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While we all expected a few Easter eggs from the Netflix adaptation of Gerard Way’s The Umbrella Academy, we were left with even more than we originally bargained for. Just one search through the show’s subreddit will give fans a plethora of sweet surprises.

However, the one where Gerard Way’s name is featured on the back of Vayna Hargreeves’ autobiography in Episode 1 has to be one of our favorites.

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Following a description of praise that is hard to make out, Way’s “words” appear to be as follows:

“An incredible read… a revealing portal into the amazing life of Vayna Hargreeves and the way she has lived… I couldn’t put it down!”

“In the Umbrella Academy show, the critical praise on the back of Vanya’s autobiography was written by Gerard,” Reddit user Ignoramus430 says.

You can check out the cool find below.

In the Umbrella Academy show, The critical praise on the back of Vanya’s autobiography was written by Gerard from r/MyChemicalRomance

A few days ago on the red carpet premiere of The Umbrella Academy, Way explained its wholesome meaning.

“The message I think is that we’re all screwed up and that we’ll have an easier time if we do this together,” Way tells Variety.

Additionally, Way went on to explain that he created The Umbrella Academy while on the road.

“Yeah, ‘cause you have so much time to kill on the road. Let’s say you’re playing at 8 o’clock at night. You’re just sitting there all day, so I just started drawing them,” Way says. “I wrote down a list of interests that I had — everything from seances, tarot cards, fortune tellers, Just all this stuff. … And then I tried to make characters based off those interests.”

The Umbrella Academy is now streaming on Netflix. You can watch the trailer for the show below.

What is your favorite Easter egg from the show? Sound off in the comments below.

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