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Art Baltazar Delivers Kids Action With Powers in Action Volume 1 in March

Part of Action Lab: Discover, Action Lab Entertainment‘s new early readers imprint, Powers in Action is the perfect Saturday morning cartoon for your kids to read! This initial story arc introduces you to the next dimension of Eisner Winner Art Baltazar‘s Aw Yeah Universe.

Lynx and his sister Ocelot join the super team, Hero Squadron, which also includes the super heroic likes of Suplex, Eclipse, Enormus and their leader Moon! Travel along with our heroes as they take on numerous supervillains and learn about the true power of teamwork!

Writer Art Baltazar is well-known for his kid-friendly titles. His work includes Tiny TitansSuperman Family Adventures and Itty Bitty Hellboy.

Powers in Action Volume 1, which collects the first four issues of the series, will be in a comic book store near you this March 2019. Preorder it with the Diamond item code JAN191428.

Review: Powers In Action #1

Powers in Action #1

A bold new adventure awaits! Our heroes, LYNX and his sister, OCELOT, join the super team known as The HERO SQUADRON…and they are late for their first meeting. Maybe these delays are because of SUPER VILLAINS! Oh no! Looks like our heroes may have work to do before they even join the team. Will these cat-heroes fit in with the members of the HERO SQUADRON?  Join us for this new SUPER HERO DIMENSION of the AW YEAH UNIVERSE told by famous cartoonist Art Baltazar.

I’ll be completely honest with you; I agreed to review Powers in Action #1 based solely on the title, having NO idea what the concept of the comic was (I didn’t even read the above text until I pasted it here after opening the comic). In short, I really went into the comic utterly blind.

It was so much fun.

Powers In Action #1 is VERY kid friendly, which is to be expected and applauded given the rating, and reads very much like a Saturday morning cartoon. Although this is a very simple story, there’s a lot of subtly to the messaging – especially at the beginning – such as when Lynx, a male superhero gets swiftly taken out by the villain leaving his sister, Ocelot, to capture the bad guy. It’s a great little touch that we all need to be reminded of; girls (or women) don’t need boys (or men) to take care of things for them.

Make no mistake about it, this is very much a comic that your kids will enjoy (or your inner child if your an adult), and perhaps is one that you should add to your pull list for the young friends in your life. But should you read it yourself if you don’t want to buy comics for kids (or have no kids to buy comics for)?

Yup. This is a genuinely fun, light comic that’s well worth adding to your collection when you want to feed your inner child.

Story: Art Baltazar Art: Art Baltazar 
Story: 7.8 Art: 8.1 Overall: 8.3 Recommendation: Buy

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

Preview: Powers in Action #1

Powers in Action #1

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

A bold new adventure awaits! Our heroes, LYNX and his sister, OCELOT, join the super team known as The HERO SQUADRON…and they are late for their first meeting. Maybe these delays are because of SUPER VILLAINS! Oh no! Looks like our heroes may have work to do before they even join the team. Will these cat-heroes fit in with the members of the HERO SQUADRON? Join us for this new SUPER HERO DIMENSION of the AW YEAH UNIVERSE told by famous cartoonist ART BALTAZAR!

This comic is 25 years in the making and will be awesome!

Powers in Action #1

Red Sonja 45th Anniversary Foil Trading Card Box, Out Now

Red Sonja 45th Anniversary Foil Trading Card Box

artists: J. Scott Campbell, Frank Thorne, Walter Simonson, Amanda Conner, John Buscema, Fiona Staples, Jenny Frison, Jay Anacleto, Juan Doe, Mike McKone, Amy Reeder, Lucio Parrillo, Art Baltazar, Anthony Marques, Guiseppe Camuncoli, Stephanie Buscema, Dick Giordano, Jonboy Meyers, Mel Rubi, Joseph Michael Linsner, more
2.5” x 3.5” | Individual, 7-card foil pack: $89.99 | Teen+
2.5” x 3.5” | Box of 12 foil packs: $1,079.88 | Teen+

A Deluxe-Premiere set featuring a select group of Red Sonja’s most renowned artists portraying the “She-Devil with a Sword” in all of her savage, majestic beauty! This set includes an 18 card base set, PLUS Dynamite chase cards that include: 6 autographed cards, 3 B&W art cards, 9-card puzzle cards, 2-box-topper special cards, special bonus chase cards, and hand-drawn, original art, signed sketch cards!

Every autographed card featuring a color ink or ultra-rare, gold ink signature!

Every individual foil pack includes 2 Base Cards, 2 sketch cards, 1 B&W art card, 1 puzzle card, and 1 autographed card.

Every specially designed, 4-color box includes 12 foil packs.

Preview: Archie Meets Batman ’66 #3

ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN ‘66 #3

Script: Jeff Parker, Michael Moreci
Art: Dan Parent, J. Bone, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Michael Allred, Laura Allred
Variant Covers: Art Baltazar, Howard Chaykin, Veronica Fish, Franco Aureliani, David Mack
On Sale Date: 9/26
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

The historic crossover mini-series rolls on! Gotham’s villains have infiltrated Pop’s Chocklit Shoppe to enact their plans of mind control! But when one of Pop’s best customers sees the action taking place, will he be able to let the others know, or will the joke be on him?

