Action Lab Entertainment July 2016 Solicitations

olicitations: Action Lab Entertainment for July 2016

 

NEW RATING SYSTEM:
E: Appropriate for everyone
A: Appropriate for ages 9 and up
T: For readers ages 12 and up
T+: For older teen readers and adults
M: Mature readers 18+

THE ADVENTURES OF MIRU

Writer(s): Rick Laprade (script), Rick Laprade & J. McClary (story)
Artist Name(s): J. McClary (drawing, inking), Elenora Dalla Rosa (colorist), Rick Laprade (lettering)
Cover Artist(s): J. McClary (art) & Elenora Dalla Rosa (colorist); Reno Msad (variant cover)

Miru the dragon crashes on Gaia—a realm where dragons no longer exist—and swiftly becomes the most wanted creature around. Without a memory, a past, or an inkling why he’s here, he and his new allies begin a journey that holds the key to the survival of all realities. Variant cover by Reno Msad limited to 1,500 copies.

32 pgs./ A / FC                   $3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

BIGFOOT: SWORD OF THE EARTHMAN TPB

Writer(s): Josh S. Henaman
Artist Name(s): Andy Taylor and Tamra Bonvillain
Cover Artist(s): Andy Taylor and Tamra Bonvillain

The foot-stomping epic collecting issues 1 – 6 is finally here! Earth’s legendary sasquatch battles to defeat the ruthless emperor of a barbarian planet! This is not the story of how Bigfoot became a myth on Earth… this is the saga of how he became a legend of the stars.

144 pgs./ T / FC                   $19.99 

BOLTS #2

Writer(s): James Whynot
Artist Name(s): James Whynot
Cover Artist(s): James Whynot (cover A), Gavin Hanley and James Whynot (cover B)

Life and death hang in the balance as the epic battle against the World Destroyer rages on! Tensions rise as the battle is joined… the question being: will these new combatants be friend or foe?? Frank’s journey continues through terrifying post-apocalyptic terrain in this re-envisioning of the legend of Frankenstein’s Monster by break out talent James Whynot.

32 pgs./ T+ / FC                   $3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

THE F1RST HERO: WEDNESDAY’S CHILD #2

Writer(s):
Anthony Ruttgaizer
Artist Name(s):
Marco Renna (art), Fred C Stresing (letters/colors)
Cover Artist(s): 
Marco Renna and Fred C Stresing (standard)

Jake Roth is convinced that he is the ONLY sane extrahuman in existence.  But can his mysterious new friend Catalogue both prove him wrong AND help him master his powers?  Meanwhile, Lynn Yiu continues using her daughter’s extrahuman powers for nefarious purposes.  What will happen when they pay a visit to the Lynn’s ex-husband?

32 pgs./ T / FC                   $3.99 

GHOUL SCOUTS #2


Writer(s): Steve Bryant

Artist Name(s): Mark Stegbauer, Jason Millet
Cover Artist(s): Mark Stegbauer (COVER A), Jamal Igle (COVER B), Steve Bryant (COVER C)

After finding their camp deserted and destroyed, the scouts have to fight their way through more zombies to reach Full Moon Hollow. But will anyone there be able to help them solve the mystery behind this zombie outbreak and save the town? Is there even a town left to save?

32 pgs./ E / FC                   $3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

THE HOUSE OF MONTRESOR TPB

Writer(s): Enrica Jang, based on characters created by Edgar Allan Poe

Artist Name(s): Jason Strutz
Cover Artist(s): Jason Strutz

Read Edgar Allan Poe’s gothic classic, THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO, and a new sequel, THE HOUSE OF MONTRESOR, collected together in this trade paperback!

Decades have passed since Lord Fortunato’s mysterious disappearance and Edana Fortunato is her family’s sole surviving heir. Before she inherits, Edana is summoned to the family estate to meet her guardian, the enigmatic Count Montresor. She embarks on the journey, unprepared for secrets still to be revealed, unaware that a killer has set the stage for one final act of revenge.

