Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Umbrella Academy Returns This Fall!

Following the critically acclaimed, Harvey and Eisner Award-nominated miniseries, Apocalypse Suite, comes the newest chapter in the lives of the Umbrella Academy from series creator Gerard Way and artist Gabriel Bá: Dallas — a story as American as a 1961 Lincoln Continental, where everything will change, and yet... remain the same.

After the catastrophic events of Apocalypse Suite, the Umbrella Academy celebrates victory in the ruins of their former home. One member's bedridden and mutilated, following the brutal showdown with her siblings that saved the world, and another has lost her voice — a casualty of war — and along with it, all of her power. With another victory under their belts, and seemingly too much free time on their hands, what’s next for this sordid cast of misfit geniuses?

Find out this fall when Dallas hits stands November 26th, 2008, carrying a $2.99 price tag, and a special variant cover by the legendary artist Jim Lee.

About the Creators

Gerard Way began writing and drawing comics at age five when his grandmother first put a pencil in his hand. Having developed a love of the arts, Way attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where he honed his skills as both writer and artist before he made a career as a musician. He was a guest speaker at the prestigious Oxford Union, and was Grammy nominated for his art direction of the album The Black Parade Special Edition. His work on The Umbrella Academy has added nominations for both Eisner and Harvey Awards to his list of accomplishments. He currently lives with his wife in Los Angeles, California. He’s also in a band.

Multiple Eisner and Harvey Award nominee, Gabriel Bá, and his twin brother, Fábio Moon, have been telling comic-book stories for the last ten years in their hometown, São Paulo — Brazil's biggest megalopolis. Their first major US release, De:TALES, also from Dark Horse, collects stories that show their interest in human relations and their eye for the details that make each person unique. As an artist, after taking on the challenge of creating the sci-fi mind-bending Casanova with writer Matt Fraction, Bá saw with The Umbrella Academy the chance to work on a mainstream superhero project where he could get deep into the characters while throwing punches and flying around.

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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