By Molly Tie, Punktuation Mag

Iconic punk bands Black Flag, The Sex Pistols and more get the comic book treatment with a series of tribute covers in new series.

Get a look at your favourite punk legends as you’ve never seen them before, on the cover of new comic book series THE MADNESS from AWA.

If you like your comics to be high-octane, superpowered revenge thrillers (and who doesn’t?) AND you love punk rock… then we’ve got something that is right up your street.

THE MADNESS is created and written by award-winning legendary creator J. Michael Straczynski (‘Babylon 5‘, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man‘) and superstar artist ACO (‘Wonder Woman‘).

Each issue from the 6-part series features a special design artwork that pays tribute to punk rock legends and their album art that inspired the series. Can you name them all?

THE MADNESS is a stand-alone superhero story that shows the lengths a person will go to get their revenge.

To amplify each issue, popular comic artist, Chris Ferguson (Black Tape) collaborated with other AWA creators and artists to design special punk rock variant covers that pay homage to the bands that inspired the artistic design of the series.

A shared attitude between the series’ protagonist and the anti-establishment music genre make these covers the perfect fit for this gritty story! THE MADNESS series is released on August 9.

If you want to get your hands on this collection, then you can pre-order via the Artists, Writers & Artisans (AWA) site.

THE MADNESS is created and written by J. Michael Straczynski, pencilled by ACO, inked by David Lorenzo, colored by Marcelo Maiolo, and letterer Sal Cipriano. Issue #1 will be available Aug. 9, 2023, both digitally and in-stores wherever comic books are sold. For more information on THE MADNESS and other content, visit AWA Studios on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and

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