Following up the sell out of Tomboy #1, Damon Clark and Alyzia Zherno‘s The Circle #1 sells out completely at Diamond Comic Distributors. The occult horror thriller has clearly struck a nerve with fans.
The Circle revolves around a boy named Christian, a recent transplant to the sleepy coastal town of Shell Bay. What begins as playful shenanigans with “the weird kids” turns deadly dark as satanic spells unleash a darkness that can only be stopped by the ritualistic death of his “Circle” of friends.
In reaction to the news that #1 sold out, writer Damon Clark comments, “When I first heard issue #1 sold out, I thought there was no way this could be true. What kind of joke is this, am I being Punked? Ashton? Seriously, thanks to anyone that bought the book and thanks to Action Lab for putting it out there. I hope you enjoyed #1, ’cause that was only the introduction, it only gets crazier from there.“
THE CIRCLE #1 . Writer: Damon Clark Artist: Alyzia Zherno Cover Artists: Alyzia Zherno, Ivan Shavrin
After the death of his mother, Christian moves with his single father to the sleepy coastal town of Shell Bay. Upon being bullied at his new school, he’s quickly befriended by the group of “weird” kids. But what Christian doesn’t know is that their playful occult shenanigans may actually be rituals that damn his soul!
32 pgs./ M / FC$3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)
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PREVIEW PAGES of THE CIRCLE #1
Before the release of issue 2, Action Lab and ComiXology are offering the first issue for $0.99. “We hope that the $0.99 issue will drive fans into the stores to continue reading the series. Damon and Alyzia are crafting a truly unique story that will haunt you for years to come,” said President of Development Dave Dwonch. The $0.99 price will run until the end of January.
Read the first issue in its entirety HERE,
and look for The Circle #2 on 1/18 at finer stores everywhere.
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.
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