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Actionverse Begins!

This week sees the release of Actionverse #0 from Action Lab Entertainment. It’s the first official team up of three of Action Lab’s creator owned superheroes, and the comic publisher has revealed the main covers for its next event!

Actionverse, a six issue weekly miniseries uniting the companies multiple superhero characters in a multiverse spanning story. The series will unite the characters from Molly Danger, Stray, Midnight Tiger, The F1rst Hero and the hero who helped launch the company five years ago, Virtue of the series Fracture. Written by Anthony Ruttgaizer, Jamal Igle, Shawn Gabborin, Vito Delsante, Ray-Anthony HeightSean Izaakse, who have been collaborating for almost two years is the largest independent crossover event of it’s kind. Each issue will sport an issue #1 but connect into a single storyline.

Actionverse #0 is in stores now with the Actionverse miniseries scheduled to launch in Spring 2016.

Preview: Fracture Book One: Altered Egos

FRACTURE BOOK ONE: ALTERED EGOS

Writer(s): Shawn Gabborin
Artist Name(s): Chad Cicconi (pencils, inks), Dave Dwonch (colors, letters)
Cover Artist(s): Chad Cicconi

96 pgs./FC/All ages
$11.95

In the metropolis of Lower Triton, the city’s greatest hero, Virtue, its nastiest villain, Malice, and a run-of-the-mill guy named Jeff have something extremely important in common. They’re all the same guy — and none of them knows it…until now! But when Jeff stumbles upon Malice’s diabolical plan to murder Virtue, he has to step in way over his head, to try to save himself — all three of himself — from himself! Collecting the first volume of the Fracture series, writer Shawn Gabborin and artist Chad Cicconi take you into a meta-human journey on multiple levels of insanity, comedy and abject chaos!

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Get Fractured..Again! Fracture Trade paperbacks in January

Imagine you’re just an average Joe, or in this case an average Jeff. Jeff lives a care free life in Lower Triton, a city protected from the villainy of the evil super scientist, Malice by the heroics of it’s resident do-gooder, Virtue. Now, imagine Jeff’s horror as he wakes up one day to discover that he’s not only married with a child, he’s both the hero and the villain of the story.

That’s the story of Fracture, Action Lab Entertainment’s action filled tale of dual identities and multiple personalities. Created by writer Shawn Gabborin and artist Chad Cicconi , Fracture began as a successful Kickstarter campaign and launch pad for the company itself. Now the sold out first miniseries, Fracture: Altered Egos, is returning as a trade paperback collection. In addition, the trade collection of the second miniseries, Fracture: Vice and Virtue also returns. Picking up where volume one leaves off, Jeff tries to move on with his normal, humdrum life, leaving the newly cloned Virtue, with his personality in place to become a full time hero.

Virtue tries to protect Lower Triton while Jeff tries to keep his Malice personality at bay, which isn’t easy when he can’t get the drugs he needs! But life in Lower Triton is not normal by a long shot. Who is the newest villain on the scene, Vice? Who are the Croc men? And just how fractured is Jeff’s mind?

Both collections hit shelves in January 2015.

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Preview: Fracture: Vice and Virtue

Fracture: Vice and Virtue

Writer(s): Shawn Gabborin
Artist Name(s): Chad Cicconi (p/i), Bill Blankenship (c)
Cover Artist(s): Chad Cicconi (p/i), Bill Blankenship (c)
128 pgs./ FC/ Mature Readers
$11.99

In this exciting installment of FRACTURE, Jeff fights to assert control over his own mind in an
increasingly complex world. With his control slipping and everyone around him in peril, Jeff is forced to seek help from an unlikely source — his evil side’s former ally! At a mind-bending pace, this volume crashes towards a final confrontation — with all Jeff’s “marbles” on the line! Collects Fracture V2 issues 1-4.

