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Preview: Archon Book One: Battle of the Dragon

ARCHON BOOK ONE: BATTLE OF THE DRAGON

Writer(s): John J. Perez
Artist Name(s): Marco Maccagni, Bobby Hernandez, Angela Fato, Salvatore R. Villirillo, Amanda Sykes
Cover Artist(s): Marco Maccagni
160 pgs. / Teen/ FC
$17.99 (reg.)

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.

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Preview: Archon: Battle of the Dragon #5 (of 5)

ARCHON: BATTLE OF THE DRAGON #5 (of 5)

Writer(s): John J. Perez
Artist Name(s): Marco Maccagni, Bobby Hernandez, Angela Fato
Cover Artist(s): Marco Maccagni

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

Gareth must summon the courage to quell the fury of an untamed beast while Cayde and Knight defend the innocent from that same winged nightmare. The ominous Black Mountain Complex has their All-Seeing-Eye fixed on magical beings everywhere however the specter of an ancient evil threatens to engulf them all.

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Preview: Archon: Battle of the Dragon #4

ARCHON: BATTLE OF THE DRAGON #4

Writer(s): John J. Perez
Artist Name(s): Marco Maccagni, Bobby Hernandez, Angela Fato
Cover Artist(s): Marco Maccagni
32 pgs./ Teen/ FC
$3.99 (reg.)

There’s something sinister going on beneath the Archon. Compelled by a binding dragon contract, Gareth assumes his guard duties while Alistair finds himself going toe-to-toe with a rival Las Vegas Lord. Meanwhile Cayde and Knight inch their way closer to finally uncovering the truth about Silvermire’s Entertainment Empire.

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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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Preview: Archon: Battle of the Dragon #3

ARCHON: BATTLE OF THE DRAGON #3

Writer(s): John J. Perez
Artist Name(s): Marco Maccagni, Bobby Hernandez, Angela Fato
Cover Artist(s): Marco Maccagni

The Justice Department has sent its best Federal Knight to oversee Cayde’s investigation into possible misdeeds at the Archon. Back at the casino Gareth is beginning to wise up to the unsettling truth about his coworkers, all the while Tess spars with her fearsome dragon equal.

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

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ARCHON: BATTLE OF THE DRAGON #5

Writer(s): John J. Perez
Artist Name(s): Marco Maccagni, Bobby Hernandez, Angela Fato
Cover Artist(s): Marco Maccagni

Gareth must summon the courage to quell the fury of an untamed beast while Cayde and Knight defend the innocent from that same winged nightmare. The ominous Black Mountain Complex has their All-Seeing-Eye fixed on magical beings everywhere however the specter of an ancient evil threatens to engulf them all.

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

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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

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!

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

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CYRUS PERKINS AND THE HAUNTED TAXI CAB #3

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

Cyrus is on the fast track to solving Michael’s murder, but there’s an unexpected curve in the road ahead. The killer is hunting him, and Death is sure to follow.

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

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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

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!

128 pgs./ Teen / FC $14.99

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HERO CATS: MIDNIGHT OVER STELLAR CITY #2

Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer
Artist Name(s): Alex Ogle

The tyrannical Crow King continues to trouble our intrepid hero. Can Midnight turn the tables and invade HIS realm? With Belle & Ro

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

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JUST ANOTHER SHEEP #2

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

The sci-fi sixties thrills continue! Banning and his new pals stumble out on the lam while a mysterious agency called Les Cordes follows their every move. Plus, earth-shattering explosions, strange super powers, and high-speed car chases!

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

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NUTMEG, LATE FALL: BROWNIE POINTS TPB

Writer(s): James F. Wright
Artist Name(s): Jackie Crofts (art), Josh Eckert (colors, lettering)
Cover Artist(s): Jackie Crofts

Vol. 2 “Late Fall: Brownie Points” collects issues 4-6 of Nutmeg, as Poppy and Cassia take to their brownie-baking criminal enterprise with gusto. They strike a blow against rival Saffron, but trouble’s brewing in the form of teen detectives Ginger and Anise.

The biggest obstacle, though, might just be Poppy herself. Collects Nutmeg 4-6

96 pgs./ Teen / FC $11.99 (reg.)

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PRINCELESS: MAKE YOURSELF #0

Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): Alex Smith
Cover Artist(s): Alex Smith

The beginning of a new chapter for Princeless! Adrienne and Bedelia have checked two of Adrienne’s sisters off of their list and they have three more rescues left to make. But sometimes the hardest fights aren’t with any monsters, but with yourself. Adrienne finally has to face an issue that she’s been struggling with for a long time.

