Action Lab Entertainment Solicitations For May 2016

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Published on: February 22, 2016

Here’s what we can look forward to from Action Lab in May!

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ACTION LAB: DOG OF WONDER #2

Writer(s): Vito Delsante and Scott Fogg
Artist Name(s): Rosy Higgins and Ted Brandt
Cover Artist(s): Cover A- Rosy Higgins and Ted Brandt; Cover B- Sam Ellis

Who do you call when your dog is unjustly imprisoned? Action Lab, of course! In this issue, Percy and the Action Lab League agree to help Marguerite prove her brother’s innocence. But can they break him out of St. Roch’s in time?

Features a variant cover by Sam “Archer” Ellis, limited to 1,500 Copies!!

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

ACTIONVERSE FEATURING MIDNIGHT TIGER #1

Writer(s): Vito Delsante/Ray-Anthony Height
Artist Name(s): Ray-Anthony Height
Color Artist(s): Nate Lovett
Cover Artist(s): Ray-Anthony Height/Nate Lovett (regular cover), Ron Frenz/Marc Deering/Ross Campbell/David Bednarski (connecting variant cover)

Virtue has cleaned up crime in Apollo Bay and now has Midnight Tiger and Stray dead to rights. Will Molly Danger show up in time to save them? And Medulla’s plan is put in motion…how does Jake fit in?

Variant cover limited to 1,500 copies.

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

ACTIONVERSE FEATURING STRAY #1

Writer(s): Sean Izaakse
Artist Name(s): Sean Izaakse
Color Artist(s): Monte Thompson
Cover Artist(s): Sean Izaakse/Mat Lopes (regular cover), Ron Frenz/Sean Izaakse/Ross Campbell/David Bednarski (connecting variant cover)

Cascade makes his move to power up his portal engine…which will destroy our world! Jake has teamed up with Medula. Has the entire world gone mad?? Molly, Virtue, Stray and Midnight Tiger are running out of time to save this, and every, universe!

Variant cover limited to 1,500 copies.

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

ACTIONVERSE #1

Writer(s): Vito Delsante
Artist Name(s): Steve Walker
Color Artist(s): Wilson Ramos Jr
Cover Artist(s): Steve Walker (regular cover), Ron Frenz/Marc Deering/Ross Campbell/David Bednarski (connecting variant cover)

This is it! The fight for the survival of the Actionverse is here! Only one man has the ability to stop him…and it’s NOT one of our heroes! Will Medulla help or will he show his true colors? And not a hoax, not a dream, not an imaginary tale…one of our heroes DIES!

Variant cover limited to 1,500 copies.

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

AWAKE #0 FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

Writer(s): 
Susan Beneville
Artist Name(s): Brian Hess
Cover Artist(s): Brian Hess

In this prequel to the ongoing series, Regn learns to use her powers, and gets into trouble, with fellow cadet, Joppin, on the Dola training planet, Exterra, while Chay rescues young Picar from an angry mob.

32 pgs. / E / FC                   FREE
AWAKE #5

Writer(s): 
Susan Beneville
Artist Name(s): Brian Hess
Cover Artist(s): Brian Hess

Betrayed by Gen, Chay and Bashi are prisoners in the Baron’s castle!  Gremon may finally be at peace, but the sibling rivalry between Regn and Picar is just starting to erupt.  Will they stop bickering long enough to battle their way through Gurk and an army of Brute Guardsmen?   Don’t count on it.

32 pgs./ E / FC                   $3.99

BIGFOOT SWORD OF THE EARTHMAN #6

Writer(s): Josh S. Henaman

Artist Name(s): Andy Taylor and Tamra Bonvillain
Cover Artist(s): Andy Taylor and Tamra Bonvillain
Variant Cover Artist: Luke Parker

Hunted and tortured beyond the point of exhaustion, it’s one against a thousand as the “Earthman” faces the Red Demon of the Desert and the Great Lord Jeoffa’s alien army. This issue … everything ends! It’s the conclusion of the ultimate sword, sorcery and sasquatch saga! Variant cover by Luke Parker!

Variant cover limited to 1,500 copies.

