Dark Horse Comics has announced the upcoming summer launch of the first Umbrella Academy spin-off series You Look LIke Death from series co-creator Gerard Way along with Shaun Simon (The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys), artist I.N.J. Culbard (The New Deadwardians), and letterer Nate Piekos (The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion).
You Look Like Death will explore the trials and tribulations of a young Séance as he navigates the world by himself. Set roughly ten years before the events of Apocalypse Suite, 18-year-old Séance gets himself kicked out of the Umbrella Academy and 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.
“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,” said Way. “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.”
The first issue of the six-issue series is set to go on sale on June 17th 2020.