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Preview: Puppet Master: Curtain Call #2

PUPPET MASTER CURTAIN CALL #2

Writer(s): Shawn Gabborin
Artist Name(s): Daniel J. Logan (pencils/inks), Yann Perrelet (colors)
Cover A – Daniel J. Logan (pencils/inks), Yann Perrelet (colors)
Cover B – Hand Painted Cover (limited to 1500 copies): Kelly Williams (pencils/inks/colors)
Cover C – Kill Cover (limited to 1500 copies): Andrew Mangum (pencils/inks), Gene Jimenez (colors)
Cover D – Photo Cover (limited to 1500 copies)
32 pgs./ T+ / FC
$3.99

It’s puppet-on-puppet violence as the cult favorite Puppet Master puppets battle Anapa and his evil horde! As the battle rages, Anthony learns the truth about his destiny… and everything begins to change!

Variant covers limited to 1,500 copies each.

Puppet Master Curtain Call TPB: The final chapter!

Action Lab‘s comic book adaptation of the cult film series Puppet Master comes to an end in Puppet Master Curtain Call. The story follows Andre Toulon’s puppets as they are forced to follow their master’s every command and is written by Shawn Gabborin with art by Daniel J. Logan and colors by Yann Perrelet.

In this finale, the puppets face off against the demon god Anapa and his evil puppets. Will they survive or fall to the power of Anapa? Anything is possible in this final chapter!

If you’re a fan of killer dolls and slashers, this is the perfect combination for you. The Puppet Master Curtain Call TPB is now available for pre-order with the Diamond Previews code NOV171132. It will be in a comic book store near you on January 3, 2018.

Preview: Puppet Master: Curtain Call #1

PUPPET MASTER CURTAIN CALL #1

Writer(s): Shawn Gabborin
Artist Name(s): Daniel J. Logan (pencils/inks) , Yann Perrelet (colors)
Cover A – Daniel J. Logan (pencils/inks), Yann Perrelet (colors)
Cover B – Robert Hack (pencils/inks) (limited to 1500)
Cover C – Hand Painted Cover: Kelly Williams (pencils/inks/colors) (limited to 1500)
Cover D – Kill Cover: Andrew Mangum (pencils/inks), Gene Jimenez (colors) (limited to 1500)
Cover E – Photo Cover (limited to 1500)
32 pgs./ M / FC
$3.99

The final chapter of Action Lab’s epic Puppet Master story starts now! Everything from the past two years comes to a head as the demon god Anapa makes one final play at world domination… with Andre Toulon’s puppets standing by his side!?! With the new, big budget film set to be released in 2018, this is the PERFECT jumping on point for new and old fans alike!

Variant covers limited to 1,500 copies each.

Preview: Puppet Master: Curtain Call #1

PUPPET MASTER CURTAIN CALL #1

Writer(s): Shawn Gabborin
Artist Name(s): Daniel J. Logan (pencils/inks), Yann Perrelet (colors)
Cover Artist(s): Daniel J. Logan (Cover A), Yann Perrelet (Cover A), Robert Hack (Cover B), Kelly Williams (Cover C), Andrew Magnum (Cover D), Gene Jimenenz (Cover D)
Cover A – Daniel J. Logan (pencils/inks), Yann Perrelet (colors)
Cover B – Robert Hack (pencils/inks) (limited to 1500)
Cover C – Hand Painted Cover: Kelly Williams (pencils/inks/colors) (limited to 1500)
Cover D – Kill Cover: Andrew Mangum (pencils/inks), Gene Jimenez (colors) (limited to 1500)
Cover E – Photo Cover (limited to 1500)
32 pgs./ M / FC
$3.99

The final chapter of Action Lab’s epic Puppet Master story starts now! Everything from the past two years comes to a head as the demon god Anapa makes one final play at world domination… with Andre Toulon’s puppets standing by his side!?! With the new, big budget film set to be release in 2018, this is the PERFECT jump on point for new and old fans alike!

Variant covers limited to 1,500 copies each.

Puppet Master: Curtain Call #1 – The Beginning of the End in the Puppet Master Saga

Puppet Master: Curtain Call is the finale of Action Lab: Danger Zone‘s epic Puppet Master comic series! Everything from the first five volumes of the Puppet Master ongoing series comes to a head here! It’s the final showdown between the puppets of Andre Toulon versus the demon god Anapa and his evil puppets… with the guests of the Bodega Bay Inn caught in the middle!

