PopCultHQ’s First Look: January Solicitations from Action Lab Entertainment

Popculthq looks at all of the comics and trade paperbacks releasing from Action Lab in January 2017…


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Solicitations: Action Lab Entertainment for January 2017


ladybug-3NEW 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+

ACTION LAB: DOG OF WONDER #5

Writers: Vito Delsante and Scott Fogg
Artist: Reilly Leeds
Cover Artists:
Reilly Leeds (COVER A), Jay Peteranetz (COVER B)Say ain’t so! Has Percy really gone over to the dark side? Or is he under Biggles’ spell? How will he break out of it? Has Comet double crossed the Action Lab League? What’s with the cat and the hair ball? How gross is that? Have we run out of questions? Read this one to the end, kids — there’s a big surprise ending you will NOT see coming!32 pgs./ E / FC                   $3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

adventures-of-miru-book-4-coverTHE ADVENTURES OF MIRU #4

Writers: Rick Laprade (script), Rick Laprade & J. McClary (story)
Artists: J. McClary (drawing, inking), Elenora Dalla Rosa (colorist), Rick Laprade (lettering)
Cover Artists: J. McClary (art) & Elenora Dalla Rosa (colorist)

Led by Kayelyn, Miru and his companions arrive in the Underworx to seek refuge. The lower depths of Gaia provide little solace, however, as dangers new, old, and unseen, swiftly make their presences felt.

32 pgs./ A / FC                   $3.99


ATHENA VOLTAIRE AND THE VOLCANO GODDESS #3

Writer: Steve Bryant
Artist: Steve Bryant
Cover Artists: Steve Bryant (COVER A), JK Woodward (COVER B)The all-new series starring the fan-favorite pulp heroine concludes. The Nazis stand on the precipice of harnessing the power of the Hollow Earth. To stop the ultimate evil from seizing world domination Athena Voltaire must fight them to the death atop an active volcano!32 pgs./ T / FC                   $3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)


 

brigands-3-coverBRIGANDS #3

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Writer: Ram V
Artists: Nick Barber, ROSH, Kel Nuttall
Cover Artist: Mukesh Singh
.Stilian, Grizzly and Veina plan their escape from the Barren Halls prison hold. But old grudges must first be burried and new fights must be picked. Stilian Desault must overcome an impossible wall and his own reputation if he is to make it out alive and recruit an old foe, Grizzly, to his cause. Even as events in the prison pan out and a dangerous new enemy is made, far away in the Rhool desert a pious man and a soldier seek to safeguard The Myros Pendulum from the band of Brigands out to steal it..32 pgs./ T+ / FC                   $3.99


 

THE CIRCLE #2

Writer: Damon Clark 
Artist Name: Alyzia Zherno
Cover Artists: Alyzia Zherno, Sami Makkonen   
Christian has found his place with his new Circle of friends, but he soon finds out not  everyone is what they seem. He will perform his first ritual and his first kill, and now he wants  out!
32 pgs./ M / FC                   $3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)


 

COUGAR & CUB #1

Writers: Nick Marino, Rosie Knight
Artist: Daniel Arruda Massa
Cover Artists:
Cover A – Daniel Arruda Massa
Cover B – Love Is Gross variant cover (limited to 1500)
Cover C – Golden Age Flashback variant cover
(limited to 1000)The courageous Cougar and the cunning Cub are Megaville’s ferocious feline fighters, tussling with an outrageous rogues gallery and prowling the city for crime all the time. But when a slow night on the job turns into a saucy encounter in the sack, the age old question will finally be answered… WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A SUPERHERO HAS SEX WITH THEIR SIDEKICK?Don’t miss this sin-tillating new series from the creators of HOLY F*CK, with bombastic backups written by newcomer Rosie Knight!Plumb the depths of passion with our Love Is Gross variant, or take a trip to the golden age with our Flashback Backup variant cover!32 pgs./ M / FC                   $3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)


 

dollface_issuenumber1_covera_solicitDOLLFACE #1

Writers: Dan Mendoza & Bryan Seaton
Artist: Dan Mendoza
Cover Artists
Cover A – Dan Mendoza (unlimited)
Cover B – Pin-up variant cover (limited to 3000): Dan Mendoza
Cover C – Josh Howard variant cover (limited to 3000)
Cover D – Victoria Harris variant cover (limited to 3000)
Cover E – Tony Fleecs variant cover  (limited to 3000)
Cover F – Mendoza Pin-up sketch variant cover (limited to 2000)
Cover G – Blank sketch variant cover (unlimited)
Debuting at Halloween ComicFest, creators Bryan Seaton and Dan Mendoza (Zombie Tramp) unleash the all-new breakout character Dollface in her own ongoing series with issues 1 & 2 combined into this special double-sized issue!In the town of Boston, a witch-hunter lurks among the shadows, but this witch-hunter is like none you’ve ever seen. She is Lila, a 17th century soul that has been transported into present time and into the body of a life size, ball jointed doll, created by a couple of MIT students trying to use technology and a 3D printer to create the perfect women. Join in this super-sized debut issue and learn how she came to be known as Dollface, the ball jointed witch hunter.64 pgs./ M / FC                   $4.99

MIRACULOUS #9

Writer: Zag Entertainment
Artist: Zag Entertainment
Cover Artist:  Zag Entertainment
Arranged and Adapted by: Cheryl Black and Nicole D’AndriaAlix’s classmates unwittingly break a priceless watch that her father had just entrusted her with. Hawk Moth takes advantage of Alix’s distress to akumatize her. She then turns into Timebreakers and intends to use her powers to go back in time and save her precious watch before it gets broken. As she tries to stop her, Ladybug travels back in time too and meets another Marinette and another Ladybug!64 pgs./ E / FC                   $4.99