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

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PRINCELESS: RAVEN, THE PIRATE PRINCESS #6

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

Raven and her crew are in pirate country now and ready to set off in search of her brothers. But when their first stop for information and supplies turns out to be more dangerous than they expect, they may not even make it off the island alive! Variant cover limited to 2,000 copies!

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

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VENTURE #4

Writer(s): Jay Faerber
Artist Name(s): Jamal Igle (penciller/ Inker), Jim Valentino,
Steve Walker (artists), Sébastien Lamirand (Colorist)

Cover Artist(s): Jamal Igle

Reggie and Joe have gone their separate ways, but what will happen when they meet Venture’s arch nemesis. Arch-Nemesis? What Arch-nemesis?! Venture teams up with Celeste Noble of NOBLE CAUSES to take down the armored menace!

It’s an all star jam issue as Jay Faerber (Image Comics Copperhead) and Jamal Igle (Molly Danger, Supergirl) enlist the aid of the legendary Jim Valentino (Shadowhawk, Guardians of the Galaxy)
and up and coming creator Steve Walker (The Battle of Blood and Ink, Sons of Liberty).

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

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THE 27 CLUB: A COMIC ANTHOLOGY HC

Writer(s): edited by Enrica Jang
Artist Name(s): 57 contributors, Introduction by Dianna Kenny, Mario Candelaria, Alex Cormack, Chuck Harrison, Shaun Manning , Ryan Schrodt, Erica Schultz, Jennie Wood, Jeremy Whitley
Cover Artist(s): Mark Mullaney

Stars burn bright and then go out forever, but their light shines on for ages after. Members of the “27 Club” reached musical stardom before dying at 27, including Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, and Amy Winehouse. This collection of original comic stories pays tribute to these lost stars and their tragic legacy.

250 pgs./ Mature Readers / FC $39.99

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HOLY F*CKED #4 (of 4)

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

BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT: a legendary Greek demigod battles a pissed off Argentinian nun!
(Okay, maybe you didn’t actually demand it…). Maria fights her former lover as the fate of Jesus hangs in the balance. Can she dispatch Hercules as easily as his daddy, Zeus? Plus–what surprise does Satan have waiting at the hospital?

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

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KINGDOM BUM #1(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):Main Cover: Jon Reed Variant Cover (limited to 1500): Francesca Ciregia

It’s Game of Thrones with cardboard homes as this wild new series brings an inner city’s hidden world to life in contemporary fantasy style!

First Coast City’s homeless suffer under the thumb of tyrant, Philip the Ax. As the seeds for a violent coup begin to sprout, it falls to benevolent vagabond Simon to try to stave off war and bring peace back to the alleys.

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

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PUPPET MASTER #10

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)

As Anthony seeks answers, the Puppets scour the Bouldeston Institute for Camille. They are getting close, but do they truly know what they are looking for? More importantly, will they find out before it’s too late?

Glenn Lumsden cover and sketch cover, limited to 2,000 copies each

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

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PUPPET MASTER: REBIRTH TPB

Writer(s): Shawn Gabborin
Artist Name(s): Michela De Sacco (Pencils/Inks) and Yann Perrelt (Colors)
Cover Artist(s): Micela De Sacco (Pencils/Inks) and Daniel Morales Olvera (Colors)

After a lifetime of being manipulated by a succession of Masters, Andre Toulon’s Puppets may have finally found a way out. Is the psychic Madam Adon the savior they have been looking for? And if so, what is the price of freedom?

REBIRTH moves the Puppet Master universe in a bold new direction! Collects issues 4-7 of the ongoing series!

128 pgs./ Mature Readers/ FC $14.99

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TOMBOY #2

Writer(s): Mia Goodwin
Artist Name(s): Mia Goodwin
Cover Artist(s): Mia Goodwin, Variant by Jung-Ha Kim

Addison begins to discover her true mission after the Halloween Murders while her Grandfather makes a deal with the devil to keep any witnesses.

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

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TRANCERS #3

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

Time-traveling Trooper Jack Deth has defied the odds time and time again, but this might be his last stand against Whistler’s mind-controlled minions! Does Jack still have a few tricks up his sleeve? Find out here!

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), Biran Hess (artist 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): Brian Hess

Zombie Tramp heads back to school to break up the coven of teenage witches using her uploaded Necronomicon to power their tablets. But can one supernatural zombie hold her own against a gang of spell casting mean girls?!?

Features a variant and risqué variant cover by series creator Dan Mendoza, and an artist showcase variant by Brian Hess (Awake).

