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Gerard Way has unveiled that the next volume of The Umbrella Academy comics is available in-stores, and explained to fans why it took so long to make. 

The full title for the new book is The Umbrella Academy Volume 3: Hotel Oblivion. 

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As with the other volumes in the series, Gabriel Bá is the illustrator for the comics from the My Chemical Romance frontman. As recognized in a lengthy Instagram caption by Way, the latest edition was originally announced a decade ago. He also shared both the standard cover and the Barnes & Noble exclusive. 

Announced way back in 2009, a lot of things happened in between the announcement and the actual release of this, for @gabriel_ba and myself. Lots of life stuff, other projects, emotional growth and experience gained,” Way wrote. “Over the years, there were some false starts and every time I came back to the project I had to make it new for myself, fine-tuning the themes and characters.”

He also went on to tease that even though this just dropped, he’s already working on the next edition. 

“I am very happy with the results and hope you enjoy it if you plan on checking it out. Coincidentally, I just started Volume 4, so hopefully it won’t be too long before a new issue hits the stands, seeing as how this volume ends on a major cliffhanger. 

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The Umbrella Academy Volume 3: Hotel Oblivion—  In Stores and Digital Available Now! This one was a long time in the making. Announced way back in 2009, a lot of things happened in between the announcement and the actual release of this, for @gabriel_ba and myself. Lots of life stuff, other projects, emotional growth and experience gained. Over the years, there were some false starts and every time I came back to the project I had to make it new for myself, fine-tuning the themes and characters.

I am very happy with the results and hope you enjoy it if you plan on checking it out. Coincidentally, I just started Volume 4, so hopefully it won’t be too long before a new issue hits the stands, seeing as how this volume ends on a major cliffhanger. Art by @gabriel_ba, Colors by @nick_filardi, lettering by @natepiekos, and written by me. Presented here are the standard edition and the Barnes & Noble exclusive. At your friendly local comic shop, bookstores, Amazon, and digitally at @comixology. Links in bio. #umbrellaacademy #theumbrellaacademy #darkhorsecomics #hoteloblivion #barnesandnobleexclusive

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The comic series is the basis for the widely popular Netflix show of the same name, that’s currently in its second season of filming. 

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Over the summer, Way shared behind-the-scenes footage from the table read for episode one of the second season.

“You guys we have some amazing stuff for you this season can’t wait for you to see it,” Emmy Raver-Lampman (who plays Allison Hargreeves) said at the beginning.

We then proceeded to see the whole gang, finishing with Justin H. Min, who plays Ben Hargreeves, sharing a few words.

“You know who’s back? Ben is back. That’s right you guys. We are so excited to finally have the family back together to start shooting season two of Umbrella Academy,” Min said.

 

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So exciting!

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