Preview Action Lab: Danger Zone’s New Release (3/1): AMERIKARATE #1

This Wednesday, Action Lab Entertainment‘s Danger Zone imprint has the debut of the AMERIKARATE! This premiere issue is filled with big-time action butt-kicking, perfect comedic timing, and artwork that explodes off the page. Plus, the world is introduced to Sam Kickwell and the story of one American’s fight to karate-fight with karate for America – and karate!

<Check Out PopCultHQ’ Comic Creators Spotlight: Brockton McKinney, Corey Kalman, Devin Roth of AMERIKARATE by Action Lab: Danger Zone>

Here’s a look at the covers, storyline and preview pages for this week’s new release from Action Lab: Danger Zone on New Comic Book Day…


New Release for the week of March 1st, 2017


Cover A – Devin Roth (main)


Writers: Brockton Mckinney, Corey Kalman

Artist: Devin Roth
Cover Artists: Devin Roth, Daniel Arruda Massa, Sam Ellis, Bill McKay, April O’Neil
Cover A – Devin Roth (main)
Cover B – Daniel Arruda Massa (Footloose)
Cover C – Sam Ellis (Archer)
Cover D – Bill McKay (Action VHS)
Cover E – April O’Neil (photo cover)

Sam Kickwell was the best of the best–until a terrible karate accident involving his brother and ninjas convinced him to hang up his black belt. Now he and his appendage-less sibling have moved to a town that has outlawed martial arts; a place they can finally be at peace—until the fateful day his enemies arrive, forcing him back into the only life he’s ever known: Karate fighting for America.

<PopCultHQ’s Spoiler-Free Comic Book Review: ‘AMERIKARATE’ #1 from Action Lab: Danger Zone>


Featuring artwork by Devin Roth, BOB’S BURGERS character designer!

What people are saying about Amerikarate:

“It’s a love letter, a night on the couch with your best friends, laughing until you fall asleep.”
– Bam! Smack! Pow!

“AMERIKARATE screams fun and boy, does it deliver! Action Lab: Danger Zone has another solid winner on its hands!”
– PopCultHQ


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.
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