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#Solicitations – November 2017: Action Lab Entertainment & Action Lab: Danger Zone

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

 #Solicitations: Action Lab Entertainment for November 2017
The following titles will be available for purchase in comic shops everywhere!
(unless otherwise noted)

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+
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Actionverse #3 featuring Stray – Cover A
Actionverse #3 featuring Stray – Cover C
Actionverse #3 featuring Stray – Cover B

ACTIONVERSE #3 FEATURING STRAY

Writer:
Vito Delsante

Artists:
Lee Gaston
Wilson Ramos Jr.
Sean Izaakse


Cover Artists:
Sean Izaakse
David Golding
Carlos Cabaleiro
Javier Sanchez Aranda
Wilson Ramos Jr.

Item Codes:
SEP171033 (Cover A)
SEP171034 (Cover B)
SEP171035 (Cover C)

This is it! The heart-stopping conclusion of The Rottweiler Years!” The Rottweiler has a gun to his head. His TeenAegis teammates are being recruited by the evil academy Principal. Someone is NOT making it out of this alive! Retailer incentive action figure cover by David Golding (Infested Earth) and classic homage variant by Carlos Cabaleiro (The Golden Guard)!

32 pgs./ T / FC                   $3.99


AmeriKarate #8 – Cover A

AMERIKARATE #8

Item Codes:
SEP171045 (Cover A)
SEP171046 (Cover B)
SEP171047 (Cover C)
SEP171048 (Cover D)
SEP171049 (Cover E)

The karate-packed kick-you-in-the-back conclusion of the USActionForce storyline is finally HERE! It’s a dizzying gauntlet of terror as Sam and Cyn are captured and thrust into a deadly maze of freakish villains, each more hideous than the last! And what awaits them if they win? Their most dangerous enemy yet—SAM’S FAMILY! Join us for thrills, chills, and robotic kills this month because IT’S TIME TO START RUNNING!

VARIANT COVERS

Cover A  Regular Cover (unlimited): Devin Roth 
Cover B  The Running Sam variant (limited to 1500): Tom Whalen
Cover C – Movie Poster Variant (limited to 1500): Bill McKay
Cover D – Wolvarate Variant (limited to 1500): Dave Perillo
Cover E – April O’Neil Cosplay Cover Variant (limited to 1500)

32 pgs./ M / FC                   $3.99 


ATHENA VOLTAIRE: PULP TALES – VOLUME 1

Editors: Chris Murrin, Steve Bryant
Artist: Steve Bryant                                                                     
Cover Artists: Steve Bryant, Jason Millet

Item Code: SEP171036

Authors Tom King, Corinna Bechko, Genevieve Pearson, Will Pfeifer, and a dozen more tell the swashbuckling tales of globetrotting aviatrix Athena Voltaire! With illustrations by Steve Bryant, this collection of short stories in the spirit of the pulps which inspired the character sees Athena battling adversaries old and new, dodging lethal traps, fighting creatures natural and supernatural, and meeting some of history’s most influential figures.

320 pgs./ T / BW                   $14.99 


Danger Doll Squad #2 –
Cover A
Danger Doll Squad #2 –
Cover B

DANGER DOLL SQUAD #2

Item Codes:
SEP171050 (Cover A)
SEP171051 (Cover B)
SEP171052 (Cover C)
SEP171053 (Cover D)
SEP171054 (Cover E)
SEP171055 (Cover F)
Now that our Danger Dolls have their mission – saving the world by defeating the Necronomicon powered techno virus – they must journey to the heart of the virtual “black room”. But it will take everything these three dark art power girls can muster to run this necro-tech gauntlet!!

Features 3 covers by 3 different artists from the individual series, each with a risqué variant!

VARIANT COVERS

Cover A – Winston Young Main Cover (unlimited)
Cover B – Winston Young Risqué variant (limited to 2500)
Cover C – Dan Mendoza variant (limited to 2000)
Cover D – Dan Mendoza risqué (limited to 2500)
Cover E – Marco Maccagni variant (limited to 2000)
Cover F – Marco Maccagni risqué (limited to 2500)

32 pgs./ M / FC$4.99 


DollFace #11 – Cover A
DollFace #11 – Cover B

DOLLFACE #11

Artist: Dan Mendoza
Item Codes:
SEP171056 (Cover A)
SEP171057 (Cover B)
SEP171058 (Cover C)
SEP171059 (Cover D)
SEP171060 (Cover E)
SEP171061 (Cover F)

With Lila and Ivan now reunited, the two learn more about her mystical bloodline.

