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Preview: Bigfoot: Sword of the Earthman TPB

BIGFOOT: SWORD OF THE EARTHMAN TPB

Writer(s): Josh S. Henaman
Artist Name(s): Andy Taylor and Tamra Bonvillain
Cover Artist(s): Andy Taylor and Tamra Bonvillain
160 pgs. / Rated. T / FC
$19.99

The foot-stomping epic collecting issues 1 – 6 is finally here!

Earth’s legendary sasquatch battles to defeat the ruthless emperor of a barbarian planet! This is not the story of how Bigfoot became a myth on Earth…this is the saga of how he became a legend of the stars!

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Preview: Bigfoot: Sword of the Earthman #6

BIGFOOT: SWORD OF THE EARTHMAN #6

Writer(s): Josh S. Henaman
Artist Name(s): Andy Taylor and Tamra Bonvillain
Cover Artist(s): Andy Taylor and Tamra Bonvillain
Variant Cover Artist: Luke Parker
32 pgs. / Rated. T / FC
$3.99 (reg.)/ $4.99 (var.)

Hunted and tortured beyond the point of exhaustion, it’s one against a thousand as the “Earthman” faces the Red Demon of the Desert and the Great Lord Jeoffa’s alien army. This issue… everything ends! It’s the conclusion of the ultimate sword, sorcery and sasquatch saga! Variant cover by Luke Parker!

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Preview: Bigfoot: Sword of the Earthman #5

BIGFOOT: SWORD OF THE EARTHMAN #5

Writer(s): Josh S. Henaman
Artist Name(s): Andy Taylor and Tamra Bonvillain
Cover Artist(s): Andy Taylor and Tamra Bonvillain
Variant Cover Artist: Axur Eneas
32 pgs. / Rated. T / FC
$3.99 (reg.)/ $4.99 (var)

Having successfully evaded giant desert fire ants, blood-sucking moth-vampires and murderous Turonian Jungle poachers, Bigfoot and Bagworm find themselves bloodied, beaten and at the feet of the Great Lord Jeoffa and the murderous Korovan Muspin, the Red Demon of the Desert! Variant cover by Axur Eneas!

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Preview: Bigfoot: Sword of the Earthman #4

BIGFOOT: SWORD OF THE EARTHMAN #4

Writer(s): Josh S. Henaman
Artist Name(s): Andy Taylor and Tamra Bonvillain
Cover Artist(s): Andy Taylor and Tamra Bonvillain
Variant Cover Artist: Liam Francis Walsh
32 pgs. / Rated. T / FC
$3.99 (reg.) $4.99 (var.)

Bigfoot and Bagworm find themselves lost in the Jungle of Death and in the crosshairs of the galaxy’s deadliest poacher, Leonnes the Unrelenting. More importantly, Bagworm discovers WHY Bigfoot was brought to the alien planet and why he must be stopped at all costs! Variant cover by Liam Francis Walsh, limited to 1,500 copies

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Preview: Bigfoot: Sword of the Earthman #3

BIGFOOT: SWORD OF THE EARTHMAN #3

Writer(s): Josh S. Henaman
Artist Name(s): Andy Taylor and Tamra Bonvillain
Cover Artist(s): Andy Taylor and Tamra Bonvillain
Variant Cover Artist(s): Dave Hamann and Jules Rivera
32 pgs. / Rated. T / FC
$3.99 (reg.) /$4.99 (var.)

The sci-fi sword, sorcery and sasquatch epic continues with Bigfoot and Bagworm on the hunt for the Heart of the Sun, a priceless gem worth untold riches! Standing in their way is Malona the Damned, Queen of the Fiends of Mars! Variant cover by Dave Hamann and Jules Rivera, limited to 1,500 copies!

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Preview: Bigfoot: Sword of the Earthman #2

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

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!

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Review: Bigfoot: Sword of the Earthman #1

Bigfoot_SOTE_1-1One of the very first books I picked when I was a child was Edgar Rice Burroughs Warlord Of Mars. It captivated my attention, as Burroughs prose swirled in my head with such imagery, that within my mind’s eye I saw Mars as he described it. The book had all the makings of a blockbuster as it took the average man and put him into a world full of beings that looked nothing like him. It was a world; I would visit multiple times throughout his adventures that featured the epic hero, John Carter.

Much like most of Burroughs’ heroes, John Carter, was a complex man, who would have to travel the hero’s journey, before the reader could appreciate all of their complexities. That is why I have mixed feelings of the movie adaptation of the principal book, as I found it entertaining but felt cheated simultaneously. Which is why I am a big fan of Ron Marz’s efforts at Dynamite, as he has bottled the essence of the John Carter I remember in the books? At the same time, I have always wondered if any other character other than Dejah, would go on their own adventure.

An incarnation of this concept is what I found when I read in Bigfoot: Sword of the Earthman #1 from Action Lab Entertainment. Writer Josh S. Henaman has deftly take part John Carter, part Planet Hulk, and bring about a new hero. As they say in the prologue, one who would have not been missed because no one believed he existed in the first place. Within the first few pages, he is found on Mars and taken prisoner, where he makes an ally in a fellow prisoner. Before long a, riot breaks out, and him and his ally, find a way out of the prison. By issue’s end, our hero and his compatriot, fend off alien creatures and fall into the clutches of an alien gang.

