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The Resistance Universe expands with The Resistance Universe: The Origins

AWA Studios has announced The Resistance Universe: The Origins. The super-sized first collection of stories from the developers’ original shared universe, The Resistance, was created and penned by acclaimed filmmaker and comic book writer J. Michael Straczynski and illustrated by Eisner Award-winner Mike Deodato, Jr. Additional creators including Gregg Hurwitz, Kaare Andrews, C.P. Smith, Mike Choi, and more followed suit, creating their own series that each tell a different story within the Resistance Universe. The 368-page collected edition will be available on Wednesday, December 7.

In March 2020, amid COVID-19 lockdowns, AWA Studios launched a bold new universe featuring compelling  21st Century themes with J. Michael Straczynski & Mike Deodato Jr.’s The Resistance, in which “Reborns” gain incredible powers in the wake of a global pandemic. This epic debut series planted the flag for a new universe of heroes and villains. After humanity faced “The Great Death” – a pandemic that killed millions of people – survivors with superhuman powers known as the “Reborns” become Earth’s last hope. The concept of this universe stemmed from an intersection of ideas from J. Michael Straczynski, who was fascinated by where the premise for science fiction ends and the superhero universe begins. 

Over the last two years, other creators like Gregg Hurwitz, Kaare Andrews, and Michael Moreci have followed with their own series’ within the Resistance Universe. Now, for the first time, AWA is collecting each of the initial chapters in this super-sized collection which includes the following series:

  • THE RESISTANCE VOL. 1 – Writer: J. Michael Straczynski | Artist: Mike Deodato, Jr.

The epic debut series that plants the flag for a new universe of heroes and villains. A global disaster known as “The Great Death” leaves hundreds of millions dead in its wake. Shortly after the disease mysteriously subsides, amid a rising tide of fascism born of fear, a few thousand suddenly manifest superhuman powers. Are they harbingers of more perils to come…or Earth’s last hope?

  • THE RESISTANCE: REBORNS – Writer: J. Michael Straczynski | Artist: C.P. Smith

This special collection explores the origins of five characters in this new universe of heroes and villains including The Mad, the Dangerous, The Hidden, The Lost, and The Transcendent. 

  • THE RESISTANCE: UPRISING #1 – Writer: J. Michael Straczynski | Artist: C.P. Smith

To avert decimation at the hands of a fascistic government crackdown in the wake of the assassination of their leader, the Resistance must discover the ace up their sleeve, and then the key to unlocking it. 

  • MOTHS #1 – Writer: J. Michael Straczynski | Artist: Mike Choi

Following heroine Emily Kai who is known as a “Moth,” MOTHS #1 is an intimate look at a very special species within the superhuman race known as The Reborns. 

  • E-RATIC #1 – Writer & Artist: Kaare Andrews

This series follows Oliver Leif, a fifteen-year-old teenager who is new to town in the wake of The Great Death and is suddenly granted incredible powers. Cool, right? There’s only one problem: he can only use his powers for ten minutes at a time. 

  • E-RATIC: RECHARGED #1 – Writer & Artist: Kaare Andrews

In Volume 2 of the fan-favorite series, Oliver Leif picks up right where he left off – saving the world again as he navigates even more pressing perils like young love, bullies, a broken family, and the gauntlet that is high school. 

  • KNIGHTED #1 – Writer: Gregg Hurwitz | Artist: Mark Texeira

This action-packed adventure introduces a masked vigilante for the 21st Century named Bob Ryder, whose bad luck streak comes to a crescendo when he accidentally kills the city’s masked vigilante and is forced to take on the mantle of the legendary hero before the city descends into chaos.

  • THE JONESES #1 – Writer: Michael Moreci | Artist: Alessandro Vitti

This series focuses on a suburban family with a big secret – mother, father, sister and brother were all transformed into something superhuman. While the world embraces fascism born of fear, the Joneses realize they face grave consequences if they are exposed.

Featuring all-new cover art and a special foreword by J. Michael Straczynski, The Resistance Universe: The Origins will be available December 7, both digitally and in stores wherever comic books are sold for $19.99.

The Resistance Universe: The Origins

E-Ratic returns in September

If you had superpowers that only lasted 10 minutes a day, what would you do with them? AWA’s high school superhero, Oliver Leif returns for another thrilling adventure to answer that very question when E-Ratic: Recharged Volume 2 launches from AWA Studios, the independent developer of bold and relevant stories from the world’s most outstanding artists, writers, and artisans. Following the tremendous success of Volume 1, part two of the 4-issue YA story will be available on September 7 and brings back series writer and artist, Kaare Andrews in his signature, eye-catching style.

