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SDCC 2019: Dark Horse Announces New Umbrella Academy Including a One-Shot Comic in November

The world of The Umbrella Academy continues to grow at Dark Horse Comics! From new coffee mugs to keychains to wrapping paper, Dark Horse Comics has the perfect gifts for The Umbrella Academy fans in your life! During the second half of 2019, Dark Horse will release a variety of new and exciting products based on Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s award-winning universe, including a new one-shot comic featuring the infamous assassins Hazel and Cha Cha.

On July 31, 2019, Dark Horse will release The Umbrella Academy When Evil Rains Mug and The Umbrella Academy Hazel and Cha Cha Mug. These 11-ounce mugs retail for $12.99. Dark Horse Comics will also release four new The Umbrella Academy patches on August 7, 2019. Each measuring 2.5″ in diameter, The Umbrella Academy Umbrella Logo PatchThe Umbrella Academy The Rumor R Logo PatchThe Umbrella Academy Crest Logo Patch, and The Umbrella Academy The Kraken Skull Logo Patch all retail for $6.99. Join the family!

Being a hitman is thirsty work. With The Umbrella Academy Hazel and Cha Cha pint glass set, you and your partner in crime can relax and refresh after a long day on the job. The Umbrella Academy Hazel and Cha Cha pint glass set goes on sale August 14, 2019, and retails for $19.99.

The Umbrella Academy Knit Hat is a ribbed, cuffed black knit beanie with an embroidered The Umbrella Academy logo on the front. Also available on September 25, 2019, Dark Horse will release The Umbrella Academy Hotel Oblivion Keychain, which retails for $7.99. On October 2, 2019, Dark Horse will release The Umbrella Academy Wrapping Paper for $9.99.

The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion trade paperback goes on sale September 17, 2019. Dark Horse is also publishing deluxe library editions of The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite in bookstores on September 24, 2019, and The Umbrella Academy: Dallas in bookstores on November 26, 2019.

And just in time for the holidays, a new one-shot comic Hazel and Cha Cha Save Christmas: Tales from the Umbrella Academy! In this all-new story, Hazel and Cha Cha—the bizarre assassins who first appear in The Umbrella Academy: Dallas and blew audiences away in the Netflix series—track down a rogue time agent, and cross paths with a plot to discredit Christmas! The 32-page comic goes on sale on November 20, 2019!

The Umbrella Academy Gets the Deluxe Treatment from Dark Horse

Whether you discovered The Umbrella Academy this year with the release of the new Netflix series, or you’ve been a fan since the beginning, you can indulge in this dysfunctional superhero family in greater detail than ever before with the upcoming The Umbrella Academy Library Editions!

From co-creators Gerard Way and Gabriel BáThe Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite and The Umbrella Academy: Dallas will receive a deluxe oversized hardcover treatment this Fall!

The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite Library Edition collects the 2008 limited edition of the complete first series, Apocalypse Suite, with the short stories “Mon Dieu!” and “But the Past Ain’t Through with You,” as well as an expanded 50-page sketchbook section.

Similarly, The Umbrella Academy: Dallas Library Edition collects the 2009 limited edition of the complete second series, Dallas, with the short story “Anywhere but Here” and an expanded 36-page sketchbook section. Both sketchbook sections feature work from Way, Bá, and designer Tony Ong.

The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite Library Edition will be available September 11, 2019. The Umbrella Academy: Dallas Library Edition arrives in comic shops November 13, 2019. Both retail for $39.99 and are available for pre-order.

The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite Library Edition
The Umbrella Academy: Dallas Library Edition

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The weekend is almost here! What geeky things will you all be doing? Sound off in the comments. While you wait for the weekday to end and weekend to begin, here’s some geeky news for you.

Gizmodo – What Would Really Happen if Thanos Erased Half of All Life on Earth? – Science!

Engadget – DC Universe scales back ‘Swamp Thing’ over ‘creative differences’ – This is the issue, not the platform.

DigitalSpy – Netflix reveals The Umbrella Academy season 1’s massive viewing figures – That’s solid numbers.

CBR – The Gifted Canceled by Fox – Meh.

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The Umbrella Academy is Renewed for a Second Season

The Umbrella Academy

Netflix has ordered a 10-episode second season of The Umbrella Academy. The television series is based on the comic series written by Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá and published by Dark Horse Comics.

Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, and Justin H. Min will reprise their roles with production beginning this summer.

The series is about forty-three infants who are born to random, unconnected women on the same day in 1989. The women didn’t show signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by a billionaire who trains the kids to save the world. The family comes apart when they come together as adults to solve the death of their “father.”

Steve Blackman will return as the showrunner and executive producer.

Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá Reunite for The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion

The wunderkind brood returns in The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion! Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá will return to their Harvey, Eisner, and YALSA award winning and critically acclaimed series with colorist Nick Filardi, and letterer Nate Piekos 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 Academy Hazel 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.

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Some of our team members are heading to see Deadpool 2 today (we’re excited) but unfortunately we can’t talk about it until Monday (boo). So we’ll be working on some awesome reviews for that. While you wait, here’s some comic news from around the web in our morning roundup.

CBR – Image’s Infidel Film Adaptation in the Works at TriStar Pictures – Not too surprising.

