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Revisit the world’s greatest horror-themed amusement park in Midnight Massacre!

All in print, all together, all for the first time! Action Lab: Danger Zone presents the complete collection of John and Ben Matsuya’s Midnight Massacre! This graphic novel is perfect if you’re a fan of Scott Pilgrim Vs. The WorldShaun of the DeadCabin in the Woods, or Adventureland. An amusing horror story guaranteed to make you smile as much as gasp, Midnight Massacre will be available on September 23rd at a comic store near you! Midnight Massacre features art by Ben Matsuya with color assist by Aaron Daly and Erin Fekete, covers by Ben Matsuya, Jasen Smith, and Megan Huang, and edited by Shawn Gabborin and Nicole D’Andria.

Halloween is on the horizon for the visitors of Calico Adventure Park,  and the park’s executives have been hard at work preparing for their annual extravaganza, the park’s “Midnight Massacre”. But this year’s main event is going to be more horrifying, more visceral, more realistic, and more unexpected than any of the park’s visitors could ever realize. We’re not talking about employees in suits, folks. We’re talking monsters—the real deal. And when all hell breaks loose, it’s up to Amy Nicholson, a jaded games booth employee and her friends to save the park, the town, and maybe even the world.

So, join Amy Nicholson, jaded games employee, as she and her friends save the town, save the park, and save the world, one horrifying monstrosity at a time in the complete print collection of Midnight Massacre! Coming soon to a comic shop near you, order the graphic novel with Diamond item code JUL200967!

MIDNIGHT MASSACRE

Preview: Villains Seeking Hero #6

VILLAINS SEEKING HERO #6

Writer(s): Louis Southard
Artist Name(s): Ben Matsuya

Cover Artist(s): Ben Matsuya
25 pgs./ T+ / FC$2.99
Digital-First

*GASP* The moon is under siege! Master Molecule, Spirit King, and Nite-Man have made a deadly pact with the holy Moon Wizards to steal the heavenly lunar orb from our precious orbit. Now, it’s up to spacefaring superhero, The Cosmonaut, to stop the fiends before it’s too late!

Note: VILLAINS SEEKING HERO #7-8 will also be available on comiXology the same day as the start of the second story arc! Pre-order every issue here.

VILLAINS SEEKING HERO #6

Preview: Villains Seeking Hero Volume 1

VILLAINS SEEKING HERO VOLUME 1

Writer(s): Louis Southard
Artist Name(s): Ben Matsuya, Kyle Petchock, David Hahn
Cover Artist(s): Ben Matsuya

120 pgs./ T+ / FC$5.99
Digital-First

Drowning in his own professional downward spiral, the veteran super-villain known as Master Molecule has been forced to become the leader of a new team of heinous criminals. In his shadow now lurks the powerful yet eccentric Spirit King and the mute force majeure Nite-Man. As the three coworkers learn to live with each other, they must also deal with whatever else their dangerous and bombastic world of costumed crusaders throws in their direction.

Writer Louis Southard is joined by artists Ben Matsuya, Kyle Petchock, David Hahn, and more in this most dastardly tale! Collects Villains Seeking Hero #1-5.

VILLAINS SEEKING HERO VOLUME 1

Preview: Villains Seeking Hero #1

VILLAINS SEEKING HERO #1

Writer(s): Louis Southard
Artist Name(s): Ben Matsuya

Cover Artist(s): Ben Matsuya
25 pgs./ T+ / FC
$2.99
Digital-First

Once a respected and feared pillar of the super-villain community, the middle-aged veteran baddie known as Master Molecule is being swallowed up by his own professional downward spiral! Fortunately for the villain, a second chance arrives with him becoming the leader of a new team called the Frightening Five!

Note: VILLAINS SEEKING HERO #2-5 will also be available on comiXology the same day as the first issue! Pre-order every issue here.

Preview: Midnight Massacre #4

MIDNIGHT MASSACRE #4

Writer(s): John Matsuya and Ben Matsuya
Artist Name(s): Ben Matsuya (Pencils), Ben Matsuya (Colors)
Cover Artist(s): Ben Matsuya
Editors: Shawn Gabborin, Nicole D’Andria
Color Assistant: Aaron Daly, Erin Fekete
Fonts: Blambots
40 pgs./ M / FC $2.99
Digital-Only

October is coming to Calico Adventure Park, which launches the annual “Midnight Massacre” Halloween event at the Western-themed amusement park. When upper management fires its “cast members” and outsource their jobs to the netherworld, all hell is about to break loose. It’s up to jaded games employee and part-time rebel, Amy Nicholson, to save the park and Halloween.

