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Youngblood Owner Andrew Rev Looking to Invest in Failing Comic Book Stores?

When it comes to Terrific Production LLC’s Twitter feed written by Andrew Rev (and it is he, there is no imitating that style), you have a smorgasbord of delights. His Trumpian style tweets jump from flattery to insult and back within seconds, leaving wiser heads shaking – but everyone reading. Well, between 400 and 500 […]

New York Comic-Con Goes Until 10pm, Thursday to Saturday, Will Sell Fewer Tickets

New York Comic-Con Goes Until 10pm, Thursday to Saturday, Will Sell Fewer Tickets

The New York Comic Con is undergoing a few changes for its 2019 show, running from Thursday, October 3rd to Sunday October 6th. It’s still being held in the Javits Center, it still spreads itself around the city into locations such as the Hudson Mercantile, Madison Square Garden, and the New York Public Library. Changes include […]

Is He a Glutton For Punishment? Gabe Yocum Rejoins Bill Jemas at AWA Comics

Psyche! Gabe Yocum Leaves Bill Jemas and AWA After One Month, Returns to ReedPOP

Maybe Gabe Yocum isn’t a glutton for punishment after all? Less than one month after leaving his cushy job at ReedPOP to rejoin former boss Bill Jemas at Jemas and Axel Alonso’s Artists, Writers, and Artisans, Inc., Yocum has reversed course and announced he is leaving AWA and returning to ReedPOP. Yocum posted on Facebook: […]


Is He a Glutton For Punishment? Gabe Yocum Rejoins Bill Jemas at AWA Comics

Is He a Glutton For Punishment? Gabe Yocum Rejoins Bill Jemas at AWA Comics

Gabe Yocum used to run the direct sales department at Double Take, the comic book line of Take2 Interactive that was run by Bill Jemas. He’ll have been there when Bill Jemas fell out with Ken Levine so the original plan to publish comics in a shared gaming universe of X-Com, Civilisation and Bioshock fell […]

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Check Out More Artwork From Frank Cho’s Fight Girls

Fight Girls is the new creator-owned series from Frank Cho, being published by AWA Comics, the new New York-based publisher founded by Bill Jemas as publisher and Axel Alonso as Editor-In-Chief. Ten hard-as-nails women face off in an ancient contest of champions where the winner truly takes all: the title of “Queen of the Galaxy.” […]

Jason Starr and Will Conrad Launch “Red Border” From AWA Comics

One final upcoming launch from Bill Jemas and Axel Alonso‘s new New York-based comics publisher, AWA Comics. Red Border by Jason Starr and Will Conrad. Jason Starr is a crime novelist, who has also written comics such as Punisher MAX and Wolverine MAX for Marvel when Alonso was EIC there, as well as writing Doc […]

John Lees and Dalibor Talajić Launch “Hotell” From AWA Comics

  We have another upcoming launch from Bill Jemas and Axel Alonso‘s new New York-based comics publisher, AWA Comics. Hotell by John Lees and Dalibor Talajić Lees is not the biggest of names, he broke out with indie hit And Then Emily Was Gone, with lots of work for ComixTribe including Oxymoron, Scam and Sink, […]

Benjamin Percy Launches Two Comics From AWA - Year Zero and Devil's Highway

Benjamin Percy Launches Two Comics From AWA – Year Zero and Devil’s Highway

Benjamin Percy is a novelist-turned-comic book writer, with critically acclaimed runs on Green Arrow, Nightwing, Teen Titans and James Bond to his name. But he’s taking the Bill Jemas and Azel Alonso shilling for two new creator-owned titles being published by AWA Comics as part of their Upshot creator-owned imprint. The first is Devil’s Highway, […]

Ales Kot and Robert Sammelin’s Savior, Coming From AWA Comics

In 1989, the teenage Mark Millar wrote a comic called Saviour for Trident comics drawn by Daniel Vallely and Nigel Kitching and notable for having TV presenter Jonathan Ross as the anti-Christ. It was his first professionally published work, it was Trident’s best-seller and, years later, Alex Ross tried to revive it at Vertigo. Many of the ideas […]

Bill Jemas Registers Trademarks for Upstart, Upshot and Sandbox

Bill Jemas Registers Trademarks for Upstart, Upshot and Sandbox

Bleeding Cool was the first to tell you about the existence of ex-Marvel publisher Bill Jemas‘ new comics-and-other-media publisher Artists, Writers & Artisans. based in New York with Axel Alonso as their editor-in-chief. Bleeding Cool previously reported on the publisher registering trademarks for the following: Color Angels Animatronically Correct Full House Eyepop Well, they had to abandon […]


Rupert Murdoch's Large Adult Son is Investing in Bill Jemas and Axel Alonso's AWA Comics

Rupert Murdoch’s Large Adult Son is Investing in Bill Jemas and Axel Alonso’s AWA

Bill Jemas and Axel Alonso are both former leaders of Marvel Comics, Jemas the former Publisher and Alonso the former Editor-in-Chief. So it’s no surprise that the duo would take a few cues from Marvel in launching their latest venture: Artists, Writers, & Artisans. Like Marvel, whose chief shareholder prior to the Disney sale and […]

Bill Jemas and Axel Alonso’s AWA Comics Issues Their Mission Statements

Bill Jemas, Axel Alonso and Jon F Miller are the folk who head up Artists Writers & Artistans Inc, the new comics publisher Bleeding Cool has been talking about for a year, though it seems most folk were waiting until the press release to say anything. It is abbreviated AWA, which looks like the name […]


Bill Jemas and Axel Alonso Grab Garth, Grant, JMS and Frank Cho for Artists, Writers, Artisans Inc

Bleeding Cool has been covering the upcoming launch of a new comic book/multi-media publisher Artists, Writers & Artisans Inc for a while now, since July. Formed by former Marvel Comics President Bill Jemas, with former Marvel EIC Axel Alonso hired as EIC. With investments from Alexander Taussag of Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Jon Miller of multi-billion investment firm TPG Capital. […]

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Bill Jemas Needs A Lawyer

Bleeding Cool has been covering the existence of ex-Marvel publisher Bill Jemas‘ new comics-and-other-media publisher Artists, Writers & Artisans. based in New York. That it has hired ex-Marvel EIC Axel Alonso as their editor-in-chief. That the money is coming from Alexander Taussag of Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Jon Miller of multi-billion investment firm TPG Capital who recently bought the Fandom websites. […]

How Things Change – Bill Jemas and ‘AOL Comics’

Once upon a time, then-Marvel publisher Bill Jemas used to refer to his rival DC Comics as ‘AOL Comics’. Warner Bros and AOL had merged, he used it as an insult, a shot across the bows. This kind of thing. The average Marvel book sells over 50,000 units per month. The average AOL book sells […]