Under my umbrella, ella, ella, eh, eh, eh

That’s not my LSS, though I can’t help but think of Rihanna’s song when I hear the title “The Umbrella Academy

Nope, my current LSS is actually They Might Be Giants’ cover of “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)” thanks to Episode 1 of this awesome Netflix Original Series.

“The Umbrella Academy” is based on Gerard Way’s Eisner Award-winning comic book series. Way is more popularly known as the former lead vocalist of My Chemical Romance. Here’s a great interview published by The New York Times, where Way talks about how he ended up writing the comic book series.

“My initial inspiration was a few different things. I had been such a fan of the Marvel Silver Age, and I grew up reading Chris Claremont’s X-Men. Marvel characters had a lot of issues and problems, but I wanted to give them deeper, more complex problems. I was also reading Hellboy by Mike Mignola, and to me that was a postmodern horror comic. There was nothing like that for superheroes. I usually try to make things that I wish existed that I would want to listen to or read.”

Super. Dysfunctional. Family. Yup, that’s “The Umbrella Academy”.

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