AWA Upshot Reveals The Eighties Inspired Variant Covers For ‘Chariot’ #1: ‘Knight Rider’ Meets ‘The Matrix’

by Olly MacNamee

Along with AWA Studios’ Cover A by Jeff Dekal and Cover B by Mike Deodato Jr.,  Upshot has revealed a number of retailer exclusive variants for their new series, Chariot. These covers have been commissioned by Sanctum Sanctorum Comics & Oddities of Plymouth, MI and Slab City Comics in Godalming, Surrey, UK, featuring artist Elias Chatzoudis; and Sad Lemon Comics in Ickleford, UK, featuring artist John Gallagher.

Cover A by Jeff Dekal
Cover B by Mike Deodato Jr

Written by Bryan Edward Hill with art by Priscilla Petraite, Chariot #1 was described by The Hollywood Reporter as “Knight Rider meets The Matrix’, but here’s the full synopsis as well as all the covers for the debut issue, out Wednesday 3rd March from AWA Upshot:

“The Chariot was a Cold War-era secret government project to provide its star agent with a weapon unlike any other in the form of a supercharged muscle car. It sank into the ocean decades ago, and the agent along with it. Now, a petty criminal looking to reform his life has stumbled upon the Chariot, and he’s about to find out that the agent’s consciousness is still controlling it in this synthwave thriller.”

Cover by Elias Chatzoudis

Click on the following links to grab your copy of Trade Dress and Pink Splash Color versions by Elias Chatzoudis exclusively through:

Sanctum Sanctorum Comics & Oddities

Slab City

Cover by John Gallagher

Click on the following link to purchase Trade Dress and Virgin Cover versions by John Gallagher exclusively through Sad Lemon Comics

Here’s hoping you can get the cover you want and a rare treat for UK fans who often see retailer variant covers from across the pond, but not often from indie comic book stores on this side.

Olly MacNamee

A unashamed DC Comics fan and sometime teacher for over 20 years! I got lucky and found the escape hatch. Now, I just read and write about comics all day long. Co-host of the ICE-Cast podcast and one third of the brains behind Birmingham's street art and graffiti festival High Vis Fest.

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