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

GINGERDEAD MAN: BAKING BAD TPB

Writer(s):
 Brockton McKinney
Artist Name(s): Sergio Rios (pencils/inks) , Marcelo Costa (colors)
Cover Artist(s): Sergio Rios (pencils/inks) , Marcelo Costa (colors)

From the cult classic Full Moon film comes the all new epic tale of the serial-killing dough boy!  There’s new designer drug called Confection and the abandoned Betty’s Bakery has been taken over by a gang of drug dealers! But by using a leftover box of seasoning containing the remaining ashes of Millard Findlemeyer, the gang has unwittingly baked up one killer cookie!

96 pgs./ M / FC                   $11.99

THE HOUSE OF MONTRESOR #4

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

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

In the thrilling conclusion of this Poe-inspired sequel, Edana now sees that every brick in the House of Montresor is set on a foundation of secrets, lies and murder. Count Montresor has finally put the last surviving member of the Fortunato clan right where he wants her. To escape her family’s fate, Edana must solve the mystery of why Montresor hates the Fortunato family, or else a carefully planned revenge fifty years in the making will finally be complete.

Depraved vengeance continues in The House of Montresor, a sequel to Edgar Allan Poe’s classic tale, “The Cask of Amontillado.”

32 pgs./ T / FC                   $3.99

I, MAGE #3

Writer(s):  Gary Turner

Artist Name(s): Mel Bontrager
Colorist Name(s): Eddy-Swan

Kai, Zawa, Skirnir and L’derOne converge upon a dwarven town sieged by the all-powerful Overq’sai and his forces. A judgement will be made leaving the fates of the town and their champions hanging in the balance. This is the action packed conclusion to the first chapter in our epic story.

32 pgs./ A / FC                   $3.99

NUTMEG #9

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

Winter, Part 3: “Chocolatears” – With her friends gone and nothing left to lose, Saffron makes Cassia an offer she can’t refuse: she wants in on the Patty Cakes enterprise. And poor Poppy, drifting for weeks unnoticed by her best friend, finally gives in completely to her secret brownie addiction.

32 pgs./ A / FC                   $3.99

PRINCELESS: MAKE YOURSELF #2

Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley

Artist Name(s): Emily Martin, Brett Grunig
Cover Artist(s): Emily Martin, Brett Grunig

Our heroines arrive in the Dwarf kingdom of the rim to a less than warm welcome – what with them riding in on a dragon and all – but Bedelia’s family is here to save the day, right?  Right?  Find out as our heroines face new dangers and icy weather in chapter two of “Make Yourself”.

Variant cover limited to 1,500 copies.

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

PUPPET MASTER #15


Writer(s):
 Shawn Gabborin
Artist Name(s): Michela Da Sacco (pencils/inks) , Yann Perrelet (colors)

Cover Artist(s): Standard Cover A: Michela Da Sacco (pencils/inks) , Yann Perrelet (colors)
Variant B Kill Cover: Andrew Mangum (pencils/inks) , Gene Jimenez (colors)
Vairant C Kill Cover Sketch: Andrew Mangum (pencils/inks)

The Puppets stand as the only line of defense against Anapa’s forces. With the addition of the Golem to their ranks, can they even the odds or is the battle already lost for Toulon’s stringless Puppets? Don’t miss the conclusion to the Blood Debt story arc!

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

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

PRINCELESS: RAVEN THE PIRATE PRINCESS #9

Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley

Artist Name(s): Rosy Higgins, Ted Brandt
Cover Artist(s): Rosy Higgins, Ted Brandt

The fallout from their first adventure has left Raven’s crew in disarray, several of them injured and one crew member on the verge of death. Raven will do anything to save her. A small comfort, when all she can do is stay by her side, talk to her, and tell her a story. The story of how the Baroness Xingtao met the love of her life.

32 pgs./ E / FC                   $3.99

SOFT SPOTS #1

Writer(s): M. Alice LeGrow

Artist Name(s): M.Alice LeGrow
Cover Artist(s): M. Alice LeGrow

The Soft Spots toy line gets the Action Lab treatment as young Sophia learns lessons
of friendship with her colorful cast of pets… the Soft Spots! Pick up this exciting first
all-ages issue; perfect for the new comic reader!

32 pgs./ E / FC                   $3.99

SUPER HUMAN RESOURCES VOL. 1

Writer: Ken Marcus

Artist: Justin Bleep
Cover Artist: Justin Bleep

“In a word, this book is @%#$$-funny.”
– Joe Kelly (Deadpool, Spider-Man, Action Comics, I Kill Giants)

It’s the first day of the strangest temp job Tim has ever had: in the HR department of the world’s greatest super team. He discovers that with great power comes great stupidity.  Reprinting Season One of the sold-out, indie hit. Just in time for Season Two from Action Lab in April.

