AWA Studios announced today they are launching an innovative online comic viewer that will feature The Resistance #1. The comic publisher understands that COVID-19 is taking a toll on the comic industry and wants to work with fellow publishers, the retailer community, and fans to find a way to ensure that readers will still have access to new and exciting comics over the coming months.
As part of this goal, AWA Studios wants to provide retailers and readers the opportunity to easily access and read their stories by fast-tracking an upcoming initiative that was previously planned for next month. AWA Studios is releasing The Resistance #1 digitally in an innovative vertical scrolling format (similar to WEBTOON or Tapas), for free on our website and across the web.
Given the timeliness of the story and the limited access to get the physical copy at retail due to COVID-19, J. Michael Straczynski & Mike Deodato Jr.’s The Resistance #1 will be the first of their stories to premiere in this new format. The publisher is working to convert other AWA comics into a vertical scrolling format and will update readers on their releases as they are available.
With large portions of readers unable to visit their local comic book shops, AWA Studios encourages any and all retailers to embed these links on their website to help maintain interest in the series until everyone can resume regular business. They believe these efforts will have a positive impact on future sales. Currently, there been a large portion of AWA’s audience reading The Resistance on substandard pirate websites (over 10,000 views so far), and hope to give these viewers a superior free reading experience on mobile and desktop.
Beginning today, Wednesday, March 25, Part One of The Resistance will be made available on: