Garth Ennis and AWA to Release Director’s Cut of Marjorie Finnegan, Temporal Criminal

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LEGENDARY COMIC CREATOR GARTH ENNIS TO RELEASE DELUXE DIRECTOR’S CUT OF MARJORIE FINNEGAN, TEMPORAL CRIMINAL WITH AWA KICKSTARTER

The Highly Collectible Edition Features New Cover Art, a New Issue-Length Time Travel Adventure Set in the Marjorie Finnegan Universe, Never-Before-Seen Back Matter, and Rare Material from Garth’s Archives

LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 23, 2024, Artists, Writers, and Artisans (AWA), the independent developer of bold, original stories from the world’s most outstanding artists, writers, and artisans, announced today the upcoming Kickstarter campaign giving Garth Ennis fans new ways to celebrate, collect and support the epic time travel heist series, MARJORIE FINNEGAN, TEMPORAL CRIMINAL, via a deluxe director’s cut edition of the fan-favorite series. Penned by National Comics and two-time Eisner award-winning writer Garth Ennis (PREACHER, THE BOYS) with art by Goran Sudžuka (Y: THE LAST MAN, HELLBLAZER: LADY CONSTANTINE) and new wraparound cover art by Amanda Conner (HARLEY QUINN), the Kickstarter exclusive will take readers along for a wild ride in a beautifully crafted collector’s edition of the original series, now with a brand-new 20-page issue of this sci-fi story with time travel elements and a range of new and back matter.

Ennis said, “Goran and I had such a blast with Marj and the gang; the character became an instant favorite of mine. There are many, many more Marj stories left to tell, and we’re looking forward to working with AWA to bring readers another slice of this particularly insane pie.”

Through Kickstarter, AWA is giving fans the opportunity to support its most ambitious limited-edition projects. This new issue of MARJORIE FINNEGAN will be a Kickstarter exclusive and include premium, tiered rewards for Garth Ennis’ biggest fans, including the incredible opportunity to be drawn into a Garth Ennis comic book. The MARJORIE FINNEGAN Kickstarter will launch in early spring and those interested in learning more about the campaign, its reward offerings, and tiered donation levels should sign up here to be notified when new information is available.

“Garth Ennis’ creative ambition shines in all of his work,” said Axel Alonso, Chief Creative Officer of AWA. “Marjorie is such an incredible character and the initial book is one of AWA’s top sellers. Now we want to give Garth’s fans the chance to delve even deeper and there is no better way to do that than by building a Kickstarter campaign around a new story and an array of new, unseen material. With this new issue, Garth is bringing more of the big laughs and epic adventures readers loved in the original series.”

“Coming off an incredible year overall for AWA, including publishing THE RIBBON QUEEN with Garth, we wanted to kick off 2024 with something special for avid fans,” said Matthew Anderson, Co-Chairman and President of AWA. “It’s such a rare opportunity to be able to bring fan-driven and unique Garth Ennis content to life like this, and Kickstarter allows us to reach fans around the world with special and limited-edition formats.”

MARJORIE FINNEGAN, TEMPORAL CRIMINAL debuted as a heralded eight-issue comic series in 2021. The series reunited the Eisner Award-winning creator with AWA Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer Axel Alonso, who edited the graphic novel. The duo has a longstanding history of close collaboration, having worked together on past iconic projects including PREACHER at Vertigo and THE PUNISHER at Marvel.

In November 2022, AWA Studios announced it has joined forces with LuckyChap and filmmaker Ruben Fleischer for the event feature film adaptation of the MARJORIE FINNEGAN, TEMPORAL CRIMINAL graphic novel. AWA Studios is producing the project alongside LuckyChap and Camp Hobart, with celebrated screenwriter and playwright Catya McMullen penning the adaptation. Garth Ennis and Ken F. Levin will executive produce the action-comedy-thriller film project.

This marks AWA’s second Kickstarter project, following Frank Cho’s (X-MEN, HARLEY QUINN) successful FIGHT GIRLS – DELUXE DIRECTOR’S CUT EDITION, which surpassed its initial funding goal in just nine hours. FIGHT GIRLS – DELUXE DIRECTOR’S CUT EDITION concluded with over $150,000 pledged from more than 1,500 backers.

For more information on the MARJORIE FINNEGAN Kickstarter and other content, visit AWA Studios on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and AWAStudios.com.