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Press Release Gerard Way has managed to make quite a name for himself in the comics industry over the past year—racking up an Eisner for Best Limited Series, and a Harvey for Best New Series, for his breakthrough miniseries The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite.  In tandem with series artist, multiple-Eisner winner Gabriel Bá, Way has created a bizarre world which defies the space-time continuum, and pits a dysfunctional family of super-powered siblings against animated monuments, talking chimpanzees, a secret society of robot assassins, and each other. Right on the heels of the first issue of Way/Bá’s highly anticipated follow-up series,

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On the next Major Spoilers Podcast, the crew will take a look at the Umbrella Academy by Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba. Gerard Way, of My Chemical Romance, makes his comics writing debut in this outrageous superhero epic that Grant Morrison called “An ultraviolet psychedelic sherbet bomb of wit and ideas. The superheroes of the 21st century are here at last…” In an inexplicable, worldwide event, forty-seven extraordinary children were spontaneously born by women who’d previously shown no signs of pregnancy. Millionaire inventor Reginald Hargreeves adopted seven of the children; when asked why, his only explanation was, “To save the

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The Vertigo comic Exterminators is heading to the small screen.  Showtime and Dexter executive producer Sara Colleton plans to bring the title to the cable network.  But don’t expect the series to be a perfect adaptation. In its Showtime incarnation, “Exterminators” will revolve around the Bug-Be-Gone crew, an extended dysfunctional family of exterminators whose greatest enemies aren’t the insects and rodents they meet and kill on a daily basis but rather their own self doubts, vices and inner demons. Is Exterminators something that can be easily adaptated, or are the themes and special effects too much for subscriber cable? via

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