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The Umbrella Academy, Vol. 2: Dallas

(The Umbrella Academy #2)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  8,576 ratings  ·  413 reviews
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 ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by Dark Horse Comics (first published September 30th 2009)
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mark monday
Jun 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comicon
heaps and heaps of fun. this second collection of The Umbrella Academy never loses sight of its primary purpose - mining the past of slaughter-happy 'child' super-agent Number 5 - while cramming its narrative with wall-to-wall digressions including various character bits, parallel plots, the pros & cons of time travel, the Vietnam War, guardians of the timestream (including a particularly cold-blooded goldfish), genetically enhanced chimpanzees, a monstrous Lincoln Memorial, two vicious assa ...more
Dan Schwent
May 07, 2009 rated it really liked it
In this, the second Umbrella Academy collection, Spaceman has eaten himself into obesity, Kraken has gotten a bit more obsessive, White Violin is in the hospital and paralzyed since the previous volume, and Number Five, after some shenanigans at the dog track, goes back in time to prevent himself from preventing the Kennedy assassination...

The Umbrella Academy is a fun read, like Tim Burton doing the X-Men. Where else would you see a character travelling back in time to prevent his older self fr
It pains me to continue to rate this series so low, but I just feel like he took SO MANY cliches and tropes and mashed them all together and it really doesn't work, both in terms of making sense plot-wise and in making me care about any of the characters beyond their stereotypical archetype. *sighs* I'm hoping Killjoys will be better when I get to that ...
Tuğba Yılmaz
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Benim gibi My Chemical Romance’le büyüyen, grupla derin bir gönül bağı olan herkes için Gerard Way; elinden ne çıkarsa okunması, dilinden ve ruhundan ne çıkarsa dinlenmesi ve anlaşılması gereken nadir insanlardan biri sanırım. Bu yaşıma kadar benim gibi olan herkeste gözlemlediğim bir şey bu.

Hayal gücünün sınırları yok söz konusu Gerard ise. Konsept albümler yaptığı gibi, şarkılarındaki hikayelerin izlerini de okudum Umbrella Academy’de. Lazer tabancaları, dünyayı kurtarmak, kusurlarımızla dalg
Aug 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Genial de cualquier modo. Si no existiese el volumen 1 como benchmark, tendría 5 estrellas sin duda alguna.

La historia sigue siendo lo mejor, esperaba que Hazel & Cha Cha representaran una amenaza mayor, puesto que así los vendieron por dos números y al final fueron contenidos y eliminados en solo 3 páginas.

La parte en Vietnam es maravillosa y el retorno de El Rumor, lo mejor de todo el libro... En una sola viñeta se apropia del destino del mundo al puro estilo Ozymandias. Eso y el hint a
Wing Kee
Apr 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow I did not expect that!!

World: What can I say about Bass art?! Without it this book would not work, it's his style that sets the tone and also disarms reader's expectations and then blows they fucking brains out. His designs and frames are fantastic and adding those colors, magnificent. The world building is also amazing, I did not expect to see what we saw this arc. I didn't expect a crazy time travel adventure with this and man the place we went and the world pieces that were created, fanta
Mar 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
I honestly didn't expect much out of Umbrella Academy, not because I had something against Gerard Way personally, but because I don't generally expect any musician to be able to skip format entirely and write a good comic. Way did it. This second volume of Umbrella Academy is, like the first, imaginative and filled with memorable characters. The dysfunctional "family" is the heart of the book, and the interactions between the characters is what gives the weirdness a base. But it's also somewhat ...more
Aug 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Amazing!! Loved this. Took the story of the children/adults and made it so much more. The artwork is wacky but just original and fits the story perfectly. Im so glad another novel has been announced. Definitely reccomend to people looking for something fun and different.
Aug 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A masterpiece in the modern age of comic books. This second volume of The Umbrella Academy is the same as good as the first one and maybe even better. Here, the lives of the member of the Umbrella Academy continues and while both volumes show development on all members, certainly in the first volume the main character is The White Violin, in here, the second volume, it's Number Five. I don't want to spoil much since many of the excitement comes from the unexpected suprises. I just can assure tha ...more
Sep 01, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Posted on my book blog.

Background: I loved the first volume of this series, so I was looking forward to reading this one.

Review: Following the near apocalypse and all the crazy stuff that happened on Vol.1, we meet the characters as they try to figure out how to move on, when some of the things that happened left scars that will never be healed. The siblings are scattered and broken, left to their own personal vices and grudges. But when a mysterious organization (of which we had a glimpse on th
Dec 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Hala her sayfası hatırımda olan The Umbrella Academy'nin ilk cildi, Kıyamet Senfonisi'ni okuyalı uzun zaman oldu. Dallas'ın çıkmasını da heyecanla bekliyordum. Çıktı, aldım ama okumaya başlamam uzun sürdü. Başladıktan sonra da bir gün içinde bitti. Ah şu çizgi-romanların akıcılığı yok mu...

