Fresh off the news that “Chariot” will be the first Artists, Writers, and Artisans (AWA Studios) series to be adapted to the big screen, the indie comic book publisher has announced its next new series. Described as “The Great Escape meets 30 Days of Night,” AWA’s “OUT” will hit shelves October 6.
Rob Williams (Old Haunts, Judge Dredd), Will Conrad (Red Border, Justice League) and Marco Lesko (Chariot) are bringing readers a series filled with Nazis and Vampires, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
“Imagine you’re a prisoner in THE GREAT ESCAPE, but there’s a monstrous vampire hiding somewhere in the camp with you,” Williams said in AWA’s announcement. “An impossible-to-escape-from castle on the highest cliffs in Bavaria and a battalion of Nazi soldiers are stopping these Allied soldiers from getting out. But something in there is eating them alive, one by one. So, escape or die.”
AWA CCO Axel Alonso also added, “Nazism can’t be safely relegated to history, can it? The spark is alive and well. As for the art, Rob and I immediately agreed that Will’s naturalistic style would be perfect for the story, making it more visceral and real.”
Williams further expanded on Conrad’s artwork for OUT:
“Will Conrad’s art conveys that amazing-looking realist style of a Brian Bolland or a Travis Charest. He’s done a phenomenal job of bringing this disparate cast of characters to life. OUT is an ensemble piece in the style of John Carpenter’s THE THING and we want you to care about these men as they’re cruelly picked off. Will’s made absolutely sure that happens.”
For more on AWA Studios, check out GWW Radio’s TLDR, where Alonso discussed the indie comic book publisher, along with some of his moments as the EIC of Marvel, and Benjamin Percy talked about his two AWA series, Year Zero and Devil’s Highway.