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Tales from the Umbrella Academy: You Look Like Death is an American comic book miniseries created by Gerard Way and Shaun Simon. It is a spinoff of The Umbrella Academy by Dark Horse Comics.[1] The series is illustrated by I.N.J. Culbard, the covers designed by the original series' co-creator Gabriel Bá, and lettering was overseen by Nate Piekos.

The story is set about 10 years before the events of the Apocalypse Suite storyline and sees Klaus forced to depend on himself after crossing a vampire drug-lord.[1]

Synopsis

When 18-year-old Klaus gets himself kicked out of the Umbrella Academy and his allowance discontinued, he heads to a place where his ghoulish talents will be appreciated--Hollywood. But after a magical high on a stash stolen from a vampire drug lord, Klaus needs help, and doesn't have his siblings there to save him.[2]

Issues

Issue No. Cover Summary Published
1
When 18-year-old Séance gets himself kicked out of the Umbrella Academy, and 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.
September 16, 2020
2
When Klaus channels the ghost of a renowned actor at a Hollywood party, his retired paramour realizes he might be exactly what she needs to regain the limelight--and gives him a taste of real magic. Meanwhile, the vampire-chimp drug-lord takes a red-eye to Hollywood to search for the Umbrella-brat who stole his stash . . .
October 21, 2020
3
Klaus's contact with the dead comes in handy when his former movie star friend needs help wowing a casting director. Beneath Hollywood, we catch up with Shivers, the vampire-chimp drug lord, in his vampire amusement park, where he continues his search for the Umbrella Brat who stole his stash, while Klaus's aging paramour distracts him with booze . . . and relish.g
November 18, 2020
4
The Hollywood Gods reveal why the once-famous Vivian Clarke was blacklisted, and Klaus sees a side of Vivian that scares even him. Business is booming at the underground vampire amusement park--funhouse mirrors don't really work for the undead, but the bobbing-for-apples-in-blood-station is a hit. The vampire chimp boss discovers that Klaus could serve him better alive than dead.
December 23, 2020
5
Klaus travels into the Void in search of the dead wife of the vampire chimp boss. While he's there, Klaus's author friend provides dangerous insight about want-to-be-starlet, Vivian. Vivian bombs a rehearsal, but it's the cast and crew that really suffer.
January 20, 2021
6
With funding from the Hollywood Gods, Klaus directs his new film, starring ageing starlet Vivian Clarke, in a longshot attempt to rein in her evil, while finding some peace for his doomed author friend. But the real ace in hole may be the vampire chimp lord who's put a price on Klaus's head.
February 24, 2021

Trivia

  • This is possibly just the first of other potential spin-offs filling in the ten-year gap for the Hargreeves child before they were brought back together in Apocalypse Suite.[3]

References

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