PopCultHQ’s First Look: July 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 July 2017…

 Solicitations: Action Lab Entertainment for July 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+


AMERIKARATE: VOLUME ONE: SUCK MY KICK

Writers: Brockton McKinney, Christian Moran, Corey Kalman
Artist: Devin Roth
Cover Artists: Devin Roth (pencils, inks), Jeff Delgardo (colors)

AmeriKarate is the story of Sam, a war hero who wants to lead a normal life, but is thrust into protecting America from an evil ninja invasion. When he meets a fellow karate fanatic in the form of CIA agent Cynthia Weaver, the chemistry can be cut with a katana! Will they be able to overthrow the megalomaniacal super-ninja, Neon… or will their sparks ignite a karate-fire that will consume them both?! Collects issues #1-4 of the hit series!

128 pgs./ M / FC                   $14.99 

PopCultHQ Comic Creators Spotlight: Brockton McKinney, Corey Kalman, Devin Roth of AMERIKARATE by Action Lab: Danger Zone


COUGAR AND CUB: VOLUME ONE

Writers: Nick Marino, Rosie Knight
Artists: Daniel Arruda Massa
Cover Artist: Daniel Arruda Massa

The courageous Cougar is Megaville’s friskiest superhero, tossing crooks left and right with her loyal sidekick, the cunning Cub. But when a slow night on the prowl leads to a one night stand, their perfect partnership is plunged into peril! Can our delicious duo mend their fractured friendship and defeat Megaville’s roster of outrageous supervillains?!?

Plus, visit Cougar and Cub in their natural habitat as we take you on a trip through comic book history with five frenzied flashbacks!

128 pgs./ M / FC                   $14.99 


Dollface #7 – Cover A – Dan Mendoza (unlimited)

DOLLFACE #7

Writers: Dan Mendoza & Bryan Seaton
Artist: Dan Mendoza

Cover Artists:
Dan Mendoza, Marco Maccagni (colors: Daniel Massa), Colette Turner (colors: J. Skipper)

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

The battle continues as Lila and Ivan take on the giant, gluttonous witch who means to crush them. Literally.

VARIANT COVERS

32 pgs./ M / FC                   $3.99


DOLLFACE VOLUME ONE

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

Meet 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 woman, Lila uses this second chance at life to hunt the witches that killed her. This volume collects issues #1-4 of the runaway hit series.

128 pgs./ M / FC                   $14.99 

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HERO CATS: MIDNIGHT OVER STELLAR CITY VOLUME 2 #2

Writer: Kyle Puttkammer
Artist: Alex Ogle (art, letters and colors)

Cover Artist: Alex Ogle

Dr. Ross Rex breaks out of the Taurus County Jail and our favorite Hero Cat must uncover his master plan.  Return with us to Stone City as Midnight, Cassiopeia, Belle, Eastly and his people prepare for the upcoming war.

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32 pgs./ E / FC                   $3.99

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Infinite Seven #5 – Cover A
Infinite Seven #5 – Cover C
Infinite Seven #5 – Cover B

INFINITE SEVEN #5

Writer: Dave Dwonch

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

Cover Artists:
Arturo Mesa
(Covers A-B)
Dave Dwonch
(Cover C)

Synopsis:
After the tragic events of last issue, Anthony “Smash Brannagan” Zane lies in a coma at the edge of death, while a friend from his past threatens to expose the Shadow Cabinet to the world, putting her in the crosshairs of the Infinite Seven! The status quo has changed, making this the PERFECT jump on point for new readers!
                                                                                          
Featuring an artist variant cover by series creator, Dave Dwonch!

32 pgs./ T+ / FC                   $3.99 


KID SHERLOCK #2

Writer: Justin Phillips
Artists: Sean Miller (Pencils), Lesley Atlansky (Colors)
Cover Artist: Sean Miller

It’s another day in Baker Elementary room 221 until show and tell is disrupted by disaster. Watson takes the opportunity to try and make friends but ends up questioning his current friendship with Sherlock Holmes as Sherlock is oblivious to his feelings. But when Watson is accused of stealing, Sherlock is forced to face something terrifying: hisown feelings.

32 pgs./ E / FC                   $3.99 

PopCultHQ Creator Spotlight: Justin Phillips, Sean Miller & Lesley Atlansky of KID SHERLOCK from Action Lab


Medisin #3 – Cover A
Medisin #3 – Cover B

MEDISIN #3

Writers:
Jeff Dyer
Dr. Mark McKeon


Artists:
David Brame
(art)
Juaquin Pereyra (colors)

Cover Artist:
David Brame
(Covers A and B)

Malady forces Ethan Sharp and his team of blackmailed doctors to use extreme and unethical interrogation methods against a rival. Meanwhile, Dr. Ramirez finds himself in the middle of a heated relationship with two super villainesses. A shocking truth is revealed about a doctor that will change everything!

