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Staten Island’s Comic Shop Jones to Close in Two Weeks

Yesterday the Facebook page for comic book store Comic Book Jones of Staten Island, New York, posted the following; WE ARE SADDENED TO ANNOUNCE WE ARE CLOSING OUR DOORS PERMANENTLY… we will still be open for roughly 2 weeks. So stay tuned for farewell sales and events! I am not ready to create a truly […]

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 […]

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 […]

YouTube Gamer and Personality Etika Has Been Found Dead

YouTube Gamer and Personality Etika Has Been Found Dead

Some sad news out of the YouTube gaming community today as NYPD have confirmed they found the body of 29-year-old Etika this week. The gamer and personality, real name Desmond Amofah, had gone missing after posting messages of wanting to kill himself on social media. Last week, some of his possessions, which included a backpack containing […]


XFL 2020 Kickoff Includes TV Deals with ABC/ESPN, FOX Sports

Looking to move out from underneath the shadow of the recently shuttered Alliance of American Football (AAF) as well as learn from its own disastrous past (with the hopes of not repeating it), WWE head Vince McMahon‘s XFL has announced multi-year deals with both ESPN and FOX Sports to televise league games beginning with the […]

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 […]



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Did Aliens Land in New York City, Or is it Something More Mundane?

The New York skyline was lit up this evening with a blue pulsing glow unlike anything this side of the SFX seen in alien invasion film Independence Day. The night sky with it’s relatively low solid cloud cover could be seen from more than ten miles away. With the eerie pulsing glow at such a distance, […]

The Carnegie Deli Reopens [Kinda] for ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’

New York institution Carnegie Deli closed two years ago, but, thanks to the magic of Amazon Studios’ award-winning series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, it’s coming back. Kind of. Launching on December 1st, NYC residents can visit the storefront located at 201 Lafayette Street, which will be transformed into the Carnegie Deli of the late 1950s-1960s. You can […]

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 […]