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

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ZOMBIE TRAMP ONGOING VOL. 4 TPB

Writer(s): Jason Martin, Dan Mendoza, TMChu
Artist Name(s): Dan Mendoza, TMChu, Xenia Xiu
Cover Artist(s): TMChu

Zombie Tramp continues her cross country journey to Miami, and has now reached the deep South. Watch as she tears her way through bible thumpers, backwater sex cults, and bug nuts cuckoo camp slashers. Blood runs deep in the Dirty South!

Collects the fourth story arc of the wildly popular ongoing series which includes the special anniversary issue featuring the return of Zombie Tramp creator Dan Mendoza to art, and also the first issue written by regular artist TMChu!

128 pgs./ Mature Readers/ FC $14.99

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ZOMBIE TRAMP SAVES XXXMAS SPECIAL

Writer(s): Jason Martin, Dan Mendoza
Artist Name(s): Marcelo Trom
Cover Artist(s): Marcelo Trom, Dan Mendoza
Marcelo Trom regular, and risque variant cover (limited to 2500)
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When a fat old man dressed as Santa throws Christmas raves to drug select young women to ship to the “North Pole”, only Zombie Tramp’s undead blood can stop the potent cocktail, and turn the tables on him and his perverted “elves”.

It’s time for another very special issue, it’s time for Zombie Tramp Saves XXXMas! Features three holiday themed covers, and risqué variants of each!

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Preview: Archon: Battle of the Dragon #2

ARCHON: BATTLE OF THE DRAGON #2

Writer(s): John J. Perez
Artist Name(s): Marco Maccagni, Bobby Hernandez, Angela Fato
Cover Artist(s): Marco Maccagni, Morghan Gill
32 pgs./ Teen / FC
$3.99 (reg.) / $4.99 (var.)

Gareth’s new boss is a beast! Alistair Koontz is a ruthless businessman, tail chaser, cigar aficionado and century’s old shape-shifting Dragon. His world revolves one thing: profit. Meanwhile a thuggish troll pushing bad elixir on the street finds himself in hot water when a simple deal becomes complicated. Variant cover by Morghan Gill, limited to 2000 copies.

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Early Preview: Archon: Battle of the Dragon #3

ARCHON: BATTLE OF THE DRAGON #3

Writer(s): John J. Perez
Artist Name(s):  Marco Maccagni, Bobby Hernandez, Salvatore R. Villirillo
Cover Artist(s): Marco Maccagni, Erin Fusco
32 pgs./ Teen / FC
$3.99 (reg.) / $4.99 (var.)

At the end of Alistair’s leash Tess holds the reigns. The Justice Department has sent its best Federal Knight to oversee Cayde’s investigation of the Archon. Meanwhile Gareth is now acclimating to his new job and his otherworldly co-workers. Las Vegas has never been more mysterious. Hope you’ll stick around!
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Action Lab Entertainment in November 2015

ACTIONVERSE #0

Writer(s): Vito Delsante/Ray-Anthony Height/Jamal Igle/Sean Izaakse
Artist Name(s): Ray-Anthony Height/Sean Izaakse
Color Artist(s): Nate Lovett
Cover Artist(s): Height/Izaakse/Igle

IT ALL STARTS HERE! Be a part of the largest creator owned crossover that the Publishing world has ever seen. No Publisher has ever dared, let alone successfully brought together the creative minds and properties of over 20 different creators together to create one single and unified Actionverse. Before the main Actionverse story begins, learn about the ties that bind! Molly Danger: pint-sized powerhouse! Midnight Tiger: teen superhero supreme! Stray: the prodigal hero! How are they connected, and how does the villainous Hyena fit in? You do not want to miss this!

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

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ARCHON: BATTLE OF THE DRAGON #3

Writer(s): John J. Perez
Artist Name(s): Marco Maccagni, Bobby Hernandez, Angela Fato
Cover Artist(s): Marco Maccagni

There’s something sinister going on beneath the Archon. Compelled by a binding dragon contract, Gareth assumes his guard duties while Alistair finds himself going toe-to-toe with a rival Las Vegas Lord. Meanwhile Cayde and Knight inch their way closer to finally uncovering the truth about Silvermire’s Entertainment Empire.

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

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AWAKE #2

Writer(s): Susan Beneville
Artist Name(s): Brian Hess
Cover Artist(s): Brian Hess

Young Regn and her mentor Operi come face-to-face with Gremon, the physical embodiment of the planet’s consciousness and it is not pleased. While Regn tries to calm Gremon, her brother, Picar, gets deeper into trouble on the planet’s surface when he crosses paths with a mysterious and beautiful info-agent who may not have Picar’s best interests in mind. Variant cover by Erin Humiston, limited to 1,500 copies.

