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PopCultHQ’s First Look: March 2017 Solicitations from Action Lab Entertainment

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

Solicitations: Action Lab Entertainment
for March 2017


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+


Cover A: Reilly Leeds
Cover B: Jay Peteranetz

ACTION LAB: DOG OF WONDER #6

Writers: Vito Delsante and Scott Fogg
Artist: Reilly Leeds

Cover Artists:

Cover A: Reilly Leeds
Cover B: Jay Peteranetz

Percy’s secret has been revealed! Is this the end of the Action Lab League? But it’s only been six issues! More secrets are exposed as we meet our newest League member…she’s out of this world!

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


Cover A – Devin Roth (main)

AMERIKARATE #1

Writers: Brockton Mckinney, Corey Kalman
Artist: Devin Roth
Cover Artists:

Cover A – Devin Roth (main)
Cover B – Daniel Arruda Massa (Footloose)
Cover C – Sam Ellis (Archer)
Cover D – Bill McKay (Action VHS)
Cover E – April O’Neil (photo cover)

Sam Kickwell was the best of the best–until a terrible karate accident involving his brother and ninjas convinced him to hang up his black belt. Now he and his appendage-less sibling have moved to a town that has outlawed martial arts; a place they can finally be at peace—until the fateful day his enemies arrive, forcing him back into the only life he’s ever known: Karate fighting for America.

Featuring artwork by Devin Roth, BOB’S BURGERS character designer!

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


BRIGANDS #5

Writer: Ram V
Artists: Alex Diotto, ROSH, Kel Nuttall
Cover Artist: Somnath Pal

The final issue of the hit mini is HERE!

The sky is blood red as the Myros Comet comes ever close to the port-city of Cartaduan. Half of our heroes are trapped, and the others powerless to save them. New allegiances will be forged, and scores will be settled. War is on the horizon, and a reckoning is at hand.

One last time into the fray, Brigands!

32 pgs./ T+ / FC                   $3.99


Cover A – Dan Mendoza (Unlimited)

DOLLFACE #3

Writers: Dan Mendoza & Bryan Seaton
Artist: Dan Mendoza
Cover Artists:

Cover A – Dan Mendoza (unlimited)
Cover B – Tattered & Torn variant cover (limited to 2000): Dan Mendoza
Cover C – Bill McKay Pin-up variant cover (limited to 1500)
Cover D – Bill McKay Pin-up Tattered & Torn variant cover (limited to 2000)
Cover E – Victoria Harris Pin-up variant cover  (limited to 1500)
Cover F – Xenia Pin-up variant cover (limited to 1500)

DollFace and company finally arrived to their destination of the mystical necronomicon book. But will Zombie Tramp hand it over without a fight?

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


Cover A – Dan Mendoza (unlimited)

DOLLFACE: ST. PATRICK’S DAY SPECIAL 2017

Writers: Dan Mendoza & Bryan Seaton
Artist: Dan Mendoza
Cover Artists:

Cover A – Dan Mendoza (unlimited)
Cover B – Tattered & Torn variant cover (limited to 2000): Dan Mendoza
Cover C – Pin-up variant cover (limited to 1500): Marcelo Trom
Cover D – Pin-up Tattered & Torn variant cover (limited to 2000): Marcelo Trom
Cover E – Pin-up variant cover  (limited to 1500): Bill McKay
Cover F – Pin-up variant cover (limited to 1500): Bill McKay

Lila’s first St. Patrick’s Day celebration at a local pub is quickly interrupted by a disgruntled leprechaun out for revenge.

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


Cover A: Arturo Mesa

INFINITE SEVEN #2

Writer:  Dave Dwonch
Artists: Arturo Mesa (Pencils), Geraldo Filho (Colors)
Cover Artists:

Cover A: Arturo Mesa
Cover B: Arturo Mesa
Cover C: Bill McKay
Cover D: Arturo Mesa
Cover E: Arturo Mesa

Somehow Anthony Zane has killed top assassin, Smash Brannagan. Now he has 72 hours to prove that he is a worthy replacement… and his fate will be decided in THE OCTAGON.

NOTE:  Covers D and E interlock with 5 covers to be released throughout the first arc to form a MASSIVE Infinite Seven Poster! 

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


Cover A
Cover B

MIRACULOUS #11

Writer: Zag Entertainment
Artist: Zag Entertainment
Cover Artist: Zag Entertainment
Arranged and Adapted by: Cheryl Black and Nicole D’Andria

Marinette’s class has to make a short horror film for a festival. But the lead actress, Mylene, cannot play her part because she’s too scared. She leaves the set as she can no longer bear some of her classmates’ reproaches. Akumatized, she turns into Terrificator, a slimy monster that feeds itself with the fear it causes.

