This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is The Umbrella Academy, Vol. 1 & 2, by Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba. Premiering in 2007, Umbrella Academy is the brain-child of and first comic by Gerard Way, front-man of the band My Chemical Romance.
It examines the disfunctional lives of 7 super-powered people who were adopted and trained to save the world by the mysterious Sir Reginald Hargreeves. In style it follows in the footsteps of Hellboy, Atomic Robo, and Invincible with a slightly tongue-in-cheek romp, with brilliant art by Gabriel Ba whose work we previously discussed on Episode 58 — Daytripper.
In our recommendation section our hosts nominated Nimona, Rumble, Gotham Academy, Amory Wars: Second Stage Turbine Blade, and Oppolpolis for discussion on our next episode, and our selected title is Nimona.
Our hosts for this episode are Andrew Chard, Tobiah Panshin, Kayleigh Fleeman, Kit DeForge, and Brant Gillihan-Eddy.