Based on the Full Moon Entertainment movies, Puppet Master is about a band of killer puppets who must bend to their master’s will, even if it goes against the essence of the soul trapped in each of them. Anyone who enjoys killer dolls or slasher movies will be right at home in the Puppet Master universe.

Although this serves to wrap up the Puppet Master ongoing series, new fans can enjoy it as well. This book is a love letter to 90s horror with over-the-top action, bloody kills, and a crazy cast of characters!

The series is written by Shawn Gabborin with art by Daniel J. Logan, Yann Perrelet, and covers by Logan, Perrelet, Robert Hack, Kelly Williams, Andrew Magnum, and Gene Jimenez.

Puppet Master: Curtain Call #1 will be available in a comic book store near you on October 18.

Preview: Puppet Master: Halloween 1989

PUPPET MASTER: HALLOWEEN 1989

Writer(s): Shawn Gabborin
Artist Name(s): Daniel J. Logan (pencils/inks), Dan Olvera  (colors)
Cover Artist(s): Standard Cover A: Daniel J. Logan (pencils/inks), Dan Olvera (colors)
Variant B: Shawn Atkins (pencils/inks/colors)
Variant C: Kill Cover: Andrew Mangum (pencils/inks), Gene Jimenez (colors)
Variant D: Kill Cover Sketch: Andrew Mangum (pencils/inks)
32 pgs./ T+ / FC
$3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

Halloween night, 1989. An unknown creature steps out of a long forgotten cave beneath the Bodega Bay Inn. While their master sleeps, the Puppets fight back to protect her from this mysterious intruder. Join us as the Puppets dive headfirst into another beloved subgenre: the creature feature!

Variant and variant sketch covers limited to 1,500 copies each.

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Review: Double Jumpers TPB, Ehmm Theory #2, Ghost Town #2, Skyward #1

Ehmm Theory #2

Ehmm-Theory-2-coverI went into the series thinking we were looking at a horror/comedy comic series, and by the end of this issue, I’m totally confused as to what genre I’m reading, but that only makes me want to read more. Gabriel and Mr. Whispers discover the true connection they share with the mysterious Alyona. One step closer to Gabe’s father, the three encounter the top-secret super-team know only as G.O.D.D. and fight for their lives against a cybernetic crab. What? Yes. Craborg is coming!?

Did you read the above? Did you see how that all got twisted around? This flagship title for Action Lab’s Danger Zone imprint definitely kept me on my toes for this second issue. That’s good and bad. It’s good in that it kept me interested in a series that I might not have normally dug (the straight horror/comedy). The bad is that it all comes off as a bit schizophrenic. Almost as if the comic was trying to be everyone for everyone. I’m fully expecting the third issue to be all romance.

With all that being said, I found the comic unique enough to keep me interested. It definitely isn’t like anything else out there, especially when it comes to what genre it’s supposed to be.

And that really comes down to taste. While I found the hopping around interesting, some items seemed to come out of left field in an almost zany sort of way. It was all a bit disjointed because of that. But, I do like the characters and the dialogue and a lot of the ideas. The comic though is almost like it’s trying to be too much for too many people.

I think when this first volume is done, it’ll all be a bit clearer, but for now, the shift from the first to second issue was a bit too much for me. I think this might be a better read once it’s all collected eventually. Not for me, but it might be for others.

Story: Brockton McKinney Art: Larkin Ford
Story: 6.75 Art: 7 Overall: 6.75 Recommendation: Read

Ghost Town #2

ghost-town-2-coverThe unthinkable has happened. In the wake of the terrorist’s time displaced attacks on Baltimore and Las Vegas, Washington DC has been evacuated. With the government uprooted, the abandoned Capital has become a refuge for bandits, smugglers, hardened criminals and those who have chosen to stay behind.

The concept of Ghost Town is amazing and I was wondering how it’d shift from that first fantastic issue to the second. That first issue was all set-up and now we get the fallout. The series has gone from a macro story to a micro one focused on a few characters at the local level.

And it’s cool. There’s a lot of potential here in this next story arc. It’s a complete break from that first issue. I expected more of the fallout of the police/FBI/military/etc dealing with the actions of the first issue, instead it’s a simple story of people trying to survive in this new world and how those actions changed it.

