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Preview: Fight Like a Girl: Learning Curve TPB

FIGHT LIKE A GIRL: LEARNING CURVE TPB

Writer(s): David Pinckney
Artist Name(s): Soo Lee
Cover Artist(s): Soo Lee
128 pgs./ FC/All ages
$14.99 USD

Standing before a jury of nine gods, Amarosa pleads for a chance to risk her life and gain entry to the Wishing Well where she will fight her way through nine trials to claim her prize: a single wish that will save her terminally ill brother. Though she has some help, what she learns about herself here in the first four trials may be her only chance of survival.  Collects the first four issues of this critically acclaimed series.

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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

D4VE01cvrSUBWednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

We’re bringing back something we haven’t done for a while, what the team thinks. Our contributors are choosing up to five books each week and why they’re choosing the books.

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Brett’s Picks

Top Pick: D4VE #1 (IDW Publishing/Monkeybrain Comics) – The digital comic comes to print, and hopefully more people will take a look and appreciate this series brilliance. It’s definitely a comic that’s been under the radar too long. The series is about a great robot war hero who is now trapped behind a desk at a soul-sucking day job.

The Black Hood #1 (Dark Circle Comics/Archie) – Archie is going dark and gritty with the relaunch of their former Red Circle line, now Dark Circle. The series is the launch of a new(ish) super hero line with some top notch creators behind it all.

Curb Stomp #1 (BOOM! Studios) – An unfortunate title for an otherwise good idea. The comic is basically The Warriors, but with a group of women.

Darth Vader #2 (Marvel) – The first issue was fantastic, and Marvel has knocked it out of the park so far with their relaunched Star Wars line of comics.

Fight Like a Girl #4 (Action Lab Entertainment) – The series is under the radar, and that’s too bad, because it’s really good. The comic follows a young girl who is fighting through video game like levels, including boss battles, to save her brother.

Gotham Academy #5 (DC Comics) – DC Comics’ saw a breath of fresh air with this series that focuses on some of the kids of Gotham. It’s a fantastic series that we wish we saw more of in the comic world.

Orphan Black #1 (IDW Publishing) – The popular television series comes to comics! The first issue adapts what’s come instead of adding upon what’s already happen. But, that’s ok! The more clones the better!

Princeless: The Pirate Princess #2 (Action Lab Entertainment) – Two ass-kicking women is good. Even better, three ass-kicking women. The first issue returns to the fun, and socially relevant, that we’ve seen in the previous volumes. A fantastic series for kids and adults alike.

Spider-Gwen #1 (Marvel) – The break out star of Marvel’s recent Spider-Verse storyline gets her own series. It’ll be interesting to see what we get, as well as where the series goes with the upcoming Secret War.

Suiciders #1 (Vertigo) – A new series by Vertigo? Yes please. This one has to deal with a earthquake ravaged Los Angeles which is now its own city where gladiator contests are held for entertainment.

George’s Picks

Top Pick- Batman #39 (DC Comics) This is the penultimate issue of “Endgame”. Part 5 of 6 of one of the best stories out in the market right now and one of the best Batman stories available. Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo outdo themselves with each release and its the first book I grab when available. The art matches Snyder’s writing style perfectly and you can’t help but be sucked into the story of Batman and the Joker over and over again. Snyder/Capullo are definitely going full force with this and fans couldn’t be happier.

Amazing Spider-Man #15 (Marvel) Now that Spidey is officially in the Marvel Cinematic Universe it would be a good idea to pick up the current book and catch up. The story line is great so far with #15 starting a new story arc after the incredible event of Spider-Verse ending with #14.

Chew #46 (Image Comics) – This story is coming to end shortly so anyone interested should catch up now. Its one of my favorite books to look forward to with each release and the story gets better with each chapter. You get rewarded for paying attention and the art is some of the coolest out there.

Darth Vader #2 – (Marvel) Issue #1 had me wondering how a book focusing on a villain would work, but then I read Darth Vader #1 and realized how incredible Vader’s journey is going to be. Issue #2 should continue his first amazing story arc as we see Vader go to any lengths to take down anyone that opposes him. His story is as rich as any Jedi’s and you won’t be disappointed with the illustrations of all the elements of the Empire we don’t usually see in a Jedi story.

Thief of Thieves #26 (Image Comics) – The latest story arc starts here so new readers can jump on and have a great new book to add to their list. This book started out as Robert Kirkman’s, which he then passed on to Andy Diggle who has done an exceptional job with the story. AMC is rumored to make this into a TV series so there’s another reason to pick this book up.

 

Preview: Fight Like a Girl #4

FIGHT LIKE A GIRL #4

Writer(s): David Pinckney
Artist Name(s): Soo Lee
Cover Artist(s): Soo Lee
32pgs./ FC/ Teen
$3.99

ROUND 4! Amarosa has made it through three trials that have all tested her in ways she couldn’t imagine. Though her fourth trail is colossal in more ways than one, finding out what makes her special may be the key to her success. The question is…will she figure it out in time?

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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

BitchPlanet03_CoverWednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

We’re bringing back something we haven’t done for a while, what the team thinks. Our contributors are choosing up to five books each week and why they’re choosing the books.

