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Action Lab Entertainment in January 2016

ARCHON BOOK ONE: BATTLE OF THE DRAGON TPB

Writer(s): John J. Perez
Artist Name(s): Marco Maccagni, Bobby Hernandez, Angela Fato, Salvatore R. Villirillo, Amanda Sykes
Cover Artist(s): Marco Maccagni

In 1981 Las Vegas is changing. The Mafia is being pushed out and Big Corporations are moving in. But something mysterious is taking up residency.

Gareth Thompson, the Archon’s new chief of security, will soon discover a mythical new world hidden behind the guise of a fantasy themed Hotel and Casino. Collects the adventure of ARCHON #1-5.

160 pgs./ Teen / FC $17.99

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Awake #3

Writer(s):  Susan Beneville
Artist Name(s): Brian Hess
Cover Artist(s): Brian Hess, Candace Prince (variant)

Regn must find a way to convince Gremon to stop destroying the planet before the whole thing disintegrates and floats away into space.  Meanwhile, on the surface, as the “natural” disasters get worse, Gen forces Picar to reveal his powers.   Beautiful variant cover by Candice Prince, limited to 1500 copies.

32 pgs./ All Ages / FC $3.99 (reg.)/ $4.99 (var.)

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BIGFOOT: SWORD OF THE EARTHMAN #2

Writer(s): Josh S. Henaman
Artist Name(s): Andy Taylor and Tamra Bonvillain
Cover Artist(s): Andy Taylor and Tamra Bonvillain
Variant Cover Artist: Bruno Oliveira

The sword-swinging sasquatch is back! Issue two finds Bigfoot and his alien sidekick as reluctant soldiers of a desolate desert outpost. Their duty? Protect the innocent from the locust-like race of moth-vampires! Variant cover by Bruno Oliveira, limited to 1500 copies!

32 pgs./ Teen / FC $3.99 (reg.) / $4.99 (var.)

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THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO

Writer(s): Edgar Allan Poe and Enrica Jang
Artist Name(s): Jason Strutz
Cover Artist(s): Jason Strutz

“The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.” A new adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s most famous tale of wine, friendship and betrayal. Includes an exciting first look at pages from the upcoming sequel to the Poe classic, The House of Montresor!

32 pgs./ Teen / FC $3.99 (reg.)

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CYRUS PERKINS AND THE HAUNTED TAXI CAB #4

Writer(s): Dave Dwonch
Artist Name(s): Anna Lencioni
Cover Artist(s): Anna Lencioni

The stunning conclusion to the most innovative crime noir in comics! Will Cyrus solve Michael’s murder? Will Michael finally get the peace he deserves? If you think you know how the story ends, you are DEAD WRONG.

32 pgs./ Teen / FC $3.99 (reg.)

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HERO CATS OF STELLAR CITY # 9

Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer
Artist Name(s): Marcus Williams,  Ryan Sellers (Inker), Omaka Schultz (colors)
Cover Artist(s): Marcus Williams

The Crow King Saga: part 3 of 3–“Crow Confrontation”.  Cassiopeia has successfully reunited the Hero Cats, but now they must face their biggest challenge yet.  Don’t miss the climatic conclusion of the Crow King Saga!

32 pgs./ All Ages / FC $3.99 (reg.)

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I, MAGE #0

Writer(s):  Gary Turner
Artist Name(s): Carlos E. Gómez & Teodoro Gonzalez
Cover (Main) Artist(s): Carlos E. Gómez & Eddy-Swan
Cover (Photo Variant) Artist:  Jeff Chapman

Kai and his family are on with a scientific mission to study a primitive world of magic when an unforeseen accident devastates their vessel, leaving Kai separated from the rest of the crew. Now, with the protection of a loading dock robot, an apprentice magi and her quirky mentor, Kai must survive on a world very different from his own!

32 pgs./ Teen / FC $3.99 (reg.) $4.99 (var.)

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JUST ANOTHER SHEEP #3

Writer(s): Mat Heagerty
Artist Name(s): JD Faith
Colorist: Paul John Little
Cover Artist(s): JD Faith
Variant Cover by: JD Faith

Banning and Sadie grow closer as the gang adjusts to their new life as outlaws. We flash back to one of Banning’s first meetings with the cold killing machine named Coulier. Plus, the curtain is pulled back on Les Cordes, revealing a huge deceit.

32 pgs./ Teen / FC $3.99 (reg.)

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PRINCELESS: RAVEN, THE PIRATE PRINCESS #7

Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): Rosy Higgins, Ted Brandt
Cover Artist(s):  Rosy Higgins, Ted Brandt

Raven is down!  Katie is out!  Ximena and her team are cornered!  Sunshine and her team are about to be ambushed!  Now it’s on the rest of Raven’s crew to step up and save the day or their first adventure may be their last!

32 pgs./ All Ages / FC $3.99 (reg.) / $4.99 (var.)

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HOLY F*CKED TPB

Writer(s): Nick Marino
Artist Name(s): Daniel Arruda Massa
Cover Artist(s): Daniel Arruda Massa

Jesus, Satan, and Maria were living happily ever after until a psychotic Hercules tried to murder the messiah! Now Maria must get Satan to the hospital on time and unite the righteous might of the New Apostles to stop Herc before he can slaughter Jesus.  Collecting the maniacal mayhem of HOLY F*CKED #1-4.

128 pgs./ Mature Readers / FC $14.99 (reg.)

