Available for pre-order NOW! On sale in June 2016!

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April 1, 2016

Coming Soon!, News

Solicitations: Action Lab Entertainment for June 2016

The following titles are available for pre-ordere in comic shops everywhere! 

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+

ACTIONVERSE TPB

Writer(s): Anthony Ruttgaizer, Jamal Igle, Shawn Gabborin, Ray-Anthony Height, Sean Izaakse and Vito Delsante

Artist Name(s): Marco Renna, Jamal Igle, Chad Cicconi, Ray-Anthony Height, Sean Izaakse, Steve Walker (art), Fred S. Stresing, Ross Hughes, Meredith Moriarty, Nate Lovett, Wilson Ramos Jr. (colors)
Cover Artist(s): Sean Izaakse/Mat Lopes

The event five years in the making! Only one force in the universe can bring Jake Roth (THE F1RST HERO), Molly Danger, Virtue (from FRACTURE), Midnight Tiger and Stray together. When the mysterious Cascade threatens the universe, Action Lab’s greatest heroes heed the call! But as the mystery of Cascade’s power deepens, only Molly’s arch-enemy, Medula, holds the answers–but in their darkest hour, will he be friend or foe? Collects Actionverse #0-6.

224 pgs./ A / FC                   $19.99

 

BOLTS #1

Writer(s): James Whynot
Artist Name(s): James Whynot
Cover Artist(s): James Whynot

Torn apart in a brutal attack by his own townspeople in his own time, Frank awakens, his mangled body mysteriously pieced back together, in a strange dimension. There, he crosses paths with Casey–a scavenger with a penchant for trouble. Together the two must face merciless monsters and perilous roads as Frank tries to make his way home. Will he become a righteous hero or a spiteful villain?

Variant cover limited to 1500 copies.

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

 

THE F1RST HERO: WEDNESDAY’S CHILD #1

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

Jake Roth returns home after the events of ACTIONVERSE just in time to face a new extrahuman threat that’s menacing the streets of Philadelphia.  And as dangerous as an eight year old girl who can control minds might be… wait until you meet her mother!  Meanwhile, the ETF is working night and day to neutralize the growing extrahuman threat.  Could they be closing in on Jake?

“Actionverse Figure” variant by Renna & Ruttgaizer limited to 1500 copies.

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

 

GHOUL SCOUTS #1


Writer(s): Steve Bryant

Artist Name(s): Mark Stegbauer, Jason Millet
Cover Artist(s): Mark Stegbauer, Mike Norton, Sean Izaakse

Something stranger than usual haunts Full Moon Hollow, Paranormal Capital of the World. Adults either can’t see it, can’t remember it, or go crazy from it. So when zombies attack during the Hemlock County Scouting Jamboree, only a group of misfits can save the Hollow. Be prepared. Be very prepared.

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

 

HERO CATS #11

Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer

Artist Name(s): Omaka Schultz (pencils), Ryan Sellers (inks), Julie Barclay (colors)
Cover Artist(s):  Omaka Schultz

The Hero Cats world tour continues!  After crashing on a jungle island, Ace and his team meet Malo and his brother Keb.  But something’s not right.  The island spirits are affecting our heroes in dangerous ways.  Will they be Jungle Cats forever?!

32 pgs./ E / FC                   $3.99

 

I, MAGE #4

Writer: Gary Turner

Artist Name(s): Mel Bontrager (art), Eddy-Swan (colors)

Welcome to the kingdom of Daravon, seat of the three deadliest traps in the known world. While Skirnir puts Zawa to test in order to retrieve a powerful weapon of legacy, Kai seeks to mend L’derOne. Along the way Kai comes to learn this safe-haven proves to be anything but.

32 pgs./ A / FC                   $3.99

 

ITTY BITTY BUNNIES: FRIENDGASM TPB

Writer(s): Dean Rankine

Artist Name(s): Dean Rankine
Cover Artist(s): Dean Rankine

The Itty Bitty Bunnies (Phil and Tyrone) make a deal with the Devil, awaken the magical Bong Genie, start a food fight that turns homicidal, and do lots and LOTS of drugs. It’s just another day in Rainbow Pixie Candy Land!

The latest collection of Australian cartoonist extraordinaire Dean Rankine’s naked drug using bunnies irreverent adventures blazes new off-color paths to hilarity!

96 pgs./ M / FC                   $11.99

 

PRINCELESS: MAKE YOURSELF #3

Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley

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

Adrienne is off to save her sisters with a new dwarven companion in tow.  Meanwhile, Bedelia and Sparky have embarked on a very personal quest of their own, to reconnect with a past that both of them have long left behind.  And on the other end of the kingdom, Devin and his new party try to track down the notorious Black Knight and find out what happened to the Queen.

32 pgs./ E / FC                   $3.99

 

PRINCELESS VOL. 2 DELUXE HARDCOVER

Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley

Artist Name(s): Emily C. Martin, Kelly Lawrence, Brett Grunig
Cover Artist(s):  Emily C. Martin, Brett Grunig

The second deluxe Princeless hardcover takes Adrienne, Bedelia, and their dragon Sparky deep into the Grasslands to find Adrienne’s sister Angelica, the most beautiful princess in all of the land.  Little does Adrienne know that Angelica has gained a small army of admirers and might not be so keen to leave.  Meanwhile, the King has hired a group of deadly knights to track down and kill the knight he believes is responsible for Adrienne’s death, unaware that he’s putting out a hit on the daughter he already believes to be dead.