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Brett

Top Pick of the Week: Bitch Planet #3 (Image Comics) – Have you read the first two issues? That explains why this is on the top of my pick pile this week. They’re that good! The series mixes political commentary with a prison exploitation film. It’s awesome.

The Kitchen #4 (Vertigo) – If you’re a fan of Goodfellas, The Godfather, or The Sopranos, you’ll dig this series.

Lady Mechanika #4 (Benitez Productions)Finally!  A brand new Lady Mechanika issue: the fourth chapter of The Mystery of the Mechanical Corpse. It’s been a long time coming, but I can’t wait. This series used to be the hot property, but massive release delays have chilled it a bit. I expect new material to get folks excited again.

Letter 44 #14 (Oni Press) – The last issue dropped a bomb, and saw something happen that I expected to happen much further down the road. The series which mixes politics with science fiction is about to kick it up a notch.

Secret Identities #1 (Image Comics) – The supergroup known as The Front Line have just invited new hero Crosswind to join them. But what they don’t know is that Crosswind is a mole, sent to learn all their secrets. And the Front Line have LOTS of secrets.

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Top Pick of the Week: Silk #1 (Marvel) – Spider-Woman got off to a bumpy start with her roll-out during Spider-verse, and it remains to be seen if they have learned their lesson.  No matter what the past year has since the rise of the Spider-women, and this series has the potential to grab a lot of that interest.

Burning Fields #2 (BOOM! Studios) – The first issue set up an unconventional setting for a horror, and left the readers with a bit of a cliffhanger.  It will be interesting to see where it goes from there.

Manifest Destiny #13 (Image Comics) – It is impossible to know what to expect from this series, and as the group pushes farther into the unexplored country, they can only find more otherworldly challenges.

Suicide Risk #22 (BOOM! Studios) – This series has taken the genre of superheroes and given it new life, with an intriguing shared universe full of deceit.  It will be interesting to see how the heroes escape the double cross from the previous issue.

Wonder Woman #39 (DC Comics) – After a decent enough start the new run has run into a few problems, but maybe the surprise return of Donna Toy can help that?

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Top Pick of the Week: Lady Killer #1 2nd Printing (Dark Horse) –  The comic sounds like a creative new title with cool looking art and a period accurate logo. “Avon Lady is really a hired killer” is a great concept. How come women never get to be the dark killer anti-hero, amiright?!

Bitch Planet #3 (Image Comics) –  This is the comic for radicals. And women. And those who love them.

Ms. Marvel #12 (Marvel) – The Valentines Day issue is clearly the most adorable thing in the world. Loki comes to shake up Kamala’s love life?! Based on Bruno’s comment in the preview I will now be referring to new Loki as “hipster Viking”, and applying that term loosely to others. Also they talk about gentrification.

She-Hulk #12 (Marvel) – I’ve been dying to know for a year: WHAT IS IN THE BLUE FILE. And I’m about to find out. I am still upset this book has been cancelled. It’s just what Marvel needs. Grumble.

Storm #8 (Marvel) – Storm is a great comic with a classic feel of the character. Storms actions till now have mostly made sense to me but in the last issue she did something wreckless that through me for a loop. I am super eager to learn why!

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Top Pick of the Week: Ei8ht # 1 (Dark Horse) – I love time travel stories and this series has a lot of cool concepts behind it, particularly the idea of the Meld. The Meld is a dimension in time, and I am interested to see if it is treated as an inbetween place that touches other points in time.

King: Mandrake the Magician #1 (Dynamite Entertainment) – There are no other magic-based comics characters as influential or maybe even as important as Mandrake. There was a period in pop culture history when Mandrake was one of the most well-known and recognizable characters out there, and many modern stage magicians patterned their look and persona on him. Unfortunately most contemporary attempts to re-boot the character have met with lackluster results. However, Dynamite has done a phenomenal job with Flash Gordon, The Phantom and now Mandrake. This series is part of the “King Features” imprint and starts after the events in Kings Watch, but don’t worry, you won’t have to have read that series to enjoy this fresh start. This title is my top pick this week.

Legenderry Green Hornet #1 (Dynamite Entertainment) – Steampunk is hot and Dynamite jumped onto the Steampunk bandwagon last year with Legenderry. The concept was to take classic pulp (and some not so pulp) characters and re-imagine them as a team in a Victorian setting. Now, Dynamite is giving these character’s their own solo turns and this week is The Green Hornet’s turn!

She-Hulk #12 (Marvel) – I love She-Hulk. She is my favorite Marvel character without hesitation. However, I have to admit that I did not collect this particular run, waiting instead for the collection/TPB. For me, Brian Pulido’s art just never connected with me on this series. However, it also seems that the best She-Hulk stories are always the final issues, so this one should be a really good read.

Silk #1 (Marvel) – Although I keep asking why we need another Spider Woman, this character has me intrigued because of her direct connection to Peter Parker and their shared origin. Not only do we get a new character, but we get a strong female character with a (hopefully) a rich back story waiting to be mined.

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Top Pick of the Week: Cinema Retro #31 (Cinema Retro) – I love retro cinema and Pam Grier as Coffee on the cover just seals the deal.