Retailer exclusive covers are available, please contact bseaton@actionlabcomics.com.

VARIANT COVERS

Cover A – Dan Mendoza (unlimited)
Cover B – Tattered & Torn variant cover (limited to 2000): Dan Mendoza
Cover C – Richard Garcia Pin-up variant cover (limited to 1500)
Cover D – Richard Garcia Pin-up Tattered & Torn variant cover (limited to 2000)
Cover E – Collette Turner Pin-up variant cover  (limited to 1500)
Cover F – Collette Turner Pin-up Tattered & Torn variant cover (limited to 2000)

32 pgs./ M / FC   $4.99


FORCE #1

Writers: Shawn Pryor, B. Alex Thompson
Artist: Jay Reed
Cover Artist: Jay Reed

Item Code: SEP171037

Quarterback Terrance Wright is about to play in the biggest game of his life, Supreme Bowl XXVII. However, events leading up to the game could alter his fate. Will Terrance’s health, finances, his scheming agent, a beloved rookie backup quarterback, and his personal relationship with the franchise operations manager take him to his breaking point before the game begins?

32 pgs./ T / FC                   $3.99


Harcourt Legacy #1 – Cover A
Harcourt Legacy #1 – Cover B

THE HARCOURT LEGACY #1

Writer:
Brendan Cahill


Artists:
Jason Federhenn
(Art)
Josh Burcham (Colors)

Cover Artists:
Jason Federhenn and Josh Burcham (Cover A)
Brendan Cahill (Cover B)

Item Codes:
SEP171062 (Cover A)
SEP171063 (Cover B)

Rich occultist Edward Harcourt lies on his deathbed. After a lifetime of searching for true magic, Edward thinks he’s found some answers, and he wants to pass them along to his grandniece, a gloomy teenager named Violet. But that may be a problem for Edward’s sister Edwina, who has her own plans for his legacy.

The self-contained three-issue occult family drama series starts here!

32 pgs./ T+ / FC $3.99


INFINITE SEVEN VOLUME 2

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

Item Code: SEP171064

Just as Anthony begins to find his place as a secret agent in the Infinite Seven, his world comes crashing down upon him as the truth behind his parents’ identities is brought to light, setting him on a path of revenge that may very well claim his soul. Secrets are revealed and alliances are broken in this action-packed volume that collects issues #5-8 of the ongoing monthly series.

Fans of James Bond, GI Joe and 80s action films will LOVE Infinite Seven!

128 pgs./ T+ / FC $14.99


MEDISIN #6

Writers: Jeff Dyer and Dr. Mark McKeon 
Artists: David Brame (Pencils), Joaquin Pereyra (Colors)
Cover Artist: David Brame 
Item Code: SEP171065

“First Do No Harm” Chapter 6

It’s the final battle between Ethan Sharp and Malady, the Exemplars and the Lords of Discord, and the final fate of the MEDICS! Can health care for super villains survive this final assault? Join us as we wrap up this first powerful story arc. You’ve heard it all before, but it’s never been more true: nothing will ever be the same again! Don’t forget to take your medisin!

32 pgs./ T+ / FC $3.99


MIRACULOUS ADVENTURES OF LADYBUG & CAT NOIR VOLUME 1

Writers: Thomas Astruc, Mélanie Duval, Fred Lenoir, Sébastien Thibaudeau, Bryan Seaton & Nicole D’Andria
Artist: Brian Hess
Letters by Justin Birch
Colors by Darné Lang
Cover Artist: Brian Hess

Item Code: SEP171040

This trade paperback collects the first original illustrated stories based on Zag Entertainment’s television show Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir. Join the premier superheroes of Paris, Ladybug and Cat Noir, as they battle Hawk Moth’s akumatized victims to save their city!

Collects MIRACULOUS ADVENTURES #1-4.

128 pgs./ A / FC $14.99


MIRACULOUS: KUNG FOOD

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

Item Code: SEP171038
NOTE: THIS IS A PLACEHOLDER COVER – ACTUAL COVER NOT YET RELEASED

Marinette goes with her great-uncle Wang, a renowned Chinese chef, to a cooking competition at the Palace. As they don’t speak each other’s language, contact is not easy. Fortunately, Adrien speaks Chinese and comes to their rescue. Everything would be just fine if Chloe had not sabotaged Wang’s dish. Humiliated, Wang then gets akumatized into Kung Food. Anyone who has tasted his dish falls under his power. They all become fearsome fighters that Ladybug and Cat Noir will have to confront in order to free Chloe, who is being held hostage.

