The Umbrella Academy: 10 Biggest Changes To The Comics

An adaptation of a comic book making changes to the source material? Surely not!

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The Netflix adaptation of Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá's excellent Umbrella Academy series has been a delight so far, with the first season featuring some great writing and brilliant performances to match. Factor in some pretty slick special effects, that being something small-screen outings usually struggle with, and you're left with one of the most compelling comic book TV shows of the last few years.

Though, while the show was very enjoyable, fans of the source material will be quick to point out that there are plenty of noticeable differences between both versions, much like any adaptation.

And while alterations to these elements may not have detracted from the objective quality of the show - with some of them even serving as improvements over the original or simply making more sense with it being a TV show as opposed to a comic book - they are changes nonetheless.

From the visual appearance of certain characters, to even the very nature of their powers and the world they live in, the Netflix series actually divested quite heavily from the original comic. Here are the biggest changes that Netflix made to the Umbrella Academy comic...


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