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

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

Solicitations: Action Lab Entertainment for May 2017
The following titles will be available for purchase 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+

 


Action Lab: Dog of Wonder #7 – Cover A
Action Lab: Dog of Wonder #7 – Cover B

ACTION LAB: DOG OF WONDER #7

Writers:
Vito Delsante & Scott Fogg


Artist:
Reilly Leeds


Cover Artists:
Cover A – Reilly Leeds, Cover B – David Golding

WHO is this canine from the future? WHEN in the past has he taken Percy? WHAT is going on here?! It’s a story that could only be called…BARK TO THE FUTURE! And this is just Part One! With an action figure variant cover by David Golding (Infested Earth)!

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


Cover A – Main by Devin Roth (unlimited)

AMERIKARATE #3

Writers: Brockton McKinney & Corey Kalman
Artist: Devin Roth
Cover Artists: Devin Roth (art) & Joey McCormick (cover color art)
Cover A – Main by Devin Roth (unlimited)
Cover B – Bloodsports by Daniel Arruda Massa (limited to 1500)
Cover C – 16 Bit by Dave Perillo (limited to 1500)
Cover D – Photo Cover: April O’Neil (limited to 1500)

Sam Kickwell is captured by the nefarious henchman Bloodbreaker! The evil dictator Neon gloats, certain he has imprisoned the only thing standing between himself and world domination! But Karate MasterForce Agent Cynthia Weaver has infiltrated the megalomaniacal tyrant’s lair, and is prepared to kill her way to the top—with karate!

COVERS AVAILABLE

32 pgs./ M / FC $3.99 (AB), $4.99 (CD)


BLUE HOUR: COLLECTED EDITION

Writer: Dino Caruso
Artist: Chad Cicconi
Cover Artist: Chad Cicconi

After the great resource wars on planet Earth, a group of disillusioned colonists set out to establish a utopian colony on another planet. Can they overcome basic human nature, a treacherous environment and a hostile indigenous race? This collection presents the entire five-issue series in one beautiful package.

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160 pgs./ T / FC $14.99


Cover A – Dan Mendoza (unlimited)

DOLLFACE #5

Writers: Dan Mendoza & Bryan Seaton
Artist: Dan Mendoza
Cover Artists: Dan Mendoza, Marco Maccagni, Colette Turner
Cover A – Dan Mendoza (unlimited)

Cover C – Marco Maccagni Pin-up variant cover (limited to 1500)
Cover D – Marco Maccagni Pin-up Tattered & Torn variant cover (limited to 2000)
Cover E – Colette Turner Pin-up variant cover (limited to 1500)
Cover F – Colette Turner Pin-up Tattered & Torn variant cover (limited to 2000)

Now that Ivan has perfected his Witch Positioning System (WPS), the gang take off to sunny Southern California to track down the next witch on their list. Be sure to check out this nightmarish 2nd story arc of DollFace: Tales of the Ball Jointed Witch Hunter!

COVERS AVAILABLE

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


HERO CATS: MIDNIGHT OVER STELLAR CITY VOL. 2 #1

Writer: Kyle Puttkammer
Artist: Alex Ogle
Cover Artist: Alex Ogle
Inks: Alex Ogle
Colors: Julie Baclay

The claws of justice are BACK! Midnight is forced to deal with the fallout of a prison break at the Taurus County Jail. Can Midnight corral the criminals so Stellar City can sleep safe and sound? With the help of fellow Hero Cat, Cassiopeia, they might just have a chance!

32 pgs./ E / FC $3.99


Infinite Seven #4 – Cover A

INFINITE SEVEN #4

Writer: Dave Dwonch
Artists: Arturo Mesa (Pencils), Geraldo Filho (Colors)
Cover Artists: Arturo Mesa (Covers A, B, D), Axur Eneas (Cover C)

Lines have been drawn and war between the Infinite Seven and Chimera has been declared. The first arc in the hit series comes to an end, but one question remains: Who will draw FIRST BLOOD? This issue is chock full of revelations, and a shock ending that will leave readers reeling!

NOTE: Cover D, in addition to the variants from 1-3, completes the MASSIVE Infinite Seven Poster!

COVERS AVAILABLE

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


MEDISIN #1 – Cover A

MEDISIN #1

Writers: Jeff Dyer and Mark McKeon
Artists: David Brame (Pencils), Joaquin Pereyra (Colors)
Cover Artist: David Brame (Covers A, B and C)

“First Do No Harm” Chapter 1
Health care for super villains! Criminal mastermind Malady has recruited a team of down on their luck physicians to provide medical aid for the world’s worst bad guys. Led by the brilliant Ethan Sharp, the blackmailed doctors struggle to uphold their own ethical codes (or lack thereof) in violent and confusing battlefields. And when one doctor goes rogue, the rest learn a terrifying lesson from Malady.

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COVERS AVAILABLE

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


Miraculous #13 – Cover A
Miraculous #13 – Cover B

MIRACULOUS #13

Writer: Zag Entertainment
Artist: Zag Entertainment
Cover Artist: Zag Entertainment

Arranged and Adapted by:
Cheryl Black & Nicole D’Andria

Rose, a student who goes to high school with Marinette, gets akumatized by Hawk Moth and starts bewitching everyone with her perfumes. While this formidable Princess Fragrance causes mayhem in the Palace, Marinette has a serious problem: Tikki has disappeared, and with her… the power of Ladybug!

