The Umbrella Academy

The Umbrella Academy

Volume 2, Dallas

Book - 2009
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The team is despondent following the near apocalypse created by one of their own and the death of their beloved mentor Pogo. So it's a great time for another catastrophic event to rouse the team into action. Trouble is-each member of the team is distracted by some very real problems of their own. The White Violin is bedridden due to an unfortunate blow to the head. Rumor has lost her voice-the source of her power. Spaceboy has eaten himself into a near-catatonic state, while Number Five dives into some shady dealings at the dog track and the Kraken starts looking at his littlest brother as the key to unraveling a mysterious series of massacres...all leading to a blood-drenched face-off with maniacal assassins, and a plot to kill JFK!
Publisher: Milwaukie, OR :, Dark Horse Books,, [2009]
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9781595823458
Branch Call Number: FIC WAY G v.2
Additional Contributors: Bá, Gabriel
Alternative Title: Dallas

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OMG! I was o excited to read this. I am a reverse fan. I like the show then the comics. I read the comics last. I actually read the first one a long time ago and forgot about it. I was so happy to see Aiden Gallagher really knows his character. In vol 1 though Five seems a little more laid back and not the super-cool, sarcastic, hilarious, assassin that he is in the show. Still, I AM IN LOVE!

I did like this one more than volume one.

I think maybe my expectations are just a tad too high. I like seeing how they have combined events from all of the comics in the show, but I really do like what the show does with it all much better than what the graphic novels are doing. It’s hard to feel sympathy with these characters, whereas in the show, sympathy is all I feel. Still unclear about a few Academy members’ powers, still not entirely sure what’s happening half the time, still feeling somewhat overwhelmed by the chaotic art style.

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Castielismyangle
Jan 08, 2020

I LOVE HIS COMICS SO MUCH & THEY ARE JUST TOO GOOD TO READ EVERYTIME U READ FROM ANY WHERE U WANT AND THE SHOW IS REALLY GOOD ALSO(UwU)

“Thin Mints! My favorite!”

ArapahoeTiegan Dec 12, 2018

At the end of volume 2, Gerard writes that he feels as if The Umbrella Academy gets a chance to start over, in part to how loose the outline for this story arc was compared to the first volume. I must agree with his assessment. As the reader, I felt like this volume is stronger than the first - the art is crisper, the characters' personalities are much more apparent, and the story is a bit more fun. With a release date for summer 2019 for volume three and a TV show adaptation coming in 2019, I am very much looking forward to where these characters go next and learning even more about them.

JessicaGma Jan 16, 2018

I had forgotten about part 2 after reading prt 1 some years ago, but the Umbrella Academy is quite brilliant as a premise. This wraps some bits up that were left hanging from the first half. I did like Number Five's incessant time loops - if this indeed becomes a netflix show, there's some excellent ideas that can be further explored here.

SCL_Justin Jul 24, 2017

Dallas is a time travel story about trying to kill President Kennedy. At one point the planet is destroyed. There are psychotic time-travelling hitmen and Number 5 is trying to stop a past version of himself.

I keep on digging the art in this book and Way’s approach to time travel (and the inaccuracy of such methods) was pretty sweet. This isn’t the kind of story you can just drop into, so make sure you read The Umbrella Academy Vol. 1: Apocalypse Suite to figure out who these characters are and why you should care first.

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hufflepuffgirl
Jun 23, 2016

I liked this, although it was no where close to as good as the first one. Bá's art continues to be incredible, reminds me of his Casanova work with Fraction.

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Ubalstecha
Oct 22, 2011

This is an excellent Umbrella Academy, showing us how the group us the after effects of the first volume, while exploring the relationships between the characters now that they are all adults. There is also a wonderful weaving of the JFK assassination into the story. Characters are well drawn, complex, interesting and both likeable and detestable at the same time.

kenobi19 May 19, 2011

Much better than I expected. Art and writing were both well done. Reminded me a bit of Hellboy/BPRD type books.

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Jan 08, 2020

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