While fans eagerly await the second season of Umbrella Academy, Dark Horse Comics is releasing a prequel comic series about Klaus aka Sense. Created and written by Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Ba, the original Comic Limited series, Umbrella Academy: Doom Suite was released in late 2007 and early 2008. It became very popular with both critics and readers, and it won the Honored Eisner Award in 2007. Since then, two more series following the same characters have come out between 2007 and 2016, with a fourth set to release in 2020.
The series revolves around a dysfunctional family of adopted superhero siblings who must come together to save the world from doom following the death of their father. While there was initially the word for a film adaptation, it was announced in 2014 that Netflix would adapt the popular comic book series as a television series. Produced by Steve Blackman (Altered Carbon) and Jeremy Slater (Ojha), the cast includes Ellen Page (Juno), Tom Hooper (Black Sails), Cameron Britton (Mindhunter) and Mary J. Blige. The first season premiered to great success on the streamer on February 15, 2019, and in April 2014, Netflix remade it for a second season.
News of the upcoming prequel series comes directly from Dark Horse Comics, announced via the New York Times. Before the second season of the television series and the fourth segment of the leading comic series are both released, Dark Horse Comics continues “You Look Like Death,” a six-issue mini-series focused on Klaus Hargreeves, by Robert Sheehan (Misfits) Netflix adaptation in play. The mini-series will be written by Umbrella Academy producers Gerard Way and Sean Simon, I.N.J. Characters with interior artwork by Culbard and by Nate Piekos. “You Look Like Death” will be included in “Blur and Cha-Cha Save Christmas,” a single issue published last year, the story as another Tales from the Umbrella Academy spin. Check the cover of the first issue by Gabriel Ba, along with the official details, below:
“Roughly ten years before the events of Apocalypse Suite, 18-year-old Séance gets himself kicked out of the Umbrella Academy. With his allowance discontinued by Hargreaves, he takes to a place where his ghoulish talents will be appreciated––Hollywood. After a magical high on a vampire-drug-lord’s stash, Klaus needs help and doesn’t have his siblings there to save him.”
There have been many grand Umbrella Academy theories to come out of the wait for season 2, but people are eager to learn more about the Hargreaves family. Dark Horse Comics Venus is giving her something on the tide for fans, with a fan-focused storyline favourite Klaus. Klaus is also known as Sense because his powers are related to necrosis, meaning that he can see and talk to dead people. This story may be referenced or even shown on television shows in some way, as the Umbrella Academy comics and Netflix shows have influenced each other. For example, the most recent volume, “Hotel Oblivion”, finally brings Ben into the story, a character only mentioned in the comics, but another fan favourite due to his extended role in the show.
So far there is no set release date for Umbrella Academy Season 2, but it is believed to be coming out later this year. The second season would be 10 episodes long and continue the storyline where Season 1 stayed away, with Hargreaves siblings being taken to some other point in time. Netflix recently released the first Umbrella Academy Season 2 poster. The first issue of the upcoming comic series “Look Like You Death” will be published on June 17, 2020, and is expected to follow soon after season 2 of Umbrella Academy.
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