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The Umbrella Academy: Dallas

Title: The Umbrella Academy: Dallas
Author: Gerard Way
Artist: Gabriel Bá, James Jean
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Year: 2008-2009

Although the volume which collects the six issues of The Umbrella Academy: Dallas haven’t yet been published, I’ve had the privilege of borrowing the single copies from a friend, enabling me to continue enjoying the wonderful characters, story and dialogue that I first experienced in The Umbrella Academy: The Apocalypse Suite. These six issues cover a number of different stories and subplots, but the two main ones include a complicated attempt to assassinate John F. Kennedy (or to stop the assassination, depending on who’s perspective is used), and a two really creepy villains called Hazel and Cha-cha, who set out to stop Number Five.

This review will be a lot shorter than the previous one, because Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá continue to produce material as good as any of that in the first volume; perhaps the luster is reduced slightly because the concept is already familiar, but that’s adequately made up for by way of even more interesting characters (I really love Hazel and Cha-cha). So, on the whole, this is excellent and merits my recommendation, there isn’t much more to it. Four and a half snails to The Umbrella Academy, again!

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