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Preview: Cougar and Cub #5

COUGAR AND CUB #5

Art by Daniel Arruda Massa
Main story written by Nick Marino
Backup story written by Rosie Knight
Cover by Dean Rankine
Published by Action Lab: Danger Zone

Fists fly and eyes cry as we prepare to say bye in our fearless final chapter! Cub’s captured by a conniving cadre of Megaville’s most malicious meanies, and the injured Cougar refuses to sit on the sidelines and lick her wounds. It’s time to end this sequential prattle with a magnificent battle! Plus, take one more trip into Cougar and Cub’s past as they face their most cynical antagonist from the height of alternative comics.

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Preview: Spencer & Locke #2

SPENCER & LOCKE #2

Written by DAVID PEPOSE
Art by JORGE SANTIAGO, JR.
Colors by JASEN SMITH
Lettering by COLIN BELL
Cover A by JORGE SANTIAGO, JR.
Cover B by MAAN HOUSE
$3.99 | 22 pgs. | Action Lab: Danger Zone | T+ | On sale MAY 31

Action Lab’s noir mashup of Calvin and Hobbes and Sin City continues in SPENCER & LOCKE #2! Spencer and Locke’s investigation leads them to the seedy nightclub known as the Red Rose — but what kind of power does the Red Rose’s owner hold over Locke? Meet Ramona Sinclair — and if this femme fatale doesn’t do these gumshoes in, a death-defying car chase just might. The second installment of David Pepose and Jorge Santiago, Jr.’s pitch-black love letter to Watterson and Miller will arrive in comic shops and digital devices May 31!

Review: Vampblade #12

This is it!!! It’s time for our blade-wielding heroine to reveal another all-new costume… and conclude her first year as the other-dimensional space vampire huntress by night (and comic shop owner by day)! Will super-geek Katie Carva survive and continue on as the Vampblade, or will someone new pick up the mantle?!?

An epic battle concludes the first of volume of the frequently hilarious Vampblade. In the course of the battle, Katie/Vampblade realizes that Detroit is not the only place infected. Which does make one wonder how widespread it is. Given how this ends, volume two should be a blast to read.

The art is action packed, as things conclude in this first volume. There’s are various impressive sights in this issue that help enhance the action and humor.

The portal’s ending point appears to be technologically impressive. Which makes me wonder how much is yet to be revealed about the parasitic space vampires?

Story: Jason Martin Art: Winston Young
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Action Lab Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Zombie Tramp: Origins Remasters Janey Belle’s First Adventures

This July Action Lab: Danger Zone is giving you the chance to witness the origins of the street-walking dead with Zombie Tramp: Origins. When Hollywood call girl Janey Bell gets bitten by a mystical zombie and left for dead, she wanders the streets in search of brains, blood… and revenge! Unlike other mindless zombies, Janey is looking for answers to her disappearing humanity and the emerging undead monster known as Zombie Tramp.

If you’re tired of capes and books that play it safe, take a walk on the dark side with this grindhouse horror tale. Zombie Tramp is a fun, action-packed book full of comedy and carnage that’s quickly become a cult smash. It’s something that helps you escape the stress of real life.

And now you can experience the first impossible to find fan favorite series in single issues in comics shops for the first time with these collectors editions. Originally the interiors were in black-and-white, but this remastered edition will be re-lettered and in full color for the first time!

This first issue reprint features a new cover by series creator Dan Mendoza, as well as all new SEXY and GORY variants (each with risqué versions), plus a “replica” variant (featuring a recreation of the rare first issue cover), and a blank sketch variant!

Issue 1 of Zombie Tramp: Origins will be available in a comic shop near you on July 5th, 2017. It’s perfect for collectors, fans of the series, and for new readers who will fall in love with comics’ undead queen!

Zombie Tramp: Origins #1 is written by Dan Mendoza with art by Mendoza and covers by Mendoza, Celor, and Marco Maccagini.

 

Preview: Zombie Tramp #35

ZOMBIE TRAMP #35

Writer(s): Dan Mendoza
Artist Name(s): Celor
Cover Artist(s): Dan Mendoza (Covers A-B), Bill McKay (Covers C-D), Pow Rodrix (Covers E-F)
Cover A – Standard cover
Cover B – Risqué variant (limited to 2500): Dan Mendoza
Cover C – Artist variant (limited to 2000): Bill McKay
Cover D – Artist risqué variant (limited to 2500): Bill McKay
Cover E – Artist variant (limited to 2000): Pow Rodrix
Cover F – Artist risqué variant (limited to 2500): Pow Rodrix
32 pgs./ M / FC
$3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

Janey’s been on the road desperately searching for Morning, the little redhead of the dead, but she’s not the only one. Where did Morning run off to? What does she know about the Kaiju Queen? And who else is looking for the ginger-haired ghost child? Find out in this issue of Zombie Tramp!

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

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

We’re bringing back something we haven’t done for a while, what the team thinks. Our contributors are choosing up to five books each week and why they’re choosing the books.

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Alex

Top Pick: Eternal Warrior: Awakening #1 (Valiant) – You’re not surprised to see this here, are you? You shouldn’t be. It’s a comic featuring one of my favourite characters by my favourite publisher.

All-Star Batman #10 (DC Comics) – Scott Snyder on Batman. That’s exactly why I’m pumped about this.