Art Baltazar’s Powers in Action #1 Introduces The Hero Squadron!

The year was 1986… when Art Baltazar created his first Super Heroes. Before Tiny Titans. Before Itty Bitty Hellboy. Before Aw Yeah Comics shops. Before the indie hit sensation Patrick The Wolf Boy. Even before Artie’s first self-published work The Cray Baby Adventures. There was Powers in Action!

Based on the super hero comics of famous cartoonist Art Baltazar, created in 1986 when he was 17 and in high school, originally called Images of Art, these classic tales and characters are getting a redesign and story retellings. Updated by Art Baltazar with over 25 years of cartooning experience for a brand-new never before seen audience! WHEW!

Join us on this bold adventure as LYNX brings his sister, OCELOT to join the super team in their first meeting. Let’s hope there are no delays along the way in the form of SUPER VILLAINS! Oh no! Looks like our heroes may have work to do before they even join the team. Will these cat-heroes fit in with the members of the HERO SQUADRON?  Their mysterious leader thinks so.  Who else is on the team, you ask? Meet…SUPLEX! ECLIPSE! The Alien ENORMUS! And their leader MOON! Bold adventure awaits!

But where there are heroes, the villains are not very far. Who is the mysterious DARKSTORM? What’s up with the destructive BOT? And who is that alien trio? And why do they have the same powers as SUPLEX? It begins here!

The first 4-issue story arc of Powers in Action introduces you to the next dimension of the AW Yeah Universe! The super-heroic bold adventure of cartoony super hero all age awesomeness that only Art Baltazar can bring!

The first issue of Powers in Action will be in a comic book store near you on November 28, 2018.

Pop’s is overrun by Gotham’s villains in this early preview of Archie Meets Batman ’66 #3!

ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN ’66 #3

Script: Jeff Parker, Michael Moreci
Art: Dan Parent, J. Bone, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover: Michael Allred, Laura Allred
Variant Covers: Art Baltazar, Howard Chaykin, Veronica Fish, Franco Aureliani, David Mack
On Sale Date: 9/26
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

The historic crossover mini-series rolls on! Gotham’s villains have infiltrated Pop’s Chocklit Shoppe to enact their plans of mind control! But when one of Pop’s best customers sees the action taking place, will he be able to let the others know, or will the joke be on him?

Preview: Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock #3

Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock #3

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Art Baltazar
Artist: Art Baltazar
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Art Baltazar
Anniversary Fraggle Spotlight Subscription Cover: Jake Myler
Price: $3.99

An all new Fraggle Rock story by fan-favorite creator of all ages comics, Art Baltazar (Young Justice, Adventure Time)!

Lion Forge Has Launched a Middle-Grade Imprint Caracal

Lion Forge has been making lots of changes in recent years recognizing new trends in the comic market and adjusting properly with such launches as their CubHouse imprint and Catalyst Prime superhero line of comics. The publisher will now provide a reading road map for parents and educators with a new imprint focused on middle-grade aged children. Caracal is a new imprint announced today under the Lion Forge umbrella, alongside CubHouse (early readers) and Roar (young adult).

Just like its namesake inspiration, the Caracal imprint for middle-grade readers is fast-paced, agile, leaps high to catch fresh concepts and ideas, and hunts down the best stories! Caracal will offer books for readers ages 8–12 focused on preteen characters in relatable situations across genres, including age-appropriate superheroes, science fiction, and fantasy. Select existing titles under the CubHouse banner will see a revised trade dress in second printings, and initial offerings through Caracal will begin publishing later in the year. Previously announced titles and series include:

  • Encounter by Chris Giarrusso, Art Baltazar, and Franco
  • The Wormworld Saga by Daniel Lieske
  • Sheets by Brenna Thummler
  • Glint by Sam Sattin and Ian McGinty

The focus of CubHouse will remain to publish graphic literature with the unique visual literacy development of young children in mind. Initial offerings include: picture books, hybrid or transitional graphic books, and early comic books, which have a limited number of panels on each page in a predictable sequence with corresponding word balloons.

Additional upcoming titles under the Caracal banner will be announced later this week, in correspondence with the publisher’s appearance at BookExpo America in New York City.

Preview: Jupiter Jet #5

JUPITER JET #5

Writer(s): Jason Inman & Ashley Victoria Robinson
Artist Name(s): Ben Matsuya (Lineart), Mara Jayne Carpenter (Colors), Taylor Esposito (Letters)
Cover Artist(s): Ben Matsuya (Cover A) Art Baltazar (Cover B)
32 pgs./ E / FC
$3.99

The battle for Olympic Heights ends here! Jupiter Jet faces off with Praetor Pluto in the skies and the fate of her family hangs in the balance! Can Jupiter Jet survive a battle against Praetor Pluto’s robot army? What is Pluto’s master plan? And a shocking conclusion that will change everything in Jupiter Jet’s world.

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