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Mission

AWA is a creative business owned and operated by creators.

We were founded by Marvel alumni and strategic investors with a mission to build a creative and business eco-system that will bring out the best in creators with something significant say and show and to show their works to the world.

AWA offers best and brightest artists, writers and artisans in the art and craft of comic books and graphic novels the best deals in the industry, provides them with resources to help them do their best work, and affords them the freedom to follow their lights. 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

Chariman

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