I honestly didn't expect much out of Umbrella Academy, not because I had something against Gerard Way personally, but because I don't generally expect any musician to be able to skip format entirely and write a good comic. Way did it. This second volume of Umbrella Academy is, like the first, imaginative and filled with memorable characters. The dysfunctional "family" is the heart of the book, and the interactions between the characters is what gives the weirdness a base. But it's also somewhat disconnected, more so than I remember the first volume being. It's still a fascinating read, for people who like both X-Men and Morrison's Doom Patrol.