132 pgs./ T / FC                   $19.99

I, MAGE #5

Writer: Gary Turner

Artist Name: Mel Bontrager
Colorist:  Eddy-Swan

Even though Daravon teeters on the verge of war with the Overq’sai, Skirnir chooses to focus upon a local plight instead. A creature stalks the shepherds of the kingdom. Could this monster have an unexpected agenda? Continue to un-Urth a world of magic with Kai in this one-shot adventure.

32 pgs./ A / FC                   $3.99

MIRACULOUS #1-#3




Writer(s): Zag Entertainment

Artist Name(s): Zag Entertainment
Cover Artist(s):  Zag Entertainment
Adapters: Cheryl Black & Nicole D’Andria

Marinette is the sweetest girl in Paris. With a big crush on a boy at school, a big dream of becoming a fashion designer, and a big problem with being totally awkward, she’s just your average teenage girl, right? Did we mention she’s also the crime fighting superhero, Ladybug?

Becoming Ladybug is a complicated process! First, Marinette needs a “Kwami,” which is a tiny magical assistant (hers is named Tikki). She also needs a “Miraculous,” which is a magical accessory (hers is a pair of earrings). Tikki uses the Miraculous to transform Marinette. But her Ladybug super powers only work for a limited time!

When Hawk Moth uses his mind-controlling, moth-like creatures called akuma to turn people into baddies, it’s up to Ladybug to capture them and save the day! Well, she gets a little help from her superhero friend, Cat Noir… but she insists she doesn’t need him. If only she knew Cat Noir’s true identity – her crush, Adrien! Will Ladybug and Cat Noir be able to balance their double lives and keep Paris safe?

Will they ever find out each other’s true identity, or who’s behind Hawk Moth’s mask? Until then – there’s a whole city of baddies to defeat… SPOTS ON, CLAWS OUT!

64 pgs./ E / FC                   $3.99

MIRACULOUS TPB

Writer(s): Zag Entertainment
Artist Name(s): Zag Entertainment
Cover Artist(s):  Zag Entertainment
Adapters: Cheryl Black & Nicole D’Andria

Collects MIRACULOUS #1-#3.

192 pgs./ E / FC                   $8.99

NUTMEG VOL. 3 TPB

Writer(s):
James F. Wright
Artist Name(s): Jackie Crofts (art), Josh Eckert (colors, lettering)
Cover Artist(s): Jackie Crofts

Vol. 3 “Early Winter: Femme Brûlée” collects issues 7-9 of Nutmeg. The Patty Cakes brownie empire reaches its apex as baking criminals Poppy and Cassia humble their rival, Saffron. While detectives Ginger and Anise creep closer to blowing the lid off, it’s Poppy’s secret addiction to these same brownies that threatens to bring everything crumbling down.

72 pgs./ A / FC                   $11.99

OBLIVION #1



Writer(s):
 Tim Seeley
Artist Name(s): Romina Moranelli (pencils/inks) , Marcelo Costa (colors)
Cover Artist(s): Standard Cover A: Romina Moranelli (pencils/inks) , Marcelo Costa (colors)
Cover B: Tim Seeley (pencils/inks), Marcelo Costa (colors)
Cover C: Tim Seeley Sketch (pencils/inks)
Cover D: Photo Cover
Cover E: Poster Cover

A sequel to the acclaimed Full Moon space western that introduced the world to “cowboys and aliens!” The backwater planet Oblivion has fallen on hard times, but everything’s about to get harder for Marshall Zack Stone with the arrival of Lyz Azorr, the daughter of notorious outlaw, RED EYE!

32 pgs./ T+ / FC                   $3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

PRINCELESS: MAKE YOURSELF TPB

Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): Emily Martin, Brett Grunig, Alex Smith
Cover Artist(s): Alex Smith, Emily Martin, Brett Grunig

Fresh from fighting vampires, zombies and giant creatures in the swamp—Princess Adrienne, Bedelia the Blacksmith and Sparky the Dragon are in for their biggest adventure yet! Join our team of fearless ladies as they set off into the mountains to save twin princesses Andrea and Antonia. They’ll meet a team of dragon slaying dwarf women, a farm full of trained monsters and perhaps some of their most dangerous foes yet! Direct Market release limited to 2000 copies.