 

PETER DAVID’S ARTFUL #2

Writer: Adapted by Nicole D’Andria
from the Peter David novel
Artist: Laura Neubert
Cover Artist: Laura NeubertAn adaptation of award winning author and comics legend Peter David’s novel Artful, this Oliver Twist spin-off has a dark comedic twist: vampires. Mr. Fang is confronted by Van Helsing while Dodger and his new friend Drina search for Van Helsing’s son Bram. Plus there are vampires. Lots and lots of vampires.32 pgs./ A / FC                   $3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

pl1_cvrPRINCELESS #1 – SPANISH EDITION

Writer: Jeremy Whitley
Artist: M. Goodwin
Cover Artist: M. Goodwin

Read the Eisner Award-nominated series from the very beginning… for the first time IN SPANISH! Meet Adrienne, one princess who is not content to wait for a man to rescue her. Joined by her guardian dragon, Sparky, Adrienne begins her quest to rescue her sisters!

32 pgs./ E / FC                   $3.99


 

princeless-vol-1-spanish_solicitPRINCELESS VOL. 1 – SAVE YOURSELF SPANISH EDITION

Writer: Jeremy Whitley
Artist: M. Goodwin
Cover Artist: M. Goodwin

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Collects Princeless #1-4… also for the first time IN SPANISH!

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Adrienne Ashe never wanted to be a princess. She hates fancy dinners, is uncomfortable in lavish dresses, and has never wanted to wait on someone else to save her. However, on the night of her 16th birthday, her parents, the King and Queen, locked her away in a tower guarded by a dragon to await the rescue of some handsome prince. Now Adrienne has decided to take matters into her own hands!

96 pgs./ E / FC                   $14.99


 

PUPPET MASTER #21

Writer: Shawn Gabborin
Artists: Marco Carrillo (pencils/inks), Yann Perrelet (colors)
Cover Artists:
Standard Cover A: Marco Carrillo (pencils/inks), Dan Olvera (colors)
Variant B: Standard Cover Sketch: Marco Carillo (pencils/inks)
Variant C: Hand Painted Cover: Kelly Williams (pencils/inks/colors)
Variant D: Interlocking Kill Cover (Interlocking covers are the Halloween Special, #19, 20, & 21): Andrew Mangum (pencils/inks), Gene Jimenez (colors)
Variant E: Interlocking Kill Cover Sketch: Andrew Mangum (pencils/inks)
Variant F: Photo CoverAndre Toulon has witnessed first hand how the cult leader Isaac has twisted his secrets. The first steps of the Great Transition have been taken. So much of Isaac’s plan hinges on his son Jacob. Can Toulon and the Retro Puppets break Jacob out of Peterstown in time to save him?Variant and variant sketch covers limited to 1,500 copies each.The Kill Cover interlocks with the Halloween Special, Issues #19, and 20!32 pgs./ T+ / FC                   $3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)


TOMBOY #10

Writer: M. Goodwin
Artist: Michelle Wong
Cover Artists: M.Goodwin, Michelle WongWhile the D.A. takes matters into his own hands, Mark tries to reconnect with Addison, but with Trent on the move, it may be too late, as Fate pulls all the major players towards a final violent showdown.32 pgs./ T+ / FC                   $3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)


 

VAMPBLADE #12

Writer: Jason Martin
Artist: Winston Young
Cover Artist: Winston Young
Cover A – Standard Cover 
Cover B – Risqué variant (limited to 2000)
Cover C – Costume 1 variant
Cover D – Costume 1 Risqué (limited to 2000)
Cover E – Costume 2 variant
Cover F – Costume 2 risqué (limited to 2000)
Cover G – Costume 3 variant
Cover H – Costume 3 risqué (limited to 2000)

This is it!!! It’s time for our blade-wielding heroine to reveal another all-new costume… and conclude her first year as the other-dimensional space vampire huntress by night (and comic shop owner by day)! Will super-geek Katie Carva survive and continue on as the Vampblade, or will someone new pick up the mantle?!? This special issue features three variant covers that will determine the Vampblade costume for season two!! Your orders for each cover help decide which costume will be worn in the book moving forward! 32 pgs./ M / FC                   $3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

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PrintVORACIOUS: FEEDING TIME #2

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Writer: Markisan Naso
Artist: Jason Muhr
Cover Artist: Jason Muhr.Nate and Jenna finally have a heart-to-heart about their relationship, Starlee ponders a future away from Blackfossil, and the tables turn on Captain Jim and Nate as they become the hunted.Featuring a horizontal “Mouthwatering” variant cover by series artist Jason Muhr! Limited to 1500 copies!.32 pgs./ T+ / FC                   $3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)


 

ZOMBIE TRAMP #31

Writers: Jason Martin, Dan Mendoza 
Artist: Celor
Cover Artists:
Cover A – Standard cover: Celor
Cover B – Risqué (limited to 2500): Celor
Cover C – variant
(limited to 2000): Dan Mendoza
Cover D – risqué variant
(limited to 2500): Dan Mendoza
Cover E – Vampblade variant
(limited to 2000): Celor
Cover F – Vampblade risqué variant
(limited to 2500): CelorJaney and her road crew continue their battle with The Brotherhood of Monster Truckers, but when the monsters appear to be possessed by space parasites, it’s time to call on an old friend… or more like frenemy! Vampblade returns, fighting alongside Zombie Tramp this time!Features 3 regular and risqué variants, including a pair of variants by Dan Mendoza and new series artist Celor!!32 pgs./ M / FC                   $3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

action-lab-logoABOUT 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, and socially relevant titles including SOUTHERN DOG, KINGDOM BUM and M Goodwin’s TOMBOY.
*** info courtesy of Action Lab Entertainment

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