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New Publisher Offers Readers the Chance to Buy Comics for Local Libraries

Heroes of Homeroom C is one week into their Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign and they have reached the 25% funded mark! That means almost $4,000 of their stated $15,000 CDN goal (approx. $11,500 USD) has already been raised. The book, by Aristocrats Comics, is set to be the first of many such comic books from the newly-formed publishing company that promotes ethnic diversity in both its characters and its creators.

Heroes of Homeroom C tells the story of Albert and Nicola Hathaway, twin 12-year-old African-American superheroes who lose their powers and are sent back to public school to try and have a “normal life.”  But even seventh grade can’t stop our heroes from getting wrapped up in action and excitement.

Created by Aristocrats publisher Anthony Ruttgaizer, a Toronto-based writer of mixed Caribbean and European descent, with art by Carlos Granda, a native of Colombia, Heroes of Homeroom C is a 74-page, all-original graphic novel. Funds raised via the Kickstarter campaign will go towards printing and shipping the book, the crowdfunding website’s processing fees and paying the art team of Granda and letterer/colorist Fred C. Stresing for their hard work.

For $65 CDN (approx. $50 USD), “backers” will receive a copy of Heroes of Homeroom C for themselves while TWO copies will be donated to local libraries in their name. At the end of the campaign, supporters will have the chance to choose a library to receive this gift.

Kickstarter’s “all-or-nothing” funding model means that Aristocrats Comics MUST raise their stated goal of $15,000 CDN by March 2nd or they will receive nothing.

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Preview: The F1rst Hero: Wednesday’s Child #1

THE F1RST HERO: WEDNESDAY’S CHILD #1

Writer(s): Anthony Ruttgaizer
Artist Name(s): Marco Renna (art), Fred C Stresing (letters/colors)
Cover Artist(s): Marco Renna with Lee Moder and Fred C Stresing (standard)
Marco Renna with Anthony Ruttgaizer and Fred C Stresing (variant)
32 pgs. / Rated. T / FC
$3.99 (reg.) / $4.99 (var.)

Jake Roth returns home after the events of ACTIONVERSE just in time to face a new extrahuman threat that’s menacing the streets of Philadelphia. And as dangerous as an eight year old girl who can control minds might be… wait until you meet her mother! Meanwhile, the ETF is working night and day to neutralize the growing extrahuman threat. Could they be closing in on Jake?

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Preview: Actionverse TPB

ACTIONVERSE TPB

Writer(s): Anthony Ruttgaizer, Jamal Igle, Shawn Gabborin, Ray-Anthony Height, Sean Izaakse and Vito Delsante
Artist Name(s): Marco Renna, Jamal Igle, Chad Cicconi, Ray-Anthony Height, Sean Izaakse, Steve Walker (art), Fred S. Stresing, Ross Hughes, Meredith Moriarty, Nate Lovett, Wilson Ramos Jr. (colors)
Cover Artist(s): Sean Izaakse/Mat Lopes
224 pgs. / Rated. T / FC
$16.99

The event five years in the making! Only one force in the universe can bring Jake Roth (from THE F1RST HERO), Molly Danger, Virtue (from FRACTURE), Midnight Tiger and Stray together. When the mysterious Cascade threatens the universe, Action Lab’s greatest heroes heed the call! But as the mystery of Cascade’s power deepens, only Molly’s arch-enemy, Medula, holds the answers–but in their darkest hour, will he be friend or foe? Collects Actionverse #0-6.

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Preview: Actionverse Featuring the F1rst Hero (Part 1 of 6)

ACTIONVERSE FEATURING THE F1RST HERO (part 1 of 6)

Writer(s): Anthony Ruttgaizer
Artist Name(s): Marco Renna
Color Artist(s): Fred C. Stresing
Cover Artist(s): Lee Moder/Fred C. Stresing (regular cover), Ron Frenz/Marc Deering/Ross Campbell/David Bednarski (connecting variant cover)
32 pgs. / Rated. A / FC
$3.99 (reg.)/ $4.99 (var.)

