GERARD WAY / GABRIEL BÃ¡
In an inexplicable worldwide event, forty-seven extraordinary children were spontaneously born to women who'd previously shown no signs of pregnancy. Millionaire inventor Reginald Hargreeves adopted seven of the children; when asked why, his only explanation was, "To save the world."u003cbru003e u003cbru003e These seven children form the Umbrella Academy, a dysfunctional family of superheroes with bizarre powers. Their first adventure at the age of ten pits them against an erratic and deadly Eiffel Tower, piloted by the fearsome zombie-robot Gustave Eiffel. Nearly a decade later, the team disbands, but when Hargreeves unexpectedly dies, these disgruntled siblings reunite just in time to save the world once again.u003cbru003e u003cbru003e This volume collects the first six-issue series, as well as out-of-print short stories and an expanded sketchbook section featuring work by Gabriel Bá, James Jean, and Gerard Way.u003cbru003e u003cbru003e "Flawless...stylish, imaginative."Newsaramau003cbru003e u003cbru003e Listed as one of the Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens by the Young Adult Library Service Association (YALSA).u003cbru003e u003cbru003e Amazon.com's #1 Graphic Novel of 2008!u003cbru003e u003cbru003e A u003ciu003eNew York Timesu003c/iu003e bestseller!