An Unlikely Love Story Set Against a Superhero Backdrop,
U AND I Launches February 7 – Just in Time for Valentine’s Day
Cover Art by Mike Choi
LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 16, 2023 – Love is in the air as Artists, Writers & Artisans (AWA), the independent developer of bold and relevant stories from the world’s most outstanding artists, writers, and artisans, announced today the upcoming release of U AND I. The series reunites the team behind MOTHS – acclaimed filmmaker and comic book writer J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN), Mike Choi (UNCANNY X-MEN), and Sal Cipriano (DETECTIVE COMICS) – to create an improbable romance in the thrilling next chapter of the Resistance Universe saga, where “Reborns” gain incredible powers in the wake of a global pandemic. The 6-issue series launches on February 7, 2023.
In U AND I, sparks fly when down-on-her-luck Isabelle meets the mysterious and superpowered “U.” A different type of flame ignites what is sure to lead to explosive consequences when U runs afoul of a crime syndicate that will stop at nothing to get revenge. U AND I offers the latest chapter in the popular Resistance Universe and is also a thrilling love story that can stand alone for readers first being introduced to JMS’s superhero world.
“U AND I shows the endless possibilities in the Resistance Universe with an unexpected romance between a superhero and the protagonist, Isabelle,” said AWA’s Chief Creative Officer, Axel Alonso. “This action-packed, thrilling love story is both a perfect way to introduce readers to the world of Reborns, and U AND I can also be read as a standalone story.”
In March 2020, amid COVID-19 lockdowns, AWA Studios launched a bold new universe featuring compelling 21st Century themes with J. Michael Straczynski & Mike Deodato Jr.’s THE RESISTANCE, in which “Reborns” gain incredible powers in the wake of a global pandemic. This epic debut series planted the flag for a new universe of heroes and villains. After humanity faced “The Great Death” – a pandemic that killed millions of people – survivors with superhuman powers known as the “Reborns” become Earth’s last hope. The concept of this universe stemmed from an intersection of ideas from J. Michael Straczynski, who was fascinated by where the premise for science fiction ends and the superhero universe begins. U AND I continues the saga of the Resistance Universe.
AWA’s U AND I is written and created by writer J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) with art and covers by Mike Choi (MOTHS, UNCANNY X-MEN), and lettered by Sal Cipriano (DETECTIVE COMICS). Issue #1 will be available Wednesday, February 7, both digitally and in stores wherever comic books are sold. For more information on the U AND I and other stories, visit AWA Studios on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and AWAStudios.net.