After being teased since 2009, and ‘promised’ for 2018 last year at San Diego Comic Con, it appears that “The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion” is actually happening. The seven issue miniseries, by original “Umbrella Academy” creators Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, will debut in October from Dark Horse.
The original series – based around seven adopted children with super powers – was recently picked up by Neflix for a ten-episode run, starring Ellen Page. The series is supposed to debut sometime in 2018, but no firm release date has been set.
This is the third of four proposed miniseries featuring these characters, and the first since “The Umbrella Academy: Dallas” came out in 2008-2009.
Both creators have gone on to do some pretty incredible things since the original “Umbrella Academy” was published in 2007. Way recently was the curator of ‘Young Animal,’ a pop-up imprint at DC Comics, where he co-wrote “Doom Patrol” and plotted the first volume of “Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye.” Way has also written “The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys” for Dark Horse and done some work in the Spider-corner of the Marvel Universe. Bá, along with his brother, Fábio Moon, wrote and illustrated “B.P.R.D. Vampire” and “Two Brothers” for Dark Horse, “Daytripper” for Vertigo, and “Casanova” for Image.
Read the full press release below.
MILWAUKIE, Ore., (July 10, 2018)—The wunderkind brood returns in The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion! Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance, The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, Doom Patrol) and Gabriel Bá (Two Brothers, Neil Gaiman’s How to Talk to Girls at Parties) will return to their Harvey, Eisner, and YALSA award winning and critically acclaimed series with colorist Nick Filardi (Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Secret House of the Night of Dread, The Victories), and letterer Nate Piekos (Stranger Things, Briggs Land) 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.
Praise for The Umbrella Academy:
“New ideas, sharp dialogue, beautiful unique artwork.”—CBR
“Way and Bá provide all the ingredients of a superhero team to rival the X-Men and make its colorful adventures a hit.”—Booklist
“Bá’s vivacious and detailed panels compel the eye to linger just because.”—Library Journal