AWA Studios Upshot March Solicits: The new publisher has four new titles debuting this year

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Comic book and digital media publisher Artists Writers & Artisans (AWA) is set to launch titles under their Upshot imprint this March, featuring creator owned stories in a shared universe. The books will center on superheroes and genres outside the powered world. Founded by Mar­vel alumni Bill Jemas and Axel Alonso along with Jon Miller, the former CEO of News Corp, the company is fully funded by James Murdoch and Lightspeed Venture Partners and will offer stories from top names such as J. Michael Straczynski, Reggie Hudlin, Garth Ennis, Frank Cho, and many more.

Take a look at March solicits from AWA below.

AWA The Resistance #1

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski
Artist: Mike Deodato Jr.
Cover Artist: Razzah
Variant Cover Artist: Mike Deodato Jr.
Colorist: Frank Martin
Letterer: Sal Cipriano

 

Audience: Teen
On Sale: March 18, 2020
Cover Price: $3.99

Synopsis: J. Michael Straczynski and Mike Deodato Jr.’s The Resistance is the launch of our new shared universe. It’s the first of many titles that will introduce new heroes and villains, created and rooted in the 21st century.

AWAArchangel 8 #1

Writer: Michael Moreci
Artist: C.P. Smith
Cover Artist: Jeff Dekal
Colorist: Snakebite Cortez
Letterer: Sal Cipriano

Audience: Mature
On Sale: March 18, 2020
Cover Price: $3.99

Synopsis: In a world beyond the sight of mortals, Heaven and Hell wage war for the souls of man-kind. Principal among God’s legion are seven archangels written about in religious texts for millennia. But there is an eighth archangel, known only from passing allusions in Apocrypha, who operates under a different code. Fighting without God’s sanction, he faces the enemy on his own terms, and shows just how bad good can be.

AWARed Border #1

Writer: Jason Starr
Artist: Will Conrad
Cover Artist: Tim Bradstreet
Colorist: Ivan Nunes
Letterer: Sal Cipriano

Audience: Mature
On-Sale: March 18, 2020
Cover Price: $3.99

Synopsis:

When a young, middle-class Mexican couple targeted for death by the Juarez Cartel flee across the border into Texas, they wander into a house of horrors beyond their wildest imagination. Rescued by a mysterious local who takes them to the safety of his family’s ranch, the couple soon realize their hosts have more than just skeletons in their closet, and the army of assassins on their trail might be the least of their problems.

AWAHotell #1

Writer: John Lees
Artist: Dalibor Talajić
Cover Artist: Kaare Andrews
Colorist: Lee Loughridge
Letterer: Sal Cipriano

Audience: Mature
On Sale: March 18, 2020
Cover Price: $3.99

Synopsis:

You won’t find it on any map, but if you happen to be driving down Route 66 late at night and you’re truly desperate for shelter, sanctuary or secrecy, you might see a battered sign on the side of the road: The Pierrot Courts Hotel – where many check in but few check out.

 

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