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 10 minutes at a time. After a quick recharge, high school superhero, Oliver Leif picks up right where he left off in Volume 2 – saving the world again as he navigates even more pressing perils like young love, bullies, a broken family, and the gauntlet that is high school. But this time, young Oliver is teamed with a barbarian princess who claims to be from another dimension.

E-Ratic: Recharged Volume 2 #1 will be available Wednesday, September 7, both digitally and in stores wherever comic books are sold.

Preview: E-Ratic #4

E-Ratic #4

(W) Kaare Andrews (A/CA) Kaare Andrews
In Shops: Mar 17, 2021
SRP: $3.99

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 at a time. What do you do when you have to save the world but only have ten minutes to do it? This is the problem faced by Oliver Leif, a teenager who has just moved to a new town, and a new school, and is having a hard enough time navigating classes and his crush before the inter-dimensional monsters started showing up.

E-Ratic #4

Preview: E-Ratic #2

E-Ratic #2

(W) Kaare Andrews (A/CA) Kaare Andrews
In Shops: Jan 13, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Take another step into the world created in The Resistance. 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 at a time. What do you do when you have to save the world but you only have ten minutes to do it? This is the problem faced by Oliver Leif, a teenager who has just moved to a new town, and a new school, and is having a hard enough time navigating classes and his crush before the inter-dimensional monsters started showing up.

E-Ratic 2

Preview: E-Ratic #1

E-Ratic #1

(W) Kaare Andrews (A/CA) Kaare Andrews

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 at a time. What do you do when you have to save the world but you only have ten minutes to do it? This is the problem faced by Oliver Leif, a teenager who has just moved to a new town, and a new school, and is having a hard enough time navigating classes and his crush before the inter-dimensional monsters started showing up.

E-Ratic #1

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Far Sector #9

Wednesdays (and now Tuesdays) are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this week.

Batman/Catwoman #1 (DC Comics) – We read the first issue and mixed about it but this one is on a lot of people’s radars.

Black Widow #4 (Marvel) – This series has been fantastic so far. Full of action and humor, it’s just beyond entertaining, and this issue ups the “holy crap” factor.

Captain Canuck Season 5 #1 (Chapterhouse) – If you’re looking for superhero comics not from the big two, check this one out.

COVID Chronicles (AWA Studios) – Chronicling ten personal accounts from the frontlines of COVID-19. A perfect example of graphic journalism.

DCeased: Dead Planet #6 (DC Comics) – The series begins to up the action as numerous plot threads begin to come together for a hell of a battle.

E-Ratic #1 (AWA Studios) – A new superhero series staring a 15-year-old who can only use his powers for ten minutes at a time. The concept sounds interesting and it’s from the talented Kaare Andrews and Brian Reber.

Far Sector #9 (DC Comics/DC’s Young Animal) – Things become much clearer in this issue as we continue to question who we can trust.

Happy Hour #2 (AHOY Comics) – In a world where you can’t be unhappy, the state will go to horrific lengths to make that happen. The first issue was an intriguing concept and we want to check out more.

Hellboy & the BPRD: Her Fatal Hour (Dark Horse) – The follow up to “The Beast of Vargu”, Hellboy is always a good time to read.

Justice League: Endless Winter #1 (DC Comics) – The mini-event kicks off here and it feels like an old-school DC storyline.

Kill a Man (AfterShock) – The highly anticipated MMA graphic novel is here and it exceeds our expectations. A great mix of focusing on characters and grappling.

King in Black #1 (Marvel) – Marvel’s next big event kicks off here and it’s a hell of a start.

Knock Em Dead #1 (AfterShock) – A new series from Eliot Rahal who we’ll read no matter what it is. This is a supernatural horror taking place in the world of stand-up comedy. We’re intrigued.

Lumberjanes: End of Summer #1 (BOOM! Studios/BOOM! Box) – The beloved series wraps up.

M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games #1 (Marvel) – We laughed multiple times during this issue that’s a lot of fun. We can’t wait for the second issue.

Overwatch: Tracer – London Calling #1 (Dark Horse) – The hit game comes to comics and it’ll be interesting to see how this one goes over with that crowd.

Red Atlantis #2 (AfterShock) – The election thriller continues and we really want to know where this one’s going. Very timely and not a direction we’re expecting.

Seeds of Spring #1 (Microcosm Publishing) – A Canadian teenage exchanges books and tapes with a pen pal. The series juxtaposes the main character’s life with that of 19th-century Russian anarchist Peter Kropotkin.

Strange Adventures #7 (DC Comics/DC Black Label) – A hell of a reveal in this issue.

The Walking Dead Deluxe #4 (Image Comics/Skybound) – It’s been interesting reading these newly colored releases in the age of COVID. The context definitely has changed a bit since they were first released.