It’s been nearly a decade since Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá‘s last Umbrella Academy comic book, and it’s been an agonizing wait for new material.
Way has promised the third miniseries, The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion, for several years, and now with the live-action Umbrella Academy Netflix series on the horizon, Dark Horse Comics has given Hotel Oblivion an official check-in time. Via Entertainment Weekly (EW), Hotel Oblivion will be a seven-issue miniseries reuniting Way and Bá with inker Nate Piekos and colorist Nick Filardi from the first two Umbrella Academy series. The new story will pick up after the events of Umbrella Academy: Dallas, which left the team demoralized after they ensured the assassination of John F. Kennedy to save the world from nuclear annihilation.
For context, the Umbrella Academy is a group of former child superheroes who were adopted by an alien posing as an eccentric millionaire/adventurer. In their present, the team is comprised of highly dysfunctional adults, except for the time traveling Number Five, who still appears to be a child. When Hotel Oblivion begins, Number Five will working as a hired killer and Spaceboy (the man with the gorilla-like body) is in Tokyo attempting to find himself. Rumor, Seance, Kraken, and even Vanya/the White Violin will play a role in the story.
EW posted the first few pages from Hotel Oblivion, which you can read here. The first issue is set to hit comic book stores on Wednesday, October 3.
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