64 pgs./ E / FC                   $4.99


Cover A
Cover B

Peter David’s ARTFUL #4

Writer: Adapted by Nicole D’Andria from the Peter David novel
Artist: Laura Neubert
Cover Artist: Laura Neubert

Artful and Bram must break into Bedlam to save Drina. But are they already too late? And can they survive the hospital staff and a horde of vampires thirsty for their blood?

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


Cover A: Alyzia Zherno
Cover B: Mark Torres

THE CIRCLE #4

Writer: Damon Clark
Artist Name: Alyzia Zherno
Cover Artists:

Cover A: Alyzia Zherno
Cover B: Mark Torres

Christian has to kill his friends to break the curse, but when his friends strike first will Christian be ready for them? There will be death in this issue, and the Circle will get smaller.

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


Cover A: Michelle Wong
Cover B: M.Goodwin

TOMBOY #12

Writer: M. Goodwin
Artist: Michelle Wong
Cover Artists:

Cover A: Michelle Wong
Cover B: M.Goodwin

After losing everything she wanted to protect, Addison decides the fate of both her own future and that of the city, as Iris steps up to stop her. The shocking series conclusion.

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


Cover A: Winston Young

VAMPBLADE SEASON 2 #1

Writer: Jason Martin
Artist: Winston Young
Cover Artists:

Cover A – Winston Young (Standard)
Cover B – Risqué variant (limited to 2000)
Cover C – Mendoza variant (limited to 1500)
Cover D – Mendoza risqué (limited to 2000)
Cover E – Pepoy variant (limited to 1500)
Cover F – Pepoy risqué (limited to 2000)
Cover G – Blank Sketch variant (limited to 2000)

Born from the mysterious 90’s comic series Vampblade, comic fan, cosplayer, and shop manager Katie Carva must now continue her quest to fight the invisible other-dimensional vampires from the comics, while the blades push her to all new extremes! It’s all new next-level Vampblade adventures, shiny and chrome!
The hit series starts anew with covers from series artist Winston Young, Zombie Tramp creator Dan Mendoza, and good girl artist Andrew Pepoy (also featuring a blank sketch cover variant).

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


Cover A by Jason Muhr
Cover B by Jonathan La Mantia

VORACIOUS: FEEDING TIME #4

Writer: Markisan Naso
Artist: Jason Muhr
Cover Artists:

Cover A – Jason Muhr
Cover B – Jonathan La Mantia

Gus Horncrasher’s life is unraveling. His best friend has gone rogue and his wife has vanished from existence. To try and get them back, and reverse the devastation to the Saurian timeline, he must place his trust in the man responsible…

Featuring a “Kitchen Utensil Attack” variant cover by Jonathan La Mantia! Limited to 1500 copies!

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


Cover A: Dan Mendoza

ZOMBIE TRAMP #33

Writer: Dan Mendoza
Artist: Marco Maccagni
Cover Artists

Cover A – Regular: Dan Mendoza
Cover B – Risqué (limited to 2500): Dan Mendoza
Cover C – variant (limited to 2000): Marco Maccagni
Cover D – risqué variant (limited to 2500): Marco Maccagni
Cover E – artist variant (limited to 2000): Celor
Cover F – artist risqué variant (limited to 2500): Celor

Now that we know of Xula’s secret alliance with Kaiju Queen, will she prove her worthiness in the next task that has been laid out for her? Fan favorite voodoo priestess Xula gets the spotlight!

Features 3 regular and risqué variants, including a pair of covers by series creator Dan Mendoza (DollFace)!!!

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


ZOMBIE TRAMP, Vol. 10

Writers: Jason Martin, Dan Mendoza
Artists: Celor, Marco Maccagni
Cover Artist: Celor

Zombie Tramp hits the road again, but this time she’s bringing some undead friends, including her space vampire slaying frenemy, Vampblade! But when they cross paths with her old long-hauling lycanthropic foe and his new Brotherhood of Monster Truckers, it quickly becomes a fast and furious battle of the blacktop!!!

Collects issues 29-32 of the wildly popular ongoing series!

96 pgs./ M / FC                   $14.99


ABOUT 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

Jason Bennett is PopCultHQ’s chief editor, a contributing writer, and comic book reviewer/reporter. One with the Force. Browncoats Unite! So say we all!

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