Everything You Need to Know About the Klaus Hargreeves Spinoff ‘You Look Like Death’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Robert Sheehan

Fans of The Umbrella Academy love Klaus Hargreeves. Some discover his means to conjure the useless as “The Seance” fascinating. Others get pleasure from Robert Sheehan’s portrayal of the character within the Netflix sequence.  

Luckily for followers, Gerard Way created a derivative comedian primarily based on Number four himself. Here’s what it is advisable to know in regards to the Klaus Hargreeves comics. 

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Klaus Hargreeves makes for his personal fascinating story

As the sibling with one of many extra fascinating powers, many followers are excited that Way is pursuing a derivative sequence centered on “The Seance.” 

“When 18-year-old Seance gets himself kicked out of the Umbrella Academy and his allowance discontinued by Hargreeves, he takes to a place where his ghoulish talents will be appreciated — Hollywood,” the abstract reads. “After a magical high on a vampire druglord’s stash, Klaus needs help, and doesn’t have his siblings there to save him.”

Way labored with Shaun Simon, the chief producer of the Netflix sequence, on the spinoff comics. I.N.J. Culbard does the art work for this sequence, however Gabriel Bá did do the quilt artwork. 

Fans can anticipate problem 1 of the comedian on September 16. 

‘You Look Like Death’ is ready 10 years earlier than ‘The Umbrella Academy’ 

Klaus’s flashback story takes place a decade earlier than the top of the world, as seen in Apocalypse Suite

“I imagined a pretty wild decade for Klaus — full of ups and downs, seedy places, supernatural excursions and internal battles,” Way stated (through New York Times). 

Way felt that Tinseltown made the proper backdrop for Klaus’ spinoff story. “Los Angeles is a place where you can very easily lose sight of who you are. That is what is happening to Klaus in this series,” Way informed Forbes. 

We see him develop stronger habits and discover extra excessive issues than he had earlier than. Los Angeles can be a spot with a powerful darkish facet, in addition to this undercurrent of the occult.

It can be a spot the place considerably nefarious folks transplanted [there] can extra simply thrive and unfold out roots, so there’s a superb probability Klaus runs the chance of getting chewed up and spit out.

Klaus is one among Gerard Way’s favourite characters 

The My Chemical Romance frontman created The Umbrella Academy because the band was breaking out within the music business. Way’s love of comedian books goes again to when he was 15-years-old, writing his personal work on his grandmother’s typewriter.

It is smart that Way would have so many off-shoot concepts, contemplating how lengthy he’s been engaged on The Umbrella Academy

“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 10 years before ‘Apocalypse Suite,’” Way defined to Forbes. “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 10-year span and I’d like to explore those stories as well. Klaus was always the first, though.”

Fans are excited to study extra about every of the Hargreeves siblings in Way’s spinoffs, each time they’re launched.

Will ‘You Look Like Death’ change into a Netflix sequence? 

Given the success of The Umbrella Academy, many followers are hopeful that Netflix will create one other authentic sequence primarily based on You Look Like Death

Sheehan has already expressed an curiosity in engaged on the spinoff. 

“I was badgering Gerard in a few different ways and all of this feeds into the psyche of it,” Sheehan informed Rocksound.

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“I was sending him comic book story ideas for the Klaus spinoff, [and] I came up with a couple of good ideas and said, ‘Gerard mate, this is a brilliant couple of episodes of your comic book.’” 

Despite Sheehan’s need to make the spinoff sequence a actuality, nothing has been confirmed but. For now, followers should benefit from the comedian when it’s launched in September. 

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