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Action Lab in July 2014

BO, PLUSHY GANGSTA #4 (Bimonthly)

Writer(s): Pavel Balabanov
Artist Name(s): Pavel Balabanov
Cover Artist(s): Pavel Balabanov

Bo and his new special forces unit are in a showdown with the Rasta Gang. It’s all out battle with our plushy protagonist, exosuits, ninja-girls, and Jamaican octopus-controlled zombies!

32 pgs./ Mature Readers/ FC $3.99

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DRYSPELL # 2 (Bi-Monthly)

Writer(s): Ken Krekeler
Artist Name(s): Ken Krekeler
Cover Artist(s): Ken Krekeler

Tom Ferris has started seeing the world differently. As colorful heroes shine for all to see, Tom’s new friends have revealed a different path; a path where he’s free to express himself–where he can embrace who he should have been, instead of who he is. And the world turns, waiting.

32 pgs./Mature Readers/ FC $3.99

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FRACTURE: VICE AND VIRTUE TPB

Writer(s): Shawn Gabborin
Artist Name(s): Chad Cicconi (p/i), Bill Blankenship (c)
Cover Artist(s): Chad Cicconi (p/i), Bill Blankenship (c)

In this exciting installment of FRACTURE, Jeff fights to assert control over his own mind in an increasingly complex world. With his control slipping and everyone around him in peril, Jeff is forced to seek help from an unlikely source — his evil side’s former ally! At a mind-bending pace, this volume crash es towards a final confrontation — with all Jeff’s “marbles” on the line! Collects Fracture V2 issues 1-4.

128 pgs./Mature Readers/ FC $11.99

FRACTURE VICE AND VIRTUE TPB

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. Collects Jack Hammer #1-4.

128 pgs./ All Ages/ FC $11.99

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MIDNIGHT TIGER #1

Writer(s): DeWayne Feenstra, Ray-Anthony Height
Artist Name(s): Ray-Anthony Height
Cover Artist(s): Ray-Anthony Height (reg). Jerry Gaylord (v)

Having lost all hope in the heroes of his world, fate steps in and gives young Gavin Shaw the power to do the things they have not. Only as the teenage hero Midnight Tiger does his city have a chance at redemption. Retailer incentive cover by Jerry Gaylord!

32 pgs./ All Ages/ FC $2.99/ $3.99 Variant

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Skyward #11

Writer(s): Jeremy Dale
Artist Name(s): Jeremy Dale
Cover Artist(s): Jeremy Dale (reg), Craig Rousseau (var)

Clearly, it’s time for action. With the startling events of last issue leaving our heroes reeling, it’s time to enlist aid from the northlands. Onward… to the home of the Berserkers! From Breakthrough Talent of 2013 award nominee creator Jeremy Dale (GI Joe, Marvel Kapow!), this issue also features an incredible RETAILER INCENTIVE variant cover by Craig Rousseau of Perhapanauts fame!

32 pgs./ Mature Readers/ FC $2.99/ $3.99 Variant

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ZOMBIE TRAMP VOL 3 #1 (Ongoing)

Writer(s): Dan Mendoza, Jason Martin
Artist Name(s): TMChu
Cover Artist(s): TMChu, Jerry Gaylord, Josh Howard, Jamal Igle

The series relaunch previewed with a Free Comic Book Day issue continues here. Join creator Dan Mendoza for the all new adventures of the cult hit series featuring his undead anti-hero, Zombie Tramp, now brought to life by the amazing talents of new superstar artist TMChu. It’s kinky supernatural fun as Zombie Tramp hits the road, starting in… sin city of course!

Special Notes: Also available in 3 cover variants; risqué, Josh Howard (Dead@17), and Jerry Gaylord (Fanboys vs. Zombies) and a special retailer exclusive Jamal Igle (Molly Danger, Supergirl) cover.

