads of the various storylines from the first volume, but I can't remember the first volume very well right now and I my eyes don't feel up to the task of trying to read this on my e-reader.
reader1009 | 26 other reviews | Feb 1, 2024 |
CW: Blood, Torture, Fatphobia

What can I say? I'm absolutely loving this series!

I had mixed feelings about the show, but reading this has made me appreciate the changes they made and doing something different with the characters in a different medium.

I pretty much said everything I have to say in my review of the first volume, and can only really add that this is a lot more of everything and getting extra specially weird and wibbly wobbly timey wimey. It you enjoyed the first comics, I can't see you having a bad time, and if you didn't, would you expect to enjoy this?

It's utter glorious ridiculous chaos and I'm glad there's still more for me to dive into!
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RatGrrrl | 26 other reviews | Jan 9, 2024 |
as a Gerard Way stan, im a little ashamed it’s taken me so long to read this. it was weird, wild, whacky, whimsical, and all around entertaining. i can’t wait to read the next!
lindywilson | 83 other reviews | Jan 3, 2024 |
I wasn't going to read this, after watching a bunch, but not all, of the show and enjoying it enough, but not being blown away. I am very glad it was sin my local library network because it's unbelievably different in form and tone to the show and I absolutely loved it!

This takes aesthetics and the veneer of the sensibilities of much older superhero comics and huge, weird premises, just go with it stylings, and updates the actual tone and writing to a very modern, fresh, and self aware look at superheroes, particularly child prodigy superheroes and how that effects their adult lives.

The DNA of the show is all there with some major changes, especially the portrayal of Vanya. The show fleshes out and deepens a lot of the characters and their relationships at the expense of the utterly ridiculous, rip-roaringnsess of the comic. There's just so much fun and herded-cat effective silliness and scale that just doesn't translate, and it's glorious to see in its original form, and to have both!

The art is great. The writing is really cool. This is just an absolute corker of a comic that wasn't in the least but spoiled by my already knowing the general beats of the story from the show. I will absolutely be checking out further volumes and kinda want to actually catch up on the show now too.

This was absolutely the cover to cover happy times, single-sitting read that I needed after BRZRKR was such a disappointment.
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RatGrrrl | 83 other reviews | Jan 1, 2024 |



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Jon Rivera Author, Contributor
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Paul Rentler Designer
Nate Piekos Letters, Letterer
Grant Morrison Introduction
Scott Allie Editor, afterword
James Jean Series cover artist
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