AWA Studios has generously allowed us to share the first issues of several of their ongoing comic series! In the wake of COVID-19, the studio has allowed us to share these issues with you in hopes that readers will gravitate toward the digital medium as a way to help keep the comics industry chugging along in these difficult times. Read on for a synopsis of the offered titles from AWA and for the links to the books themselves:

Red Border

When a young, middle-class Mexican couple targeted for death by the Juarez Cartel flee across the border into Texas, they wander into a house of horrors beyond their wildest imagination. 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, and the army of assassins on their trail might be the least of their problems.

Archangel 8

In a world beyond the sight of mortals, Heaven and Hell wage an eternal war for the soul 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.

Hotell

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: the woman whose unborn child urges her to do terrible, terrible things…the man who can’t get rid of his wife no matter how many times he chops her body into pieces…the failed priest performing a desperate exorcism on a kidnapped boy…the investigative journalist on the trail of a serial killer, who discovers a terrible secret in the crawlspace between the hotel walls. These are but a few of the Pierrot Courts Hotel’s guests, and all of them will wish they had just kept driving.

Year Zero

A Japanese hitman, a Mexican street urchin, an Afghan military aide, a Polar research scientist, a midwestern American survivalist – five survivors of a horrific global epidemic who must draw upon their unique skills and deepest instincts to navigate a world of shambling dead. A braided narrative that offers a global look at the Zombie Apocalypse, Year Zero wrestles with the weighty moral and theological questions posed by the pandemic and investigates its cause and possible cure.