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Preview: Actionverse #2 Featuring Stray

ACTIONVERSE #2 FEATURING STRAY

Writer(s): Vito Delsante
Artist Name(s): Sean Izaakse, Lee Gaston, Carlos Cabaleiro, Wilson Ramos Jr.
Cover Artist(s): Sean Izaakse (Cover A), Wilson Ramos Jr. (Cover A)
Orderable Variant Cover by: David Golding (Cover B), Carlos Cabaleiro (Cover C)
32 pgs./ T / FC
$3.99

“The Rottweiler Years” continue! Stray is getting close to finding the shooter, but his future collides with his past as he recalls the first mission of the TeenAegis! Retailer incentive action figure cover by David Golding (Infested Earth) and classic homage variant by Carlos Cabaleiro (The Golden Guard)!

Action Lab Entertainment’s Releases in December 2017

ACTIONVERSE #4 FEATURING STRAY

Writer(s): Vito Delsante
Artist Name(s): Ares Taveras, Wilson Ramos Jr.
Cover Artist(s): Sean Izaakse, Wilson Ramos Jr.
Orderable Variant Cover by: Miguel Angel Ruiz/Wilson Ramos (B)

The past is prologue. Stray’s greatest challenge lies in the present. Who are the Intolerance? With New York City at a tipping point, Stray is going to need some help…guest starring MIDNIGHT TIGER! Also: A new back-up story by Jay Piscopo! Retailer incentive cover by Miguel Angel Ruiz!

32 pgs./ T / FC $3.99
DIAMOND ITEM CODES
OCT171035 – ACTIONVERSE ONGOING #4 STRAY CVR A IZAAKSE
OCT171036 – ACTIONVERSE ONGOING #4 STRAY CVR B RUIZ

FORCE #2

Writer(s): Shawn Pryor, B. Alex Thompson
Artist Name(s): Jay Reed
Cover Artist(s): David Nakayama

Testosterone levels run high during Supreme Bowl XXVII as Terrance Wright and the Boxers try to gain ground on the Skyhawks. Will Terrance’s body breakdown before halftime? Why is there beef between Terrance and Skyhawks QB Brent Tettleton? Can Cassie Knox get new investors for the Boxers franchise without the owner present? The battle on and off the field continues in FORCE! Cover by artist David Nakayama (Rocket Raccoon, All-New Guardians of the Galaxy, Deadpool).

32 pgs./ T / FC $3.99
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OCT171037 – FORCE #2

HERO CATS #20

Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer
Artist Name(s): Andy Duggan
Inks: Andy Duggan
Colors: Julie Barclay, Meg Daunting, Abby Hermes

“Bot to the Future” – The future holds nothing but suffering for Stellar City. But the Hero Cat’s new friend, Durable Dave, wants to fix it! Will the Hero Bots save the future… or destroy it?

32 pgs./ E / FC $3.99

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OCT171038 – HERO CATS #20

HERO CATS OF STELLAR CITY: YEAR ONE HARDCOVER

Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer
Artist Name(s): Marcus Williams
Cover Artist(s): Marcus Williams
Inks: Ryan Sellers
Colors: Omaka Schultz
Letters: Briana Higgins

The Hero Cats of Stellar City save the world! Meet Ace, Belle, Cassie, Midnight, Rocket & Rocco. This special hardcover edition collects the first six issues and is perfect for any library.

192 pgs./ E / FC $19.99
DIAMOND ITEM CODE
OCT171039 – HERO CATS HC VOL 01

JUPITER JET #1

Writer(s): Jason Inman & Ashley Victoria Robinson
Artist Name(s): Ben Matsuya (Line art), Mara Jayne Carpenter (Colors), Taylor Esposito (Letters)
Cover Artist(s): Ben Matsuya (Covers A & B), Jonboy Meyers (Cover C)

SERIES LAUNCH! Sixteen-year-old Jacqueline “Jacky” Johnson rides the sky on an experimental jetpack and she does what any other teenage girl would do. Steal from the rich and give to the poor! But, when she steals a mysterious object from the wrong people, can she survive the robots and ray guns they send after her?

32 pgs./ E / FC $3.99
DIAMOND ITEM CODES
OCT171040 – JUPITER JET #1 CVR A MATSUYA
OCT171041 – JUPITER JET #1 CVR B MATSUYA
OCT171042 – JUPITER JET #1 CVR C MEYERS

MIRACULOUS: GAMER

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

Adrien and Max, who have the highest levels at the Ultimate Robot Strike video game, have to compete together in a major tournament. But as Marinette wants to spend some time with Adrien, she manages to take Max’s place by beating him in a improvised challenge. Hawk Moth takes this opportunity to transform Max into Gamer. From then on, Gamer controls a large robot that wreaks havoc in Paris. Ladybug and Cat Noir will have to team up to fight a now very real robot.

