“The Umbrella Academy” Wins Eisner Award at Comic Con 2008

Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba’s comic series “The Umbrella Academy” has already made waves in the comic community. Far from being the vanity project of such celebrities as Courtney Love, Avril Lavigne and professional wrestler Kevin Nash, Way’s comic garnered fantastic critical reviews, intense sales numbers (the first printing of the first issue sold out so quickly a second printing was issued less than a month later) and has already generated movie buzz, which Gerard confirmed in a recent interview.

But yesterday at the 2008 Comic Con in San Diego, CA, TUA was honored with the Eisner Award for Best Limited Series.

Gerard Way talks with the awesome Blair Butler of G4‘s Fresh Ink

Congratulations to Gerard, Gabriel, and the entire Umbrella Academy Team.