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Preview: Actionverse #2 Featuring Stray

ACTIONVERSE #2 FEATURING STRAY

Writer(s): Vito Delsante
Artist Name(s): Sean Izaakse, Lee Gaston, Carlos Cabaleiro, Wilson Ramos Jr.
Cover Artist(s): Sean Izaakse (Cover A), Wilson Ramos Jr. (Cover A)
Orderable Variant Cover by: David Golding (Cover B), Carlos Cabaleiro (Cover C)
32 pgs./ T / FC
$3.99

“The Rottweiler Years” continue! Stray is getting close to finding the shooter, but his future collides with his past as he recalls the first mission of the TeenAegis! Retailer incentive action figure cover by David Golding (Infested Earth) and classic homage variant by Carlos Cabaleiro (The Golden Guard)!

Action Lab Entertainment’s Releases in December 2017

ACTIONVERSE #4 FEATURING STRAY

Writer(s): Vito Delsante
Artist Name(s): Ares Taveras, Wilson Ramos Jr.
Cover Artist(s): Sean Izaakse, Wilson Ramos Jr.
Orderable Variant Cover by: Miguel Angel Ruiz/Wilson Ramos (B)

The past is prologue. Stray’s greatest challenge lies in the present. Who are the Intolerance? With New York City at a tipping point, Stray is going to need some help…guest starring MIDNIGHT TIGER! Also: A new back-up story by Jay Piscopo! Retailer incentive cover by Miguel Angel Ruiz!

32 pgs./ T / FC $3.99
DIAMOND ITEM CODES
OCT171035 – ACTIONVERSE ONGOING #4 STRAY CVR A IZAAKSE
OCT171036 – ACTIONVERSE ONGOING #4 STRAY CVR B RUIZ

FORCE #2

Writer(s): Shawn Pryor, B. Alex Thompson
Artist Name(s): Jay Reed
Cover Artist(s): David Nakayama

Testosterone levels run high during Supreme Bowl XXVII as Terrance Wright and the Boxers try to gain ground on the Skyhawks. Will Terrance’s body breakdown before halftime? Why is there beef between Terrance and Skyhawks QB Brent Tettleton? Can Cassie Knox get new investors for the Boxers franchise without the owner present? The battle on and off the field continues in FORCE! Cover by artist David Nakayama (Rocket Raccoon, All-New Guardians of the Galaxy, Deadpool).

32 pgs./ T / FC $3.99
DIAMOND ITEM CODE
OCT171037 – FORCE #2

HERO CATS #20

Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer
Artist Name(s): Andy Duggan
Inks: Andy Duggan
Colors: Julie Barclay, Meg Daunting, Abby Hermes

“Bot to the Future” – The future holds nothing but suffering for Stellar City. But the Hero Cat’s new friend, Durable Dave, wants to fix it! Will the Hero Bots save the future… or destroy it?

32 pgs./ E / FC $3.99

DIAMOND ITEM CODE
OCT171038 – HERO CATS #20

HERO CATS OF STELLAR CITY: YEAR ONE HARDCOVER

Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer
Artist Name(s): Marcus Williams
Cover Artist(s): Marcus Williams
Inks: Ryan Sellers
Colors: Omaka Schultz
Letters: Briana Higgins

The Hero Cats of Stellar City save the world! Meet Ace, Belle, Cassie, Midnight, Rocket & Rocco. This special hardcover edition collects the first six issues and is perfect for any library.

192 pgs./ E / FC $19.99
DIAMOND ITEM CODE
OCT171039 – HERO CATS HC VOL 01

JUPITER JET #1

Writer(s): Jason Inman & Ashley Victoria Robinson
Artist Name(s): Ben Matsuya (Line art), Mara Jayne Carpenter (Colors), Taylor Esposito (Letters)
Cover Artist(s): Ben Matsuya (Covers A & B), Jonboy Meyers (Cover C)

SERIES LAUNCH! Sixteen-year-old Jacqueline “Jacky” Johnson rides the sky on an experimental jetpack and she does what any other teenage girl would do. Steal from the rich and give to the poor! But, when she steals a mysterious object from the wrong people, can she survive the robots and ray guns they send after her?

32 pgs./ E / FC $3.99
DIAMOND ITEM CODES
OCT171040 – JUPITER JET #1 CVR A MATSUYA
OCT171041 – JUPITER JET #1 CVR B MATSUYA
OCT171042 – JUPITER JET #1 CVR C MEYERS

MIRACULOUS: GAMER

Writer(s): Zag Entertainment
Artist Name(s): Zag Entertainment
Cover Artist(s): Zag Entertainment
Arranged and Adapted by: Cheryl Black and Nicole D’Andria

Adrien and Max, who have the highest levels at the Ultimate Robot Strike video game, have to compete together in a major tournament. But as Marinette wants to spend some time with Adrien, she manages to take Max’s place by beating him in a improvised challenge. Hawk Moth takes this opportunity to transform Max into Gamer. From then on, Gamer controls a large robot that wreaks havoc in Paris. Ladybug and Cat Noir will have to team up to fight a now very real robot.