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ITTY BITTY BUNNIES IN RAINBOW PIXIE CANDYLAND: POPTARTS

Writer(s): Dean Rankine
Artist Name(s): Dean Rankine
Cover Artist(s): regular cover Dean Rankine, variant cover (limited to 1500): Daniel Arruda Massa

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the comic book shop the Itty BItty Bunnies are back with more weirded-out, drug-induced craziness… with a soft creamy center. In this issue Phil and Tyrone have an erotic encounter with a pop tart, face off against Satan in a battle of the bands, and have to deal with mouthy kitchen appliances.

This issue also comes with a special variant cover by Daniel Arruda Massa (Holy F*ck).

32 pgs./ Mature Readers / FC $3.99 (reg.) / $4.99 (Var.)

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KINGDOM BUM # 2(of 4)

Writer(s): Adam Wollet and Rick Marshall
Artist Name(s): Jon Reed (pencils and inks), Jen Hickman (colors), Adam Wollet (letters).
Cover Artist(s): Jon Reed and Jen Hickman

Then: Simon takes control of the underground homeless “kingdom,” and the Ax’s thumbless victims start a phalanges-deficient support group. Now: Son, the young outsider caught up in the local drama, discovers another clue about his father only to have his search derailed when demons from the past come back to threaten the kingdom.

32 pgs./ Mature Readers / FC $3.99 (reg.)

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PUPPET MASTER #11

Writer(s): Shawn Gabborin
Artist Name(s): Antonio Ontiveros (Pencils/Inks) and Daniel Morales Olvera (Colors)
Cover Artist(s): Standard Cover: Antonio Ontiveros (Pencils/Inks) and Daniel Morales Olvera (Colors)
Variant Cover: Glenn Lumsden (Pencils/Inks/Colors)

Face-to-face with Camille, can Anthony do what he set out to do, or will he become another victim? Are the Puppets able to help their new Master… or does Camille still have some pull with the stringless Puppets?

Variant and variant sketch covers limited to 2,000 copies each.

32 pgs./ Mature Readers / FC $3.99 (reg.) / $4.99 (Var.)

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TOMBOY #3

Writer(s): Mia Goodwin
Artist Name(s): Mia Goodwin
Cover Artist(s): Mia Goodwin, Variant by Tim Kaminski

Double funerals and double lives! Issue 3 of Tomboy reveals Anthony’s secret past and Addison’s murderous future, while Detective Tico is getting closer to the true identity of the Halloween Killer.

32 pgs./ Mature Readers/ FC $3.99 (reg.) / $4.99 (Var.)

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FULL MOON PRESENTS: TRANCERS TPB

Writer(s): Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti
Artist Name(s): Marcelo Salaza
Cover Artist(s): Marcelo Salaza

In 1985 the cult sci-fi film Trancers captivated audiences and introduced the world to Jack Deth, a rogue trooper in post apocalyptic Los Angeles who is sent back in time to track down Whistler, a vicious cult leader with the power to turn people into mindless zombies.

In this all-new and action-packed graphic novel, Jack has been framed for murder. Jack must escape from a prison full of recently converted Trancers

96 pgs./ Mature Readers / FC $9.99

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VAMPBLADE #1

Writer(s): Jason Martin
Artist Name(s): Winston Young
Cover Artist(s): Winston Young (regular and “goo” variant), TMChu (artist variant),
Dan Mendoza (“Booty” variant), Jerry Gaylord (“Homage” variant), Andrew Mangum (“90s Cheesecake” variant)
“Goo” incentive variant cover (can order 1 for every 5 regular copies ordered): Winston Young
Artist variant cover (limited to 2000): TMChu
“Booty” variant cover (limited to 2000): Dan Mendoza
“Homage” variant cover (limited to 2000): Jerry Gaylord
“90s Cheesecake” Risque variant cover (limited to 2500): Andrew Mangum
“90s Cheesecake” Risque Black and White variant cover (can order 1 for every 50 regular copies ordered) Andrew Mangum

Debuting at Halloween ComicFest and in the pages of Zombie Tramp, the co-writer and artist of Zombie Tramp unleash breakout character Vampblade in her own all-new ongoing series!

When a young comic shop employee is transformed by mystical blades into a walking talking (and slicing & dicing) 90s comic book bad girl, she must quickly learn how to survive the new grotesque world the blades reveal. Now, other-dimensional parasites hidden all around us resembling the “space vampires” from the 90s comic, Vampblade, are all too real, and out for her blood!

Features regular and incentive “homage”, “booty”, artist, “90s cheesecake”, and “goo” variant covers. Retailer exclusive covers are also available; please contact your Diamond representative.

32 pgs./ Mature Readers/ FC $3.99 (reg.) / $4.99 (Var.)

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ZOMBIE TRAMP #18

Writer(s): Dan Mendoza, Jason Martin
Artist Name(s): Victoria Harris
Cover Artist(s): TMChu (regular, risqué variant),
Dan Mendoza (limited, limited risque variant), Randy Kintz (artist, artist risque variant)
Risque variant cover (limited to 2500): TMChu
Mendoza variant cover (limited to 2000): Dan Mendoza
Mendoza risqué cover (limited to 2000): Dan Mendoza
Artist cover (limited to 1500): Rand Kintz
Artist risqué cover (limited to 1500): Randy Kintz

It’s the final showdown as Zombie Tramp fights to defend a harmless girl and destroy the final 3 “witch bitches” with a battle of spell-casting. But with Janey’s mouth mystically shut, can the undead queen defeat the necro-tablet mean girls in a dark magic duel without being able to cast spells herself? Find out in part 3 of “Bitch Craft”!

Features a variant and risqué variant cover by series creator Dan Mendoza, and an artist showcase variant and risqué by Randy “Rantz” Kintz .

32 pgs./ Mature Readers / FC $3.99 (reg.) / $4.99 (Var.)

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