Released on the streaming platform last Friday (February 15), the show is an adaptation of the former My Chemical Romance frontman’s Eisner Award-winning comic book series. It sees Ellen Page star as Vanya Hargreeves, while Tom Hopper appears as Luther Hargreeves.
Now, just days after it was made available to binge-watchers, one viewer has taken to Reddit to share a cool nod to Way in episode one of the season.
In a scene that shows the back of Vanya Hargreeves’ autobiography, some viewers clocked a fictional quote beneath the book’s blurb.
“An incredible read… A revealing portal into the amazing life of Vanya Hargreeves and the life she has lived. I couldn’t put it down!” it reads, before Way is credited as the impressed critic.
See a screenshot below (via Kerrang!):
The description of the book reads: “Vanya Hargreeves is well known for her virtuosic skills as a violinist. Less understood is the role she played as one of Reginald Hargreeves’ adopted children, standing alongside – but never counted among – the famous Umbrella Academy super kids. This is her story, in her own words.”
Meanwhile, Gerard Way has recently discussed the possibility of a My Chemical Romance reunion while addressing the band’s split.
“We definitely get offers regularly to reunite – it’s a constant thing,” he said “It’s flattering, it’s really nice of people…I miss playing with the guys, but I don’t think so.”
He added: “I think if we ever did MCR again, we wouldn’t be in that machine any more.It would literally just be like: ‘Here’s a new piece of music, we’re putting this out and that’s it, this is not up for debate.’”