Kıyamet Senfonisi'nde Vanya karakteri ön plandayken bu sefer işleri bulandıran kişi Beş Numara oluyor. Dallas'ta neler var? Neler yok ki. Hüzün, şiddet, kan, kaçıklık, zaman yolculuğu, JFK...
Her ne kadar bütü
Aug 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Kurt by: Matt
This story flows from The Umbrella Academy, Vol. 1: Apocalypse Suite, so a reader will want to find that book before starting this one. In the aftermath of the craziness at the end of the first volume, our family of misfit super-types is pretty shattered, so this story involves a lot of exploration of the weird way that forgiveness works in families (complicated somewhat by the superpowers of the family members, but not so much that the emotional scenes don't ring achingly true). Way gives us a ...more
Aug 02, 2016 rated it it was ok
Este volumen no alcanzó mis niveles de conformidad. Sufrí durante largas semanas para terminarlo y creo no haber entendido nada, aparte de lo esencial, que por lo demás no es importante (ni a nivel simbólico, satírico, humorístico, histórico, o cualquier otro). Rescato la idea de los personajes. Tienen originalidad, representan en verdad algo distinto a los tradicionales super héroes que estamos acostumbrados a ver en los cómics y que son herencia de la desgastada Marvel. SpaceBoy, The Kraken, R ...more
Nov 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Este segundo tomo me resultó muy entretenido, sobre todo por la aventura relacionada con los viajes en el tiempo y por esa escena en la que los protagonistas se encuentran en plena guerra de Vietnam.

Gerard Way demuestra una vez más que es tremendo escritor y no se avergüenza de querer decir que es un fan enfermo de Grant Morrison, lo cual se nota muchísimo en este tomo, aunque no tiene nada que envidiarle al escocés porque sabe contar tan buenas historias como dicho calvo delirante.

A esperar los
May 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Graphic novel fans looking for something different
Shelves: graphic-novels
This volume was more confusing and chaotic than its predecessor, with time-travel as its central focus. It featured an organization of time travelling "corrections" agents known as the Temps Aeternalis, masked assassins known only as Hazel and Cha-Cha, Kraken and Spaceboy in the jungles of Vietnam, Seance dying and becoming a father (in that linear order, although not in that chronological order), and Number 5 and Rumor on the grassy knoll simultaneously attempting to orchestrate and prevent JFK ...more
Nov 08, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
X-Men on an acid trip: Lincoln memorial coming alive, army from future, those who ensure integrity if time stream, a child with superpowers who broke the laws of time, a goldfish running in a metal suit and an assassins turned serial killers.

Gabrial Ba's artwork is visceral and goes hand in hand with Gerard Way's intelligent rendition of family dynamics. There is politics, there is assassination and its bunch of people trying to discover themselves who were adopted together by a genius scientist
May 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I wish there were more Umbrella Academy TPB that I could get my hands on because these stories are incredibly fascinating. Once you start, it's impossible to stop until you're at the end. This one was very wild and continues the journey with our heroes from the previous story. Very enjoyable, a little bit of humor in it as well.
Abbie Nott
Mar 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Gerard Way is officially a genius- I thought the first UA was good, and this didn't let it down. I loved how the characters were developed more, and how there was never a moment that wasn't action-packed. Can't wait for number 3 of Umbrella Academy! :)
antónio alves
Jun 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: banda-desenhada
Gerald Way (da banda My Chemical Romance) escreveu o argumento, o brasileiro Gabriel Bá fez os desenhos e Dave Stewart tratou das cores. O trabalhos dos três resultou numa série à qual é impossível ficar indiferente.
selis şen
Jan 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
much better than the first one. \m/
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
BITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!! This was so fun. I was going to write all this stuff but the afterword by Way basically explained all my feelings, which makes me very glad that I read this right. Dallas feels like the real meat of the world and what UA is; it's super bizarre and would be confusing if "understanding" was the point, the characters aren't particularly likeable but this is still a world you want to spend more time in, and it's just ... really fun. It's the perfect mixture of intense and hilariou ...more
Matt Smith
Apr 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
"Look at me. I'm a total idiot."

This was a ride. If the first volume felt like Way trying to pull away from table setting and getting right to the meal with as little time spent getting the food to the table as possible, then this volume is the meal. It's got time travel, excessive torture, nuclear weapons, homicidal time travelers, and Rumour.

I really loved this one. It's completely insane and is like riding in the saddle on a supersonic jet, but it also had moments that made me laugh out loud
Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Everything about the first volume is ratcheted to 11 in this second one. It is, to put it bluntly, a wild, terrifying ride without compromise. To explain any further would dilute the book's surreal effect, so I will say only this: get ready for some major time travel.

Honestly, the only problem I had with this volume was the initial characterization of Spaceboy, which felt... unnecessary and totally out of left field in a bad way.
Jessica (BookObsessedJess)
After EONS of looking for this graphic novel, I FINALLY found it! Success! And how pleased I am. I can't wait for Volume 3 to come out.
Jamie Connolly
Sep 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
Meh. I don’t see what all the hoopla is about. It’s descent. 3 stars.
Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was ok
Won't waste more of my time by writing a second review for this series. Nothing different than the 1st volume. W.A.S.T.E.
Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Kellan Gibby
Apr 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviews, comics
I don't know why but throughout reading this I continually felt like it was ripping off stuff but I couldn't pinpoint what.
Oct 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, dark-horse
Me pasó lo mismo que con el primero: buen arte, personajes interesantes, buenas ideas, y un poco de torpeza a la hora de hacer que la trama se entienda, pero en general una lectura muy entretenida.
This was much better than vol. 1. Even Gerard stated so in his foreword. This was like a reboot, and honestly it worked. I am excited for (the eventual) volume 3.
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Gerard Arthur Way is an American musician who has served as frontman, lead vocalist and co-founder of the band My Chemical Romance since its formation in 2001 until its breakup in 2013. He is the author of the Eisner Award-winning comic book series of "The Umbrella Academy." He released his second set of comics entitled "The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys" in 2013. As of January 2014, he anno ...more

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