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Read the First 30 Pages of Action Hospital: Half-Light Bleeds then Back it on Kickstarter

Dave Baker is the writer and an illustrator behind Action Hospital. For the past two years he’s been working on the comic which he describes as “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind meets Men in Black.”

Action Hospital: Half-Light Bleeds is the story of Joan Michelle Basquiat as she attempts to defend the eponymous Action Hospital against cave-dudes from the distant past, time traveling gondolier-themed assassins, a human-shark clone of Abraham Lincoln, and a demon with 9 and 3/4th heads.

Baker is currently running a Kickstarter to pay for printing of the nearly 300 page project. The project met its initial funding goal in 4 hours. And now it has raised almost 4x the original goal.

The original collection was published for San Diego Comic-Con 2016 and features 18 interconnected short stories. The whole project took four and a half years to make.

On top of the work by Baker, artists contributing pin ups are: Andrew Maclean, Te’shawn Dwyer, Kevin Woody, Buster Moody, Erwin Papa, Jonathan La Mantia, Daniel Arruda Massa, Ernie Najera, Bob Q, Daniel Whitfield, Mike Macropoulos, Jackie Crofts, Christian J Meesey, Scott Drummond, Tony Brown, Matthew Goodall, Daniel White, Tony McMillen, Sam Grinberg, Maciej Palka, Joey Navarra Jr., Walter Ostlie, and Jim Mahfood.

The comic is written, penciled, inked, and lettered. The funds raised go towards printing the project.

We’ve been hooked up with a 30 page preview of the comic and you can contribute and get your copy today. The Kickstarter runs until February 14.

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Preview: Amerikarate: Volume Two: U.S. A.C.T.I.O.N. Force

AMERIKARATE: VOLUME TWO: U.S. A.C.T.I.O.N. FORCE

Writer(s): Brockton McKinney, Corey Kalman
Artist Name(s): Daniel Arruda Massa
Cover Artist(s): Daniel Arruda Massa
128 pgs./ M / FC
$14.99

A brand new storyline! The President himself has a very special mission for Sam and Cynthina: karate-fight some robo-punks and restore justice to a recently crime-choked city. The explosive second volume of the smash hit Amerikarate series is collected here, and the kicks hit as hard as the shocking revelations! Who is the mysterious villain from Sam’s past? What does that have to do with the citywide crime wave? Can you have sex in a wheelchair? Find out all that and more in AmeriKarate: U.S. A.c.t.i.o.n. Force!

Preview: Amerikarate #8

AMERIKARATE #8

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

The karate-packed kick-you-in-the-back conclusion of the USActionForce storyline is finally HERE! It’s a dizzying gauntlet of terror as Sam and Cyn are captured and thrust into a deadly maze of freakish villains, each more hideous than the last! And what awaits them if they win? Their most dangerous enemy yet—SAM’S FAMILY! Join us for thrills, chills, and robotic kills this month because IT’S TIME TO START RUNNING!

Amerikarate Volume 2: The new chapter in sexy-action-karate-comedy begins NOW!

Your favorite heroes, Cynthia Weaver and Sam Kickwell, return to bust heads and take names, and they don’t care about taking names! If Deathwish and RoboCop had a baby named Running Man, Amerikarate would also be like that! When you read this book, you’ll immediately want to rewind it and watch it again!

Stop! Don’t read another word until you read Amerikarate! Wait! Actually, keep reading just a little more! If you’re sick of the same old superhero nonsense, why not try a book that has literally everything else?! Robots? Check! Karate-robots? Done! Robots that have sex? Yes, twice! A devil robot that’s also a kung-fu robot? Your eyeballs are correct! Amerikarate has all that– PLUS regular old normal robots! Drop the spider-boys and bat-masters and get with the only comic book that looks at the comic book industry and says “needs more robots!”

Amerikarate: Volume Two: U.S. A.C.T.I.O.N. Force is written by Brockton McKinney and Corey Kalman with art by Daniel Arruda Massa and will be available in a comic book store near you on December 27, 2017.