That’s a cool direction and not an expected one. It’s a tale where we’re able to relate to the characters more instead of being driven by the events as much. And the characters are great. The way they’re living, what they’re doing and how they’re dealing is engaging and interesting. While the situation they’re in is over the top, they are not, nor is the day to day dealings and discussions in the world they inhabit.

This second issue isn’t what I was expecting, but it’s a cool direction and now I can’t wait for what comes next.

Story: Ryan K. Lindsay Art: Daniel J. Logan
Story: 8 Art: 8 Overall: 8 Recommendation: Buy

Double Jumpers Vol. 1 TPB

double jumpers #1 coverThe cult hit of 2012 is finally collected! After Jason and his team of programmers get stuck in virtual reality game, Dungeon Lords, they must find a way back to the real world. Unbeknownst to them, the fantasy characters they inhabit have taken control of their bodies… and now wizards and warriors run free in Las Vegas!

I’m a fan of video games, so when I first found out about this 9-bit of fun, I had high expectations. Then there’s also the fact that when I think of Action Labs I think of some great comics for all ages and very “girl friendly.” Then I got to read the first issue and boy was I off in what I was expecting.

Instead of some deft commentary on gaming and its community instead we got a series that played directly into the juvenile stereotypes you’d expect. This was more dick and fart jokes than anything else. That’s not a bad thing and I went with it for a while.

And there’s a lot I thought was funny. The story and its plot, how it played out, that was solid. It was some of the jokes that fell flat for me. The biggest is the idea of a female character being stuck in a male character’s body and vice versa. Most of it was easy jokes and some of it a bit tasteless, but that’s my personal opinion. Others might find it funny, but there’s so much of it, for me, it drew me out from really enjoying the rest.

When it comes down to it, this one is very much a personal taste thing. It might be different for you, but this wasn’t really for me.

Story: Dave Dwonch Art: Bill Blankenship
Story: 6.75 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7 Recommendation: Read

Skyward #1

Skyward-1-Cover-671x1024The fantastic storybook adventure begins! The new creator-owned series from Jeremy Dale follows the thrilling tale of Quinn, left orphaned by an invasion of his homeland. He and other lost villagers run headfirst into a conflict and world that is much bigger and fantastic than they could possibly imagine.

I read the Free Comic Book Day offering for Skyward and it intrigued me. I liked this new fantasy world, one that was all-ages and accessible to new readers of the genre.

I’ll throw the bad right out there. Some of the actions that set Quinn upon is journey are predictable. And some of them hit very overused tropes as well. That’s the worse thing about the comic and even then, the story those tropes and overused plot devices begin is exciting.

The action is present and just comes at you and takes you along for the ride. The pacing is great and story just moves along with a great flow. Quinn too is a character I like so far. While his situation has been seen many times before, there’s something about him that makes me want to cheer for him. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but he’s a likeable character.

Dale pulls double duty on the issue with his art style fitting perfectly for the story. He’s showing off with this first issue why he’s a creator to keep our eye on in the long run.

If you’re a fan of fantasy or looking for a good introduction to it for younger readers, this is an excellent way to spend your hard earned dollars and support solid indie comic work at the same time.

Story: Jeremy Dale Art: Jeremy Dale
Story: 8 Art: 8 Overall: 8 Recommendation: Buy

Action Lab Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with FREE copies for review

ComixTribe Launches Oxymoron Pre-Order Drive

ComixTribe has launched a Kickstarter campaign allowing people to pre-order OXYMORON Volume 1, a hardcover graphic novel collection of stories about a contradiction-obsessed supervillain.

The Oxymoron is a character from ComixTribe’s maxi-series THE RED TEN by Tyler James and Cesar Feliciano. This spin-off anthology features ten stories by writers and artists, including Jason Ciaramella (The CapeGodzilla), Mark Poulton (Savage Hawkman, Avengelyne), Joe Mulvey (SCAM) and more, and is edited by ComixTribe publisher Tyler James.

ComixTribe has made one of the stories in the collection, Living Dead by Mark Bertolini (Breakneck, Fubar II) and Carl Yonder (Ghost Lines, Fubar II), available in its entirety as a FREE PDF download.

