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The Umbrella Academy, popular comic series turned Netflix show originally created by My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way, is getting its first spinoff. 

The 32-page comic book is called Hazel and Cha Cha Save Christmas: Tales from the Umbrella Academy. 

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The story will follow the two assassins who track down a rogue time agent who they work   and “cross paths with a plot to discredit Christmas,” according to Dark Horse comics. 

The one-off comic is co-written by Way and Scott Allie. It’s illustrated by Tommy Lee Edwards, who made one of the covers for the book. As for the other two covers, those were created by Bill Sienkiewicz and Jim Mahfood. 

You can see the three covers below. 

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Hazel and Cha Cha initially appeared in Umbrella Academy: Dallas, with actors Cameron Britton and Mary J. Blige, respectively, performing the roles in the Netflix show. 

Hazel and Cha Cha Save Christmas: Tales from the Umbrella Academy will be available November 20th for $4.99. 

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If you can’t wait til November for a new book, luckily, Way recently unveiled that the next volume of The Umbrella Academy just dropped in stores. The full title for the new book is The Umbrella Academy Volume 3: Hotel Oblivion. 

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. 

Check out his post below.

 

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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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As for the Netflix show, it’s currently filming its second season. While we all know that film sets can be incredibly serious places, especially when filming. But, that didn’t stop Justin H. Min (Ben Hargreeves) from giving us a little behind-the-scenes action.

On The Umbrella Academy’s official Instagram page, Min is seen whispering about everyone else shooting right now. He then tells us he’s going to “give us a little BtS.” Just then, an alarm goes off on set and he realizes they are shooting near him.

The rest of the post includes an array of pictures of the cast members on set. Check out the official post below.

 

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🗣Since we’re not on set rn we can be as loud as we want about all these SUPER ADORABLE pics🗣

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