Fight Like a Girl #3 (Action Lab Entertainment) – I’m intrigued by this and look forward to seeing how Amarosa responds to her new environment and the people she encounters who think they know better than she knows herself. Who are they?

Lone Ranger Vindicated #4 (Dynamite Entertainment) – I’m a fan of Westerns and especially the Lone Ranger so I’ll have to see what happens at the final showdown in Red River.

Nancy Drew Diaries Vol. 4: The Charmed Bracelet and Global Warning (Papercutz) – Nancy’s still quite the go-getter; I just have to drop in to see what she’s up to. This looks like a humdinger.

Twilight Zone #12 (Dynamite Entertainment) – I haven’t paid a visit to the Twilight Zone in a while, plus the retro look of this is quite appealing!

Preview: Fight Like a Girl #3

FIGHT LIKE A GIRL #3

Writer(s): David Pinckney
Artist Name(s): Soo Lee
Cover Artist(s): Soo Lee
32pgs./ FC/ Teen
$3.99

ROUND THREE! Amarosa has survived two grueling fights and now the stakes are even higher as she finds herself where she never dreamed she’d be: space! Her hands are full trying to survive and learn about herself, but it seems that everyone knows more about her then she does!

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Action Lab Entertainment in April 2015

PUPPET MASTER #2

Writer(s): Shawn Gabborin
Artist Name(s): Michela Da Sacco (pencils, inks) and Yann Perrelet (colors)
Cover Artist(s): Michela Da Sacco (pencils, inks) and Yann Perrelet (colors)

The Bodega Bay party goes sour when a dead body turns up. Now, as the remaining teens search the Inn for their missing friends, the Puppets increase the body count! But are the Puppets working on their own accord or is there a new Master in the shadows? Charles Band’s legendary Puppets continue their first comic rampage in over 20 years!!

Story Centric cover: Artist- Michela Da Sacco, Colors- Yann Perrelet
Tunneler cover: Artist- Michela Da Sacco, Colors- Yann Perrelet
Tunneler Sketch cover: Artist- Michela Da Sacco
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32 pgs./ Mature Readers/ FC $3.99/ $4.99 Variant

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VAMPLETS: THE NIGHTMARE NURSERY #2 (of 6)

Writer(s): Gayle Middleton and Dave Dwonch
Artist Name(s): Amada Coronado (p), David Dwonch (i) Bill Blankenship (c)
Cover Artist(s): Amanda Coronado (a), Bill Blankenship (c)

Teenager Destiny Harper continues her adventures in the world of Gloomvania, where dark creatures lurk the streets, and the world is being mysteriously overrun by baby vampyres called Vamplets! Can Destiny serve her term as Governess of “The Nightmare Nursery” and return home? Fairy tales get a modern update in this coming of age tales of monsters, mayhem, and magic! Variant cover by Gayle Middleton herself (limited to 2000 copies!).

32 pgs./All Ages / FC $3.99

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GRONK: A MONSTER’S STORY VOLUME 3 TPB

Writer(s): Katie Cook
Artist Name(s): Katie Cook
Cover Artist(s): Katie Cook

The third volumes of Katie Cook’s popular webcomic, Gronk: A Monster’s Tale, is here! Full color and jam-packed with funny, follow Gronk and her peculiar clan through another year of misunderstandings,  friendship and adorable mayhem

64pgs./All Ages/ FC $9.99

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FIGHT LIKE A GIRL TPB

Writer(s): David Pinckney
Artist Name(s): Soo Lee
Cover Artist(s): Soo Lee

Standing before a jury of nine gods, Amarosa pleads for a chance to risk her life and gain entry to the Wishing Well where she will fight her way through nine trials to claim her prize: a single wish that will save her terminally ill brother. Though she has some help, what she learns about herself here in the first four trials may be her only chance of survival. Collects the first four issues of this critically acclaimed series.

128 pgs./Teen/ FC $14.99

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NUTMEG #2

Writer(s): James F. Wright
Artist Name(s): Jackie Crofts
Cover Artist(s): Jackie Crofts (main cover), Josh Eckert (variant cover)

Fall, Part 2: “…And Everything Nice:” After some initial trepidation, Poppy takes her first step on the dark side, deciding to go through with Cassia’s plan to sabotage rival Saffron’s Brownie Brawl fundraiser—and Saffron’s chances with local heartthrob Bobby Benson—using some strategically-placed baked goods, and just a dash of malice.

32 pgs./ All Ages/ FC $3.99

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HEROCATS OF STELLAR CITY# 5

Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer
Artist Name(s): Marcus Williams
Cover Artist(s): Tracy Yardley (reg) Marcus Williams (var)

Everything has been building to this! Secrets are revealed as the masks come off. The Hero Cats must defend the home front as Galaxy Man unwittingly returns to his observatory with an infestation of space bugs. Cover by Tracy Yardley (Sonic the Hedgehog) with a variant cover by Marcus Williams, limited to 1,500 copies.