The OXYMORON Volume 1 Hardcover will debut at the 2012 New York Comic Con in October, with backers starting to receive the books shortly after.  The standard cost for a signed hardcover is $25.00 and includes shipping, but there are a variety of pledge levels available.  ComixTribe will also be offering a number of direct-to-retailer incentives, including 55% off the cover price to retailers and brick & mortar exclusivity through 2012.

OXYMORON VOLUME 1 includes:

  • “Passive Aggressive” written by Jason Ciaramella (The Cape, Godzilla), art by Joe Mulvey (SCAM)
  • “A Selfless Man” written by John Lees (The Standard), art by Tyler James (The Red Ten)
  • “Double Standard” written by Steven Forbes (Runners), art by Dave Myers (Warriors of the Dharuk)
  • “Nearly Perfect” written by Yannick Morin (Mascherata), art by Alex Cormack (Chikara)
  • “Quiet Riot” written by Paul Allor (Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesClockwork), art by Aaron Houston (Clockwork)
  • “Act Naturally” written by Rich Douek (Gutter Magic), art by Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm)
  • “The Living Dead” written by Mark Bertolini (Breakneck), art by Carl Yonder (Ghostlines)
  • “Working  Holiday” written by Mark Poulton(Savage Hawkman, Avengelyne), art by Jules Rivera (Valkyrie Squadron)
  • “Alone in a Crowd” written by Ryan K Lindsay (Heist), art by Daniel J Logan (Back in the Day, EXO-1)
  • Cover by Jonathan Rector (The Standard)
  • Foreword by Eisner-Nominated Writer Jason Ciaramella.
  • Pin-ups by artists including CP Wilson, III (Stuff of Legend)
  • “Same as the First, But a Little Worse” – Epilogue by Tyler James and Cesar Feliciano

More Previews

Selfless Man by Tyler James and John Lees


Quiet Riot by Paul Allor and Aaron Houston

Living Dead by Mark Bertolini and Carl Yonder



Action Lab Entertainment to release 200 Page Digital FCBD Book!

On May 5, 2012 Action Lab Entertainment is going “Confidential.”

This Free Comic Book Day sees the release of Action Lab Confidential; a 200 page Free Comic Book Day digital download on sites such as Graphicly, Comics+, Drive Thru Comics and additional digital outlets.

Action Lab Entertainment, best known for the indie smash-hit comic book Princeless and the soon to be released Double Jumpers wants to give readers the opportunity to read extended previews of their entire catalog of comics and original graphic novels, including some titles that have yet to hit the shelves.

The goal is to continue to get readers excited in what Action Lab Entertainment has to offer with its diverse lineup of books, ranging from all-ages to mature readers. After reading this FREE 200 page monster you’ll want to rush to your local comic shop or digital tablet and demand for more Action Lab comics!

The following titles are featured in Action Lab Confidential:

Princeless – By Jeremy Whitley & Goodwin

Double Jumpers – By Dave Dwonch & Bill Blankenship

Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa – By Martheus Wade

Fracture – By Shawn Gabborin & Chad Cicconi

Globworld – By Jeremy Whitley & Andrew Charipar

Snowed In – By Shawn Gabborin & Rick Lundeen

Back In the Day – By Dave Dwonch & Daniel J Logan

Monsters Are Just Like Us – By Superugly

Exo-1 & the Rocksolid Steelbots – By Shawn Pryor, Adam Besenyodi & Daniel J Logan

Space Time Condominium – By Dave Dwonch

Jack Hammer – By Brandon Barrows & Ionic

It also features a front cover by the talented Rusty Shackles!

200 Pages. And it’s FREE!

So this Free Comic Book Day, after you finish your journey to your comic book store, stop by Graphicly, Comics+, or the additional Action Lab Entertainment digital outlets and download your copy of Action Lab Confidential!

ABOUT ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT

Action Lab Entertainment was founded in 2010 by a group of indie-maverick comic creators with the sole intent to bring the world the most action packed, most thought-provoking, most entertaining comics available, thereby ushering in a new age of world peace under the dominating, yet benign control of the Action Lab. Action Lab Entertainment is the public front for all the activities of the Action Lab and its members. Although most of the Action Lab’s activities remain classified, Action Lab Entertainment can disclose that two of its many functions are the marketing of comic books through various sales outlets, and the expansion of their domination into other mediums.

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