Gerard Way has been speaking about 'You Look Like Death', a new spin-off from The Umbrella Academy that will focus on Klaus and what he got up to a decade before Apocalypse Suite.
Issue One of the series is set for release on September 16 through Dark Horse Comics and will see Klaus heading to Hollywood and getting in a tangle with a vampire druglord, of course.
Speaking to Forbes, Gerard has explained a bit about what inspired him to go down this path:
“Of all of the siblings, Klaus was always the first one I wanted to explore, because I had a lot of ideas about what happened to him in the ten years before ‘Apocalypse Suite.
“It felt like a big story in itself. Since then, I’ve filled in the gaps on what the other siblings were up to in that ten-year span and I’d like to explore those stories as well. Klaus was always the first, though.”
he then added a bit about what made him want to send Klaus to Hollywood:
“Los Angeles is a place where you can very easily lose sight of who you are, and that is what is happening to Klaus in this series.
“We see him develop stronger habits and explore more extreme things than he had before. Los Angeles is also a place with a strong dark side, as well as this undercurrent of the occult.
"It is also a place where somewhat nefarious people transplanted here can more easily thrive and spread out roots, so there’s a good chance Klaus runs the risk of getting chewed up and spit out.”
You can also check out a trailer for the series below:
We recently spoke to Robert Sheehan, who plays Klaus in the Netflix adaptation of The Umbrella Academy, and he revealed a bit of what it was like working with Gerard. He also revealed he had sent him through a few ideas of his own...
“I was badgering Gerard in a few different ways and all of this feeds into the psyche of it. I was sending him comic book story ideas for the Klaus spin off that’s been announced. It’s called ‘You Look Like Death’. I came up with a couple of good ideas and said ‘Gerard mate, this is a brilliant couple of episodes of your comic book’.
"Very diplomatically and very nicely he said ‘Thanks man, that’s really sweet.’ I like people like him who are far-ranging in their creativity. I try to latch on to those people as much as I can, much like Mr Hopper. ”
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