RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 242629582 LA English T1 The umbrella academy. Volume 1, Volume 1, A1 Way, Gerard,, Bá, Gabriel,, Stewart, Dave,, Piekos, Nate,, YR 2008 SN 9781593079789 1593079788 AB In an inexplicable worldwide event, forty-seven extraordinary children were spontaneously born by women who had 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 world.' These seven children form The Umbrella Academy, a dysfunctional family of superheroes with bizarre powers. Their first adventure at the age of ten pits them against an erratic and deadly Eiffel Tower, piloted by the fearsome zombie-robot Gustave Eiffel. Nearly a decade later, the team disbands, but when Hargreeves unexpectedly dies, these disgruntled siblings reunite just in time to save the world once again.