The Actionverse starts HERE! What happened to the second Malice from FRACTURE? Where has he been and what has he been doing? Worlds collide as a new menace named CASCADE tangles with Jake Roth of THE F1RST HERO!

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Preview: The F1rst Hero: Fight For Your Life TPB

THE F1RST HERO: FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE TPB

Writer(s): Anthony Ruttgaizer
Artist Name(s): Danny Zabbal (art), Fred C Stresing (letters/colors)
Cover Artist(s): Danny Zabbal
128 pgs./ Teen/ FC
$14.99

Jake Roth is still trying to keep his new powers a secret but when an old friend reappears, Jake is drawn into direct conflict with the Philly mafia that has its own extrahuman enforcer: a three-armed fighting machine named Odinson!  Can the government’s Extrahuman Task Force be far behind?   Bullets fly and bodies fall as The First Hero’s adventure continues!

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Actionverse Begins!

This week sees the release of Actionverse #0 from Action Lab Entertainment. It’s the first official team up of three of Action Lab’s creator owned superheroes, and the comic publisher has revealed the main covers for its next event!

Actionverse, a six issue weekly miniseries uniting the companies multiple superhero characters in a multiverse spanning story. The series will unite the characters from Molly Danger, Stray, Midnight Tiger, The F1rst Hero and the hero who helped launch the company five years ago, Virtue of the series Fracture. Written by Anthony Ruttgaizer, Jamal Igle, Shawn Gabborin, Vito Delsante, Ray-Anthony HeightSean Izaakse, who have been collaborating for almost two years is the largest independent crossover event of it’s kind. Each issue will sport an issue #1 but connect into a single storyline.

Actionverse #0 is in stores now with the Actionverse miniseries scheduled to launch in Spring 2016.

Preview: The F1rst Hero: Fight For Your Life #4

THE F1RST HERO: FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE #4

Writer(s): Anthony Ruttgaizer
Artist Name(s): Danny Zabbal (art), Fred C Stresing (letters/colors)
Cover Artist(s): Danny Zabbal
32 pgs./ Teen/ FC
$3.99 (reg.)

If he has any hope of making Cooper Bradshaw pay for his betrayal,  Jake must struggle to escape both the Extrahuman Task Force and the Philadelphia mob.   Bullets fly and bodies fall as the second story arc comes to a stunning conclusion!

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Preview: The F1rst Hero: Fight For Your Life #3 (of 4)

THE F1RST HERO: FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE # 3 (of 4)

Writer(s): Anthony Ruttgaizer
Artist Name(s): Danny Zabbal (art), Fred C Stresing (letters/colors)
Cover Artist(s): Danny Zabbal
32 pgs./ Teen/ FC
$3.99 (reg.)

Jake offers a lifeline to Cooper that will get him out of trouble with the mafia but Cooper has ideas of his own.  It’s Jake vs Odinson: ROUND TWO, but will the US military’s Extrahuman Task Force have a say in the outcome?

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Preview: The F1rst Hero: Fight For Your Life #2 (of 4)

THE F1RST HERO: FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE #2 (of 4)

Writer(s): Anthony Ruttgaizer
Artist Name(s): Danny Zabbal (art), Fred C Stresing (letters/colors)
Cover Artist(s): Danny Zabbal
32 pgs./ Teen / FC
$3.99 (reg.) / $4.99 (var.)

Jake Roth comes face-to-face with Odinson, the homicidal extrahuman at the centre of an illegal fight club.  Can Jake escape without a fight?  Or will he have to expose his own extra human powers just to survive?

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Preview: The F1rst Hero: Fight for Your Life #1

THE F1RST HERO: FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE #1

Writer(s): Anthony Ruttgaizer
Artist Name(s): Danny Zabbal (art), Fred C Stresing (letters/colors)
Cover Artist(s): Danny Zabbal
32 pgs./ Teen / FC
$3.99 (reg.) / $4.99 (var.)

Jake Roth is the only man to ever manifest superpowers but not go insane.  While Jake is still trying to decide how best to use his new powers to help prevent a war between humans and “extrahumans”, an old friend reappears and draws him into direct conflict with the local mafia who have their own extrahuman enforcer, Odinson!

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