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

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Preview: Fracture Vol. 2 #3 (of 4)

FRACTURE VOL.2 #3 (of 4)

Writer(s): Shawn Gabborin
Artist Name(s): Chad Cicconi (p/i), Bill Blankenship (c)
Cover Artist(s): Chad Cicconi (p/i), Bill Blankenship (c)
FC/ 32 pgs / $2.99

In this penultimate issue of FRACTURE volume 2, the path of Virtue takes
unexpected turns, and the troubles of Jeff and his alter-egos ensnare unintended victims. Jeff
seeks help yet again from the dubious Doctor Atomic, and an electrifying secret is revealed!
Variant covers by Bill Blankenship and John “Super Ugly” Williams celebrating Ugly Love month.

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Preview: Fracture Encore Edition #1

FRACTURE ENCORE EDITION #1

Writer(s): Shawn Gabborin
Artist Name(s): Chad Cicconi
Cover Artist(s): Chad Cicconi

Just in time for FRACTURE Volume 2, see where the story began with this encore edition of FRACTURE Volume 1 #1! In the metropolis of Lower Triton, the city’s greatest hero, Virtue, its nastiest villain, Malice, and an everyman named Jeff have something very important in common. They’re all the same guy — and none of them knows it…until now!

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Preview: Fracture Vol. 2 #2

FRACTURE Vol.2 #2

Writer(s): Shawn Gabborin
Artist Name(s): Chad Cicconi (p/i), Bill Blankenship (c)
Cover Artist(s): Chad Cicconi (p/i), Bill Blankenship (c)

As Jeff comes to terms with his new reality and Virtue struggles for control, the Crocodile sets deadly plans in motion.  More fractures explode onto the scene, which threatens to reach a breaking point!   Experience the title that started it all for Action Lab in an all new adventure!

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Preview: Fracture #1 Vol. 2

FRACTURE #1 VOLUME 2

Writer(s): Shawn Gabborin
Artist Name(s): Chad Cicconi (p/i), Bill Blankenship (c)
Cover Artist(s): Chad Cicconi (p/i), Bill Blankenship (c)
FC/ 32 pgs./2.99 US
On sale DEC. 18

Life has been good in Lower Triton since the events of FRACTURE Volume 1. Jeff has suppressed his fractures, taking both the villainous Malice and the heroic Virtue off the table. But the city still has a hero in…Virtue?! Which villain is looking to fill Malice’s shoes? Newheroes! New villains! New Fractures! Variant cover by Jamal Igle!

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Action Lab in March 2014

BO, PLUSHY GANSTA #2 (Bi-Monthly)

Writer(s): Pavel Balabanov
Artist Name(s): Pavel Balabanov
Cover Artist(s): Pavel Balabanov
Variant cover: Pavel Balabanov

After clashing with the “Roswell” gang, Bo lies in a coma. Now it’s up to his posse to help him fight back from limbo to finish the job of taking out the next big boss, Serpent (a.k.a. Puppet Master). It’s plushy teddy vs. alien mutant gang warfare… can you dig it!?

Bo Plushy is like Ted meets Scarface in Vice City video game combat!

28 pages/ Mature Readers  /FC $3.99

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FRACTURE VOL.2 #4 (of 4)

Writer(s): Shawn Gabborin
Artist Name(s): Chad Cicconi (p/i), Bill Blankenship (c)
Cover Artist(s): Chad Cicconi (p/i), Bill Blankenship (c)

In this climactic last installment of the newest arc of FRACTURE, the city of Triton is held hostage by the Society of Thorns and its minions, while Virtue fights Jeff for control of their shared existence. An unexpected ally joins the battle with disastrous consequences, leading to a final shocking twist.

Variant cover by Dark Horse Comics (Athena Voltaire) creator Steve Bryant!

32 pages/ Rated PG/ FC $2.99

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GHOST TOWN VOL.1 TPB

Writer(s): Ryan Lindsay, Dave Dwonch
Artist Name(s): Daniel Logan, Justin Greenwood
Cover Artist(s): Justin Greenwood

Collecting the hit series’ first arc.

