Welcome friends to Back Issue Bloodbath, a comics-centric podcast presented by Geek Hard. Join hosts Andrew Young and Sammy Younan as they get down and dirty in the four-colour world of comic books, focusing on classic stories, new issues, comic creators and hot button topics.
Seven children with super powers raised by an eccentric millionaire to “save the world”. It does not get more comic booky than that. The Umbrella Academy, created by Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba and distributed by Dark Horse Comics, is a presentation of silver age sensibilities seen through the self aware and cynical lens of modern day. The first two stories, Apocalypse Suite and Dallas, were release a decade ago and garnered quite the cult following.
Now, The Umbrella Academy is popular as ever with a new comic series wrapping up soon and a Netflix show available for streaming. So what can one expect from a typical Umbrella Academy tale? How about heroes and villains, talking primates, time travel, assassination attempts, conspiracies and covert operations, murder, betrayal, and more! It’s safe to say that you can expect just about anything. But is that a good thing?
Join Andrew and Sammy as they take a look at all three UA story arcs and weigh out the good and the bad of these adventures. There’s a lot to unpack here so strap in for a long look at some crazy stuff. In other words, expect what you always get from us: a lot of talk and tomfoolery. It’s all waiting for you in the latest Back Issue Bloodbath!
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