PopCultHQ’s First Look: June 2017 Solicitations from Action Lab Entertainment & Action Lab: Danger Zone

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

 Solicitations: Action Lab Entertainment for June 2017
The following titles will be available for purchase in comic shops everywhere!

All regular covers and variants are now $3.99!

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 – Regular cover (unlimited): Devin Roth & Yaoyao Ma Van As

AMERIKARATE #4

Writers:
Brockton McKinney
Corey Kalman


Artist: Devin Roth


Cover Artists:
Devin Roth (art) &
Yaoyao Ma Van As (color art)
Daniel Arruda Massa
Bill McKay
April O’Neil

Item Codes:
APR171198 (Cover A)
APR171199 (Cover B)
APR171200 (Cover C)
APR171201 (Photo Cover)

Sam Kickwell and his partner in karate and love, Agent Cynthia Weaver, jump-kick their way into the belly of the beast – a Karate-Gang-Filled Mansion! They will have to punch, kick, stab, shoot and even sex their way through one vengeful, weapons-heavy, black-belted gang after another just to get near America’s greatest enemy… the evil dictator, Neon!

VARIANT COVERS

32 pgs./ M / FC $3.99


Cover A – Regular cover (unlimited): Dan Mendoza
Cover B – Tattered & Torn variant cover (limited to 2000): Dan Mendoza

DOLLFACE #6

Writers:
Dan Mendoza & Bryan Seaton

Artist: Dan Mendoza

Cover Artists:
Dan Mendoza
Marco Maccagni
Colette Turner

Item Codes:
APR171202 (Cover A)
APR171203 (Cover B)
APR171204 (Cover C)
APR171205 (Cover D)
APR171206 (Cover E)
APR171207 (Cover F)

Still in SoCal, Lila and the gang decide to do a little sunbathing at the local beach. But things take a turn for the worst when witches—Orla’s cronies—come after them.

VARIANT COVERS

32 pgs./ M / FC $3.99


HERO CATS #17
HERO CATS OF SKYWORLD PT. 2

Writer: Kyle Puttkammer
Artist: Omaka Schultz
Inks: Omaka Schultz
Colors: Julie Barclay
Cover Artist: Omaka Schultz

Item Code: APR171183

Locked away with a Brain, an Athlete, a Basket Case, and a Princess. It’s detention time for Bandit. The Hero Cats of Skyworld meet for the first time!

3-part story covers connect to form a huge poster!

32 pgs./ E / FC $3.99


INFINITE SEVEN VOL. 1: KILL REPLACE KILL

Writer: Dave Dwonch

Artists:
Arturo Mesa (Pencils)
Geraldo Filho (Colors)

Cover Artists:
Arturo Mesa (Pencils)
Geraldo Filho (Colors)

Item Code: APR171193

For centuries, a secret world government has employed the INFINITE SEVEN, the world’s greatest assassins, to do their dirty work. The only way to become one of their members is to prove your worth by killing one of them. But what happens when Anthony Zane, a teenage boy from the suburbs, does just that? Action hero archetypes are reimagined in what is sure to be the blockbuster series of the year! Collecting INFINITE SEVEN #1-4 of the ongoing monthly series.

Fans of the James Bond, GI Joe and 80s action films will LOVE INFINITE SEVEN!

96 pgs./ T+ / FC $14.99


Kid Sherlock #1 – Cover B – Limited to 1500 copies
Kid Sherlock #1 – Cover A

KID SHERLOCK #1

Writer: Justin Phillips

Artists:
Sean Miller (Pencils)
Lesley Atlansky (Colors)

Cover Artists:
Sean Miller
Dennis Culver

Item Codes:
APR171184 (Cover A)
APR171185 (Cover B)

John Watson doesn’t feel like he really fits in as the new student at Baker Elementary. If it wasn’t bad enough being the only dog, it seems he has already gained the attention of the class bully, Kyle. Out in the play yard, Watson feels even more alone until he meets a young boy named Sherlock Holmes. While quite clever, Sherlock is often so lost in his own thoughts that he is oblivious to the people around him. However, when Watson shows an interest in Sherlock’s work it sparks the beginning of an adventure Sherlock never expected: friendship. Their first mission, identify the bad smell that has been afflicting their classroom.

