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Smith are launching a new comic book series, Sins Of The Salton Sea through AWA Studios, in their June 2023 solicits, alongside the final issue of Red Zone and the collection of Trojan.   Sins Of The Salton Sea in AWA June 2023 Solicits SINS OF THE SALTON SEA #1 (of 5) Written by Ed Brisson Illustrated by C.P[...]
ComicsPRO: Garth Ennis, JMS, Ed Brisson, Mark Russell Talk AWA
From the AWA video presentation at the ComicsPRO Summit in Pittsburgh concluding today, Jeremy Holt, Garth Ennis, JMS, Jeremy Holt, Ed Brisson and Mark Russell talked about their upcoming comic books from AWA. Jeremy Holt: I'm the writer and co-creator of the upcoming graphic novel Gatsby through AWA Studios I want to thank AWA for believing[...]
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Jeremy Holt, Felipe Cunha and Dearbhla Kelly graphic retelling of The Great Gatsby as Gatsby, reimagined "as an LGBTQ-tinged, multicultural thriller for the Internet age" was meant to be published last November by AWA and revived considerable publicity from the likes of The Advocate at the time However all solicited issues of the series were cancelled[...]
Fremantle Invests in Axel Alonso's AWA Comics Publisher
ship known as AWA, the existence of which was broken by Bleeding Cool in 2018, (though I still think it should be abbreviated as AWAAI), and now has some more fuel in the engine Fremantle has tweeted that they have levelled up its relationship with AWA  by making a minority investment in the company, tweeting[...]
Cullen Bunn & Mike Deodato's Red Zone #1 in AWA March 2023 Solicits
Cullen Bunn, Mike Deodato and Lee Loughridge launch Red Zone #1 in AWA's March 2023 solicits and solicitations, released first on Bleeding Cool, below As well as more Black Tape, Eratic and Trojan for the month. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 50%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in[...]
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Following last month's news that Reginald Hudlin has joined the Creative Council at AWA to help guide the company's creators in making comics that can be adapted to film and television, spice of life themed Hollywood trade mag Variety reports that Hudlin is creating new original comics for the company in addition to curating others[...]
AWA Studios, the film and television development arm of the graphic novel company, is bringing in some big names to help AWA writers and artists "unleash the full potential of their characters and stories, providing a diversity of contemporary storytelling perspectives and putting projects in the best position to be scaled across the entertainment ecosystem."[...]
Dan Panosian & Dalibor Talajic's Black Tape in AWA February 2023 Solicits
Dan Panosian and Dalibor Talajic are launching a new comic book series from AWA in February, Black Tape, about a heavy metal band opening a doorway to hell via their clearly satanic panicked music Something that Sumerian Comics seem to be also exploring that month with Rock And Roll Hell #1, complete with a cassette[...]
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New New York publisher AWA or Artists, Writers & Artisans Inc announced a number of new titles for 2023 at the Diamond Retailer Summit in Baltimore, some familiar from previous AWA Studios projects, some not, including reunited the Crossed team of Garth Ennis and Jacen Burrows on The Ribbon Queen in April 2023, Dan Panosian[...]
Lesser Evils Universe: AWA Launching Comics, Short Films, NFTs
Back in May, Bleeding Cool broke the news that Bill Jemas was launching a new imprint at the comic book company AWA of which he was publisher, Lesser Evils which was to launch with a first issue Emmett #1 for August and Ginn #1, both by Ian Grody, Justin Fair and Yishan Li for September[...]
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Jeremy Holt and Felipe Cunha launch the new series Gatsby #1, a modern-day retelling of The Great Gatsby in comic book form, from AWA in November,  alongside the rest of the AWA November 2022 solicits and solicitations below.   #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 50%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see[...]
Hulk, Iron Fist and Spider-Man artist and creator of The One %, Kaare Andrews returns to the AWA comic book E-Ratic, for a new volume, now part of the AWA shared universe of superhero stories, including The Resistance, Moths, Knighted, and The Joneses We also get a new Lesser Evils comic, Ginn #1 by Ian Grody, Justin Fair[...]
Bill Jemas Statement About Leaving AWA, Starting Be Good Studios
Yesterday, Bleeding Cool reported on Bill Jemas leaving AWA Studios to set up a new company, Be Good Studios He just issued the following statement; Leaving AWA, starting Be Good Studios. Last Wednesday, I resigned as AWA CEO & Director I am grateful for having had the opportunity to help get the business up and running and[...]
Now Bill Jemas Quits AWA To Set Up Be Good Studios
Stepping down from AWA where he was CEO and Publisher to set up a new company, Be Good Studios. Bill Jemas PR It was Bill Jemas who made Joe Quesada EIC at Marvel in 2000. With Bill Jemas as Marvel CCO, for a few years they made a mighty double act on the PR stage, talking Marvel up[...]
AWA Launches A New Imprint, Lesser Evils, To Publish Emmett #1
As well as launching Sacrament #1 by Peter Milligan and Marcelo Frusin in August 2022, AWA also has a brand new series, listed separately in Diamond Previews, called Lesser Evils, as opposed to the standard AWA Upshot line Upshot is what AWA EIC Axel Alonso uses to describe the books he works on, might Lesser[...]
