Pick up your free ‘The Umbrella Academy’ special issue of NME

Featuring exclusive interviews with the cast and Gerard Way plus a one-off comic

To celebrate the release of The Umbrella Academy, NME  has put together a special issue which you can pick up for free from Friday.

The creation of former My Chemical Romance frontman turned solo star Gerard Way, the graphic novel adaptation tells the tale of a group of kids – Spaceboy, the Kraken, the Rumor, the Séance, Number Five, the Horror, and the White Violin – born within 24 hours to women who weren’t even pregnant when they woke up.

The “gifted” young people are adopted by billionaire Reginald Hargreeves as children, who aimed to hone their powers until they were strong enough to save the world. Hargreeves is suddenly found dead and the heroes must come together to investigate his death.


The show will arrive on Netflix on February 15, 2019, and will star Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, David Castañeda, Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton, and Mary J. Blige.

To celebrate, you can pick up a special print copy of NME coming out this Friday (February 15) to celebrate the release of The Umbrella Academy. In it, you’ll find exclusive interviews with the cast, and Gerard Way, and even a one-off, seven-page Umbrella Academy comic.

You can get your FREE copy by emailing umbrella.academy@ti-media.com or pick one up at selected gigs and stores around the UK. See the full list below. 

LONDON Venue Date
London Anime + Gaming Convention London 15 – 17 February
Black Sun Empire Village Underground 15 February
O’Flynn The Jazz Café 15 February
Glass Caves London Oslo 15 February
Social Beingz The Camden Assembly 15 February
Lilac Melt The Dublin Castle 15 February
Not Another Indie Disco O2 Islington 16 February
Jeremy Loops Roundhouse 16 February
Fopp Record Store 16 February
CHVRCHES O2 Victoria Warehouse Manchester 15 February
Nightflowers 78 Sackville St 15 February
Otep FAC251 15 February
Church Street (Near Toyko 15 + Popp 15) 15 February
Jungle DJ Set Yes in Manchester 15 February
Picadilly Records 15 February
Scuttlers 78 Sackville St 16 February
Blue October O2 Academy 16 Feb
Slash O2 Apollo 16 February
The Siennas The Deaf Institute 16 February
Hellfire O2 Victoria Warehouse Manchester 16 February
Nostalgia Comics 15 February
The Lemonheads O2 Academy 15 February
Ruts DC – WHITE LIES O2 Institute 15 February
Decapitated O2 Academy 16 February
GLASGOW Venue Date
Hippo Campus Glasgow Garage 15 February
Vein G2 15 February
Example SWG3 15 February
Babeheaven King Tuts Wah Wah Hut 15 February
Merchant City (Geek-aboo, Geek Retreat) 15 February
Love Music 15 February
LEEDS Venue Date
OHMME Hyde Park Book Club 15 February
Andy Burrows Belgrave music hall 15 February
Briggate (OK Comics) 15 February
The Struts Stylus – Leeds 16 February
BRISTOL Venue Date
Rough Trade 15 February
Bond Street (Excelsior Comics) 15 February
Kelvyn Colt Rough Trade 15 February
Ramshackle O2 Academy 15 February
Nottingham Venue Date
Page 45 15 February
Buckcherry & Hoobastank Rock City 15 February
Bill Ryder-Jones Bodega Social 15 February
Another Sky Rock City 15 February

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