[Solicitations] Action Lab Entertainment – February 2018

PopCultHQ looks at all of the comics and trades
releasing from Action Lab Entertainment in February 2018…

The following titles will be available for purchase in comic shops everywhere!

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Actionverse #6 featuring Stray – Cover A
Actionverse #6 featuring Stray – Cover B

ACTIONVERSE #6 FEATURING STRAY

Writer: Vito Delsante
Artists: Ares Taveras, Wilson Ramos Jr.

Cover Artists: Mitch Ballard, Wilson Ramos Jr.
Orderable Variant Cover by: Sean Gregory Miller/Wilson Ramos Jr. (B)

DIAMOND ITEM CODES:
DEC170980, DEC170981
32 pgs./ T / FC $3.99

When an online journalist discovers a secret conspiracy, who does he run to for protection from two of the deadliest assassins in the world? Uh oh…he went to Stray. Nice knowing you, bud!

Cover by Mitch Ballard! Retailer incentive cover by Sean Gregory Miller (Kid Sherlock)!

<PopCultHQ’s Spoiler-Free Comic Book Review: ACTIONVERSE #1 featuring STRAY>


Athena Voltaire and the Sorcerer Pope #1 – Cover A
Athena Voltaire and the Sorcerer Pope #1 – Cover C
Athena Voltaire and the Sorcerer Pope #1 – Cover B

ATHENA VOLTAIRE AND THE SORCERER POPE #1

Writer: Steve Bryant
Artists: Ismael Canales (art), Emily Elmer (colors)

Cover Artists:
Steve Bryant (A, B), Tom Fowler (C)

DIAMOND ITEM CODES:
DEC170982DEC170983DEC170984
32 pgs./ T / FC $3.99

Kicking off the ongoing adventures of comics’ favorite pulp heroine! Athena races against the Nazis to find an artifact once possessed by Pope Sylvester II, but the allies helping her have their own agendas. Loyalties will be tested. With absolute power up for grabs, who can you trust?


FORCE Vol. 1: The Wright Time

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

DIAMOND ITEM CODE:
DEC170985
96 pgs./ T / FC   $9.99

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?

Sometimes the battle off the field can be as tough as the battle on it.
Welcome to the world of F.O.R.C.E. (Football Operations Rated Championship Elite), collecting issues 1-3 of the breakout sports drama.

<[Interview] Shawn Pryor, B. Alex Thompson & Jay Reed of Action Lab’s New Sports-Drama Series FORCE>


HERO CATS #21

Writers: Kyle Puttkammer & Keek Stewart
Artists: Andy Duggan (pencils/inks), Meg Daunting & Daniel Hooker (colors)
Cover Artist: Anna Puttkammer

DIAMOND ITEM CODE:
DEC170986
32 pgs./ E / FC $3.99

Season Finale!
“Warm Hearts on a Cold Day.” In the end, will love conquer all? Find out as the Hero Cats go on one last adventure before taking a well deserved cat nap (but they’ll be back). Ace, Cassie, Belle, Midnight, Rocket and Rocco bring it all home!


JUPITER JET #3

Writers: Jason Inman & Ashley Victoria Robinson
Artists: Ben Matsuya (Lineart), Mara Jayne Carpenter (Colors), Taylor Esposito (Letters)
Cover Artist: Ben Matsuya

DIAMOND ITEM CODE:
DEC170987
32 pgs./ E / FC $3.99

Praetor Pluto has found the Flying Girl. Will the new upgrades to Jupiter Jet’s jetpack allow her to escape? Danger! Family! And Cats! This issue has it all. Plus, part three of The Origin of The Jetpack backup with art by Jorge Corona (The Flash and We Are Robin).


MIRACULOUS ADVENTURES OF LADYBUG & CAT NOIR #7

Created by: Thomas Astruc
Written by: Thomas Astruc, Mélanie Duval,
Fred Lenoir
, Bryan Seaton & Sébastien Thibaudeau
Artist: Brian Hess, Justin Birch (letters)
Edited by: Nicole D’Andria and Bryan Seaton
Cover Artist: Brian Hess

DIAMOND ITEM CODE:
DEC170990
32 pgs./ A / FC $3.99

Marinette and Adrien continue crime fighting and hiding their secret identities as Ladybug and Cat Noir. Up against akumatized villains created by the villainous Hawk Moth, will these two superheroes finally meet their match or save Paris yet again? Find out in their latest miraculous adventure!


MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR: DE-EVILIZE

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

DIAMOND ITEM CODE:
DEC170991
192 pgs./ A / FC $9.99

Ladybug and Cat Noir take on more of Hawk Moth’s akumatized villains. Marinette’s great-uncle Wang Cheng, a famous chef, becomes Kung Food. Taste his soup and you’re under his control. Her classmate Max gets turned into Gamer after losing a video game tournament. He creates a giant robot that threatens to destroy all of Paris. Her other quiet classmate, Juleka, transforms into Reflekta. She is able to turn people into a reflection of herself. Will Paris’s greatest superheroes be able to take down Kung Food, Gamer and Refleka in this action-packed volume?

SPOTS ON, CLAWS OUT!

Collects MIRACULOUS #19-21.


Miraculous Puppeteer –
Cover A
Miraculous Puppeteer –
Cover B

MIRACULOUS: PUPPETEER

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

DIAMOND ITEM CODES:
DEC170988DEC170989
64 pgs./ A / FC $4.99

Marinette is looking after Manon one again. She made her dolls that look like Ladybug, Cat Noir and some famous villains!! Because of a misunderstanding, Manon, falsely accused of stealing a doll, gets akumatized. She turns into the Puppeteer. She wants all Marinette’s dolls in order to control them. If she manages to take hold of the Ladybug and Cat Noir dolls, she will control them, she will be able to give Hawk Moth their Miraculous…and Paris will be in danger for good.


NUTMEG Vol. 4

Writer: James F. Wright
Artist: Jackie Crofts (art, colors), Josh Eckert (colors, lettering)
Cover Artist: Jackie Crofts

DIAMOND ITEM CODE:
DEC170992
96 pgs./ A / FC $11.99

Vol. 4 “Late Winter: Coven Cleaner” collects issues 10-12 of Nutmeg. After winter break, Poppy and Cassia’s bond is broken, perhaps irrevocably. But from the ashes, an alliance forms between a pair of one-time rivals. Can they restore the Patty Cakes brownie empire, or will they tear each other to pieces in the process? In the midst of winter, Vista Vale is heating up.

<[Interview] James F. Wright & Jackie Crofts of Action Lab Entertainment’s ‘NUTMEG’>


PRINCELESS BOOK 3: THE PIRATE PRINCESS – DELUXE HARDCOVER

Writer: Jeremy Whitley
Artists: Ro Stein, Ted Brandt
Cover Artists: Ro Stein, Ted Brandt

DIAMOND ITEM CODE:
DEC170993
168 pgs./ A / FC $19.99

Read the volume of Princeless that launched the critically acclaimed spinoff, Raven: The Pirate Princess,
now in deluxe format with never before seen behind the scenes special features.

Adrienne and Bedelia have been on a quest to save Adrienne’s sisters, but when they stumbles upon an unknown princess trapped in a tower, they decide they can’t just leave her locked up. But they’re about to find off they’ve bit of more than they can chew when they rescue Raven Xingtao, the daughter of the pirate king. Adrienne has met her match and if she’s not careful, Raven may steal the dragon right out from under her.


PRINCELESS: RAVEN THE PIRATE PRINCESS BOOK 4: TWO SHIPS IN THE NIGHT

Writer: Jeremy Whitley
Artist: Xenia Pamfil and Christine Hipp
Cover Artist: Xenia Pamfil

DIAMOND ITEM CODE:
DEC170994
32 pgs./ A / FC $3.99

Year 2 of Raven’s quest for Love and Revenge begins! With the whole crew back together in one piece, it’s time for a celebration. But some of the crew have ulterior motives for this party and they’ll take a romantic twist! What no one expects is the party to be cut short by an attack that will tear some relationships apart, push others closer together, and leave our crew one lady short.


PRINCELESS: RAVEN, THE PIRATE PRINCESS YEAR 2 #5

Writer: Jeremy Whitley
Artists: Christine Hipp (art), Xenia Pamfil (colors)
Cover Artists: Christine Hipp (art), Xenia Pamfil (colors)

DIAMOND ITEM CODE:
DEC170995
32 pgs./ A / FC $3.99

It’s been a month since the devastating attack on the ship and Raven and her crew are finally back on course. Some wounds are healing, but some are a little deeper. Now that everyone is beginning to come to terms with the loss of Sunshine, Ximena is wondering if it’s finally okay to make her move on Raven. Somebody will end up kissing by the end of the night, but it’s not who you think. And, hey, what ever did happen to Sunshine?


TOYETICA #6

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

DIAMOND ITEM CODE:
DEC170996
32 pgs./ E / FC 3.99

Despite making new friends, Minky’s still feeling out of her element on land. And not even a trip to the local hotspot Giant Gems can cheer her up! Determined to make it up to her, Trixie hatches a secret plan with help from the other students…


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