32 pgs./ E / FC $3.99


Medisin #2 – Cover A (unlimited)
Medisin #2 – Cover B (limited to 1500 copies)

MEDISIN #2

Writers:
Jeff Dyer
Mark McKeon


Artists:
David Brame (Pencils)
Joaquin Pereyra (Colors)


Cover Artist: David Brame

Item Codes:
APR171196 (Cover A)
APR1197 (Cover B)

“First Do No Harm” Chapter 2
Ethan Sharp and his team of doctors provide health care for super villains. They continue to struggle with ethics both on and off the battlefield as the villainous Malady manipulates them. But when Dr. Olivia Stribling befriends abused sidekick Crimson Crow, her troubles are only just beginning.

32 pgs./ T+ / FC $3.99


MIRACULOUS: DARKBLADE

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

Item Code: APR171186

After losing the municipal election against Mr. Burgeois, D’Argencourt gets akumatized and turns into Darkblade! Using his sword he transforms people into knights and builds an army to turn the Mayor out. His forces storm City Hall where a class rep election battle between Marinette and Mr. Burgeois’ daughter, Chloe, is brewing. It’s up to Ladybug and Cat Noir to protect City Hall and all the students gathered inside!

64 pgs./ E / FC $4.99


PETER DAVID’S ARTFUL COLLECTED EDITION

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

Item Code: APR171190

An adaptation of the Artful novel by award-winning writer and comic book legend Peter David, this Oliver Twist spin-off story stars the Artful Dodger as our reluctant hero. Alongside Van Helsing’s son Bram, Dodger must take on hordes of vampires to save a princess from a nefarious plot.

Collects ARTFUL #1-6.

192 pgs./ A / FC $14.99


Spencer & Locke #3 – Cover A by Jorge Santiago, Jr.
Spencer & Locke #3 – Cover B by Maan House (limited to 1500 copies)

SPENCER & LOCKE #3

Writer: David Pepose

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

Cover Artists:
Jorge Santiago, Jr.
Maan House

Item Codes:
APR171194 (Cover A)
APR1195 (Cover B)

S.O.S.! S.O.S.! Beaten, drugged and left for dead, things are looking bad for Locke—but unfortunately for his captors, Locke isn’t here anymore. Get ready for a night of psychedelic terror and homicidal violence as Rocketman Reynolds makes his daring escape from Planet X!

32 pgs./ T+ / FC $3.99


Cover A – Standard cover (unlimited): Winston Young
Cover B – Risqué variant (limited to 2000): Winston Young

VAMPBLADE SEASON 2 #4

Writer: Jason Martin

Artist: Winston Young

Cover Artists:
Winston Young
Bill McKay
Renzo Rodriguez

Item Codes:
APR171208 (Cover A)
APR171209 (Cover B)
APR171210 (Cover C)
APR171211 (Cover D)
APR171212 (Cover E)
APR171213 (Cover F)

Vampblade and friends must gear up just to survive, now that SoCal Comic Con has turned into a real… Con of the Dead! It’s two comic geeks and one silver-shiny warrior-woman versus 125,000 vamped-out fanboys (and fangirls)!!

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

VARIANT COVERS

32 pgs./ M / FC $3.99


Zombie Tramp #36 – Cover A – Regular cover (unlimited): Celor
Zombie Tramp #36 – Cover B – Risqué cover (limited to 2500): Celor

ZOMBIE TRAMP #36

Writer: Dan Mendoza

Artist Name: Celor

Cover Artists:
Celor
Dan Mendoza
Andrew Herman

Item Codes:
APR171214 (Cover A)
APR171215 (Cover B)
APR171216 (Cover C)
APR171217 (Cover D)
APR171218 (Cover E)
APR171219 (Cover F)

Thoughts and memories are shared about the mysterious and powerful Kaiju Queen. Where did she come from? What’s her plan? Morning and Xula remember the past as they await Janey’s awakening.

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

VARIANT COVERS

32 pgs./ M / FC $3.99


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

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