This graphic novel has a great look, awesome characters, and some fresh ideas. Unfortunately, with only one book, we get a taste for the Umbrella Academy world, and nothing else. I look forwad to a second volume to learn a little more about these character. I also hope we find out about some extraordinary children born at that fated second who weren’t brought to the Umbrella Academy.
rating: 3 of 5 stars
The Premise: Children around the world born at the same second have special powers of some sort. A handful of these newborns are gathered by an eccentric millionare to create the Umbrella Academy. These pint-size crime fighters grow apart until they are brought together by a new threat to the survival of the human race.