Old Man Logan #23 (Marvel) – I am LOVING this arc. Jeff Lemire is taking Logan back through so key, and not-so-key moments in his life. It’s a fascinating story that I wish was longer than the four issues it’s billed for.

Redline #3 (Oni Press) – So here’s the deal. This comic is EVERYTHING that I usually avoid in fiction… and yet I’m loving every bloody page of this series. Go figure, eh?

 

Shay

Top Pick: Suicide Squad #17 (DC Comics) – Amanda has recruited Zod to help take down the Peoples version of the Suicide Squad. Grab popcorn and watch the battle begin!

Top Pick: America #3 (Marvel) – America joins the X-Men , which is either about to be hella awesome or short lived.

Black Panther and the Crew #2 (Marvel) – Misty Knight looking into a police cover up, issue #2 is calling out some social justice issues and, I’m here for it.

Kingpin #4 (Marvel) – The humanizing of Kingpin continues.

Rocket #1 (Marvel) – Wise cracks and space crimes abound. Who wouldn’t want to get in on the ground floor of this?

 

Brett

Top Pick: Medisin #1 (Action Lab: Danger Zone) – This has been one that’s been on my radar for a while. The story is about a criminal mastermind who recruits a team of down on their luck physicians to handle health care for super villains. The concept sounds amazing and can’t wait to dive in and read this.

Bug: The Adventures of Forager #1 (DC’s Young Animal) – A new series from DC’s Young Animal imprint. I don’t know much about the character other than it’s a Jack Kirby creation or what to expect but the fact it’s Lee Allred and Michael Allred has me intrigued enough to check it out.

Honor Girl (Candlewick Press) – This is one I know nothing about but saw it in the list of releases and decided to take a look at the description. A graphic memoir by Maggie Trash that focuses on one’s first love and fist heartbreak.

Rough Riders: Riders on the Storm #3 (Aftershock Comics) – Fun, I don’t really need to say much more than that.

Solar Flare #2 (Vault Comics) – The first issue built the tension perfectly and it looks like we’re about to see the disaster break out. Really looking forward to this summer blockbuster in comic book form.

Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel #1 (Marvel) – Marvel has been killing it when it comes to their Star Wars comics. A new “event” and crossover is something I actually look forward to as they’ve shown so far, they can pull it off and do it well.

Preview: Infinite Seven #4

INFINITE SEVEN #4

Writer(s): Dave Dwonch
Artist Name(s): Arturo Mesa (Pencils), Geraldo Filho (Colors)
Cover Artist(s): Arturo Mesa (Covers A, B, D), Axur Eneas (Cover C)
32 pgs./ T+ / FC
$3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

Lines have been drawn and war between the Infinite Seven and Chimera has been declared. The first arc in the hit series comes to an end, but one question remains: Who will draw FIRST BLOOD? This issue is chock full of revelations, and a shock ending that will leave readers reeling!

NOTE: Cover D, in addition to the variants from 1-3, completes the MASSIVE Infinite Seven Poster!

Preview: Amerikarate #3

AMERIKARATE #3

Writer(s): Brockton McKinney & Corey Kalman
Artist Name(s): Devin Roth
Cover Artist(s): Devin Roth (art) & Joey McCormick (cover color art)
Cover A – Main by Devin Roth (unlimited)
Cover B Bloodsports by Daniel Arruda Massa (limited to 1500)
Cover C – 16 Bit by Dave Perillo (limited to 1500)
Cover D – Photo Cover: April O’Neil (limited to 1500)
32 pgs./ M / FC
$3.99 (AB), $4.99 (CDE)

Sam Kickwell is captured by the nefarious henchman Bloodbreaker! The evil dictator Neon gloats, certain he has imprisoned the only thing standing between himself and world domination! But Karate MasterForce Agent Cynthia Weaver has infiltrated the megalomaniacal tyrant’s lair, and is prepared to kill her way to the top—with karate!

Preview: Medisin #1

MEDISIN #1

Writer(s): Jeff Dyer and Mark McKeon
Artist Name(s): David Brame (Pencils), Joaquin Pereyra (Colors)
Cover Artist(s): David Brame (Covers A, B and C)
32 pgs./ T+ / FC
$3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

“First Do No Harm” Chapter 1

Health care for super villains! Criminal mastermind Malady has recruited a team of down on their luck physicians to provide medical aid for the world’s worst bad guys. Led by the brilliant Ethan Sharp, the blackmailed doctors struggle to uphold their own ethical codes (or lack thereof) in violent and confusing battlefields. And when one doctor goes rogue, the rest learn a terrifying lesson from Malady.

Shawn Pryor has been named President of Creative Relations at Action Lab Entertainment

Action Lab Entertainment has announced that Shawn Pryor has been named President of Creative Relations. Pryor was an integral part of the Action Lab team from the inception of the company in 2010 to 2013, one of the original co-founders and serving as its first president. During that time, Action Lab went from a fledgling publisher to an award nominated and winning company. In 2013, Pryor shifted his role to Vice President and Director of Digital Development, helping to build the digital comics division of Action Lab before leaving the company in December of 2014.

Current President of Marketing and Development, Dave Dwonch, is stepping back to focus on personal projects.

While Dave is focusing on creator owned projects including his ongoing series Infinite Seven and the TV adaptation and subsequent sequel to Cyrus Perkins and the Haunted Taxi Cab, he is not leaving the company entirely, and will continue to work behind the scenes to sculpt the ever expanding Action Lab library as well as remain a member of its board of directors.

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