Gabriel Bá Teases The Return Of The Umbrella Academy At Comic-Con
It looks like Gabriel Bá is working on some new art for The Umbrella Academy. The artist has posted a photo of what's currently on his drawing board to Instagram, and it looks to be Space Boy.
On top of that, Bá said that the character would also be coming to San Diego Comic Con. Could that mean we'll finally be getting an announcement about the long-awaited third Umbrella Academy series, Hotel Oblivion?
Hotel Oblivion was originally announced at Comic Con in 2009 and planned for release in 2010. The series was delayed indefinitely, with Way moving on to work on other projects like The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, and then saying that he was walking away from comics for an indefinite amount of time to focus on his musical career with his band, My Chemical Romance. However, it seems that he has returned to comics following the band's dissolution. In December, he tweeted out some Umbrella Academy concept art of his own and was recently revealed to be writing an issue of Edge of Spider-Verse for Marvel.
The Umbrella Academy follows a dysfunctional family of superheroes who were all born at the same instant, when the final blow of a cosmic boxing match was delivered. They are Space Boy, The Kraken, The Rumor, The Séance, The Boy, and The Horror. They were raised as the titular team, but disbanded when they reached adulthood. Following the death of their father figure and mentor, The Monocle, the team reunites to protect the world from unusual supervillains.
The first series, Apocalypse Suite, ran from '07-08 and won the Eisner Award for best limited/finite series. It was followed in '08-09 by the second series, Dallas. Way and Bá have stated that, in addition to Hotel Oblivion, there are also plans for a fourth series.