Gerard Way's 'Umbrella Academy' to Return in 2014

Former My Chemical Romance lead singer promises the return of his superhero comic next year.
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The Umbrella Academy, the superhero series that brought musician Gerard Way into comic books, has been absent since the conclusion of its second storyline five years ago. But that absence will come to an end next year, according to a series of social media posts over the weekend.

Way's Umbrella Academy, co-created with artist Gabriel Ba, first appeared in an online short in 2006 before graduating to two miniseries released from 2007 through 2009. A third series, titled Hotel Oblivion, was announced during San Diego Comic-Con, but has yet to appear -- something that Way hinted was going to change soon.

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Way also shared concept art from the next series, saying that he creates "a ton of sketches before I start to write each series, to visualize what we will see."

The final issue of The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, Way's current comic book series with artist Becky Cloonan, will be released tomorrow.

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