32 pgs./ All Ages/ FC $3.99

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HOLY F*CK TPB

Writer(s): Nick Marino
Artist Name(s): Daniel Arruda Massa
Cover Artist(s): Daniel Arruda Massa

Sister Maria has recruited two horny drug-fueled weirdos to stop the apocalypse. Their names? Jesus and Satan. Can these biblical frenemies help this nun with a gun defeat an army of pissed off mythological gods? Only one thing’s for sure — it’s gonna be a wild ride! Collecting the controversially contagious Holy F*ck #1-4.

128 pgs./Mature Readers/ FC $14.99

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PIRATE EYE: EXILED FROM EXILE # 4 (of 4)

Writer(s): Josiah Grahn
Artist Name(s): Carl Yonder
Cover Artist(s): Carl Yonder

Face to face with his old foe at last, Smitty fights for his life and for his future. But Burroughs has very different plans for both. The thrilling conclusion to this critically-acclaimed storyline!

32 pgs./Teen/ FC $3.99

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PRINCELESS :THE PIRATE PRINCESS #4 (of 4)

Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): Rosy Higgins, Ted Brandt
Cover Artist(s): Rosy Higgins, Ted Brandt

Join us for the finale of Princeless: The Pirate Princess. Adrienne and Raven are surrounded and outnumbered by pirates ten to one. Will our pair of powerful princesses be able to pound these pesky pirates? Of course they will, but it’s gonna be fun to watch!

32 pgs./Teen/ FC $3.99

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STRAY #4 (of 4)

Writer(s): Vito Delsante
Artist Name(s): Sean Izaakse
Color Artist(s): Ross Campbell
Cover Artist(s): Sean Izaakse/Ross Campbell (reg), Julian Lopez/Juan Albarrán/Brett R. Smith (var)

The Doberman’s killer is revealed! Who (and what) is Duette? And will Rodney survive their confrontation to become the hero he’s destined to be? The smash series concludes here! Variant cover by Julian Lopez, limited to 1,500 copies!

32 pgs./Teen/ FC $3.99/ $4.99 Variant

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ZOMBIE TRAMP: SLEAZY RIDER TPB

Writer(s): Jason Martin, Dan Mendoza
Artist Name(s): Dennis Budd, Anna Lencioni, Winston Young
Cover Artist(s): TMChu

Zombie Tramp hits the open road, encountering all manner of oddities throughout the Southwest. From werewolf truckers, to “illegal” fight clubs, to lethal fast food chains. It’s enough to make her deadly detour to Detroit seem downright dreamy! Join a lineup of amazing new artists bringing the fan-favorite street walking dead’s latest open road adventures to life!

Collects the second story arc of the wildly popular ongoing series.

128 pgs./ Mature Readers / FC $14.99

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ZOMBIE TRAMP #10

Writer(s): Dan Mendoza. Jason Martin
Artist Name(s): TMChu
Cover Artist(s): TMChu (regular, risqué variant), Dan Mendoza (limited variant)

Zombie Tramp faces a new monster of her own creation, when a Detroit meth maker cooks up a batch of her undead bath salts! Meanwhile it’s chaos in the streets as the new drug has users turning into tweaker zombies! Plus Motor City’s own resident bad girl, Vampblade, cuts in on the action! Features a variant cover by Dan Mendoza (limited to 1500 copies) and a risqué variant cover (limited to 2000 copies).

32 pgs./Mature Readers/ FC $3.99/ $4.99 Variant

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Preview: Fight Like a Girl #2

FIGHT LIKE A GIRL #2

Writer(s): David Pinckney
Artist Name(s): Soo Lee
Cover Artist(s): Soo Lee

ROUND 2! Amarosa has survived her first trial but the next may be more than she can handle. Amarosa will confront a fear she had lost but has regained in a new fashion as she braves a fight against a colossal robot responsible for the eradication of the human race.

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Action Lab Entertainment in February 2015

CRIMSON SOCIETY TPB

Writer(s): Mike Hunau
Artist Name(s): Carlos Trigo
Cover Artist(s): Carlos Trigo

In the very near future, supernatural beings live among humans in peace, yet Jack Crimson finds his life as a werewolf frustrating, and wants nothing more than a cure. Desperate to free himself from this curse, he makes a series of decisions leading him down an unexpected path.  Join Jack as he makes his way through this dark new world.

128 pgs./ Mature Readers/ FC $14.99

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FIGHT LIKE A GIRL # 4 (OF 4)

Writer(s): David Pinckney
Artist Name(s): Soo Lee
Cover Artist(s): Soo Lee

ROUND FOUR! Amarosa has made it through three trials that have all tested her in ways she couldn’t imagine. Though her fourth trail is colossal in more ways than one, finding out what makes her special may be the key to her success. The question is…will she figure it out in time?

32 pgs./ Teen/ FC  $3.99

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GRONK: A MONSTER’S STORY VOLUME 1 TPB

Writer(s): Katie Cook
Artist Name(s): Katie Cook
Cover Artist(s): Katie Cook
Colorist: Kevin Minor

Gronk is a monster… and not a very good one. Follow Gronk’s adventures as she leaves the monster world and joins up with her new family! Enjoy the first year’s worth of comics from this popular, all-ages webcomic in a wonderful, full color collection!

