Preview Action Lab Danger Zone’s New Releases (9/21): ‘Bolts’ Vol.1, ‘Puppet Master’ Vol.4, ‘Sleigher’ #3, ‘Zombie Tramp’ #27

This Wednesday, Action Lab Entertainment‘s Danger Zone imprint has two new trade paperbacks in Bolts (Volume 1) and Puppet Master (Volume 4). Plus, it’s Christmas Eve in Sleigher so the ‘Heavy Metal Santa Claus’ is making rounds, while Zombie Tramp continues with part two of ‘Skanks, Shanks, and Shackles.’

Here’s a look at the covers and preview pages for this week’s releases from Action Lab: Danger Zone on New Comic Book Day!

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ACTION LAB: DANGER ZONE COMICS
IN STORES THIS WEEK

New Releases for the week September 21st, 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+


bolts_v1_tp-digital-1BOLTS VOL. 1

Writer: James Whynot
Artist Name: James Whynot
Cover Artist: James Whynot

A fresh take on Frankenstein’s Monster. Thrust through a dimensional portal, and landing on a grueling planet that looks like the old west but is in fact full of giant monsters, hellish terrains, and ruled by an evil warlord called The Dragon (who’s actually a dragon). Frank discovers that he possesses incredible power, and a massive choice… fight for good and the survival of this world, or take the easy way out and be corrupted by it – become man or monster. Contains the epic first arc story arc of Bolts.

96 pgs./ T+ / FC                   $11.99


puppet_master_v4_tpb_digital-1PUPPET MASTER VOL. 4: BLOOD DEBT

Writer: Shawn Gabborin
Artists:  Michela De Sacco (Pencils/Inks) and Yann Perrelt (Colors)
Cover Artists: Micela De Sacco (Pencils/Inks) and Daniel Morales Olvera (Colors)

The Puppets debt to the demon god Anapa has been paid, but what was the endgame behind the seven tasks… and are the puppets ready to face what comes next? Anthony’s short reign as Puppet Master may be coming to a screeching halt! Collecting Puppet Master #12-15.

128 pgs./ T+ / FC                   $14.99


sleigher03_00_coverSLEIGHER #3

Writer: Rob Harrington
Artists: Axur Eneas (Art), Alessandro Alessi (Colors), Chas! Pangburn (Letters)
Cover Artist: Axur Eneas

It’s Christmas Eve! Time for Sleigher to cruise around the world and sling some presents, but wait– the evil troll wizard, Leppaluoi, has trapped our main man inside the pocket dimension hidden within Santa’s sack. Ain’t that a buzzkill?! Who’s going to slow down Leppaluoi and his family before they devour the souls of all the world’s children and turn Sleigher into just another run-down, mythical metalhead?

32 pgs./ M / FC                   $3.99


ZOMBIE TRAMP #27

Writer: Dan Mendoza
Artist Name: Marcelo Trom
Cover Artists: Dan Mendoza (cover A – regular, and B), Marcelo Trom (cover C and D), Hyde Chang (cover E and F)
Cover B – Risqué (limited to 2500): Dan Mendoza
Cover C – Limited variant (limited to 2000): Marcelo Trom
Cover D – Limited risqué variant (limited to 2500): Marcelo Trom
Cover E – Artist variant (limited to 1500): Hyde Chang
Cover F – Artist risqué variant (limited to 2000): Hyde Chang

Illegally incarcerated and held prisoner by a giant monster of a warden, Janey discovers more secrets about her past, while trying to bust her father out and take down a few assholes in the process. Get ready for Part 2 of Skanks, Shanks, and Shackles.

Features a risqué variant, plus limited edition (Marcelo Trom) and artist (Hyde Chang) variants and risqué variants.

32 pgs./ M / FC
$3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (CVRS B-D),
$5.99 (CVR E), $6.99 (CVR F)

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Action LabABOUT 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, MIRACULOUS (based on the Nickelodeon Television series), Jamal Igle’s MOLLY DANGER, Artist/ Writer Katie Cook’s GRONK 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, VAMPBLADE and ITTY BITTY BUNNIES IN RAINBOW PIXIE CANDY LAND.

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