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AWA Studios/Upshot Studios Announces New Series: KNIGHTED by Gregg Hurwitz and Mark Texeira

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AWA Studios/Upshot Studios Announces New Series: KNIGHTED by Gregg Hurwitz and Mark Texeira

Batman meets The Other Guys — An unlikely hero pressed into duty when the real hero goes down. Comedy mixed with action.

In this action-packed adventure set in the universe of The Resistance, Gregg Hurwitz (Legends of the Dark Knight, Vengeance of Moon Knight), Mark Texeira (Ghost Rider, Wolverine), and Brian Reber (X-Men: Legacy, Spider-Man/Deadpool) introduce a masked vigilante for the 21st Century. Bob RyDee is a hapless bureaucrat whose bad luck streak comes to a crescendo when he accidentally kills the city’s masked vigilante, The Knight. Oops. Now, Bob is forced to take on the mantle of the legendary hero before the city descends into chaos. Good thing he’s got The Knight’s former butler/assistant to show him the ropes.

CCO Axel Alonso says, “With KNIGHTED, Gregg and Mark are deconstructing and, in fact, reinventing an all-too familiar super-hero paradigm in the context of a brand-new shared universe that’s rooted in the 21st Century.”

Creator Greg Hurwitz stated, “This story has lived in the back of my brain for over a decade now but I couldn’t find the outlet for it before AWA. I loved the idea of someone accidentally killing the primary superhero of a city — and then having to fill those shoes. A number of questions circled me as I first set pen to paper. What if the original superhero — effective as he may have been — was an asshole? What if our protagonist was pure of heart but much too meek for his own good? What would he have to learn about himself, his hidden reserves of power, were he to assume the role? And what parts of him might be liberated when he puts on that mask?”

Knighted will be released November 3, 2021, preorder it at your local comic shop.

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Brett has been collecting comics for close to 30 years and is passionate about showcasing the amazing stories in Indie Comics and growing the indie community. A marketing and communications professional with a Masters of Nonprofit Management, he founded The Indie Comix Dispatch in 2020. Brett is also a member of the National Writers Union.

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