128 pgs./ T / FC                   $14.99

TOMBOY #5

Writer(s): M. Goodwin

Artist Name(s): M. Goodwin
Cover Artist(s): Winston Young

The Trent List is getting shorter as Addison continues to rack up her kills, but just as she reaches the top of her game, her adversaries make their move. Detective Tico and his crew get their hands on the Wolf of Rivergrove, but have they finally caught Addison or is it a case of mistaken identity?

Variant cover limited to 1,500 copies.

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

VAMPBLADE #1 AOD COLLECTIBLES EXCLUSIVE SIMON BISLEY COVER
 
Writer(s): Jason Martin

Artist Name(s): Winston Young
Cover Artist(s): Simon Bisley
Cover A – regular (limited to 2500)
Cover B – risqué (limited to 1500)

Debuting at Halloween ComicFest and in the pages of Zombie Tramp, the co-writer and artist ofZombie Tramp unleash breakout character Vampblade in her own all-new ongoing series!
When young comic shop employee Katie Carva is transformed by mystical blades into a walking talking (slicing & dicing) 90s comic book bad girl, she must quickly learn how to survive the new grotesque world the blades reveal. Now, other-dimensional parasites hidden all around us resembling the “space vampires” from the 90s comic, Vampblade, are all too real, and out for her blood!

AOD Collectables offers this new exclusive variant cover from legendary artist Simon Bisley, which comes in both a regular and a risqué variation.

32 pgs./ M / FC                   $9.99 (Cover A), $19.99 (Cover B)

VAMPBLADE VOL. 1 TPB


Writer(s): Jason Martin

Artist Name(s): Winston Young, James Stanley
Cover Artist(s): Winston Young (Cover A–C)
Cover B – variant cover (limited to 1500): Winston Young
Cover C – Risqué variant cover (limited to 2500): Winston Young

When a young comic shop employee is transformed by mystical blades into a walking talking (slicing & dicing) 90s comic book bad girl, she must quickly learn how to survive the new grotesque world the blades reveal. Now, other-dimensional parasites hidden all around us resembling the “space vampires” from the 90s comic, Vampblade, are all too real, and out for her blood!

Collects the red hot complete first story arc of the new series from the co-writer and artist of the wildly popular Zombie Tramp, and features two all new collectible limited edition variant covers.

96 pgs./ M / FC                   $14.99 (Covers A-C)

VORACIOUS #4

Writer(s): Markisan Naso

Artist Name(s): Jason Muhr
Cover Artist(s): Jason Muhr, John McCrea

“I highly, highly recommend this comic.”
-Mark Waid, Superstar Writer on All-New, All Different Avengers, Black Widow and Daredevil

The final issue of the first VORACIOUS story arc! Nate gets interviewed by the local news about the success of his restaurant and Captain Jim discovers that time travel always has consequences…

Featuring a “Meat Grinder” variant cover by legendary comic book artist John McCrea (Hitman, Section 8, Mythic), limited to 1,500 copies!

Variant cover limited to 1,500 copies.

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

ZOMBIE TRAMP #23



Writer(s): Dan Mendoza
Artist Name(s): TMChu
Cover Artist(s): TMChu (cover A – regular), Dan Mendoza (cover B and C), Marcelo Trom (cover D and E)
Cover B – Risque (limited to 2500): Dan Mendoza
Cover C – Mendoza “action figure” (limited to 2000): Dan Mendoza
Cover D – Artist risqué Zombie Tramp (limited to 2500): Marcelo Trom
Cover E – Artist risqué Xula (limited to 2500): Marcelo Trom
Cover F – Risque sketch (limited to 1500): Dan Mendoza

With Xula and Zombie Tramp reunited once more, the tables have turned in the battle against Tyrone Fisk and what seemed like his unstoppable voodoo counterpart, Papa Yagga. But a new arrival entering the game… Morning, The Red Head of the Dead, returns with her own agendas. Who’s side will she take? Stay tuned. Lock your doors. Don’t let your momma see the blood soaked continuation of carnage and mayhem that is Pimps, Ho’s, and Hocus Pocus part 3!

Features risqué and an “action figure” variant covers by series creator Dan Mendoza, and two risqué artist variants by Marcelo Trom (Zombie Tramp specials).

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


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