Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá‘s The Umbrella Academy has been one of Dark Horse Comics’s biggest recent successes. Now readers who haven’t yet sampled the world of the series can catch up all at once, as the publisher has announced The Umbrella Academy: Boxed Set, a new slipcased set of the first three books of the acclaimed series. Along with the three books, the boxed set will also include an exclusive double-sided poster featuring artwork by Bá.
Here’s how Dark Horse describes The Umbrella Academy:
In an inexplicable worldwide event, forty-three extraordinary children were spontaneously born by women who’d previously shown no signs of pregnancy. Millionaire inventor Reginald Hargreeves adopted seven of the children; when asked why, his only explanation was, “To save the world.” These seven children form The Umbrella Academy, a dysfunctional family of superheroes with bizarre powers. Nearly a decade after their first mission, the team disbands, but when Hargreeves unexpectedly dies, these disgruntled siblings reunite just in time to save the world once again.
The three-book boxed set includes Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite, Umbrella Academy: Dallas, and Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion. The only Umbrella Academy collection not included is the Tales from the Umbrella Academy: You Look Like Death trade paperback of the six-issue miniseries by Way, Shaun Simon, and I.N.J. Culbard. The softcover collection of that series was released last month.
The Umbrella Academy: Boxed Set is the latest available format for the hit Dark Horse series. Along with single issues and softcover collections, each of the three books is also available as a deluxe hardcover edition, as well as in an oversized Library Edition format. The You Look Like Death miniseries will also be available as a Library Edition in September. None of those editions include the double-sided poster, though, so if you need some new wall art from your favorite comic the boxed set will definitely be the way to go.
The Umbrella Academy: Boxed Set will retail for $55.97. The set is available for preorder now, and will be available in stores on Wednesday, November 17th, 2021.