32 pgs./ T+ / FC                   $3.99 


MIRACULOUS: ANIMAN

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

Adrien tries to help his friend Nino out with his crush… Marinette! Unfortunately, there’s a mix-up and Marinette thinks Adrien is the one asking her out to the zoo. Things get even worse when the zookeeper, Otis, transforms into Animan. Now with the ability to shapeshift into any animal, Animan goes after Marinette’s classmate Kim. Will Ladybug and Cat Noir save him in time?

64 pgs./ E / FC                   $4.99

Get to Know Action Lab Entertainment: Nicole D’Andria – Writer/Editor/Marketing Director


Miraculous Adventures #1 – Cover A

MIRACULOUS ADVENTURES #1

Created by: Thomas Astruc
Writers: Bryan Seaton, Nicole D’Andria
Artists: Brian Hess (interior art), Darné Lang (colors)
Covers Artists: Brian Hess (Cover A), Katie Cook (Cover B), Sara Richard (Cover C), Tony Fleecs (Cover D)

Replay
The first original illustrated story based on Zag Entertainment’s Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir. When Adrien outplays a lacrosse player, Hawk Moth akumitizes him. Becoming Replay, he gains the ability to control time around him. Will Ladybug and Cat Noir be fast enough to defeat him? Or will he stop their heroics once and for all?

32 pgs./ E / FC                   $3.99 

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VARIANT COVERS


Spencer & Locke #4 – Cover A
Spencer & Locke #4 – Cover C
Spencer & Locke #4 – Cover B

SPENCER & LOCKE #4

Writer: David Pepose

Artists:
Jorge Santiago, Jr.
(pencils)
Jasen Smith
(colors)

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

The end is nigh, as Spencer and Locke square off against Locke’s crime lord father, Augustus, with a child’s life hanging in the balance! Can Locke survive against these overwhelming odds? Does he even want to? And who killed Sophie Jenkins? Find out here in this explosive finale!

32 pgs./ T+ / FC                   $3.99 


VAMPBLADE SEASON 2 #5 – Cover A – Standard Cover (unlimited) by Winston Young

VAMPBLADE SEASON 2 #5

Writer(s): Jason Martin
Artist Name(s): Marco Maccagni
Cover Artist(s): Winston Young (Covers A-B), Dan Mendoza (Covers C-D), Marco Maccagni (Covers 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)

After team Vampblade’s first mission goes decidedly not to plan, it’s back to basics. Katie must learn to control her new relationship with the blades… while also keeping the comic shop afloat in today’s tricky market!

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

32 pgs./ M / FC                   $3.99 

VARIANT COVERS


Zombie Tramp #37 – Cover A – Regular cover (unlimited) by Dan Menodza

ZOMBIE TRAMP #37

Writer: Dan Mendoza
Artist: Dan Mendoza

Cover Artists: Mendoza
(Covers A-B), Marco Maccagni (Covers C-D), Renzo Rodriguez (Covers E-F)

Cover A – Regular cover (unlimited)
Cover B – Risqué (limited to 2500)
Cover C – “blood tub” variant (limited to 2000)
Cover D – risqué “blood tub” variant (limited to 2500)
Cover E – artist variant (limited to 2000)
Cover F – artist risqué variant (limited to 2500)

A special 3 year anniversary issue with story and art by series creator Dan Mendoza. Featuring. The. Most. Shocking. Revelation. Yet!

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

32 pgs./ M / FC                   $3.99 

VARIANT COVERS


ZOMBIE TRAMP: ORIGINS (VOLUME 1 COLLECTOR EDITION) – Cover A – Standard Cover (unlimited) by Dan Mendoza

ZOMBIE TRAMP: ORIGINS
(VOLUME 1 COLLECTOR’S EDITION)

Writer: Dan Mendoza
Artist: Dan Mendoza

Cover Artists: Dan Mendoza
(cover A – regular, and B), Celor (cover C and D), Marco Maccagni (cover E and F), Dan Mendoza (cover G)

Cover B – Risqué (limited to 2500)
Cover C – SEXY variant (limited to 2000)
Cover D – risqué SEXY variant (limited to 2500)
Cover E – GORY variant (limited to 2000)
Cover F – risqué GORY variant (limited to 2500)
Cover G – replica variant (limited to 2000)
Cover H –  Blank sketch variant

The impossible to find, long out of print original series, in full color for the first time! Revisit the powerful origin story that launched a modern cult classic as high priced Hollywood call girl, Janey Belle, gets set on her fateful path to become… Zombie Tramp! This is a remastered reprinting of the first series that was never before released in single issues to the direct market.

Features a new cover by series creator Dan Mendoza, as well as all new SEXY and GORY variants (each with risqué variants), plus a “replica” variant (featuring a recreation of the rare first issue cover), and a blank sketch variant! The definitive collector edition!

36 pgs./ M / FC                   $4.99 

VARIANT COVERS


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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