Title: Tales from the Umbrella Academy: You Look Like Death #1
Publisher: Dark Horse
Words: Gerard Way, Shaun Simon
Art: I.N.J. Culbard
Published: September 16, 2020
Publisher’s Summary: “Gerard Way! Shaun Simon! Gabriel Ba! The first Umbrella Academy spin off series! When 18-year-old Seance gets himself kicked out of the Umbrella Academy, and 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. Seance gets his own miniseries! From Gerard Way and Shaun Simon of the True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys!”
Hargreeves has finally had enough with Klaus’s excesses and indiscretions and kicks him out of the Umbrella Academy. In the new spin off series Tales from the Umbrella Academy: You Look Like Death, Number Four, finds himself without a plan, so decides to hang out a bit in a drugstore. He indulges in both product and cash before getting the urge to go west, to the only place where a dashing young man like himself is likely to fit in: Hollywood. And, of course, he finds his right kind of gig almost immediately.
Gerard Way’s decision to zero in on the Umbrella Academy’s most flamboyant character in Tales from the Umbrella Academy: You Look Like Death gives rise to a creepy and sleazy delight. Klaus is predictable in that he can always be counted on to go farther into debauchery than ever before, and it is always a welcome departure to delve deeper into the mythos and psychosis of any of the Academy members. Hopefully, Klaus has some discoveries along with his adventures.
The Bottom Line
Tales from the Umbrella Academy: You Look Like Death has Number Four disowned and forced to go looking for recognition elsewhere, right into the belly of the beast: Hollywood.