I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am. I have been waiting years for this announcement and now here we are, a mere three months away from its release date! Umbrella Academy was truly the catalyst for my life turning out the way it has. I probably would have never attended San Diego Comic Con. I wouldn’t have met the incredible folks at Dark Horse. I wouldn’t even be writing this press release up! To sum up my feelings would be impossible! Here’s the press release.
Via Press Release:
MILWAUKIE, Ore., (July 10, 2018)—The wunderkind brood returns in The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion! Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance, The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, Doom Patrol) and Gabriel Bá (Two Brothers, Neil Gaiman’s How to Talk to Girls at Parties) will return to their Harvey, Eisner, and YALSA award winning and critically acclaimed series with colorist Nick Filardi (Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Secret House of the Night of Dread, The Victories), and letterer Nate Piekos (Stranger Things, Briggs Land) signed on to bring more Umbrella Academy adventures to life! With a Netflix series soon to debut, the best-selling superhero series returns, stranger than ever—and our heroes’ pasts are coming back to hunt them.
The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion finds the Umbrella Academy scattered after Sir Reginald Hargreeves’ death. Number Five is a hired gun, Kraken is stalking big game, Rumor is dealing with the wreckage of her marriage, a rotund Spaceboy runs around the streets of Tokyo, Vanya continues her physical therapy after being shot in the head—and no one wants to even mention Seance until issue #2.
The Umbrella Academy fans don’t have to wait until October to reconnect with their favorite series! Dark Horse will debut two The Umbrella Academy convention exclusives at San Diego Comic-Con. The Umbrella AcademyHazel and Cha Cha Enamel Pin is a .125” enamel pin featuring the heads of Hazel and Cha Cha, the ultra-violent villains of The Umbrella Academy world. 1,000 enamel pins are available for $10 each.
The Umbrella Academy Crest T-shirt will also be available at SDCC. This convention exclusive is a black cotton t-shirt featuring the crest of the Umbrella Academy on the front, and The Umbrella Academy logo on the back. Sizes include both women’s and men’s S-XXL. The Umbrella Academy Crest T-shirts retail for $25 each and are limited to a quantity of 400.
The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion #1 (of seven) goes on sale October 3, 2018, and is available for pre-order at your local comic shop.
Praise for The Umbrella Academy:
“New ideas, sharp dialogue, beautiful unique artwork.”—CBR
“Way and Bá provide all the ingredients of a superhero team to rival the X-Men and make its colorful adventures a hit.”—Booklist
“Bá’s vivacious and detailed panels compel the eye to linger just because.”—Library Journal
Here are some preview pages. As usual, Gabriel’s artwork is breathtaking. It is perfectly complimented by Nick Filardi’s colors and he did an excellent job at capturing the feeling. Take a look:
I truly can’t wait!! Keep an eye out for our Hotel Oblivion coverage!