MIDNIGHT MASSACRE #4

Preview: Midnight Massacre #3

MIDNIGHT MASSACRE #3

Writer(s): John Matsuya and Ben Matsuya
Artist Name(s): Ben Matsuya (Pencils), Ben Matsuya (Colors)
Cover Artist(s): Megan Huang
Editors: Shawn Gabborin, Nicole D’Andria
Color Assistant: Aaron Daly, Erin Fekete
Fonts: Blambots
45 pgs./ M / FC $2.99
Digital-Only

As Calico Adventure Park’s Midnight Massacre devolves into real pandemonium, Amy tries to make her escape with the help of her friends. The dead live, the monsters mash, and chaos reigns. But just as the park becomes the embodiment of Amy’s fears,  a solution to re-trap the monsters presents itself…

MIDNIGHT MASSACRE #3

Preview: Midnight Massacre #2

MIDNIGHT MASSACRE #2

Writer(s): John Matsuya and Ben Matsuya
Artist Name(s): Ben Matsuya (Pencils), Ben Matsuya (Colors)
Cover Artist(s): Jasen Smith
Editors: Shawn Gabborin, Nicole D’Andria
Color Assistant: Aaron Daly, Erin Fekete
Fonts: Blambots
41 pgs./ M / FC $2.99
Digital-Only

Trying to prove to her crush that she hasn’t “sold out”, Amy plays a prank on her amusement park job on Halloween night. Little does she know that her “harmless” gag has dire consequences and frees the roaming theme park monsters of their earthly chains. As the monsters come to life, Amy must warn the park before Calico’s Midnight Massacre becomes an actual midnight massacre.

MIDNIGHT MASSACRE #2

Preview: Midnight Massacre #1

MIDNIGHT MASSACRE #1

Writer(s): John Matsuya and Ben Matsuya
Artist Name(s): Ben Matsuya (Pencils), Ben Matsuya (Colors)
Cover Artist(s): Ben Matsuya
Editors: Shawn Gabborin, Nicole D’Andria
Color Assistant: Aaron Daly, Erin Fekete
Fonts: Blambots
31 pgs./ M / FC $2.99
Digital-Only

October is coming to Calico Adventure Park, which launches the annual “Midnight Massacre” Halloween event at the Western-themed amusement park. When upper management fires its “cast members” and outsource their jobs to the netherworld, all hell is about to break loose. It’s up to jaded games employee and part-time rebel, Amy Nicholson, to save the park and Halloween.

MIDNIGHT MASSACRE #1

Midnight Massacre: Visit the Greatest Horror-Themed Amusement Park this Halloween

Enjoy this Halloween with Action Lab: Danger Zone‘s digital first premiere of John and Ben Matsuya‘s Midnight Massacre! Halloween is here and so is Calico Adventure Park’s annual Halloween extravaganza “Midnight Massacre!” But when the corporate executives `conjure real monsters, all hell breaks loose… literally. It’s up to a jaded teenage employee to save the park and the world! Midnight Massacre is a rollicking horror comedy guaranteed to scare you out of your quarter life crisis.

So, join jaded games employee and part-time rebel Amy Nicholson as she tries to save everyone from the nightmare that is the “Midnight Massacre” Halloween event at Calico Adventure Park. Midnight Massacre is written by the Matsuya’s with pencils and color by Ben Matsuya with a color assist by Aaron Daly and Erin Fekete and fonts by Blambots. The first and fourth issue covers are by Ben Matsuya, the second issue cover by Jasen Smith, and the third issue cover by Megan Huang. The comic is edited by Shawn Gabborin and Nicole D’Andria.

The complete story of Midnight Massacre will be on comiXology this month! Issues #1-2 release on 10/16 and issues #3-4 release on 10/30. And watch out next year for the physical trade collection!

Midnight Massacre

Preview: Jupiter Jet Volume 1

JUPITER JET VOLUME 1

Writer(s): Jason Inman & Ashley Victoria Robinson
Artist Name(s): Ben Matsuya
Cover Artist(s): Ben Matsuya
128 pgs./ E / FC
$14.99

Following the death of her father 16-year-old Jacqueline “Jacky” Johnson inherits a jetpack with a mysterious power source and together with her brother, Chuck, and their cat she must protect her home from a threat that may – or may not – be from this Earth!

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