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

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CYRUS PERKINS AND THE HAUNTED TAXI CAB #2

Writer(s): Dave Dwonch
Artist Name(s): Anna Lencioni
Cover Artist(s): Anna Lencioni
After the tragic events of last issue, Cyrus Perkins has gone from aimless Taxi Cab Driver to amateur Detective. Teaming with Michael, the ghost boy trapped in his car, Cyrus speeds into mystery, danger, and a conspiracy too twisted for words!

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

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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

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!

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

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HERO CATS OF STELLAR CITY # 8

Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer
Artist Name(s): Marcus Williams (pencils), Ryan Sellers (inks), Omaka Shultz (colors)
Cover Artist(s): Marcus Williams

The Crow King Saga “City of Dreams” continues. Cassiopeia and her crew has fallen under a spell and can’t wake up. What’s a cat’s worse nightmare? To be human, of course!

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

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JUST ANOTHER SHEEP #1

Writer(s): Mat Heagerty
Artist Name(s): JD Faith
Colorist: Jon Cairns
Cover Artist(s): JD Faith
Variant Cover by: JD Faith

In 1969 a timid teen sets out on a road trip. His goal? Find out the origins of his bizarre super human abilities. Always the follower, his trip is derailed when he befriends a group of extremist war protesters. Variant cover by series artist JD Faith (Virgil) limited to 1,500 copies!

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

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NUTMEG #6

Writer(s): James F. Wright
Artist Name(s): Jackie Crofts (art), Josh Eckert (colors, lettering)
Cover Artist(s): Jackie Crofts

Fall, Part 6: “Patty Cakes” As Poppy and Cassia’s criminally delicious brownies spread among Vista Vale schools, they catch the attention of teen detective Ginger and teen journalist Anise. Meanwhile, Poppy’s appetite for those same brownies and their mind-bending effects only increases. But how long can she keep her secret from Cassia?

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

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PRINCELESS: BOOK 1 DELUXE EDITITON HARDCOVER

Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): M. Goodwin, Jules Rivera, Quinn Larsen, Kelly Lawrence, Nancy King
Cover Artist(s): M. Goodwin

The first volume of Princeless as it’s never been available before, in a special edition hardcover volume. This edition includes the full first volume written by Jeremy Whitley and illustrated by M Goodwin. Additionally, it includes the Skullkickers Crossover written by Jim Zub and illustrated by M Goodwin, as well as the first two Princeless short story collections including work by Jules Rivera, Quinn Larsen, Kelly Lawrence, and Nancy King. Share the Princeless hardcover with the rebellious young princess in your family (even if she’s you!)

168 pgs./ All Ages / FC $24.99 (reg.)

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PRINCELESS BOOK 5: MAKE YOURSELF #0

Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): Alex Smith
Cover Artist(s): Alex Smith

With her adventures in the swamp behind her, Adrienne is ready to head for the icy mountains of The Rim to save her twin sisters Antonia and Andrea. However, her time in Grimmorium Swamp has left a lasting effect on her – especially on her hair. Now, it’s time for Adrienne to make a change. Join us for a special zero issue of the new chapter of Princeless with series creator Jeremy Whitley and special guest artist Alex Smith.

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

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PRINCELESS: RAVEN, THE PIRATE PRINCESS #4

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

Raven and her new crew have set sail and set their sights on revenge. But when the idea of adventure meets up with the reality of a crew full of relative strangers living in close quarters, will the crew pull each other apart before their first real mission?!

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

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PRINCELESS: RAVEN, THE PIRATE PRINCESS VOL.1 TPB

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

Fresh off her adventures in the pages of Princeless, Raven is ready to set out on her quest for revenge against her brothers. They’ve stolen everything that should be hers and now she’s going to get it back. But first, she needs a crew. Share the laughs, action, and adventure as Raven assembles the fearless crew of awesome ladies who will help her get her revenge.

128 pgs./ All Ages/ FC $14.99

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HOLY F*CKED #3 (of 4)

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

Hercules is driving a van full of explosives with Jesus tied up in the back. But he’s in for one hell of a ride because the New Apostles are out to stop him! Will Cosmic Moses, the Secret Pope, Mother 2resa, and the Holy Spirit halt Herc before he blows Jesus to kingdom come? Plus… can Maria get Satan to the hospital on time?