128 pgs./ E / FC                   $14.99

PRINCELESS: RAVEN, THE PIRATE PRINCESS #10

Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): Arielle Jovellanos, Rosy Higgins, Ted Brandt, William Blankenship
Cover Artist(s):  Rosy Higgins, Ted Brandt

Things are fraught onboard the ship as Raven tries to negotiate a chance for Ximena to see the healer, but when things go poorly she may have to take matters into her own hand.  Meanwhile, Sunshine shares the story of how her parents – doomed lovers from two societies at war – fell in love.

32 pgs./ A / FC                   $3.99

PUPPET MASTER #17


Writer(s):  Shawn Gabborin
Artist Name(s): Antonio Ontiveros (pencils/inks) , Dan Olvera (colors)
Cover Artist(s): Standard Cover A: Antonio Ontiveros (pencils/inks) , Dan Olvera (colors)
Variant B Kill Cover: Andrew Mangum (pencils/inks) , Gene Jimenez (colors)
Variant C Kill Cover Sketch: Andrew Mangum (pencils/inks)
Variant D Cut Cover: Anna Lencioni (pencils/inks/colors)

The Bodega Bay Inn has become quite the hotspot! Sure, there’s Samuel creeping around the place, doing who-knows-what… and the puppets are being attacked by an unknown enemy… and Anthony gets VERY angry at a specific guest. But three of Mexico’s hottest luchadores just checked in for the night! Nothing bad can happen there, right?

Variant and variant sketch covers limited to 1,500 copies each.

32 pgs./ T+ / FC                   $3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

SLEIGHER #1

Writer(s): Rob Harrington & Adam Horrigan
Artist Name(s): Axur Eneas (Art), Alessandro Alessi (Colors), Chas! Pangburn (Letters)
Cover Artist(s): Axur Eneas (Regular), Tony Fleecs (Variant)

Sleigher is the most recent (and reluctant) heir of the centuries old lineage to bear the title of “Santa Claus.” He’d rather slam back bourbon than glasses of milk, and blast metal instead of carols. But when evil rears its head before he’s delivered a single present, maybe he’s found his true calling—dishing out a holiday ass whoopin’!!!

Special Features: Christmas in July… headbanger style – featuring a limited edition variant cover by Tony Fleecs (My Little Pony)!

32 pgs./ T+ / FC                   $3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

SUPER HUMAN RESOURCES #2

Writer: Ken Marcus
Artist: Armando Zanker
Cover Artist: A: Justin Bleep   B: James Callahan

“This might be the funniest comic book ever produced.” – Newsarama

Tim from Finance is about to be kidnapped by evil infiltrators. Can the heroes from Super Crises International save him in time? Spoiler Alert: No, because they’ve already gotten themselves kidnapped by aliens. (Sigh.) Cover by Justin Bleep. Variant by James Callahan. (The Auteur)

32 pgs./ T / FC                   $3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

TOMBOY #7

Writer(s): M. Goodwin
Artist Name(s): M. Goodwin, Colors by Michelle Wong
Cover Artist(s): M.Goodwin, James Stanley

Trouble begins brewing for the untouchable Irene Trent when a fire at her pharmaceutical warehouse reveals several dead bodies and tragic clues regarding the fate of the D.A’s missing daughter.  Meanwhile, Addison returns home and must face the consequences of her actions.

32 pgs./ T+ / FC                   $3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

VAMPBLADE #6



Writer(s): Jason Martin
Artist Name(s): Winston Young
Cover Artist(s): Winston Young (cover A – regular, and cover B), Joe Pekar (cover C and D), Andrew Mangum (cover E and F)
Cover B – Risqué variant (limited to 1500): Winston Young
Cover C – Artist variant (limited to 1500): Joe Pekar
Cover D – Artist Risqué (limited to 2000): Joe Pekar
Cover E – “90s Monster” variant  (limited to 1500): Andrew Mangum
Cover F – “90s Monster” Risqué (limited to 2000): Andrew Mangum

Vampblade’s in for the fight of her life… instead of facing more mindless monsters, an all-new super deadly sword wielding foe crosses blades with Katie. Who or what is Mom Spaceknight, and why is she unleashing cosmic hell on our cosplaying slayer?!?