64 pgs./ A / FC $4.99


MIRACULOUS VOLUME 6 CATACLYSM

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

Item Code: SEP171039
NOTE: THIS IS A PLACEHOLDER COVER – ACTUAL COVER NOT YET RELEASED

Three more of Hawk Moth’s akumatized victims unleash mayhem in Paris – and only Ladybug and Cat Noir can stop them! A humiliated hypnotist becomes Simon Says and can make anyone do anything he wants, including Ladybug and Cat Noir. After getting rejected by his idol Jagged Stone, Pixelator plans on stealing his image forever. Then Jagged Stone himself becomes the rock-and-roll Guitar Villain, who plans on taking down his biggest musical rival. Will Ladybug and Cat Noir stop these villains from getting their vengeance or will their powers finally fall into the hands of the villainous Hawk Moth?

SPOTS ON, CLAWS OUT!

Collects MIRACULOUS #16-18.

192 pgs./ A / FC $9.99


Misbegotten #3 – Cover A
Misbegotten #3 – Cover B

MISBEGOTTEN: RUNAWAY NUN #3

Writers:
Caesar Voghan & Eric Granger

Artists:
Casey Bailey (artwork)
William Bohm (letters)

Cover Artists:
Justin Case (main cover)
Casey Bailey (variant)

Item Codes:
SEP171066 (Cover A)
SEP171067 (Cover B)

Sir Gottfrey arrives aboard Domus Mariae searching for Double-M. Father Micon takes the bullets intended for Elano and dies in his disciple’s arms. On Harlequin Island, Brother Ziggy, a Sigmund Freud-replika-turned-monk, takes runaway replikas to the rendezvous point with the Franciscans’ submarine that has Elano on board. Once inside the replika ghetto, Elano stumbles into the crossfire between two rival gangs and ends up captured by Klaudette.

32 pgs./ M / FC $3.99


PRINCELESS VOLUME 6: MAKE YOURSELF PART TWO

Writer: Jeremy Whitley
Artists: Emily Martin, Brett Grunig
Cover Artists: Emily Martin, Brett Grunig

Item Code: SEP171042

When last we left Adrienne Ashe she was cornered in a snowed in cave with two of the knights who’ve been hunting the mysterious knight who they are about to discover is ACTUALLY her!

When last we left Bedelia Smith, she was putting herself between their friendly dragon Sparky and her giant and dangerous dragon mother.

When last we left Devin Ashe he was leading a team of new friends through the most dangerous forest looking for the deadliest knight who is believed to have captured or killed his mother.

Are you ready for the Princeless Book 6: Make Yourself Part 2?

128 pgs./ E / FC $14.99


Puppet Master Curtain Call #2 – Cover A
Puppet Master Curtain Call #2 – Cover B Williams

PUPPET MASTER: CURTAIN CALL #2

Item Codes:
SEP171068 (Cover A)
SEP171069 (Cover B)
SEP171070 (Cover C)
SEP171071 (Cover D)

It’s puppet-on-puppet violence as the cult favorite Puppet Master puppets battle Anapa and his evil horde! As the battle rages, Anthony learns the truth about his

Puppet Master Curtain Call #2 – Cover C Kill
Puppet Master Curtain Call #2 – Cover D Photo

destiny… and everything begins to change!

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Variant covers limited to 1,500 copies each.

Cover A – Daniel J. Logan (pencils/inks), Yann Perrelet (colors)
Cover B – Hand Painted Cover (limited to 1500 copies): Kelly Williams (pencils/inks/colors)
Cover C – Kill Cover (limited to 1500 copies): Andrew Mangum (pencils/inks),
Gene Jimenez (colors)

Cover D – Photo Cover (limited to 1500 copies)

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32 pgs./ T+ / FC $3.99


PRINCELESS: RAVEN, THE PIRATE PRINCESS YEAR 2 #2

Writer: Jeremy Whitley
Artist: Xenia Pamfil
Cover Artist: Xenia Pamfil

Item Code: SEP171041

What happened at the end of the last issue? Find out now as the whole ship is turned upside down, some of the crew is lost to the water, and the rest of the crew are under attack from the violent forces of Raven’s brothers. Can we save those who are lost and, once this fight is over, will it even matter?
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32 pgs./ A / FC $3.99