Collects the runaway hit sequel “Princeless: Get Over Yourself” and two Short Story One-Shots “Tales of Girls that Rock” and “Tales of the Family Ashe.”

160 pgs./ E / FC                   $24.99

 

PUPPET MASTER #16


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 Cute Cover: Anna Lencioni (pencils/inks/colors)

Welcome to the Bodega Bay Inn!! Free Wifi! Free Premium channels! Free Continental breakfast! We should probably leave the killer Puppets out of the brochure, right? They’re trying to be better… trying. Strangers come and go in the hotel business, but there’s something really off about Samuel. Anyway, Rooms available! “VACANCY” starts now!

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

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

 

PUPPET MASTER: WOODEN BOY

Writer(s):
Shawn Gabborin
Artist Name(s):  Antonio Ontiveros (pencils/inks) , Dan Olvera (colors)
Cover Artist(s): Front Cover: Glenn Lumsden (Pencils/Inks/Colors)
Back Cover: Antonio Ontiveros (pencils/inks) , Dan Olvera (colors)

For nearly twenty years a life-sized puppet has tormented the children of the Bouldeston Institute for Mentally Troubled Tots and Teens. When her scare tactics escalate to murder, a young patient named Anthony seeks out the Puppets hoping they can stop their former Master’s rampage. Things, however, are never as simple as they seem.

Film and comics collide in THE WOODEN BOY as the Puppets go toe-to-toe with the human-sized doll, Camille! Collects issues 8-11 of the ongoing series!

128 pgs./ T+ / FC                   $11.99

 

SPOT ON ADVENTURE: READY FOR TAKEOFF!

Writer(s): Franco!

Artist Name(s): Scoot!
Cover Artist(s):  Scoot!

Join the action adventurer SPOT as he emBARKS on the mission of a lifetime! Saddled with the brand new partner that he never wanted, Golly-G the robot that wants to be real, Spot is hired to rescue a princess from the clutches of the bad guys. All the while being tracked by the notorious bounty hunter, the MOE MOE BLASTER… an assorted allotment of various other bounty hunters… the Galactic Space police…  a Space Ninja named Konuichi… as well as the biggest fish named Fluffy you’ve ever seen! Great fun for all ages!

96 pgs./ E / FC                   $9.99

 

SUPER HUMAN RESOURCES #1

Writer: Ken Marcus

Artist: Armando Zanker
Cover Artist: Justin Bleep, Gabriel Hardman

“This is the comic you never knew you were waiting to read.”
– Comic Book Resources

The sequel to the sold-out, indie hit is finally here. Welcome back to the HR department of the world’s greatest super team. Super Crises International has been infiltrated by sinister forces. And by sinister forces, we mean stupidity. Lots of stupidity. Cover by Justin Bleep. Variant by Gabriel Hardman (Hulk, Agents of Atlas, Invisible Republic.)

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

 

TOMBOY #6

Writer(s): M. Goodwin

Artist Name(s): M. Goodwin, Colors by Michelle Wong
Cover Artist(s): M. Goodwin, Thomas Paul Thesen

With Jessica’s life on the line, Addison makes the dangerous decision to confront the corrupt Detective Tico and his partners. Shocking choices must be made and Addison’s pursuit of justice forces her to face a rather monstrous truth about her dedication to the cause.

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

 

VAMPBLADE #5



Writer(s): Jason Martin

Artist Name(s): Winston Young
Cover Artist(s): Winston Young (cover A – regular, and cover B), Marcelo Trom (cover C and D), Andrew Mangum (cover E and F)
Cover B – Mom Speceknight variant (limited to 1500): Winston Young
Cover C – Artist variant (limited to 1500): Marcelo Trom
Cover D – Artist Risqué (limited to 2000): Marcelo Trom
Cover E – “90s Monster” variant  (limited to 1500): Andrew Mangum
Cover F – “90s Monster” Risqué (limited to 2000): Andrew Mangum

Katie Carva continues to discover more about the Vampblades, but a girl’s gotta eat, so why not dine and slash?! Just when she thinks she’s figured out how to take on the invisible-but-deadly Glorkian face-feeders, they go and get all next level on her!

The hit series continues with an all new story arc. Features a regular and special variant by the series artist, as well as “artist” and “90s Monster” regular and risqué variant covers.

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

 

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 1500 copies!

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

 

ZOE DARE VERSUS THE DISASTEROID #1

Writer(s):  Brockton McKinney

Artist Name(s): Andrew Herman
Cover Artist(s): Andrew Herman

When the Earth itself is in danger from an approaching asteroid, a professional stuntwoman is our only chance to save humanity! But is Zoe Dare up to the task? With the help of her punk rock, I.T. savvy sister and two A.I. enabled robots, ready-or-not the unlikely team is about to be thrust into an adventure of disastrous proportions!

Variant cover limited to 1,500 copies.

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

 

ZOMBIE TRAMP #24



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

This is it! Now that Janey has merged souls with Xula to form a powerful entity known only as KAIJU QUEEN, will they be able to destroy the demon Naga that Yagga has become? Man! All this work just to kill a pimp?!? Jeez! It’s the conclusion of Pimps, Ho’s, and Hocus Pocus!

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

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

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