64 pgs./ A / FC $4.99
DIAMOND ITEM CODE
OCT171045 – MIRACULOUS #20 CVR A
OCT171046 – MIRACULOUS #20 CVR B

MIRACULOUS ADVENTURES OF LADYBUG & CAT NOIR #5

Created by: Thomas Astruc
Written by: Thomas Astruc, Mélanie Duval, Fred Lenoir, Bryan Seaton & Sébastien Thibaudeau
Artist Name(s): Brian Hess
Cover Artist(s): Brian Hess, Trevor Grace
Letters by: Justin Birch
Edited by: Nicole D’Andria and Bryan Seaton

Ladybug and Cat Noir are back in Paris, but who Akumitized that father in New York? Does Hawk Moth have a cousin in the United States?! Can the superheroes of Paris save New York City and the rest of the world if it happens again?

32 pgs./ A / FC $3.99
DIAMOND ITEM CODES
OCT171043 – MIRACULOUS ADVENTURES LADYBUG CAT NOIR #5 CVR A HESS
OCT171044 – MIRACULOUS ADVENTURES LADYBUG CAT NOIR #5 CVR B GRACE

PRINCELESS: RAVEN, THE PIRATE PRINCESS YEAR 2 #3

Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): Xenia Pamfil
Cover Artist(s): Xenia Pamfil

Raven and Ximena are down. Sunshine’s missing. Half of the crew is injured and the ship is boarded by enemies. Now it’s time for Katie and the crew to step up and fight like their lives depend on it – because they do!

32 pgs./ A / FC $3.99
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OCT171047 – PRINCELESS RAVEN YEAR 2 #3 LOVE AND REVENGE

SHINOBI: NINJA PRINCESS – LIGHTNING ONI #4

Writer(s): Martheus Wade
Artist Name(s): Martheus Wade (Pencils/Story), Janet Wade (Inks), Martheus Wade (Colors)
Cover Artist(s): Martheus Wade

Victory is like capturing lightning in a bottle. With Kim out of commission, it’s up to Turra to lead the team against the Lightning Oni and his Tengu warriors. Little does she know that The Red Dragon holds a secret that could potentially destroy her world. Meanwhile, Shianndrea is on a one-way collision with Yawata, The Oni of Lightning, himself. Will her true power emerge?

32 pgs./ E / FC $3.99
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OCT171048 – SHINOBI NINJA PRINCESS LIGHTNING ONI #4

TOYETICA VOLUME 1

Writer(s): Marty LeGrow
Artist Name(s): Marty LeGrow
Cover Artist(s): Marty LeGrow

In a world where the hottest kid’s toys are based on real people, a ragtag class of students must prove they’re the best toys for the job, competing against friends and enemies at Dollington Academy to achieve action figure fame…all while being just 6 inches tall.

When a new student named Minky arrives at Dollington Academy, Trixie Tangle is determined to make her feel welcome. But when Minky turns out to be a mermaid, Trixie’s not so sure she can help this fish out of water feel at home on land.

128 pgs./ E / FC $14.99
DIAMOND ITEM CODE
OCT171049 – TOYETICA TP VOL 01

Preview: Danger Doll Squad #1

DANGER DOLL SQUAD #1

Writer(s): Jason Martin, with Dan Mendoza and Bryan Seaton
Artist Name(s): Winston Young
Cover Artist(s): Celor (Covers A-B), Dan Mendoza (Covers C-D), Winston Young (Covers E-F)
Cover A – Celor Main Cover (unlimited)
Cover B – Celor Risqué Variant (limited to 2500)
Cover C – Dan Mendoza Variant (limited to 2000)
Cover D – Dan Mendoza Risqué (limited to 2500)
Cover E – Winston Young Variant (limited to 2000)
Cover F – Winston Young Risqué (limited to 2500)
Cover G – Blank Sketch Variant (unlimited)
32 pgs./ M / FC
$4.99

Our three most popular Danger Zone titles: Zombie Tramp, Vampblade, and DollFace come together to form the all-new Danger Doll Squad! When each girl’s deadliest foes merge together, our terrible threesome must enter “the black room”, a virtual reality inside cyberspace, to do battle against Necro Magic AI!!!

The biggest Danger Zone crossover event starts here, with covers by the artist of each series (each with their own risqué variant as well)!

Preview: Medisin #5

MEDISIN #5

Writer(s): Jeff Dyer and Mark McKeon
Artist Name(s): David Brame (Pencils), Joaquin Pereyra (Colors)
Cover Artist(s): David Brame (Covers A and B)
32 pgs./ T+ / FC
$3.99

“First Do No Harm” Chapter 5
Ethan Sharp knows the true identity of Malady, and now he finds himself face to face with his adversary. As the secret history of medicine and super heroes is revealed, Dr. Linden struggles to save one of the doctors and Olivia’s fate is decided by the reckless Crimson Crow. The penultimate chapter is here as MEDISIN races to its thrilling conclusion!

