‘The Umbrella Academy’ Gets its First Spinoff With ‘You Look Like Death’

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You Look Like Death
Dark Horse Comics presents the first Umbrella Academy spin-off series: You Look Like Death. Written by series co-creator Gerard Way with Shaun Simon (The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, Neverboy), illustrated by I.N.J. Culbard (Everything, The New Deadwardians), lettered by Nate Piekos (The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion, Fight Club 3), You Look Like Death explores the trials and tribulations of a young Séance as he navigates the world by himself.

Roughly ten years before the events of Apocalypse Suite, 18-year-old Séance gets himself kicked out of the Umbrella Academy. With his allowance discontinued by Hargreeves, he takes to a place where his ghoulish talents will be appreciated––Hollywood. After a magical high on a vampire-drug-lord’s stash, Klaus needs help, and doesn’t have his siblings there to save him.

According to Bá, “The sky is the limit to where we can expand the Umbrella Academy universe. This series will be a surprise to readers, and Ian’s distinct artwork will help with establishing Klaus’ past and building its own personal symbology.”

You Look Like Death

Way also gave his sentiments about the project saying, “For a long time, I had wanted to tell the story of Klaus Hargreeves’ life after the Umbrella Academy disbanded and before the events of Apocalypse Suite. I imagined a pretty wild decade for Klaus– full of ups and downs, seedy places, supernatural excursions, and internal battles within himself. I am thrilled to finally be able to tell this story with my co-writer Shaun Simon, who sees the world of the UA as clearly as I do. Also thrilled to work with such an amazing art and lettering team in I.N.J. Culbard and Nate Piekos.”

You Look Like Death #1 (of six) goes on sale on June 17, 2020. Each issue features covers by Gabriel Bá, I.N.J. Culbard, and a third cover by guest artists including Leo Romero, Jenny Frison, and more, available for pre-order at your local comic shop. In the meantime, be sure to pick up The Umbrella Academy Library Edition Volume 1: Apocalypse Suite HC and The Umbrella Academy Library Edition Volume 2: Dallas HC, both available now wherever books are sold and online through ComiXology using our affiliate link.