Calling all Marvel and DC Comic lovers. Anyone love a super hero? particularly the dark witty kind? …Check out The Umbrella Academy.

May I highly recommend the new superhero series on Netflix

 The Umbrella Academy. 

Written and created by Gerard way with illustrations by Gabriel Ba, for Dark Horse Comics.

It Has all the lovely juicy darkness of DC comics, Only a more updated and fun, with non of the dourness.

Plus heroes that have even more flaws than their Marvel counterparts. Which to me makes them so much more appealing.

Perhaps a tiny bit less of an obvious humour than marvel  but just as witty, only of the darker persuasion.

I absolutely LOVED It. It’s almost gothic it is so perfectly imperfect. Twisted and surprisingly full of the gritty everyday relatable reality of a properly dysfunctional family.

Real Apart from the super powers of course.

Look out for some fine acting, in particular I should mention “number 5” but …. though i will say more, so I wont give anything away.

With a truly rocking kick ass performance by Mary J Blige. Yes I did say Mary j.  I did have to do a few double takes to be sure.

When I say kick ass, I do mean it, she kicks some serious butt.

Having  grown up in Disney fantasy filled world, I am relieved now that the fake warm glow of perfection has dropped its veil from hollywood and that now we get to see real people ; ) ….especially when the have powers.

Big Love to all x