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iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 8.2%


frodog2803/28/09NoRead Review
Avg Rating: 4.4
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  1. I can’t wait for this. I don’t think it’s reached POTW status for me yet, but it’s a strong contender always. One of the best books on the market right now.

  2. What I love more about this book is all the richness that the supporting cast has, and the villians, I hope that they can come up with some titles that explore the rest of the universe, origins villians or characters, and my god please bring back Dr. Pogo. This really needs to come out a lot more that 6 issues a year, at least 9. And suplement books.

  3. @Grottesco – I agree that I’d like to see an arc explore the origins and villains and such, as the book has a very rich supporting cast. What I’d like to see come out soon, maybe in-between this arc and the next, is a ‘Handbooks to the Umbrella Academy Universe’ or something that has a biography of each character in the book, big and small.A

    As far as the book coming out more, I like it the way it is. I think I’d enjoy comics a lot more if a greater number of books would adapt the ‘6 month off, 6 month on’ state of mind that this book and Locke & Key (just to name a few) are doing. Not to get too off-topic, but I think with the art and writing in comic books improving, the economy the way it is, and tme constraints worsening, we’ll get more books like this, that come out in 4-6 part arcs, and then take a few months off. Greg Rucka’s upcoming Stumptown is doing just that and I think it’s a great way to tell a story, not to mention it puts some minds at ease to know that the story is completely done and will be on time before the first issue is ever solicited, y’know?

    Ha, sorry for the rant. Anyway, really looking forward to this!

  4. yeah, i’m really digging this book. i have to said, i think 75% of the greatness of this title is actually Ba’s art… the story doesn’t really keep me coming back for more but, you know, Way is new. he can only improve

  5. I haven’t read this issue yet, but I must disagree – I find both the art and story in this fantastic. Way is like a more light hearted Grant Morrison, he has these huge great wacky concepts and moments that I can’t get enough of.

    Less confusing though (not a dig at Morrison.)

    Can’t wait until I can actually GET this issue! ¬_¬

  6. ugh

  7. I agree with the morrison comparison, it’s influence is obvious, also mignola what helps the bok in the end is that it doesn’t try to be orginal just for the sake of being original, some of the things we’ve seen before but it’s all very light never takes it’s self very seriously and in the end the purpose of the comicbook is to be fun, thats were come creators get lost trying to be thought provoking, can’t wait to buy it on saturday hope its not sold out.

  8. Loved this issue. It wasn’t Pick of the Week, but it was a very good 5-star book. I can’t wait to see the conclusion to the story!

  9. yep. this was really good. i get the impression setting the characters in Vietnam was just a crazy idea but Way pulled it off in a really entertaining way

  10. Loved the first half in Vietnam. Then back to lost again with Number 5 in Dallas.

  11. I think this was kinda of a make up pick, it wasn’t the best of the series issue #4 I think was the strongest, I hope every thing ties up neatly.

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