64pgs./All Ages/ FC $9.99

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HERALD: LOVECRAFT AND TESLA# 3 (of 3)

Writer(s): John Reilly
Artist Name(s): Tom Rogers (pencils), Dexter Weeks (ink, color, letters)
Cover Artist(s): Tom Rogers

A botched break-in attempt of the Athenaeum Library ends at the barrel of a gun as Cthulhu Cultists interrogate Lovecraft and Tesla while looking for their own copy of the Necronomicon. In Rome, two old men approach a young artist to discuss the nature of sacrifice.

32 pgs./Teen/ FC $3.99

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HEROCATS OF STELLAR CITY #4

Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer
Artist Name(s): Marcus Williams, Ryan Sellers (i), Matt Hearns (c) Brianna Higgins (l)
Cover Artist(s): Marcus Williams

Dangerous sinkholes are opening all over Stellar City and it’s up to the Hero Cats to save the day!  Ace, Midnight, Cassiopeia, Belle, Rocket & Rocco explore an underground world filled with new friends and adventures.

32 pgs./ All Ages/ FC $3.99

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HOLY F*CK #3

Writer(s): Nick Marino
Artist Name(s): Daniel Arruda Massa
Cover Artist(s): Daniel Arruda Massa (regular), and Kaylie McDougal (limited variant covers)

Jesus takes the fight directly to Zeus and Isis, the two mythological gods leading a horde of desperate, worship-hungry deities!  But do Jesus, Satan, and Sister Maria actually stand a chance? And can they keep their sh*t together long enough to stop the coming madness?

Includes two limited variant covers by Kaylie McDougal, limited to 1,500 copies each.

32 pgs./Mature Readers/ FC $3.99/$4.99 Variant

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EHMM THEORY: EVERYTHING AND SMALL DOSES TPB

Writer(s): Brockton McKinney
Artist Name(s): Larkin Ford
Cover Artist(s): Larkin Ford

What do you get when you cross a bloodthirsty, universe-traveling carnival monkey with a time-displaced, foul-mouthed kitten & his best friend? The epic second volume of Ehmm Theory! Gabriel Ehmm takes on incredible new freaked-up foes with the help of his talking cat Mr. Whispers and the telekinetic werewoman named Mindwolf in the brain-melting tale that has folks saying “Oh my macaroni nuts, this is a wild treat!”  Collects Ehmm Theory: Everything and Small Doses #1-4.

128 pgs./ Mature Readers / FC $14.99

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PIRATE EYE: EXILED FROM EXILE # 2 (of 4)

Writer(s): Josiah Grahn
Artist Name(s): Carl Yonder
Cover Artist(s): Carl Yonder

Smitty has lost everything twice-over, and now nothing is out of bounds as he desperately seeks a score large enough to buy his way back to safety. His former crewmate, now a feared captain, means to ensure Smitty’s continued misery, instead. They can’t both succeed.

32 pgs./Teen/ FC $3.99

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PLANET GIGANTIC TPB

Writer(s): Eric Grissom
Artist Name(s): David Halvorson, Will Perkins, Phil Sloan
Cover Artist(s): David Halvorson
Two genetically engineered teenage astronauts crash land on a fantastic planet and are forced to grow up in a world filled with rock monsters, giant insects, smoke ninjas, and a cruel Queen who wants their powers. And that’s just on the first day.  Collects PLANET GIGANTIC #1-4.

128 pgs./ Teen/ FC $14.99

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PRINCELESS: THE PIRATE PRINCESS #2

Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): Rosy Higgins, Ted Brandt
Cover Artist(s): Rosy Higgins, Ted Brandt

Bedelia and Adrienne have a new teammate in Raven, The Pirate Princess.  She’s tough, smart, fun-loving and she’s on an epic quest for revenge.  When her quest clashes with Adrienne’s, sparks will fly and only one princess can come out on top!

32 pgs./Teen/ FC $3.99

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SHINOBI: NINJA PRINCESS TPB

Writer(s): Martheus Wade
Artist Name(s): Martheus Wade, Adam Shaw, Janet Wade
Cover Artist(s): Janet Wade

Shianndrea Toshigawa is just your average, ordinary ninja-in-training. On the run from the Azumi ninja clan, Shianndrea trains with the legendary Toshigawa clan to embrace the mysterious power within her, all the while, navigating the life of a teenage girl. Shinobi: Ninja Princess is 192 pages of martial arts action and all ages fun. Collects Shinobi: Ninja Princess #1-6!

192 pgs./ Teen/ FC $19.99

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STRAY #2 (of 4)

Writer(s): Vito Delsante
Artist Name(s): Sean Izaakse
Color Artist(s): Ross Campbell
Cover Artist(s): Sean Izaakse & Ross Campbell (s), Shawn McGuan (v)

Rodney, the former Rottweiler, buries his father and resolves to find the killer. But will his former teammates, the TeenAgents, help him or hold him back? Be here for…The Funeral of the Doberman! Limited Edition Variant cover by Shawn McGuan on 1500!

