There's a prequel to The Umbrella Academy starring Klaus on the way
In good news for fans of The Umbrella Academy, there's a prequel starring Klaus on the way.
Yes, while we continue to wait for season two of the Netflix hit, there's a brand new spinoff comic series on the way: You Look Like Death.
The six-part story will be written by My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way, the co-creator of the original series and the executive producer of the TV show, and Shaun Simon.
The New York Times report that it's Simon's first time working on The Umbrella Academy, but he's worked with Way in the past.
Part one of You Look Like Death will be published by Dark Horse Comics in June.
Featuring the one and only Klaus, aka The Séance, the story picks up roughly 10 years before the events of Apocalypse Suite - the first instalment in the series - when Séance gets 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," the description for the comic series continues.
"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," Gerard Way said.
"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."