The unthinkable has happened. In the wake of time displaced terrorist 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 in this pre-apocalyptic Ghost Town.

116 pages/ Mature Readers/ FC $11.99

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JACK HAMMER #3 (0f 4)

Writer(s): Brandon Barrows
Artist Name(s): Ionic
Cover Artist(s): Ionic
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With the architect of Eddie Newman’s death revealed, Jack goes on the offensive to confront the mastermind pulling the strings of Boston’s underworld and rescue Newman’s kidnapped widow. He knows the who and the how, but the questions remain: why? And does he stand a chance?

Variant cover by pop art Superstar Des Taylor (The Trouble with Katie Rogers)

32 pages/ All Ages/ FC $2.99

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PRINCELESS ENCORE EDITION TPB

Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): M. Goodwin
Cover Artist(s): M. Goodwin

The 2011 Eisner Award nominated series is collected in a brand new printing.

Adrienne Ashe never wanted to be a princess. She hates fancy dinners, is uncomfortable in lavish dresses, and has never wanted to wait on someone else to save her. However, on the night of her 16th birthday her parents, the King and Queen, locked her away in a tower guarded by a dragon to await the rescue of some handsome prince. Now Adrienne has decided to take matters into her own hands! Come join the Eisner-nominated team of Jeremy Whitley and M. Goodwin for a tale of swashbuckling in the face of sexism. Princeless is the action adventure for the girl who’s tired of waiting to be rescued and ready to save herself.

128 pages/ All Ages/ FC $11.99

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PRINCELESS VOL.2: GET OVER YOURSELF TPB

Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): Emily Martin
Cover Artist(s): Emily Martin

Offered again! A new collection of the adventures of everyone’s favorite runaway princess, the incomparable Adrienne. This time she’s out to rescue her older sister Angelica, the most beautiful princess in the world. It won’t be easy though. Not only does Adrienne have to deal with Angelica’s legions of admirers and their sibling rivalry, but the King has hired a band of ruthless mercenaries to track her down. Can she save Angelica? Does she want to? And how willshe deal with these deadly knights who are after her head?

128 pages/ All Ages/ FC $14.99

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SKYWARD #9 (Monthly)

Writer(s): Jeremy Dale
Artist Name(s): Jeremy Dale
Cover Artist(s): Jeremy Dale

All-out war! Three Rivers is under attack by Herod’s armies, and it may just beup to Quinn, Abigail, and the Rabites to save the city from certain destruction! But wait…who rides on the horizon? Plus: A HUGE REVELATION you won’t see coming– not to be missed! THE SMASH HIT SERIES CONTINUES! From rising star creator Jeremy Dale (GI Joe, Marvel Kapow!), this issue also features a stellar homage RETAILER INCENTIVE variant cover by Gene Ha (Top Ten, Action Comics)!

32 pages/ All Ages/ FC $3.99

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SKYWARD VOL.2: STRANGE CREATURES

Writer(s): Jeremy Dale
Artist Name(s): Jeremy Dale
Cover Artist(s): Jeremy Dale

Jeremy Dale and Action Lab proudly present the second volume of the runaway hit action-fantasy, Skyward! New, curious allies and strange, twisted enemies emerge as Quinn runs headfirst into a conflict that’s bigger than he ever dreamed possible. Who will catch up to our young hero? Enter… The savage Rabites! Or will it be Skerrigan who ends our hero’s journey? Continuing the series that TMStash lauds as “…Breathtaking. You won’t be able to put this down!” Thrill to the fantastic storybook adventure from Jeremy Dale (G.I. Joe, Marvel Kapow!), following the exciting tale of Quinn and his dog, Jack– left orphaned by an invasion of his homeland. Collects Skyward #4-6, as well as the critically-acclaimed Halloween Comicfest 2013 short story, “Into the Grim.

96 pages/ All Ages/ FC $8.99

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