Absolution: Milligan & Deodato’s New AWA Hitwoman Series Out in July
AWA Studios announced today its latest action, sci-fi series, ABSOLUTION featuring a female assassin from legendary British writer Peter Milligan (X-FORCE) with the darkly realistic art from acclaimed artist Mike Deodato Jr (THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN). "Absolution" cover art, AWA. ABSOLUTION is an action, science fiction comic set in the near future Nina Ryan was a hired killer[...]
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But in June, AWA is planning to launch a new anthology comic book series that they compare to Black Mirror, by Gregg Hurwitz and Mike Deodato called New Think Mike is just drawing the first issue, subsequent issues in the five-issue series will have different artists Here is the solicitation for New Think #1 and[...]
Newthink: AWA Launching Greg Hurwitz’ New SciFi Anthology Series
AWA Studios announced today its latest sci-fi anthology series, NewThink by The New York Times #1 international best-selling and award-winning writer, Gregg Hurwitz (WOLVERINE, PUNISHER), with an all-star team of artists each tackling a different issue, the original comic holds a dark mirror up to the modern world of technology and the culture wars[...]
Devil’s Highway Vol. 2: AWA’s Acclaimed Crime Thriller Returns in May
The long-promised sequel to Devil's Highway, AWA's popular and well-crafted crime thriller is finally returning for a second installment this year. AWA (Artists, Writers, & Artisans announced the hit series, DEVIL'S HIGHWAY Vol 2 by thriller novelist Benjamin Percy (WOLVERINE) and Brent Schoonover (CAPTAIN MARVEL, BATMAN '66) will be out on May 4th[...]
AWA Upshot brings back Devil's Highway for a second volume from Ben Percy and Brent Schoonover The first volume told the story of a woman with a dark family secret who embarks on a quest to hunt down the serial killer that brutally murdered her father – only to discover he is just one piece[...]
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Michael Moreci, Alessandro Vitti and Ive Svorcina are launching a new series from AWA in April 2022, The Joneses, a five-issue mini-series that spins out of JMS and Mike Deodato's The Resistance series. Here is everything AWA is soliciting for April 2022. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 50%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption[...]
Mike Cotton Joins AWA Inc As Executive Editor
We stated that Mike Cotton had left to move back to the East Coast and we suggest that you might want to look out for him popping up somewhere like AWA Well, my comic book clairvoyant skills have been put to the test and have come up strong. Today, we got the word that Mike Cotton…[...]
Primos by Al Madrigal, Carlo Barberi, Brian Reber in AWA February 2022 Solicits
AWA Upshot is launching their new series Primos #1 by Al Madrigal, Carlo Barberi, and Brian Reber, which seems to have a certain Cities Of Gold feel about it, with two ancient Mayans who took to space and now they are back, to seek revenge on those who destroyed their kith and kin… AWA Launch Primos[...]
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Jeff McComsey, Lee Loughridge, and Mike Deodato are launching a brand new murder mystery series, The Fourth Man from AWA, in January 2022 Here's a look ahead, as well as everything else AWA is publishing in their January 2022 solicits and solicitations. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 50%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1[...]
Gregg Hurwitz & Mark Texeira's New Comic, Knighted, From AWA Studios
"Have you heard? This November we are bringing you a new series called KNIGHTED by @GreggHurwitz @artbytex @ReberVision @deronbennett @andworlddesign with variant cover by @mikedeodato! #RETWEET and tag your local #comicbook shop!" And so it is, AWA Studios/Upshot Studios will be publishing Knighted by Gregg Hurwitz and legendary Ghost Rider artist Mark Texeria Starring Knight,[...]
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Rob Williams, Will Conrad, and Marco Lesko's new vampire World War II comic book series Out, for Artists, Writers & Artisans (AWA) is "out" in October 2021, as well as a one-shot for alien medical comic ET-ER by Jeff McComsey, Dan Panosian, Javier Pulido and Shawn Crystal. Here are their full October 2021 solicits along with[...]
Speculator Corner: Chariot by Bryan Edward Hill & Priscilla Petraites
Yesterday, AWA announced that Chariot by Bryan Edward Hill and Priscilla Petraites would be adapted as a movie by Top Gun: Maverick's director Joseph Kosinski for Warners And yesterday eBay noticed, with copies of Chariot #1, published in March this year, jumping from selling for cents to selling for high numbers A CGC 9.8 slabbed[...]
Frank Cho Fight Girls Cover Withdrawn Due To Frank Frazetta Estate
Bedrock City Comic Co of Houston, Texas, had a retailer exclusive variant cover lined up for the new Fight Girls #1 comic book by Frank Cho and published today by AWA They also had a big signing with Frank Cho arranged as well But then everything went south They posted to Facebook last night; We have[...]
"The Patriot" Del Wilkes Has Passed Away At The Age Of 59
We have some sad news as tonight we have learned that Del Wilkes, known to wrestling fans as his masked all-American character The Patriot has passed away at the age of 59 years old  The news of his passing was shared on Wilkes's personal website and on, while The Post and Courier of Wilkes's home state of South Carolina[...]
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J Michael Straczynski has yet another book launching from AWA, Telepaths, this time with Steve Epting, co-creator of Velvet, Crux, and El Cazador, and colourist Brian Reber JMS is also, of course, famous for writing about telepaths in Babylon 5 Looks like he may be channeling this in September, in a world where ten percent[...]