The umbrella academy. Volume 1, Apocalypse suite
In an inexplicable worldwide event, forty-seven extraordinary children were spontaneously born by women who had previously shown no signs of pregnancy. Millionaire inventor Reginald Hargreeves adopted seven of the children; when asked why, his only explanation was, 'To save the world.' These seven children form The Umbrella Academy, a dysfunctional family of superheroes with bizarre powers. Their first adventure at the age of ten pits them against an erratic and deadly Eiffel Tower, piloted by the fearsome zombie-robot Gustave Eiffel. Nearly a decade later, the team disbands, but when Hargreeves unexpectedly dies, these disgruntled siblings reunite just in time to save the world once again.
story by Gerard Way ; art Gabriel Bá ; colors Dave Stewart ; letters Nate Piekos.
This volume reprints the comic book series The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite issues #1-6, and the story from the 2008 Free Comic Book Day book, published by Dark Horse Comics. Also includes The Umbrella Academy short originally featured on darkhorse.com.