Preview: Shinobi: Ninja Princess – Lightning Oni #2

SHINOBI: NINJA PRINCESS – LIGHTNING ONI #2

Writer(s): Martheus Wade
Artist Name(s): Martheus Wade (Pencils/Story), Janet Wade (Inks), Gene Fayne (Colors)
Cover Artist(s): Martheus Wade and Gene Fayne
32 pgs./ E / FC
$3.99

Who said words can never hurt you? While the powerful Lightning Oni continues his search for the young ninja, Shianndrea Toshigawa, the kunoichi has to quell a rumor that she maliciously attacked one of her fellow sword sisters during an unauthorized training session. While Ai and Shainndrea get to the bottom of the incident, ninja team leaders, Kim and Turra, go on the hunt for a possible traitor in their ranks.

New York Comic Con 2017: Spencer & Locke Gets a Sequel

Action Lab: Danger Zone‘s Spencer & Locke is getting a second volume! Announced at New York Comic Con, the series is written by David Pepose with art by Jorge Santiago Jr. The series is Calvin & Hobbes meets Sin City and has already been optioned for a film. Spencer & Locke 2 is out in 2018.

We already have the scoop as to what you can expect and it’s awesome!

His partner’s imaginary… but the madness is all real.

Spencer & Locke 2

Preview: Toyetica #3

TOYETICA #3

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

Only an hour after they get their new accessories, Sweetina fights a horse, Vince fights his conscience and Bunnard tries everything to avoid fighting Nebulara! Meanwhile, Trixie and Polly set out to stop Minky from throwing away her identity…and end up discovering a huge school secret.

Preview: Amerikarate #7

AMERIKARATE #7

Writer(s): Brockton McKinney, Corey Kalman
Artist Name(s): Daniel Arruda Massa
Cover Artist(s): Devin Roth (Cover A), Bill McKay (Cover B), Tom Whalen (Cover C), April O’Neil (Cover D)
Cover A – Regular Cover (unlimited): Devin Roth
Cover B – Movie Poster Variant (limited to 1500): Bill McKay
Cover C – RoboSam Variant (limited to 1500): Tom Whalen
Cover D – April O’Neil Cosplay Variant (limited to 1500)
32 pgs./ M / FC
$3.99

Roll over, RoboChump, there’s a NEW cyborg in town! Cynthia and Sam finally confront the mastermind behind the cybertheft crime wave that has left the city’s knees shaking in its city-boots —but the shocking revelation of who it is shocks their karate-socks off! It’s robo-kills versus karate-skills the most action-packed issue of the comic book that critics are calling “the most action-packed yet!”

Action Lab Releases a Statement on Ivan the Pervy Ghost Controversy

Today Action Lab Entertainment fell in hot water over one of their New York Comic Con exclusives, Ivan the Pervy Ghost One-Shot which some saw as promoting harassment of cosplayers (and harassment in general). That comic was being released under the Action Lab: Danger Zone imprint. Danger Zone is an “adult” imprint focused on mature material.

The exclusive comic by Bryan Seaton and Dan Mendoza was not to be offered in print again. A digital release was to come out later this year. The comic was being in sets of 1 Regular and 1 Risqué cover with a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity. Retailing for $100, $50 from each set sold at was to go to help Hurricane victims of Harvey, Irma, and Maria.

When issue over the release was raised online, Action Lab: Danger Zone tweeted less than professional responses in return to which “the hack” excuse was dropped. In fact the account was not hacked, a person who should not have had access had indeed had access.

In response, Action Lab’s publisher/CEO Bryan Seaton released the following statement:

As Publisher of Action Lab Comics, it was never my or Action Lab’s intention to promote or make light of cosplay consent issues. We recognize that sexual harassment of cosplayers is a very real issue and particularly that it is one some of our own creators have spoken out on in the past. In retrospect, we agree that the cover of Ivan is ill-considered, and we will be removing this cover as one of our NYCC exclusives.

As a publisher of creator-owned books, Action Lab doesn’t believe in censorship – but we do believe in respecting our readers, being sensitive to issues in our community, and owning up to our mistakes. In short, we made a mistake, we did something dumb, and we sincerely apologize. As part of the comics community, we appreciate your comments and feedback and we will continue to work to get it right.  When we do something wrong, please call us out. We want to be a publisher where every reader feels welcome.

In response to the Twitter controversy that spawned from the critique of the cover, Seaton went on to say:

I would like to apologize on behalf of Action Lab and Action Lab Danger Zone for any and all rude and inappropriate tweets. We do not believe these tweets where done by any Action Lab staff but by a malicious third party. Passwords have now been changed and tweets deleted but damage has already been done and again we apologize.

We’ve asked for clarification if the comic will be available with a different cover and plans are still to release it digitally in the future.

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