32 pgs./Teen/ FC $3.99/$4.99 Variant

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ZOMBIE TRAMP #8

Writer(s): Jason Martin, Dan Mendoza
Artist Name(s): Winston Young
Cover Artist(s): TMChu (regular, risqué variant), Dan Mendoza (limited variant), Andrew Pepoy (Valentine variant)
Risque variant cover (limited to 2000): TMChu
Artist variant cover (limited to 1500): Dan Mendoza
Valentine Variant cover (limited to 1500): Andrew Pepoy

Janey’s prize possession, her copy of the Necronomicon that helps her blend in and survive as an undead zombie tramp amongst the living, has gone missing. Now can she retrieve the book even though its new owner stirs long lost feelings as well? It’s Valentine’s Day Zombie Tramp style! Also look for the first appearance of an all new character soon to have her own series!

Features a variant cover by Dan Mendoza (limited to 1500 copies) and a risqué variant cover (limited to 2000 copies) and a special Valentine Variant by Andrew Pepoy (Afterlife with Archie) (limited to 1500 copies).

32 pgs./Mature Readers/ FC  $3.99/$4.99 Variant

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VAMPLETS: THE NIGHTMARE NURSERY VOLUME 3 HC

Writer(s): Gayle Middleton and Dave Dwonch
Artist Name(s): Amada Coronado (a), Bill Blankenship (c)
Cover Artist(s): Amanda Coronado (a), Bill Blankenship (c)

The shocking conclusion to the Nightmare Nursery saga! Destiny Harper is in deep trouble, and she will need the help of Rasket, Lycinda and the Vamplets themselves to thwart the plans of the evil Vammette. Will Destiny Harper get back home, or will she be trapped on the nightmare world of Gloomvania forever?

48 pgs./ Mature Readers/ FC $15.99

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Action Lab Entertainment in January 2015

DRYSPELL TPB

Writer(s): Ken Krekeler

Artist Name(s): Ken Krekeler

Cover Artist(s): Ken Krekeler

Tom Ferris is a forgotten button-down man in a world of super-heroes who streaking across the sky and hurl themselves over rooftops at night. They are commonplace. Each night, he lies awake though, wishing to be the man he was. Today, Tom gets his wish. And the world will never forget him again!

Collects the critically acclaimed engrossing four issue series.

128 pgs./ Mature Readers/ FC $14.99

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FIGHT LIKE A GIRL # 3 (OF 4)

Writer(s): David Pinckney

Artist Name(s): Soo Lee

Cover Artist(s): Soo Lee

ROUND THREE! Amarosa has survived two grueling fights and now the stakes are even higher as she finds herself where she never dreamed she’d be: space! Her hands are full trying to survive and learn about herself, but it seems that everyone knows more about her then she does!

32 pgs./ Teen/ FC $3.99

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HERALD: LOVECRAFT AND TESLA# 2 (of 3)

Writer(s): John Reilly

Artist Name(s): Tom Rogers (pencils), Dexter Weeks (ink, color, letters)

Cover Artist(s): Tom Rogers

Synopsis: After an unwanted guest threatens to derail the partnership before it begins, Tesla is told to find a copy of the Necronomicon at Brown University. Lovecraft’s former professor, however, has other ideas

32 pgs./Teen/ FC $3.99

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HEROCATS OF STELLAR CITY TPB

Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer

Artist Name(s): Marcus Williams, Ryan Sellers (i), Omaka Schultz (c), Briana Higgins (l)

Cover Artist(s): Marcus Williams

The cutest heroes on the planet have arrived! Meet the Hero Cats of Stellar City in this, their first spectacular graphic novel. Not your ordinary house cats, they’re a tactical action-packed covert team dealing with extraordinary threats to humanity in ways that will amaze.

96 pgs./ All Ages/ FC $11.99

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HOLY F*CK #2

Writer(s): Nick Marino

Artist Name(s): Daniel Arruda Massa

Cover Artist(s): Daniel Arruda Massa (regular covers), Jerry Gaylord limited variant covers)

Zeus, Isis, and the rest of Earth’s mythological gods have a destructive plan to regain humanity’s worship. Will it work? Not if Jesus, Satan, and a nun named Maria have anything to say about it! (That is, if Jesus and Satan can keep their hormones under control long enough to mount an attack.) Includes two limited variant covers by Jerry Gaylord, limited to 1,500 copies each.

32 pgs./Mature Readers/ FC $3.99/$4.99 Variant

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JACK HAMMER TPB

Writer(s): Brandon Barrows

Artist Name(s): Ionic

Cover Artist(s): Ionic

In Boston, powers are real, heroes are rare and Jack McGriskin is a private detective with a strong right arm and a nose for trouble. When a missing person he’s been hired to find turns up dead, he stumbles into a network of corruption stretching from the streets of Boston to the halls of Congress and the clues lead him back to a world he’d left behind. And just as things are starting to get back to normal, a new shadow falls across his path in the form of the mysterious Usurper. Collects Jack Hammer #1-4 and Jack Hammer: Usurper #1-2.

192 pgs./ All Ages/ FC $14.99

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PIRATE EYE: EXILED FROM EXILE # 1(of 4)

Writer(s): Josiah Grahn

Artist Name(s): Carl Yonder

Cover Artist(s): Carl Yonder

An old enemy exposes a secret that forces Smitty to flee for his life. Now, with a price on his head on land and at sea, Smitty will have to survive long enough to find out what went wrong, how to make it right…and who is responsible. Variant painted cover by series artist Carl Yonder, limited to 1500 copies!