Features “artist”, “90s Monster” and risqué variant covers.

32 pgs./ M / FC                   $3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

ZOE DARE VERSUS THE DISASTEROID #2

Writer(s):  Brockton McKinney
Artist Name(s): Andrew Herman
Cover Artist(s): Standard Cover A: Andrew Herman
Variant B Cover: Andrew Herman

Stuntwoman Zoe Dare is finally en route to the Disasteroid alongside a team of highly trained astronauts—and her archrival, Race Thunderbuckler! Meanwhile Danni Dare mans the controls in the NASA Comms Room (to the chagrin of Agent Tarney Winfield), but what awaits the crew on the impending space-rock will shock them all to the core!

32 pgs./ T / FC                   $3.99

ZOMBIE TRAMP #25



Writer(s): Dan Mendoza
Artist Name(s): Dan Mendoza
Cover Artist(s): Dan Mendoza (cover A – regular, and B), Marcelo Costa (cover C and D), Joe Pekar (cover E and F)
Cover B – Risque (limited to 2500): Dan Mendoza
Cover C – variant (limited to 2000): Marcelo Costa
Cover D –risqué variant (limited to 2500): Marcelo Costa
Cover E – Artist variant (limited to 2000): Joe Pekar
Cover F – Artist risqué variant (limited to 2500): Joe Pekar

While JANEY sleeps in limbo to recover from the epic battle she had with The Demon Snake King, AGGA YAPPA, questions arise and she starts to once again ponder her existence. But namely XULA. Is she really around for JANEY’s benefit or does XULA have a secret agenda?
Look out for this special two-year anniversary edition of ZOMBIE TRAMP as creator Dan Mendoza returns… secrets are uncovered and revelations are revealed!

32 pgs./ M / FC                   $3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

ZOMBIE TRAMP: YEAR ONE DELUXE HARDCOVER


Writer(s): Dan Mendoza, Jason Martin
Artist Name(s): TMCHu, Dennis Budd, Anna Lencioni, Winston Young, Victoria Harris
Cover Artist(s): TMChu (cover A and B)
Cover B – Risqué (limited to 2500)

Once escort to the stars, turned zombie, Janey Belle wanders the highways trying to maintain the balance between her former humanity and the monster that is… Zombie Tramp! Equipped with the Necronomicon, Janey sets out to learn dark magic while encountering even darker and stranger characters on the road.

Collects the first full year of the wildly popular ongoing series in one deluxe over-sized hardcover volume!

Regular edition signed: $39.99 limited to only 100 copies.
Risque edition signed: $49.99 limited to only 50 copies.

320 pgs./ M / FC                   $24.99 (reg.), $29.99 (var.)

ABOUT ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT- Formed in 2010 with the purpose of pooling their collective talents into a single, powerful entity, the members of Action Lab Entertainment have countless years in multimedia publishing, design, and business.  Their first release, Fracture, was successfully funded through Kickstarter and since then they have continued their mission to produce high quality, genre-spanning entertainment.  Since its formation, the accolades for A.L.E continue to build on a daily basis.  Among its more popular titles are all ages material like the Eisner, Glyph, Shel Dorf Award nominated series PRINCELESS, NFL RUSHZONE (based on the Nickelodeon Television series), Jamal Igle’s MOLLY DANGER, Artist/ Writer Jeremy Dale’s hit series SKYWARD, and Gayle Middleton’s (My Little Pony, The Littlest Pet Shop) monstrously adorable VAMPLETS. Action Lab’s Mature Readers imprint ACTION LAB DANGER ZONE continues to push the envelope of comics entertainment with titles as varied as Charles Band’s PUPPET MASTER and Dan Mendoza’s over the top horror-comedy ZOMBIE TRAMP, THE FINAL PLAGUE and BO, PLUSHY GANGSTA.