When 47 children are born around the world by women who previously showed no signs of pregnancy, a millionaire inventor sets about adopting as many as he can. With them, he forms the Umbrella Academy, a kind of dysfunctional family of superheroes. Some years later, the estranged superheroes reunite to bury their adopted father and once again save the world.
Gabriel Ba’s artwork is fantastic, blending a number of different aesthetics. Grant Morrison provides an introduction.
The Umbrella Academy Volume 1 is currently available.