32 pgs./Teen/ FC $3.99/$4.99 Variant

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PLANET GIGANTIC #4 (of 4)

Writer(s): Eric Grissom

Artist Name(s): David Halvorson

Cover Artist(s): David Halvorson

Valentina is reunited with MOTHER and together, along with Lyana and the rock-beast Ignatius, attempt a daring rescue of Yuri from within the dark heart of Castle Terror. Will they arrive in time? Or will the Queen steal his soul forever? Find out in the epic conclusion: Apocalypse Neva!

32 pgs./ Teen/ FC $3.99

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PRINCELESS: THE PIRATE PRINCESS #1

Writer: Jeremy Whitley

Artists: Rosy Higgins and Ted Brandt

Cover Artists: Rosy Higgins and Ted Brandt, Variant cover by Soojin Paek

Princess Adrienne is back! This time Adrienne and Bedelia have found another young princess locked away in a tower and decided to rescue her. But Princess Raven is more than meets the eye and Adrienne may have finally met her match. The story that started in FCBD 2013 will finally be told with Limited Edition Variant cover by the original FCBD artist Soojin Paek.

32 pgs./Teen/ FC $3.99/$4.99 Variant

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SHINOBI: NINJA PRINCESS #6 (OF 6)

Writer(s): Martheus Wade

Artist Name(s): Martheus Wade (Art) Janet Wade (Colors)

Cover Artist(s): Martheus Wade

Captured and alone, Shianndrea is faced with the realization that the world may just be better off with her in the custody of her father. Meanwhile, Kim, Turra, and Ai conduct a suicide mission to rescue their friend. But is it enough to save them all?

32 pgs./ Teen/ FC $3.99

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STRAY #1 (of 4)

Writer(s): Vito Delsante

Artist Name(s): Sean Izaakse

Color Artist(s): Ross Campbell / Simon Gough

Cover Artist(s): Mike Norton/Ben Hunzeker (reg), Khary Randolph (var)

The Doberman, one of the world’s greatest heroes, has been killed…but by whom? And where has his former sidekick, the Rottweiler, been? Will he avenge his mentor’s death? Limited-edition variant cover by Khary

Randolph, limited to 1500 copies

32 pgs./Teen/ FC $3.99/$4.99 Variant

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ZOMBIE TRAMP #7

Writer(s): Jason Martin, Dan Mendoza

Artist Name(s): Winston Young
Cover Artist(s): TMChu, Dan Mendoza (limited variant)

Risque variant cover (limited to 2500): TMChu

Artist variant cover (limited to 2000): Dan Mendoza

As Zombie Tramp makes her way through the Southwest, she stops for a bite at a local fast food chain. It seems that ordering off the menu at this chicken joint can land you in the nugget grinder though, so Janey will have to wield her budding necro powers well if she wants to stay undead!

Features a variant cover by Dan Mendoza (limited to 2000 copies) and a risqué variant cover (limited to 2500 copies).

32 pgs./Mature Readers/ FC $3.99/$4.99 Variant

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ZOMBIE TRAMP VOLUME 3 TPB

Writer(s): Dan Mendoza, Jason Martin

Artist Name(s): TMChu

Cover Artist(s): TMChu

Zombie Tramp begins her new ongoing adventures, learning more about her growing supernatural abilities while traveling the seedier streets the US has to offer… and what better place to start off than Sin City! But can Janey survive her encounter with the “King” of the Las Vegas sex trade?

Collects the first four issues of the wildly popular sexy and dangerous new ongoing series.

128 pgs./ Mature Readers/ FC $14.99

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Action Lab in December 2014

CRIMSON SOCIETY #4

Writer(s): Mike Hunau
Artist Name(s): Carlos Trigo
Cover Artist(s): Carlos Trigo

Jack’s past meets his present, and his recently “upgraded” curse is put to the test as he and his allies are caught on the wrong side of town. When an all-out attack threatens what matters most to Jack, can he rise to the challenge?

32 pgs. / Mature Readers / FC $3.99

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EHMM THEORY: EVERYTHING AND SMALL DOSES #3

Writer(s): Brockton McKinney
Artist Name(s): Larkin Ford
Cover Artist(s): Larkin Ford

The conclusion to Everything and Small Doses is here. The final battle with the time-jumping assassin monkey Mister Everything is fought. The discovery of what he was after, and his secret past are revealed. Dominika’s plans to find a portal come to fruition as our heroes, Gabe and Whispers, fight for their very lives!

32 pgs. /Mature Readers / FC $3.99

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THE F1RST HERO

Writer(s): Anthony Ruttgaizer
Artist Name(s): Phillip Sevy (art), Fred C Stresing (letters/colors)
Cover Artist(s): Lee Moder

Everyone who manifests superpowers goes insane and becomes a threat to society… except for Jake Roth. When Jake manifests superpowers but somehow keeps his sanity, he must decide whether or not to put himself at risk by using his new abilities to help people or do nothing and save himself while innocent people around him get hurt. From war-torn Afghanistan to the streets of South Philadelphia, it’s an all-out fight for survival for The F1rst Hero!