Comic Book – Kate Walsh Joins Netflix’s ‘The Umbrella Academy’ – Very cool!

The Comichron – “Get me Spider-Man!”: Sixteen Spidey #800 variants among week’s Top 25 advance reorders – That’s a lot of re-orders.

 

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The Umbrella Academy Adds More Cast Members

The Netflix original series The Umbrella Academy is adding more members. Based on the popular, Eisner award-winning comics and graphic novels created and written by Gerard Way, illustrated by Gabriel Bá, and published by Dark Horse Comics, the series is adding cast members Tom Hopper as “Luther,” Emmy Raver-Lampman as “Allison,” David Castañeda as “Diego,” Robert Sheehan as “Klaus,” and Aidan Gallagher as “Number Five.”

The live-action series follows the estranged members of a dysfunctional family of superheroes (The Umbrella Academy) – Luther, Diego, Allison, Vanya, Klaus and Number Five – as they work together to solve their father Reginald Hardgraves’ mysterious death, while coming apart at the seams due to their divergent personalities and abilities.

The Umbrella Academy will be produced by Universal Cable Productions. Steve Blackman will serve as executive producer and showrunner, with additional executive producers Bluegrass Television and Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg from Dark Horse Entertainment. Gerard Way will serve as co-executive producer. The pilot script was adapted from the comic book series by Jeremy Slater.


Tom Hopper (Luther)
“Luther” was groomed by his father from an early age to be the leader of The Umbrella Academy – a responsibility that has always weighed heavily on him. He is resilient, a workaholic, and possesses the ability of heightened physical strength. Upstanding to a fault, Luther always tries to do the right thing, even if that means putting others before himself.

About Tom Hopper
Hopper just wrapped shooting a starring role opposite Amy Schumer and Michelle Williams in Voltage/STX’s comedy I Feel Pretty, written and directed by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein. Most recently, he played “Dickon Tarly” in Season 7 of HBO’s explosive hit series Game Of Thrones.  Hopper also starred as “Billy Bones” in Starz’s Black Sails, produced by Michael Bay, and has appeared in numerous other television series and film projects over his career including Netflix’s Kill Ratio, The History Channel’s event series Barbarians Rising, and the hit TV series Merlin for BBC1/Syfy Channel.

Emmy Raver-Lampman (Allison)
“Allison” is beautiful, elegant, and a formerly world-famous movie star who possesses the power of suggestion – anything she says aloud comes to pass. Her life seems perfect from the outside, but her ability has undermined every relationship she’s ever had. With her career on the decline and her marriage in shambles, she refuses to use her power as she seeks a more authentic life.

About Emmy Raver-Lampman
Emmy Raver-Lampman is the breakout star of the 1st National Touring Company of the Tony-winning phenomenon, Hamilton.  After being a part of the original Ensemble on Broadway, Emmy was promoted to the coveted role of “Angelica Schuyler” for the West Coast run.  Previous Broadway credits include Jekyll & HydeHair and the National Touring Company of Wicked.  The Umbrella Academy marks her very first television role.

David Castañeda (Diego)
“Diego” is a skilled, intense vigilante who has a real problem with authority. He isn’t as naturally strong or smart as his siblings, so he’s worked three times as hard for everything. Believing he should have been the leader of his family instead of his brother, he carries a massive chip on his shoulder that makes him hostile to just about everyone.

About David Castañeda
David Castañeda is currently shooting the Billy Crystal/Ben Schwartz comedy, “We Are Unsatisfied.” His recent work includes a lead role in the independent feature “El Chicano,” opposite Raul Castillo and George Lopez.  He also stars alongside Benicio Del Torro and Josh Brolin in Lionsgate’s forthcoming “Soldado,” the sequel to the smash hit “Sicario.”

Aidan Gallagher (Number Five)
“Number Five” appears to be a thirteen year old boy, but in actuality he is a fifty-eight-year-old man trapped in the body of a child. He doesn’t suffer fools and is the smartest person in the room. He’s haunted by the things he’s seen and done, and is on the verge of losing his grip on reality.

About Aidan Gallagher
Aidan Gallagher starred as “Nicky” on Nickelodeon’s Emmy-winning series Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, which just wrapped shooting a fourth season. For his performance, Aidan was nominated  “Favorite Male TV Star” at the 2017 and 2016 Kids Choice Awards.

Robert Sheehan (Klaus)
“Klaus” is a drug addict and lovable mess of a human being and yet, if you ask him, any day now his life is going to turn around. He’s a classic “middle child” – a disarming pleaser who is seemingly everyone’s friend, but will rob you blind without thinking twice.

About Robert Sheehan
Robert Sheehan (Misfits) next transforms into an East European, non-gender specific character in Mute on Netflix, the second part of a planned trilogy from writer/director Duncan Jones that began with Moon. Next year, Sheeha also stars opposite David Tennant in Dean Devlin’s thriller Bad Samaritan. In December, he’ll star in Christian Rivers’ Mortal Engines, a sci-fi/fantasy movie co-written and produced by Peter Jackson. For television, Sheehan is currently shooting the second season of Genius (National Geographic), which chronicles the life and work of Picasso.

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