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

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PUPPET MASTER #8

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)

With the Puppets by his side, Anthony returns to the Bouldeston Institute intent on ending Camille’s reign of terror. Can they stop her before she takes another life? Meanwhile, the Puppets owe a debt to Anapa, and his Followers have come to collect. The first of the Seven Tasks is ready, and Leech Woman must answer the call.

Glenn Lumsden cover and sketch cover, limited to 2,000 copies each

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

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TOMBOY #1

Writer(s): M. Goodwin
Artist Name(s): M. Goodwin
Cover Artist(s): M. Goodwin Variant: Jennifer Ely

Synopsis: The death of a childhood friend sparks a series of events that lead Addison from teenage field hockey player to a murderer of criminals. There’s no lack of targets for her in a city built on corruption, but payback doesn’t come for free. Addison’s reality begins to blur in the pursuit of vengeance and justice is used as justification to become a monster.

The stunning first full comic work from Eisner award nominated creator M. Goodwin (Princeless), perfect for fans of Batgirl or Spider-Gwen! Features a limited edition variant by Jennifer Ely (Boxtrolls), limited to 2,000 copies.
32 pgs./ Mature Readers/ FC $3.99 (reg.) / $4.99 (Var.)

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TRANCERS #2

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

Trooper Jack Deth has been sent back in time to the year 1985 to hunt down the man that killed his wife, but he quickly finds himself on the wrong side of the law. Wanted for a murder he didn’t commit, Jack is thrown into a jail full of zombified trancers ready to tear him apart piece by piece. His only hope is in the hands of his future wife Lena. Features a movie poster variant, limited to 2,000 copies.

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

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ZOMBIE TRAMP #16

Writer(s): Dan Mendoza
Artist Name(s): Victoria Harris
Cover Artist(s): TMChu (regular, risqué variant), Dan Mendoza (limited variant), Ryan Kinnaird (artist, artist risque variant)
Risque variant cover (limited to 2500): TMChu
Mendoza variant cover (limited to 2000): Dan Mendoza
Artist cover (limited to 1500): Ryan Kinnaird
Artist risqué cover (limited to 2000): Ryan Kinnaird

Janey witnesses a teenage goth geek girl tortured and murdered by four trendy mall rats. Not her problem. But when she realizes the murderous click are using blinged-out iTablets to cast Necro-spells, she can’t let it slide. Follow this exciting story arc as Zombie Tramp returns to high school, Jumpstreet style, to solve the mystery of the iWitches!

Features a variant cover by series creator Dan Mendoza, a risqué variant cover, and an artist showcase variant and risque by Ryan Kinnaird (Empowered, Playstation Magazine).

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

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Review: Archon: Battle of the Dragon #1

Archon1_MAINCOVERLas Vegas, 1981. Gareth Thompson, a Vietnam veteran and single father, has just accepted a security job at the new fantasy-themed “Archon Hotel and Casino.” However, he’ll soon discover all the Orcs, Elves and Dragons at the Resort are not people in costumes, but actual creatures of myth and legend.

For those who’ve been to Las Vegas, you know the city is about as much fantasy as Lord of the Rings, Conan, or any of the other classics. The city immerses you into man created worlds, usually with themes, and some of them are indeed full of knights and maidens. That’s what Archon: Battle of the Dragon #1 introduces us to, a Las Vegas hotel that’s more than just people in costumes.

Written by John J. Perez, the first issue doesn’t just throw us into this entertaining world, instead he focuses on Gareth Thompson, fleshing him out as to why he’s taking this job, his daughter, and most importantly why we should care about him. It’d be easy to just focus on Gareth and let us be entertained by this new world he inhabits, that could work as a comic. Instead Perez wants to give us a reason to care about Gareth, any I’m guessing cheer for him as the series progresses. It’s some fun fantasy with a heart. He’s also integrated enough familiar things from fantasy that you immediately can pick up on why things matter, or an idea about the characters, without having to explain a lot. It’s all familiar, with a nice twist.

Perez is helped by Marco Maccagni, Bobby Hernandez, and Salvatore R. Villirillo on art who give the series a somewhat cartoon look that makes it more than some gritty fantasy series. Doing that sort of style wouldn’t work with the tone Perez has created. Instead they have given us a style that fits perfectly with comedy, action, and more down to earth tender moments.

With added material in the back perfect for any dungeon master and dice slinger, Archon: Battle of the Dragon #1 is a fun new read for those who like a little sword and sorcery.

Story: John J. Perez Art:  Marco Maccagni, Bobby Hernandez, Salvatore R. Villirillo
Story: 7.75 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7.75 Recommendation: Read

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

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