(W) Peter Milligan (A/CA) Aco
War is over, democracy an illusion, real power now lies not with nation-states but huge corporations engaged in a silent war for global domination. Their number one weapon: highly-skilled, technologically-enhanced operatives trained since childhood to pledge their allegiance to the corporate flag. But what happens when one such operative breaks free of his mental chains and decides to bring the whole system down? Can one 'Ronin' make a difference?
(W) Michael Moreci (A) C. P. Smith (CA) Jeff Dekal
In a world beyond the sight of mortals, Heaven and Hell wage war for the souls of mankind. 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.
(W) Christa Faust (A/CA) Mike Deodato
A nerve-racking thriller from crime writer Christa Faust and blockbuster artist Mike Deodato Jr. (The Resistance, Infinity Wars). When her teenaged daughter goes missing under mysterious circumstances, suburban soccer mom April Walters embarks on a harrowing mission to find her; a journey that takes her through the underbelly of her suburban community and sets her on a collision course with a massive crime syndicate and its lethal matriarch. Tested to her limits and beyond, April discovers that hell hath no fury like a mother scorned.
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Nelson Blake Ii (CA) Rahzzah
When two young siblings excitedly unwrap their final Christmas presents, they discover toy robots unlike anything they have ever seen. And with good reason. What the kids and their parents don't know is that their quaint suburban home just became the beachhead for these self-aware 'bots that have begun to explore the outside world. And when one of the 'bots breaks bad, it's going to take a Christmas miracle to stop him.
(W) Jason Starr (A) Dalibor Talajic (CA) Dani
Jennifer Ryan has the perfect life. A loving family. A high paying job in corporate law. A luxurious apartment in upper Manhattan. Then one day she steps out of her marriage...and finds that her new lover isn't the one night stand she expected. Stalked and threatened with exposure, Jennifer attempts to unravel the true identity of her tormentor, discovering valuable clues in the trail of destruction left in this mysterious man's wake.
(W) Bryan Edward Hill (A) Priscilla Petraites (CA) Jeff Dekal
The Chariot was a Cold War-era secret government project to provide its star agent with a weapon unlike any other in the form of a super-charged muscle car. It sank into the ocean decades ago, and the agent along with it. Now, a petty criminal looking to reform his life has stumbled upon the Chariot, and he's about to find out that the agent's consciousness is still controlling it in this synthwave thriller.
(W) Sacks, Ethan (A) Dakbor Talajic (CA) Dalibor Talajic
An illustrated feature of ten stories chronicling life on the frontlines of the global climate crisis from the team that brought you Covid Chronicles, journalist Ethan Sacks (Old Man Hawkeye) and illustrator Dalibor Talaji? (Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe, Hotell). From a firefighter battling seasonal forest fires in California to a human rights activist picking up the pieces after a pair of devastating hurricanes in Honduras, Climate Crisis Chronicles puts a human face on the most urgent issue of our age.
(W) Sacks, Ethan (A) Talajic Dalibor, Lee Loughridge (CA) Dalibor Talajic
An illustrated feature chronicling ten personal accounts of life and death from the frontlines of COVID-19. These true stories from journalist Ethan Sacks (Old Man Hawkeye) are brought to vivid life by Dalibor Talajic (Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe, Hotell). Originally distributed online by NBC News, these tales of hope amidst devastation are now available in print for the first time, fully colored, with behind-the scenes features. From a man stuck in Wuhan during the initial days of the outbreak to an ICU nurse in the thick of one of the busiest hospitals in the country to an Italian opera singer who goes viral while trying to bring hope to his devastated neighborhood, this series takes you where news cameras couldn't go.
(W) Ben Percy (A/CA) Brent Schoonover
Benjamin Percy (Wolverine) and Brent Schoonover (Batman '66) present a nerve-racking thriller examining murder in the dark underbelly of America's heartland. A young woman with a dark family secret embarks on a quest to hunt down the serial killer that brutally murdered her father - only to discover he is just one piece of a national network of evil that snakes across the country and hides in plain sight. To catch the devil she must first embrace the darkness within.
(W) Jeremy Holt (A) Felipe Cunha and Dearbhla Kelly (CA) Rahzzah
When middle-class Singaporean student Lu Zhao is invited to spend a summer on Long Island with his rich cousin, Tommy, before attending Columbia University in the fall, his assimilation into the opulent American lifestyle straps him into a collision course fueled by designer drugs, sex, deceit, and murder. Set in present-day Long Island, GATSBY reimagines F. Scott Fitzgerald?s classic novel as an LGBTQ-tinged, multicultural thriller for the Internet age.
