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 In an inexplicable worldwide event, forty-seven extraordinary children were spontaneously born by women who'd 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.

* This volume collects the first six-issue series, as well as out-of-print short stories, and an expanded sketchbook section featuring work by Bá, Jean, and Way.

* ". . . flawless. . . stylish, imaginative. . . "-NEWSARAMA

* Listed as one of the Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens by the Young Adult Library Service Association (YALSA).

* Amazon.com's #1 Graphic Novel of 2008!

* A New York Times bestseller!

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As I sat down and reread The Apocalypse Suite this weekend for the purposes of this review I had a realization. This just might be my favorite comic book. This book is significant for me personally for a number of reasons. First, I'm about 99% sure that this is the very first indie comic I'd ever read. I'm 100% sure it's the first indie comic I ever bought with my own money.Second, it introduced me to the concept that creative people can have more than one creative outlet. I picked the book up t...

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