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Published on February 22nd, 2020 | by Andrew Bistak

Gerard Way, Gabriel Bá, Shaun Simon, and I.N.J Culbard Expand the World of The Umbrella Academy

Dark Horse Comics presents the first Umbrella Academy spin-off series: You Look Like Death! Written by series co-creator Gerard Way with Shaun Simon (The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, Neverboy), illustrated by I.N.J. Culbard (Everything, The New Deadwardians), lettered by Nate Piekos (The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion, Fight Club 3),You Look Like Death explores the trials and tribulations of a young Séance as he navigates the world by himself.

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 Hargreeves, 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.

“The sky is the limit to where we can expand the Umbrella Academy universe. This series will be a surprise to readers, and Ian’s distinct artwork will help with establishing Klaus’ past and building its own personal symbology.” — Gabriel Bá

“For a long time, I had wanted to tell the story of Klaus Hargreeves’ life after the Umbrella Academy disbanded and before the events of Apocalypse Suite. I imagined a pretty wild decade for Klaus– full of ups and downs, seedy places, supernatural excursions, and internal battles within himself. I am thrilled to finally be able to tell this story with my co-writer Shaun Simon, who sees the world of the UA as clearly as I do. Also thrilled to work with such an amazing art and lettering team in I.N.J. Culbard and Nate Piekos”— Gerard Way

You Look Like Death #1 (of six) goes on sale June 17, 2020. Each issue features covers by Gabriel Bá, I.N.J. Culbard, and a third cover by guest artists including Leo Romero, Jenny Frison, and more, available for pre-order at your local comic shop. In the meantime, be sure to pick up The Umbrella Academy Library Edition Volume 1: Apocalypse Suite HC and The Umbrella Academy Library Edition Volume 2: Dallas HC, both available now wherever books are sold.

Praise for The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion:

“It’s jam-packed with everything people have wanted and waited for: The Children, adventure, crazy super-heroics, villains, a hidden secret. All adding up to be a sure-fire foray into the familiar world of the Hargreeves family.”–PopCultHQ

“The return of Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s Umbrella Academy has been nothing short of surreal.”–Den of Geek

Hotel Oblivion #1 is an intricately crafted, welcome return to not only this universe, but for genre books of this nature.”–Multiversity Comics


About the Author

When he's not trying to save the world, Andrew enjoys travel (although loathes turbulence), going to the movies, reading and being a dad to his two dogs (and now twins) with his wife.



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