The Resistance Reborns: AWA's Upshot Studios Announces Spinoff Series

AWA Studios/UPSHOT will release The Resistance: Reborns, a new digital mini-series spinoff of the studio's flagship title The Resistance, exploring the origins of the newly superpowered humans after a global pandemic on Wednesday, June 17th on AWAStudios.net.

The Resistance Reborns: AWA's Upshot Studios Announces Spinoff Series
Panel from The Resistance: Reborns from AWA Studios/UPSHOT

The Resistance: Reborns is a spinoff of critically acclaimed series,The Resistance by J. Michael Straczynski (Sense 8, Superman: Earth One) where "The end is the beginning" after a global disaster leaves hundreds of millions dead in its wake, causing a few thousand to suddenly manifest superhuman powers.

In The Resistance: Reborns, Straczynski explores the origins of the newly superpowered humans after a global pandemic with artist C. P. Smith (Archangel 8).

The Resistance Reborns: AWA's Upshot Studios Announces Spinoff Series
Panel from The Resistance: Reborns, AWA Studios/UPSHOT

"The great thing about having the privilege of writing The Resistance," Straczynski said,"Is that I get to go way deep into the characters, the history of all this, the politics, how the powers work…and for a world-builder, there's not much better than that.  (Except chocolate.)  So, when Axel asked if I had stories for all the characters we saw for only one panel each in a montage at the end of issue two, I said 'Of course.'"

He added, "The result: five vignettes, some origin stories, others a bit atilt and off-center, strange and sad and demented and scary, written in short form almost as a kind of comic book haiku.  And we may be seeing some of them again rather soon…"

The Resistance Reborns: AWA's Upshot Studios Announces Spinoff Series
Panel from The Resistance Reborns, AWA Studios/UPSHOT

Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso said "When The Resistance #1 hit stores in March, who could have predicted that the story it told would mirror reality so starkly?  Who could have guessed that a global pandemic would grip the world by its throat? The Resistance: Reborns presents five stories set during the Great Death pandemic –  the origin stories of five survivors that are reborn as something new: The Mad, The Lost, The Dangerous, The Hidden, The Transcendent."

The Resistance: Reborns, like all other UPSHOT comic series, is also available on popular webcomic platforms such as Webtoons and Tapas.

About Adi Tantimedh

Adi Tantimedh is a filmmaker, screenwriter and novelist who just likes to writer. He wrote radio plays for the BBC Radio, “JLA: Age of Wonder” for DC Comics, “Blackshirt” for Moonstone Books, and “La Muse” for Big Head Press. Most recently, he wrote “Her Nightly Embrace”, “Her Beautiful Monster” and “Her Fugitive Heart”, a trilogy of novels featuring a British-Indian private eye published by Atria Books, a division Simon & Schuster.

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