64 pgs./ A / FC $4.99
DIAMOND ITEM CODE
OCT171045 – MIRACULOUS #20 CVR A
OCT171046 – MIRACULOUS #20 CVR B

MIRACULOUS ADVENTURES OF LADYBUG & CAT NOIR #5

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

Ladybug and Cat Noir are back in Paris, but who Akumitized that father in New York? Does Hawk Moth have a cousin in the United States?! Can the superheroes of Paris save New York City and the rest of the world if it happens again?

32 pgs./ A / FC $3.99
DIAMOND ITEM CODES
OCT171043 – MIRACULOUS ADVENTURES LADYBUG CAT NOIR #5 CVR A HESS
OCT171044 – MIRACULOUS ADVENTURES LADYBUG CAT NOIR #5 CVR B GRACE

PRINCELESS: RAVEN, THE PIRATE PRINCESS YEAR 2 #3

Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): Xenia Pamfil
Cover Artist(s): Xenia Pamfil

Raven and Ximena are down. Sunshine’s missing. Half of the crew is injured and the ship is boarded by enemies. Now it’s time for Katie and the crew to step up and fight like their lives depend on it – because they do!

32 pgs./ A / FC $3.99
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OCT171047 – PRINCELESS RAVEN YEAR 2 #3 LOVE AND REVENGE

SHINOBI: NINJA PRINCESS – LIGHTNING ONI #4

Writer(s): Martheus Wade
Artist Name(s): Martheus Wade (Pencils/Story), Janet Wade (Inks), Martheus Wade (Colors)
Cover Artist(s): Martheus Wade

Victory is like capturing lightning in a bottle. With Kim out of commission, it’s up to Turra to lead the team against the Lightning Oni and his Tengu warriors. Little does she know that The Red Dragon holds a secret that could potentially destroy her world. Meanwhile, Shianndrea is on a one-way collision with Yawata, The Oni of Lightning, himself. Will her true power emerge?

32 pgs./ E / FC $3.99
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OCT171048 – SHINOBI NINJA PRINCESS LIGHTNING ONI #4

TOYETICA VOLUME 1

Writer(s): Marty LeGrow
Artist Name(s): Marty LeGrow
Cover Artist(s): Marty LeGrow

In a world where the hottest kid’s toys are based on real people, a ragtag class of students must prove they’re the best toys for the job, competing against friends and enemies at Dollington Academy to achieve action figure fame…all while being just 6 inches tall.

When a new student named Minky arrives at Dollington Academy, Trixie Tangle is determined to make her feel welcome. But when Minky turns out to be a mermaid, Trixie’s not so sure she can help this fish out of water feel at home on land.

128 pgs./ E / FC $14.99
DIAMOND ITEM CODE
OCT171049 – TOYETICA TP VOL 01

Preview: Danger Doll Squad #1

DANGER DOLL SQUAD #1

Writer(s): Jason Martin, with Dan Mendoza and Bryan Seaton
Artist Name(s): Winston Young
Cover Artist(s): Celor (Covers A-B), Dan Mendoza (Covers C-D), Winston Young (Covers E-F)
Cover A – Celor Main Cover (unlimited)
Cover B – Celor Risqué Variant (limited to 2500)
Cover C – Dan Mendoza Variant (limited to 2000)
Cover D – Dan Mendoza Risqué (limited to 2500)
Cover E – Winston Young Variant (limited to 2000)
Cover F – Winston Young Risqué (limited to 2500)
Cover G – Blank Sketch Variant (unlimited)
32 pgs./ M / FC
$4.99

Our three most popular Danger Zone titles: Zombie Tramp, Vampblade, and DollFace come together to form the all-new Danger Doll Squad! When each girl’s deadliest foes merge together, our terrible threesome must enter “the black room”, a virtual reality inside cyberspace, to do battle against Necro Magic AI!!!

The biggest Danger Zone crossover event starts here, with covers by the artist of each series (each with their own risqué variant as well)!

Preview: Medisin #5

MEDISIN #5

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

“First Do No Harm” Chapter 5
Ethan Sharp knows the true identity of Malady, and now he finds himself face to face with his adversary. As the secret history of medicine and super heroes is revealed, Dr. Linden struggles to save one of the doctors and Olivia’s fate is decided by the reckless Crimson Crow. The penultimate chapter is here as MEDISIN races to its thrilling conclusion!

