When World’s Collide – The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite

Posted: January 25, 2014 in Comics
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Amazingly, this series was written by the lead singer of the rock band, My Chemical Romance. Illustrated beautifully by Gabriel Ba, this is one of the better Graphic Novels out there.

The Telltale Mind


Truth be told, there was some trepidation going into The Umbrella Academy.  It was after all, written by a rock star that was, outside of music, unproven.  Gerard Way, former lead singer of My Chemical Romance knows how to write a song.  In fact, he has written quite a few, and though music is appreciated differently by all, they are quite good.  Case in point, The Black Parade album is a masterpiece being a modern rock-opera reminiscent of Queen or Meat Loaf.  But could he write a comic book?  Could he squirrel his way into the heart of fandom and come up with something that would be appreciated by the masses?  That was the question.  The answer, after reading through it in a half an hour, was yes.  Gerard Way could write a comic, and in fact, he could write one very well.  That trepidation it seems was unfounded.


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  1. Carri A Copas says:

    Gerard Way is a 1999 graduate of the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Art, emphasis in cartooning. This precedes his foundation of My Chemical Romance by two years.

  2. Interesting. Thanks for the info. I’m just amazed that these creative people can be so successful in more than one field.

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