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Redemption Exclusive: AWA Studios Upshot Studios Show Variant Covers

Redemption Exclusive: AWA Studios' Upshot Studios Show Variant Covers

Redemption, AWA Studios' imprint Upshot Studios' major new series by Christa Faust (Bad Mother) and Mike Deodato, Jr (The Resistance), is coming this March AWA Studios’ imprint Upshot Studios will be releasing 6 covers for the first issue of their “Big Book” with the help of Bulletproof Comics in Brooklyn, NY Redemption, which The Hollywood[...]

Bad Mother #5: AWAs Best Comic Series Sticks the Landing

Bad Mother #5: AWA's Best Comic Series Sticks the Landing

AWA Studios’ Upshot imprint has steadily published the most solid lineup of genre comics since it started early last year, but for our money, Bad Mother by crime novelist Christa Faust and veteran artist Mike Deodato Jr is the publisher’s best series to date And with the 5th and concluding issue, the series ends perfectly.[caption[...]

Redemption #1: Time for a Feminist SciFi Spaghetti Western

Redemption #1: Time for a Feminist SciFi Spaghetti Western

Redemption #1 sets the stage for a post-apocalyptic Western where the deadly laconic Clint Eastwood-style gunslinger figure is a tough, mean old lady.[caption id="attachment_1316521" align="aligncenter" width="600"] "Redemption #1" cover art, courtesy of AWA Studios[/caption]Set in an unspecified post-apocalyptic future of desert wasteland towns where water is a precious commodity, the series immediately plants its flag[...]

Some Thoughts On American Ronin #2

Some Thoughts On American Ronin #2

American Ronin #2 felt like Peter Milligan setting up a world that was basically the tabletop roleplaying game Shadowrun, minus the elves.[caption id="attachment_1302357" align="aligncenter" width="600"] American Ronin #2 cover, courtesy of AWA Studios[/caption]So what does the American Ronin team bring to the table for issue two? Two assassins circle each other for an issue[...]

AWA Upshot Studios Offers Thanksgiving Graphic Novel Giveaway

AWA Upshot Studios Offers Thanksgiving Graphic Novel Giveaway

It’s Thanksgiving Week, and AWA Studios is offering a massive graphic novel giveaway to subscribers of their newsletter AWA Studios is one of the new publishers that we are thankful to have this year Their Upshot imprint currently offers some of the most solid and sometimes surprising titles in comics now AWA’s Upshot series have[...]

E-Ratic: AWA Studios Unveils Variant Covers for Kaare Andrews Series

E-Ratic: AWA Studios Unveils Variant Covers for Kaare Andrews Series

AWA Studios’ Upshot Studios releases E-Ratic #1 on December 2nd, and today, they revealed a preview of the book’s variant covers.[caption id="attachment_1293056" align="aligncenter" width="600"] "E-Ratic" #1 Cover A, AWA Studios[/caption]The official synopsis reads: “You're fifteen years old You're suddenly granted incredible powers Cool, right? There's only one problem: you can only use your powers for ten minutes[...]

Upshot AWA Studios Launches Humble Bundle to Benefit Heroes Initiative

Upshot AWA Studios Launches Humble Bundle to Benefit Heroes Initiative

Upshot Books, the main imprint of AWA Studios, has collaborated with Humble Bundle to offer their comics titles in digital bundles The Humble Comics Bundle: Hot Off the Presses by Upshot/AWA Studios campaign will run from October 14th to November 4th, 2020, at 11 am PT Purchases will support the Hero Initiative.[caption id="attachment_1281158" align="aligncenter" width="600"][...]

AWA Studios Offering Upshot Graphic Novels Discount on Amazon

AWA Studios Offering Upshot Graphic Novels Discount on Amazon

AWA Studios' first wave of titles are now complete and being collected into graphic novels, and the publisher is collaborating with Amazon to offer them at a discount Each book has a discount code to take 20% off the cover price when you order it on Amazon They include The Resistance by J Michael Straczynski[...]

American Ronin: AWA Studios Announces Exclusive Variant Cover Program

American Ronin: AWA Studios Announces Exclusive Variant Cover Program

AWA Studios will launch American Ronin #1 with variant covers as part of Upshot Studios' Retailer Exclusive Variant Program Ever since launch, the publisher has directly supported retailers worldwide by engaging the comic book retailer community with their ARC (AWA Retail Council) They provide comic shops with advance information, discounts, materials, and marketing support to[...]