128 pgs ./Teen / FC $14.99

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FIGHT LIKE A GIRL # 2 (of 4)

Writer(s): David Pinckney
Artist Name(s): Soo Lee
Cover Artist(s): Soo Lee

ROUND 2! Amarosa has survived her first trial but the next may be more than she can handle. Amarosa will confront a fear she had lost but has regained in a new fashion as she braves a fight against a colossal robot responsible for the eradication of the human race.

32 pgs. /Teen / FC $3.99

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HERALD: LOVECRAFT AND TESLA #1

Writer(s): John Reilly
Artist Name(s): Tom Rogers, Dexter Weeks
Cover Artist(s): Tom Rogers, Colin Dyer (variant cover)

When Nikola Tesla’s fiancée, Amelia Earhart, steals a dangerous prototype engine for a trans-Atlantic flight, Tesla seeks out the interdimensional expertise of HP Lovecraft to save her. Lovecraft, however, has problems of his own as he investigates the identity of Cthulhu’s Herald. Variant cover by Colin Dyer, limited to 1,500 copies!

32 pgs. /Teen / FC $3.99

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HEROCATS OF STELLAR CITY #3

Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer
Artist Name(s): Marcus Williams, Ryan Sellers, Omaka Schultz
Cover Artist(s): Marcus Williams

What does it really take to be a Hero Cat? Find out as Ace leads Cassiopeia through
some long overdue training. Will she survive the journey from civilian to soldier? Action Lab’s newest hit prowls on!

32 pgs. /All Ages / FC $3.99

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ITTY BITTY BUNNIES IN RAINBOW PIXIE CANDYLAND TPB

Writer(s): Dean Rankine
Artist Name(s): Dean Rankine
Cover Artist(s): Dean Rankine

Take some time for an adventure to a magical world with two cute bunnies–two foul mouthed, drug using, butt-naked bunnies that go on adorably offensive, insultingly hilarious adventures! Your journey into off color fun begins here, with this mix of Adventure Time and underground comix!

Collects the first three special issues from Dean Rankine’s unhinged cartooning masterwork.

32pgs. /Mature Readers / FC $3.99(reg) $4.99 (var)

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PLANET GIGANTIC #3 (of 4)

Writer(s): Eric Grissom
Artist Name(s): David Halvorson, Phil Sloan
Cover Artist(s): David Halvorson

Yuri is confronted by a past foe as Valentina and Lyana square off against a giant
centipede. Also in this issue: Lyana the Seeker journeys to the underwater wreck of a
grand skyship. When she arrives, she soon realizes there is more than treasure buried
there.

32 pgs./ All Ages/ FC $3.99

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SHINOBI: NINJA PRINCESS #5 (of 6)

Writer(s): Martheus Wade
Artist Name(s): Martheus Wade (pencils and inks), Gene Faye (Colorist)
Cover Artist: Tressina Bowling

Tesuto: As the fists, feet and swords fly during Shianndrea’s Masters Test, the Azumi Ninja locate the Toshigawa stronghold and attack. A huge battle ensues and Shianndrea is confronted by the evil Kokoro. With Kim, Gaudient and the rest of the Toshigawa Masters busy defending the stronghold, it’s up to Hamasuke and Shianndrea to defend themselves against the leader of the Azumi Ninja.

32 pgs./ All Ages/ FC $3.99

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HOLY F*CK #1

Writer(s): Nick Marino
Artist Name(s): Daniel Arruda Massa
Cover Artist(s): Daniel Arruda Massa (regular and limited variant covers)

Why is a nun barging into a seedy Tokyo karaoke bar in the middle of the night to find a sleazy naked man smoking meth? Because that man is Jesus, and Sister Maria needs him to help her and Satan stop humanity’s mythological gods from f*cking up the Earth. Includes two limited variant covers limited to 1,500 copies each, and ask your local retailer if they will be offering one of our limited edition store exclusive mythological god covers.

32pgs. /Mature Readers / FC $3.99

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SOUTHERN DOG  TPB

Writer(s): Jeremy Holt
Artist Name(s): Alex Diotto
Cover Artist(s): Riley Rossmo

When awkward high school teen Jasper Dixon sustains an injury during a hunting excursion with his family, his infected wolf bite combined with the hormonal changes of puberty triggers a disturbing physical transformation. Now he’s forced to confront his Deep South upbringing and monsters far worse than what he’s become!

Collects the critically acclaimed four issue series and features a cover by Riley Rossmo (Image Comics Drumhellar).

32pgs./ Mature Readers / FC $3.99

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ZOMBIE TRAMP# 6

Writer(s): Dan Mendoza, Jason Martin
Artist Name(s): TBA
Cover Artist(s): TMChu, Dan Mendoza (limited variant)
Risque variant cover (limited to 2000): TMChu
Artist variant cover (limited to 1500): Dan Mendoza

When you’re the street walking dead, you never know what kind of situations you may find yourself in from town to town. This time Zombie Tramp may regret her choice of locals as she’s drawn into an underground fight club. Grab your spurs, it’s time for a honky-tonk beat down! Features a variant cover by Dan Mendoza (limited to 1500 copies) and a risqué variant cover (limited to 2000 copies).

32pgs. /Mature Readers / FC $3.99(reg) $4.99 (var)

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