SHINOBI: NINJA PRINCESS – LIGHTNING ONI #3

Writer: Martheus Wade
Artists: Martheus Wade (Pencils/Story), Janet Wade (Inks), Gene Fayne (Colors) 
Cover Artists: Martheus Wade

Item Code: SEP171043

When it rains, it pours. As Kim and Turra narrowly escape their battle with the Lightning Oni, Kim is wounded and it’s up to Turra to get him back to the Toshigawa Ninja hideout. Meanwhile, The Toshigawa Council of Elders mount a search and rescue mission for the missing ninja, putting them in the direct sights of The Lightning Oni. Now, it’s up to Shianndrea to convince her rival, Fujiko and her entourage, to join her in the battle to protect their ninja clan.

32 pgs./ E / FC $3.99


TOYETICA #4

Writer: Marty LeGrow
Artist: Marty LeGrow
Cover Artist: Marty LeGrow

Item Code: SEP171044

When Troybot tries to show off his latest accessory, he ends up proving that the term “harmless toy” never applies to a robot with a rocket launcher. Meanwhile, Trixie’s tried everything to reunite Minky with her toy accessories, Chad and Robert. But in trying to make a new friend, she accidentally uncovers Dollington Academy’s oldest secret!

32 pgs./ E / FC $3.99


Vampblade Season 2 #9 –
Cover A
Vampblade Season 2 #9 –
Cover B

VAMPBLADE SEASON 2 #8

Writer: Jason Martin
Artist: Celor

Cover Artists:
Winston Young
Zoe Stanley
David Harrigan

Item Codes:
SEP171072
SEP171073
SEP171074
SEP171075
SEP171076
SEP171077

After her adventures with the Danger Doll Squad, it’s time for Katie to get back to her life at the comic shop. But when your day-to-day activities include battling nasty other-dimensional vampiric parasites hellbent on revenge, life is tough!

Zombie Tramp artist Celor joins the creative team. This issues also features 3 covers (regular, artist, and 90s style), each with a risqué variant!

VARIANT COVERS

Cover A – Winston Young Cover (unlimited)
Cover B – Winston Young Risqué variant (limited to 2000)
Cover C – Zoe Stanley Artist variant (limited to 1500)
Cover D – Zoe Stanley Artist risqué (limited to 2000)
Cover E – David Harrigan 90s variant (limited to 1500)
Cover F – David Harrigan 90s risqué (limited to 2000)

32 pgs./ M / FC $4.99


VAMPBLADE VOLUME 5

Writer: Jason Martin
Artist: Marco Maccagni
Cover Artist: Winston Young

Item Code: SEP171078

With the Glarkian space vampires that Vampblade fights newly powered by the Necronomicon, Katie must seek help from her sworn enemy and dark magic expert… Zombie Tramp! But they also need the help of another unlikely ally… DollFace!! The three Danger Zone characters come together here, and the events of this story lead directly into the new Danger Doll Squad series!!!

Collects issues 5-8 from season two of the hit Danger Zone series.

128 pgs./ M / FC $14.99


Zombie Tramp #41 – Cover A Mendoza
Zombie Tramp #41 – Cover B Mendoza

ZOMBIE TRAMP #41

Writer: Dan Mendoza
Artist: Marco Maccagni

Cover Artists:
Dan Mendoza
Magenta King
Zoe Stanley

Item Codes:
SEP171079
SEP171080
SEP171081
SEP171082
SEP171083
SEP171084

Having to live with the death of mentor turned nemesis, Xula, Janey hits the road once again to meet up with the ghost child, Morning. Until a ride from a stranger puts her on the road to “The Death of Zombie Tramp”!

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

VARIANT COVERS

Cover A – Dan Mendoza Main Cover (unlimited)
Cover B – Dan Mendoza Risqué Cover (limited to 2500)
Cover C – Magenta King Variant (limited to 2000)
Cover D – Magenta King Risqué Variant (limited to 2500)
Cover E – Zoe Stanley Artist Variant (limited to 2000)
Cover F – Zoe Stanley Artist Risqué Variant (limited to 2500)

32 pgs./ M / FC $4.99


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
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