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!”

Preview: Amerikarate #6

AMERIKARATE #6

Writer(s): Brockton McKinney, Corey Kalman
Artist Name(s): Daniel Arruda Massa
Cover Artist(s): Devin Roth (Cover A), Daniel Arruda Massa (Cover B), Dave Perillo (Cover C), April O’Neil (Cover D)
Cover A – Regular Cover (unlimited): Devin Roth
Cover B – Machine Gun Variant (limited to 1500): Daniel Arruda Massa
Cover C – Karate Man Variant (limited to 1500): Dave Perillo
Cover D – April O’Neil Cosplay Variant (limited to 1500)
32 pgs./ M / FC
$3.99

Explosions explosively disrupt Sam’s life as Cynthia fights for her legs in the midst of the mysterious robot crime wave. Now it’s up to Kickwell to clean up the city the only way he knows how: with an absolutely insane arsenal of asskicking weapons! If you’ve got a death wish, he’s ready to grant it!

Preview: Amerikarate #5

AMERIKARATE #5

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

AmeriKarate continues with a new storyline and the same outrageous, sexy B-movie martial arts action that you demand! Sam and Cynthia are faced with a new hidden foe and crime wave that has the city shaking in its city-boots! Join us for a high-kicking new adventure and a shocking twist that will leave you clutching your book with a kung fu grip!

Preview: Amerikarate #4

AMERIKARATE #4

Writer(s): Brockton McKinney, Corey Kalman
Artist Name(s): Devin Roth
Cover Artist(s): Devin Roth (art) & Yaoyao Ma Van As (color art), Daniel Arruda Massa, Bill McKay, April O’Neil
Cover A – Regular cover (unlimited): Devin Roth & Yaoyao Ma Van As
Cover B – Movie Poster variant cover (limited to 1500): Daniel Arruda Massa
Cover C – Sexy Time variant cover (limited to 1500): Bill McKay
Cover D – April O’Neil Cosplay Photo 32 pgs./ M / FC
$3.99

Sam Kickwell and his partner in karate and love, Agent Cynthia Weaver, jump-kick their way into the belly of the beast – a Karate-Gang-Filled Mansion! They will have to punch, kick, stab, shoot and even sex their way through one vengeful, weapons-heavy, black-belted gang after another just to get near America’s greatest enemy… the evil dictator, Neon!

Preview: Cougar and Cub #5

COUGAR AND CUB #5

Art by Daniel Arruda Massa
Main story written by Nick Marino
Backup story written by Rosie Knight
Cover by Dean Rankine
Published by Action Lab: Danger Zone

Fists fly and eyes cry as we prepare to say bye in our fearless final chapter! Cub’s captured by a conniving cadre of Megaville’s most malicious meanies, and the injured Cougar refuses to sit on the sidelines and lick her wounds. It’s time to end this sequential prattle with a magnificent battle! Plus, take one more trip into Cougar and Cub’s past as they face their most cynical antagonist from the height of alternative comics.

Preview: Amerikarate #3

AMERIKARATE #3

Writer(s): Brockton McKinney & Corey Kalman
Artist Name(s): Devin Roth
Cover Artist(s): Devin Roth (art) & Joey McCormick (cover color art)
Cover A – Main by Devin Roth (unlimited)
Cover B Bloodsports by Daniel Arruda Massa (limited to 1500)
Cover C – 16 Bit by Dave Perillo (limited to 1500)
Cover D – Photo Cover: April O’Neil (limited to 1500)
32 pgs./ M / FC
$3.99 (AB), $4.99 (CDE)

Sam Kickwell is captured by the nefarious henchman Bloodbreaker! The evil dictator Neon gloats, certain he has imprisoned the only thing standing between himself and world domination! But Karate MasterForce Agent Cynthia Weaver has infiltrated the megalomaniacal tyrant’s lair, and is prepared to kill her way to the top—with karate!

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