How did the Umbrella Academy fall apart? In 2006, the Umbrella Academy was a power house of vigilante justice, revered by the masses and ready to protect the world. Until it, like one of its members, faced a tragic and unexpected end. This is the story of how the Umbrella Academy operated: the shared joys and sorrows experienced by its extraordinary teenage superheroes, who unwittingly lived their lives sheltered within its walls and stunted by its structure. This is also the story of how the Umbrella Academy dissolved, and with it, the lives of those who survived.