AWA Studios Announces New Sci-Fi Anthology ‘Newthink’
by Olly MacNamee
AWA Studios have announced its next comic book series, Newthink today from Gregg Hurwitz, Mike Deodato Jr., Ramon Rosanas, Mile Choi and Will Conrad. Think Black Mirror style stories but in comic book format.
“NEWTHINK is a science fiction comic set in a faraway world…that is actually the reality of living today in America. Much in the way that Star Trek transported 1960’s social upheaval to faraway planets or The Twilight Zone broadcast Cold War anxiety through the lens of monsters and aliens, this Black Mirror-style series continues a long tradition of using science fiction to underscore social commentary. NEWTHINK aims to examine the cultural and political polarization of the country and the technocrats that have driven us to extremes of thought that we need to present the present as something futuristic. Each story in the 5-issue anthology consists of unique characters and independant storylines that highlight these themes.”
“Thirty years ago looking forward, we would find our life today to be unimaginable. Computers in our pockets. Devices we talk to. Self-driving cars. How would we render it in fiction? In a world this crazy, maybe we don’t have to write about the future to show the surreal. Maybe we can show the insane present in a different light. That’s what NEWTHINK is all about.” – Gregg Hurwitz
Newthink #1 will be available Wednesday, June 1st both digitally and in comic book stores.