Overall, an excellent comic, which shows much promise, as it not only has the flavors of the two above mentioned books, but also tethers a thick string to Turok, the Dinosaur Hunter. The story by Josh Henaman,, is a godsend in many ways, as he has found a way to revive fantasy in a fun way. The art by Andy Taylor and Tamra Bonvillain definitely shows promise, with their excellent character designs. Altogether, an interesting first issue, which will have readers coming back for more.

Story: Josh S. Henaman Art: Andy Taylor and Tamra Bonvillain
Story:  8 Art: 8 Overall: 8 Recommendation: Buy

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

Preview: Bigfoot: Sword of the Earthman #1

BIGFOOT: SWORD OF THE EARTHMAN #1

Writer(s): Josh S. Henaman
Artist Name(s): Andy Taylor and Tamra Bonvillain
Cover Artist(s): Andy Taylor and Tamra Bonvillain
32 pgs./ Teen/ FC
$3.99 (reg.)

The epic saga begins! High adventure on a distant planet of dinosaurs, warlords, kingdoms and sorcery, where Earth’s legendary Bigfoot finds himself in a battle to defeat the ruthless emperor of a barbarian planet! The dying planet needed a hero…what they got was a sasquatch!

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Bigfoot Sighted on Mars, Action Lab Investigates!

On October 20, 1967, a pair of hunters caught on film the image of a solitary creature in the wilds of Northern California.  After a media firestorm, no credible evidence could prove the existence of this “Bigfoot” and for the next 40 years the sighting was largely deemed a hoax.  On November 6th, 2007, the NASA rover, Spirit, photographed the same creature on a ridge just south of Grissom Hill.  The location?  Fourth planet from the sun: Mars. This winter … Action Lab reveals how he got there.

The dying planet needed a hero… what they got was a sasquatch.

Action Lab Entertainment is proud to present: Bigfoot – Sword of the Earthman, an epic six-issue mini-series involving the world-famous sasquatch and his quest to defeat the ruthless emperor of a barbarian planet.  Equal parts Conan and Flash Gordon, the otherworldly saga is written by Josh S. Henaman with art by Andy Taylor (line art) and Tamra Bonvillain (colorist). Bigfoot – Sword of the Earthman is not the story of how Bigfoot became a myth on Earth. It’s the story of how he became a legend of the stars.

Bigfoot – Sword of the Earthman is available for preorder now with the Diamond Previews Item Code: OCT151012

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Kickstarter Spotlight: Reach

Reach_TPB_FINALBy James Ninness

REACH is a three-part adventure that follows a family line over three distinctly different time periods as they pursue a particular type of mythical treasure. We begin in the time of King Richard, through to the samurai of the Sengoku Period, and eventually arriving in the American West.

A different team tells each of these tales. We’ve worked together to ensure that the elements that need to link the stories are there but outside of those links, these stories couldn’t be much different…

Joe Pezzula (Where the Witches Lurk) and Scott Irwin (SAMSARA) kick things off with a medieval heist tale. If Ocean’s Eleven and Ironclad had a baby, and that baby drank five or six cups of coffee a day, it would look something like their tale.

Next up, Michael Drace Fountain (IN SANITY, AZ) and Chris Burkheart (The O.D.D. Chronicles) take us on a journey through the Sengoku Period with some samurai seeking a mythical flower… Remember that movie The Last Samurai and the white guy who saved everyone? This is like the opposite of that.

Finally, Mike Vasquez (MikeGoesGeek) and I (Hammer Down) track some pioneers across the American West. Brigands, wolves, and shootouts await an unfortunate family of British folks hoping for an escort across some fairly ominous desert. Ever see City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly’s Gold? Our story and that movie have almost nothing in common.

Three distinct stories, each self-contained as a stand-alone tale, connecting over the centuries to manufacture a single narrative of warning to all those who would overextend their…reach.

This Kickstarter campaign is for the entire book. All three stories are here. It’s done. If we get this thing funded, REACH is finished. So don’t worry, you won’t have to wait for another volume because there isn’t one. Support this and get the whole shebang. The finished book will be between 80 and 100 pages.

To entice you even further we’ve lined up rewards from everyone involved in the book, including colorist and letterer Ben Glibert (IN SANITY, AZ).

Not enough? Fine. How about art from Joel Gomez (Detective Comics), Livio Ramondelli (The Transformers), and Vincent Kukua (Liberator)?

Still not enough? Okay. We’ve got stretch goals from Ray Anthony-Height (Midnight Tiger), Axur Eneas (The Adventures of Aero-Girl), and Andy Taylor (Bigfoot: Sword of the Earthman)?

We’re pretty excited about the book and we hope you’ll take a moment to grab some goodies and help us make the REACH: A Graphic Novel Kickstarter a successful campaign, for all our sakes.

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