The Umbrella Academy, Vol. 2: Dallas by Gerard Way || Book Review

Have you caught up with all the seasons of The Umbrella Academy on Netflix?

I’m done with season one and two, and just haven’t gotten around to watching season three. I’m actually not that keen to continue watching the series as it swayed quite a bit from the graphic novels that the series are based on and I’m not a fan of the direction it has taken. Season two was already full of red flags and took me a while to finish compared to season one.

This is my review of the second graphic novel in the series! Still enjoying the novels and I think I’ll stick to them in the future to follow the true story. I also managed to mark off another prompt for my 2023 reading challenge with this novel, score!

DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.

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Challenge prompt: The letter U in the A-Z Book Challenge 2023

Originally published: 2009
Read: January 2023

Series: The Umbrella Academy (Book 2)

Source: Digital Library
Format: E-book

Pages: 184

Plot from GoodReads:

he team is despondent following the near apocalypse created by one of their own and the death of their beloved mentor Pogo. So it’s a great time for another catastrophic event to rouse the team into action. Trouble is—each member of the team is distracted by some very real problems of their own. The White Violin is bedridden due to an unfortunate blow to the head. Rumor has lost her voice—the source of her power. Spaceboy has eaten himself into a near-catatonic state, while Number Five dives into some shady dealings at the dog track and the Kraken starts looking at his littlest brother as the key to unraveling a mysterious series of massacres…all leading to a blood-drenched face-off with maniacal assassins, and a plot to kill JFK!


There’s no time to take a deep enough breath to stop the head rush from this action-packed graphic novel. It’s so different from the TV adaptation, and I would definitely rather still to the novel than continue supporting the show.

Vanya’s character in the graphic novel didn’t make me feel like I wanted to out my fist through a wall from frustration. There’s more time travel involved and of course, the consequences from messing with time are deadly.. When will they learn their lesson already? It was great to get more information about Number 5, what his backstory was and what his role is with everything going on.

There are a couple of new characters introduced to the story but they make a great addition to keeping the plot moving forward and making sense of everything going on; past, present and future. Of course, that also means more complications and some bloody scenes.

Klaus is still my favourite character, and he rules about all the others!

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 3.98 on GoodReads. I gave it a 5.

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