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Preview Action Lab’s Newest Holiday Hit ‘NorthStars’

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northstars_1_preview-1NORTHSTARS VOL. 1: WELCOME TO SNOWVILLE!

Writers: Jim & Haigen Shelley
Artist: Anna Liisa Jones
Cover Artist: Anna Liisa Jones

Join Holly, the daughter of Santa Claus, and Frostina, a Yeti Princess, as they explore the magical wonders of the land of Polaris.  Holly and Frostina journey to the subterranean city of Undertown to investigate trouble in Troggie Town, and stumble upon an evil creature scheming right below Snowville… a being that threatens Christmas itself!

Series Co-creator, Jim Shelley, describes the series in detail:

northstars_1_preview-2NorthStars is an all-ages comic inspired by our love of Rankin Bass holiday specials, Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge comics and Asterix and Obelix. In the first issue, Welcome to Snowville, we introduce readers to an arctic arcanum of Fall Fairies, Winter Wyverns, Straw Lads and the villainous Krampus. It was important to us to create a world that combined the “anything goes” fun of classic all-ages comics with the ominous, preternatural stories of European folklore. It helps that artist Anna Liisa is originally from Finland and raised in England. She was able to use her cultural experiences to enhance the tone and visuals of the comic in ways the really invoke that Old World feeling. The result is a Holiday Grab Bag of wondrous realms, funny banter and heroic adventure!

The hit of the holiday season is now available on comiXology.
A digital first title, NorthStars will be released in a deluxe, oversized hardcover collection next year.

47 pgs./ E / FC / $5.99 (DIGITAL)

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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, and socially relevant titles including SOUTHERN DOG, KINGDOM BUM and M Goodwin’s TOMBOY.

*** info courtesy of Action Lab Entertainment
Jason Bennett
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