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We are a creative business owned and operated by creators. We offer the best deals for creators and the best purchasing terms for comic retailers. We formed AWA to make money, have fun and serve the comic book and graphic novel industries. We are investing time and money to build a system that supports a network of Publishers, Retailers Fan Con Promoters and, of course Artists, Writers & Artisans. Our hope, dream and dead reckoning, is that a network of graphic fiction businesses that cooperate with each other will be able to better service our collective readership, audiences, attendees and customers, fix our profoundly broken industry, make a lot of money and have a lot of fun.

AWA Leadership Team

Axel Alonso

Chief Creative Officer

Selected Work Experience

Marvel, Editor-In-Chief | 2011–2018

Marvel, Executive Editor | 2001–2011

DC Comics Vertigo, Senior Editor | 1994–2000

“The fate of the Marvel Universe rests on Axel Alonso’s shoulders…a Journalist turned modern-day mythologist” —The New York Times

Bill Jemas

Chief Executive Officer

Selected Work Experience

Marvel, COO & Publisher | 2000–2004

Madison Square Garden, EVP| 1998–2000

Marvel – Fleer/Skybox, President | 1992–1995

National Basketball Association, AGC & VP | 1985–1992​

“The man who put the spring back in Spidey’s web” —The New York Times

Jon Miller

Board Chair, Senior Counsel

Selected Work Experience

Fandom, Co-Chairman | 2018 – Present

Advancit Capital, Partner | 2013 – Present

Digital Media Group – News Corp, Chairman & CEO | 2009-2012

AOL, CEO | 2002-2006

“An amazing corporate legend who held our hands through the entire executive process [of bringing Millarworld to Netflix for an original slate deal]” —Mark Millar, Millarworld

AWA Creative Council

AWA’s creative counsel is forging a new universe with 21st century sensibilities. With each coming from a unique background, these six accomplished creators will bring their own perspectives in the form of new characters and new stories.

J. Michael Straczynski

Reginald Hudlin

Garth Ennis

Gregg Hurwitz

Margaret Stohl

Frank Cho