(W) Jeff McComsey (A/CA) Tommy Lee Edwards
For two generations, the rural hill town of Grendel, Kentucky has honored its Faustian bargain with the monster living in its abandoned coal mine: a human sacrifice every season in return for agrarian prosperity the likes of which this rocky region had never before seen (including its greatest cash crop: the dankest weed in the land). When one town elder breaks this pact, Grendel's only hope is that its prodigal daughter will return home to face down the creature of her nightmares - and bring her all-female biker gang with her.
(W) John Lees (A) Dakbor Talajic (CA) Kaare Andrews
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.
(W) Mark Russell (A) Mike Deodato, Lee Loughridge (CA) Rahzzah
In the year 2056, robots have replaced human beings in the workforce. An uneasy co-existence develops between the newly intelligent robots and the ten billion humans living on Earth. Every human family is assigned a robot upon whom they are completely reliant. What could possibly go wrong? Meet the Walters, a human family whose robot, Razorball, ominously spends his free time in the garage working on machines which they're pretty sure are designed to kill them in this sci-fi satire from Mark Russell (The Flintstones, Second Coming) and Mike Deodato Jr. (The Amazing Spider-Man, The Resistance) (STL214274)
(W) Ollie Masters, Rob Williams (A) Laurence Campbell
Three Made Men, standing at the brink of retirement, find their unbreakable bond put to the ultimate test when they are suddenly - and literally - assaulted by the ghosts of their past. Confronted by decades of buried secrets - resentments, affairs, double-crosses, and murders - the three friends have no choice but to unearth the deepest, darkest sin from their past and pray they don't find an empty grave.
(W) Jason Starr (A) Will Conrad (CA) Tim Bradstreet
A young Mexican couple narrowly escapes the Juarez Cartel by fleeing across the border into Texas, only to be run down in the desert by the Cartel's most brutal thugs. 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. Trapped in a house of horrors beyond their wildest imagination, the army of assassins on their trail might be the least of their problems.
(W) Christa Faust (A/CA) Mike Deodato
The dusty town of Redemption survived the apocalypse, but is hanging on by a thread. A despot rules the town with an iron fist and controls its most precious resource: water. When that strongman marks her mother for death, young Rose Obregon ventures into the perilous wasteland to seek the help of the legendary gunslinger Cat Tanner, only to discover that the so-called 'Butcher' is long retired, living in solitude, far from what's left of the world - and preferring to keep it that way. When Rose arrives on Tanner's doorstep, with gunmen hot on her trail, the Butcher has a choice to make: sit on the sidelines or pick up her guns and do what she does best?
(W) VARIOUS (A) Various (CA) Razzah
In March 2020, amid Covid-19 lockdowns, AWA launched a bold new universe for the 21st Century with J. Michael Straczynski & Mike Deodato Jr.'s The Resistance, in which 'Reborns' gain incredible powers in the wake of a global pandemic. Other creators followed with series such as E-Ratic, Knighted, and The Joneses. Now, for the first time, we are collecting each of the initial chapters in this super-sized collection.
(W) J. Michael Straczynski (A) Mike Deodato (CA) Rahzzah
J. Michael Straczynski - creator of Babylon 5, co-creator of Sense8, and writer of beloved runs on The Amazing Spider-Man, Thor, and Superman: Earth One - returns to comics teaming with Mike Deodato Jr., the blockbuster artist of The Amazing Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, and Infinity Wars. Together they plant the flag for a new universe of heroes and villains. A global disaster leaves hundreds of millions dead in its wake. Shortly after, a few thousand suddenly manifest superhuman powers. Are they harbingers of more perils to come?
(W) Daniel Kraus (A) Goran Sudzuka (CA) Kaare Andrews
In this action-packed prelude to the hit series, acclaimed horror writer Daniel Kraus (George Romero?s The Living Dead, The Autumnal) unveils four globe-spanning tales from the earliest days of the zombie apocalypse when even the wildest rumors couldn?t measure up to the horror to come. A streetwise Russian cop patrols the back alleys of the opportunistic black market that emerges in response to the crisis?a North Korean soldier observes strange happenings on the DMZ?An E.R. nurse in the rural South fights to protect her hospital from threats without and within?A transgender flight attendant who has observed disturbing clues as she crisscrosses the globe keeps a wary eye on the passenger in seat 23C.