Thursday, October 4, 2018

The Umbrella Academy - Hotel Oblivion #1

The Umbrella Academy - Hotel Oblivion #1 launches a new seven-issue mini-series featuring the grown version of the child heroes created by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bà. The name of the latest mini-series appears to come from the name of Sir Reginald Hargreeves' solution to housing the powerful enemies defeated by the heroes he created. The opening pages of the first issue give us a glimpse of the Hotel Oblivion from the perspective of a new tenant while most of the rest of the issue is set aside to check in on the various members of the Umbrella Academy who have once again separated and gone their own way.

While focused mainly on set-up and foreshadowing, there's still quite a bit to enjoy in The Umbrella Academy - Hotel Oblivion #1 with Spaceboy and his shadow hanging out in Tokyo, Number Five putting his unique skillset to use, and Vanya on the road to recovery suggesting that she may have a role to play this time around. I enjoyed the first mini-series, and while I thought Dallas wasn't as strong, I am looking forward to seeing what new trouble the Umbrella Academy can find themselves in this time around. Worth a look.

[Dark Horse, $3.99]

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