Preview: Shinobi: Ninja Princess – Lightning Oni #2

SHINOBI: NINJA PRINCESS – LIGHTNING ONI #2

Writer(s): Martheus Wade
Artist Name(s): Martheus Wade (Pencils/Story), Janet Wade (Inks), Gene Fayne (Colors)
Cover Artist(s): Martheus Wade and Gene Fayne
32 pgs./ E / FC
$3.99

Who said words can never hurt you? While the powerful Lightning Oni continues his search for the young ninja, Shianndrea Toshigawa, the kunoichi has to quell a rumor that she maliciously attacked one of her fellow sword sisters during an unauthorized training session. While Ai and Shainndrea get to the bottom of the incident, ninja team leaders, Kim and Turra, go on the hunt for a possible traitor in their ranks.

Preview: Northstars Vol. 1: Welcome to Snowville HC

NORTHSTARS VOL. 1: WELCOME TO SNOWVILLE HC

Writer(s): Jim & Haigen Shelley
Artist Name(s): Anna Liisa Jones
Cover Artist(s): Anna Liisa Jones
48 pgs./ E / FC
$14.99

Join us for the magical adventures of Holly, the daughter of Santa Claus, and Frostina, a Yeti Princess, as they explore the mystical wonders of the land of Polaris. In this first volume in a series of oversized keepsake hardcovers, Holly and Frostina journey to the subterranean city of Undertown to investigate trouble in Troggie Town. There is an evil force scheming right below Snowville, and it threatens Christmas itself!

New York Comic Con 2017: Spencer & Locke Gets a Sequel

Action Lab: Danger Zone‘s Spencer & Locke is getting a second volume! Announced at New York Comic Con, the series is written by David Pepose with art by Jorge Santiago Jr. The series is Calvin & Hobbes meets Sin City and has already been optioned for a film. Spencer & Locke 2 is out in 2018.

We already have the scoop as to what you can expect and it’s awesome!

His partner’s imaginary… but the madness is all real.

Spencer & Locke 2

Review: Hero Cats Of Skyworld (Issues 16-18)

The concept behind Hero Cats is relatively simple: it’s cats, but in a fantasy setting. They’re heroic–putting their lives on the line for human and feline companions alike. The latest issues expand the Hero Cats world from Stellar City to a brand new, mysterious planet; the titual “Skyworld” which, as it turns out, exists at the core of Jupiter.

Hero Cats is firmly in the middle of the road, quality-wise. The book is an easy introduction to comics for younger readers without over-simplifying. While the main cast leans on archetypes to fill in a classic fantasy quest party, the character development is engaging and exciting. Combine that with a plot just shy of formulaic and the book remains fun without becoming remarkable.

Writer Kyle Puttkammer makes up for stock character design with interesting relationships between cats, humans, and the supernatural realm of creatures. Lead Hero Cat Bandit is out of his element, and must navigate a literal new world of challenges in order to save both Sky World and his home Stellar City from annihilation. Puttkammer skips over chunks of time that may, in a book for older readers, be spent on “side quest” type stories or more complex character studies. For simplicity’s sake, though, when the solution to a Hero Cat problem is discovered, it is often executed off-screen. A perfect example is Maddie, the kitten haunted by angels and demons alike, who learns to control these supernatural voices in between issues.

Another element that keeps Hero Cats from landing completely in a “skip” pile is Omaka Schultz’s art work, particularly with the cats themselves. They are illustrated in such a way that blends both realistically feline and supernaturally powerful movements. Battle scenes practically jump off the page. For comic book vets, this is par for the course. The illustration style overall is remniscent of webcomics like Looking For Group—there is something sterile or digital about the art that makes it an easy “in” for new readers.

Overall, Hero Cats is a fun romp in a simple universe that can sometimes read like a marketing ploy. Each planet in the solar system is ostensibly protected by a different team of Hero Cats. Each trade reveals a different “realm”—one for each planet of the solar system. The formulaic format does, however, make it an easy comic to pick up from almost anywhere.

Story: Kyle Puttkammer Artist: Omaka Schultz Colorist: Julie Barclay
Story: 5.0 Art: 6.5 Overall: 6.0 Recommendation: Read (for kids), otherwise skip

Action Lab comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review.

Preview: Toyetica #3

TOYETICA #3

Writer(s): Marty LeGrow
Artist Name(s): Marty LeGrow
Cover Artist(s): Marty LeGrow
32 pgs./ E / FC
$3.99

Only an hour after they get their new accessories, Sweetina fights a horse, Vince fights his conscience and Bunnard tries everything to avoid fighting Nebulara! Meanwhile, Trixie and Polly set out to stop Minky from throwing away her identity…and end up discovering a huge school secret.

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