I have just finished watching The Umbrella Academy and while I loved it and thought it was brilliant 2 aspects of the story seemed to be very similar to 2 different sources.
First the obvious one, the story arc of Number 7 seems to be very similar to the story of Jean Grey, in that her true potential is locked away and when it is let loose bad things happen.
The other story aspect that I instantly thought of was the story around Number 5 time travelling to the future and then trying to stop a major event. This seems almost identical to the story line of Hiro in the first series of Heroes?
I realise The Umbrella Academy was published as a comic but this was in 2007/2008 a year after the first season of Heroes premiered. Have the comic book writers ever discussed the similarities between these 2 story arcs and the original source material they appear to have been copied from?