The Umbrella Academy - streaming on Netflix
Posted 13 March 2019 - 08:52 PM
Just finished the last episode last night. The books had my curiosity for quite a while. The cover of the first graphic novel with the white violinist jumped out at me every time it popped up on Comixology. Kept resisting the temptation to spend any money to check it out though. I'm now thinking I need to start reading the series.
I just finished volumes 1 and 2 in one night. It looks like the third volume comes out August 20.
I actually prefer the show, but the comic is interesting. It's like the show took the first volume as it's overall story arc but took quite a bit from volume two to fill things out. It was an incredibly fast read for me though considering I read both volumes in one evening and it took me a couple weeks to get through the show.
I think the show fleshed out the characters much better. The stuff the show added and took away to make it more realistic (comparatively) and make it more dramatic really did make the show better.
But the comic's still worth the read. I enjoyed it. Can't wait for the next volume, and the next season.
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Posted 15 March 2019 - 04:00 PM
Same here. I found the comics interesting, and I appreciate that it's the source for all the major parts of the show, but I found the show to be the more enjoyable final package. Honestly, makes me appreciate it that much more. It's impressive when an adaptation takes good source material and elevates it further.
Of course, the show seemingly ended in a very different place than the two comic volumes it drew from. I'm guessing intentionally decided to make a clean break between the two, since they obviously can't wait for more comics to be published. Should make it interesting to see how they diverge from here.
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Posted 08 May 2019 - 09:41 PM
So, for any that are wanting more of this brand of weirdness and superheroics, I've learned through DC's streaming app of the "Young Animal" imprint. Gerard Way putting his brand of madness to some DC characters. Most Notable: Doom Patrol. Plus there is the crossover even "Milk Wars" in which other dimensional real estate agents try to homogenize the DC Universe with mind controlling milk. So if you want something sorta simillar in the wait, I'd suggest looking for these.
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