Red Border Review: Jason Starr &#038 Will Conrads Timely Border Thriller

Red Border Review: Jason Starr & Will Conrad's Timely Border Thriller

That’s what Jason Starr and Will Conrad dived headlong into with their miniseries for AWA Studios, Red Border.[caption id="attachment_1214212" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The Red Border cover Credit: AWA Studios[/caption]It’s easier and more gratifying to review the entire story as a whole The story is told in four issues that were released monthly and now collected into[...]

Hotell #4: AWAs First Anthology Horror Series Reaches its Conclusion

Hotell #4: AWA's First Anthology Horror Series Reaches its Conclusion

A horror anthology centered around one location, a motel off the beaten track of the highway where people in trouble come to stay.[caption id="attachment_1254283" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Art from "Hotell" #4, AWA Studios[/caption]Writer John Lees and artist Dalibor Talajic lay out each issue as part of a tradition of horror comics that go back to the[...]

Bad Mother #1: Christa Fausts Pulp Crime Tale Shows How Its Done

Bad Mother #1: Christa Faust's Pulp Crime Tale Shows How It's Done

She deserves to be better-known, even as she makes headway into comics.[caption id="attachment_1250983" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Page from Bad Mother #1, AWA Studios[/caption]AWA Studios’ imprint Upshot should be applauded for publishing Faust’s first American monthly crime comic Bad Mother It’s also her first comic with a really good artist – Mike Deodato, Jr’s shadowy, semi-photorealistic style[...]

Grendel Kentucky A New Supernatural Thriller from AWA Studios

Grendel, Kentucky, A New Supernatural Thriller from AWA Studios

AWA Studios unveiled Grendel, Kentucky, a new supernatural Southern Gothic crime series by writer Jeff McComsey and artist Tommy Lee Edwards.[caption id="attachment_1238678" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Grendel, Kentucky #1 from AWA Studios[/caption]Order Code: Cover A JUL201084 (Tommy Lee Edwards)The official synopsis goes thus:"For two generations, the rural hill town of Grendel, Kentucky has honored its Faustian bargain[...]

The Resistance Reborns: AWAs Upshot Studios Announces Spinoff Series

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.[caption id="attachment_1222571" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Panel from The Resistance: Reborns from AWA Studios/UPSHOT[/caption]The Resistance: Reborns is a spinoff of critically[...]

AWA Announces Devils Highway by Benjamin Percy and Brent Schoonover

AWA Announces "Devil's Highway" by Benjamin Percy and Brent Schoonover

AWA Studios announced Devil's Highway, a new 5-part comic by Benjamin Percy and artist Brent Schoonover The series will launch on July 1st The naturalistic thriller follows a troubled policewoman in a wintry small town hunting her father's killer and finding herself on the trail of a serial killer.[caption id="attachment_1209308" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Devil's Highway #1[...]

AWA Studios Premieres New Science Fiction Comedy Comic ET-ER

AWA Studios Premieres New Science Fiction Comedy Comic "ET-ER"

AWA Studios, the upstart new publisher on the block with an impressive pedigree of editors and creators, launched a new comic series this week ET-ER is a Science Fiction comedy series about a hospital with a secret Emergency department that treats aliens in medical distress The first issue is written by Jeff McComsey, drawn by[...]

AWA Studios Launches Digital Version of Comics With WEBTOON

AWA Studios Launches Digital Version of Comics With WEBTOON

AWA Studios announced a free digital version of their comic titles this week The inaugural title is The Resistance, the company’s flagship title by J Michael Straczynski and Mike Deodato Jr The comic will be available to read on the publisher’s website and on WEBTOON and Tapas.AWA are converting their comics into a vertical reading[...]



AWA Studios Releases Launch Video Ahead of March Launch of Their Comics [Video]

AWA Studios Releases Launch Video Ahead of March Launch of Their Comics [Video]

New publish AWA Studios will be launching their first four comic series on March 18th The launch titles will be The Resistance, Archangel 8, Red Border and Hotell It’s one of the strongest opening lineups I’ve seen in years, offering thematically dense stories with strong political and social undertones It’s very reminiscent of the type[...]