Updated on 16 October, 2021
The Klaus Umbrella Academy is based on the famous Charles de Munk's book. In this comic, the evil Dr. Darkkan is revealed to be a practitioner of the black arts. His objective in training the boy is to harness the mystic powers of his master, Maxim Horvath. However, he soon discovers that the young boy is actually an android. This android has super human abilities and he ends up fighting with the sinister Dr. Darkkan who intends to make him his latest assistant.
The story line goes back to before the World War II when the world is in turmoil. The Nazi's are gaining support and more people are turning to the dark side. As a result, the enemy creates a super weapon called the Plasma Cutter which is capable of destroying life forms such as humans, monsters and trees.
A new recruit named Klaus gets captured by the Nazi's. He is brainwashed in order to use his powers for the enemy's cause. He transforms into the monster called Deathloc and uses his telepathic powers to command other zombies to fight the good humans. Meanwhile, Max Horvath tries to stop the outbreak of zombies by unleashing his newly developed virus that will wipe out all life on Earth. He plans to use the virus to create a force to fight the humans and drain their energy.
However, he fails to do so. The humans manage to fight off the zombies and kill several of them. However, one manages to escape. It is then found by Max Horvath who then decides to train the zombie. Eventually, the two become allies. In the comic, the Autobot member Jazz comes to the aid of the Autobot when it is discovered that the villain is planning to attack Earth.
Eventually, Jazz joins up with the other Autobots and they end up defeating the Nazi's forces. They then decide to help the humans fight the Decepticons in order to bring peace to the universe. This leads to the Autobots taking control of the Decepticons and forming the Earth Decepticon Army.
The story ends with the human rebellion against the evil Decepticon leader Megatron. Megatron tries to conquer Earth using his new Decepticon troops, but is foiled by Jazz and the other Autobots. The Autobots eventually wins and causes Megatron's death.
The story line for this comic series has not been repeated in any other medium. As a result, this particular story is unique among the other forms. In some ways, it is as timeless as literature. In fact, you would probably be hard pressed to find a single other comic book that accurately depicts the same conflict and other characters. This is something that makes the story even more popular among both old and new fans of the Transformers. There are no other franchise that has managed to attract such a diverse group of followers.
Fans of Transformers will definitely appreciate this story. It provides a unique look at the world created by the Autobots and Decepticons, and gives readers a perspective on the relationship between humans and their advanced technologies. All in all, it's a great comic for any Transformers fan.
If you're unfamiliar with this story, there is an animated version of it that was made for television. Unfortunately, it's not very good. I would recommend watching the movie instead of reading an animated version of it. Though, the short animated cut does provide some interesting details about the Autobots and Decepticons, it fails to do anything with the story's quality.
The one big thing this cartoon had going for it was the excellent artwork. Artwork in this medium tends to be a little hit or miss, but not in this one. Lots of detail went into bringing the characters to life. The special effects were solid. The special effects aren't particularly special in comparison to the animation, but they still manage to make the cartoon fun to watch.
You can buy the first three chapters of the comic on DVD right now. The fourth chapter will most likely be arriving in a couple weeks. If you haven't picked up this one, I highly suggest doing so. It's a great little comic and will make a great movie watching experience. For me, this is where the true value in this book comes in.