…former Marvel EIC Axel Alonso, financer Jon F Miller who brokered the Millarworld/Netflix and former Marvel President Bill Jemas have gone official in the New York Times as the executive team of Artists, Writers & Artisans, AWA. a new New York-based publisher of comic books.
New comic book companies are to be popping up left and right lately, which is interesting given the climate of the industry. I’m interested to see what AWA does to set itself apart other than bring in top-tier talent. For example, consider what TKO has been doing with single issues vs trades, digital books vs physical, and first issues for free.
As for the books that have been announced, I’m excited for Frank Cho’s Fight Girls. He’s one of my favourite artists and I enjoyed his last creator-owned work at Boom Studios, Skybourne.