64 pgs./ E / FC $4.99


MIRACULOUS VOL. 4 AKUMATIZED!

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

Ladybug and Cat Noir, the defenders of Paris, continue to face off against Hawk Moth and his akumatized victims. First they must fight Dark Cupid, whose heart gets broken on Valentine’s Day. Then they must survive Horrificator, a slimy monster that grows more powerful as it causes fear. Finally, the duo encounter Le Mime, whose powers may be just too real for them to handle!

Collects MIRACULOUS #10-12.

192 pgs./ E / FC $9.99


Peter David’s Artful #6 – Cover A
Peter David’s Artful #6 – Cover B

PETER DAVID’S ARTFUL #6

Writer:
Adapted by Nicole D’Andria
from the Peter David novel

Artist:
Laura Neubert

Cover Artist:
Laura Neubert

Mr. Fang’s plan to take over the royal family is almost complete. Narrator Charley Bates finally joins our tale proper! Alongside the Artful Dodger and Van Helsing’s son Bram, the group attempts to save Drina from the clutches of the nefarious Mr. Fang.

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


Spencer and Locke #2 – Cover A
Spencer and Locke #2 – Cover B

SPENCER AND LOCKE #2

Writer:
David Pepose

Artists:
Jorge Santiago, Jr. (Pencils),
Jasen Smith (Colors)

Cover Artists:
Jorge Santiago, Jr. (Cover A),
Maan House (Cover B)

Spencer and Locke’s investigation leads them to the seedy nightclub known as the Red Rose, and its dangerous owner who holds power over Locke. Meet Ramona Sinclair. If this femme fatale doesn’t do these gumshoes in, a death-defying car chase just might.

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


THE CIRCLE TPB

Writer: Damon Clark
Artist: Alyzia Zherno
Cover Artists: Ivan Shavrin, Dave Murdoch

​After his mother dies, Christian, a teenage boy, moves to Shell Bay with his single father only to be bullied as the new kid at school. He finds friendship with the “Weird” kids and unknowingly joins them in an occult ritual that allows a darkness to possess each of them. Through the help of his gypsy neighbor, Christian will learn that the only way he can reverse the ritual is by killing off his circle of friends before they kill him, or before the darkness takes over his soul. One by one he will face them all, and in the end he will have to make the hardest decision of his young life. Collects issues #1-5

160 pgs./ M / FC $14.99


Cover A – Standard cover (unlimited)

VAMPBLADE SEASON 2 #3

Writer: Jason Martin
Artist: Winston Young
Cover Artists: Winston Young (cover A-B), Marco Maccagni (cover C-D), Pow Rodrix (cover E-F)
Cover A – Standard cover (unlimited)
Cover B – Risqué variant (limited to 2000)
Cover C – Artist variant (limited to 1500)
Cover D – Artist risqué (limited to 2000)
Cover E – 90s variant (limited to 1500)
Cover F – 90s risqué (limited to 2000)

Katie and her comic shop gang continue their first team Vampblade mission at SoCal Comic Con, but things aren’t going as planned. Instead of them finding the local vamp hub, they find the vamps turning the convention floor itself into an other-dimensional death trap!

COVERS AVAILABLE

Features 3 covers (regular, artist, and 90s style), each with a risqué variant as well!

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


VORACIOUS VOL. 2: FEEDING TIME

Writer: Markisan Naso
Artist: Jason Muhr
Cover Artist: Jason Muhr

Hunting dinosaurs and secretly serving them at his diner has helped Chef Nate Willner become a big success. But when he discovers his hunts take place on an alternate Earth where dinosaurs evolve to rule the far future, his world begins to burn around him faster than any beast he’s ever roasted. This second volume collects the critically acclaimed VORACIOUS: Feeding Time #1-5.

VORACIOUS named one of the Best New Series of 2016 by Comics Alliance!

160 pgs./ T+ / FC $14.99


Cover A – Standard cover

ZOMBIE TRAMP #35

Writer: Dan Mendoza
Artist: Marcelo Trom
Cover Artists: Dan Mendoza (cover A – regular, B), Bill McKay (cover C-D), Pow Rodrix (cover E-F)
Cover A – Standard cover
Cover B – Risqué variant (limited to 2500): Dan Mendoza
Cover C – Artist variant (limited to 2000): Bill McKay
Cover D – Artist risqué variant (limited to 2500): Bill McKay
Cover E – Artist variant (limited to 2000): Pow Rodrix
Cover F – Artist risqué variant (limited to 2500): Pow Rodrix

Janey’s been on the road desperately searching for Morning, the little redhead of the dead, but she’s not the only one. Where did Morning run off to? What does she know about the Kaiju Queen? And who else is looking for the ginger-haired ghost child? Find out in this issue of Zombie Tramp!

COVERS AVAILABLE

Features 3 regular and risqué variants, including two covers from series creator Dan Mendoza (DollFace)!!

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


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 is PopCultHQ's lead editor and is also a contributing writer specializing in comic book reviews. He is a big lover of coffee, cats, cooking and comics (plus all things Green Lantern). Jason sees the goodness of, and potential in, people, is a staunch supporter of indie comic book publishers and creators, feels those that order a "medium" at Starbucks should be sterilized, and is fairly certain if you looked inside George Lucas, you'd find Frank Oz. Follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @TahoeJBennett

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