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The weekend is here and I’m spending it at Otakon and also prepping for Gen Con. What are your favorite conventions to go to?

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HeroComplex – Mark Millar’s rape comments, ‘Superheroes’ TCA panel: The comics world responds – I’ve been trying to come up with a response but just baffled.

The Beat – How Hall H inspired the Marvel Movie Universe – Huh,k interesting bit of history.

CBR – D23: Disney Dishes New “Big Hero 6” Details – Some nice details on what to expect.

CBR – Mark Strong, Bryan Cranston Rumored For Lex Luthor in ‘Man of Steel’ Sequel – Either would be solid.

Bleeding Cool – DC Comics Villains Month Allocations Hit Hard – I’m trying to figure out the point of the covers then.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Talking Comics – Dial H #15

Talking Comics – The Manhattan Projects #13

The Mary Sue – Molly Danger Book One

CBR – Trillium #1

Around the Tubes

It’s a new week and conventions season continues on. This coming weekend is my first trip to Otakon then just a few days later Gen Con!

Around the Tubes

Bleeding Cool – The Great Lego Conspiracy Of Comic Con – So it’s a bad thing figures went to kids who would actually play with them?

ICv2 – ‘Chew’ Back in TV Development – Yes please.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Bleeding Cool – Molly Danger Vol. 1

Robot 6 – Every issue is someone’s first: short reviews of four #2′s

SDCC 2013: Action Lab Takes on Superheroes and More

ACTIONLAB_LOGOAction Lab Entertainment stormed San Diego Comic-Con 2013 with their first ever panel and announced not only a number of its upcoming new releases for late 2013 and into 2014, but also its launching of the “Return of the Hero”—a number of titles intended at pushing the boundaries of what a superhero story can be.

At the Saturday evening panel, the Action Lab’s top staff showed the audience a presentation featuring highlights of its future projects. The publisher also brought out many creators from its growing stable of creator-owned talent, including name talent from comics, toys, and other media, to share about their exciting new works!

For all-ages readers, the Eisner-nominated Princeless returns, beginning with an encore release of the original mini-series followed immediately by two new four-issue story arcs.  The first issue of the Princeless Encore Edition will be priced at an introductory-friendly $1.00, and will release in November, with future releases arriving in stores monthly.

Previewed next was Vamplets, based on the toy line created by Gayle Middleton, who played a large role in the redesign of My Little Pony and The Littlest Pet Shop.  These oversized 48-page hardcovers, released two or three times a year, tell the story of a human girl who gets talked into running the Nightmare Nursery for little monsters.  The first hardcover launches in October.

Eisner Award-winner Lea Hernandez’s The Garlicks, also an all-ages “little monster” tale, gets a similar oversized hardcover treatment.  The Garlicks is about a non-traditional vampire family and the daughter who wants to draw graphic novels, and debuts in January.

Action Lab also announced the launching of a number of superhero-related books, and used the theme Return of the Hero to connect them. The idea behind the ‘return of the hero’ is that the publisher wants to put a new spin on the superhero title—they want to give readers the genre in a way they have never seen before.

The Return of the Hero begins with the launch of Jamal Igle’s Molly Danger, a 48-page oversized hardcover graphic novel that tells the tale of a ten-year old girl with amazing powers including, apparently, the ability to stay ten years old forever.  Other titles include: Jack Hammer, a superhero who doesn’t quite cut the mustard and thus becomes a private investigator who deals with superhero crimes; The First Hero, morality tale where a man becomes a hero in a world filled with villains; and the launch, in December, of volume 2 of Fracture, about a hero with multiple identities, some of which he can’t control.

DANGERZONE_LOGO_FINALAction Lab also previewed plans for its mature readers line, Danger Zone.  Phase Two of the Danger Zone line begins with a new volume of the popular Zombie Tramp by Dan MendozaZombie Tramp moved to Action Lab from its prior life at Super Real Graphics when SRG’s Jason Martin joined Action Lab to lead its Danger Zone brand.  Zombie Tramp V2 #1 releases in October.

Danger Zone also showed off Bo Plushy Gangsta, a tale of a gang boss who becomes the victim of a voodoo curse and is turned into a cuddly teddy bear, but retains his lethal personality. Created by a Russian video game artist, Bo’s wild concept is equally matched by its amazing visuals, and will hit shelves starting in January 2014.

One title that the panel audience seemed to embrace instantly was the quirky Itty Bitty Bunnies in Rainbow Pixie Candy Land, by Australian cartoonist Dean Rankine, touted by Action Lab as “the foulest comic you will ever read.” Danger Zone president Jason Martin explained, “It’s basically Adventure Time by way of Freak Brothers!” It is scheduled for early 2014 release.

Other 2014 Danger Zone titles include Scum of the Earth, advertised as “southern-friend grindhouse with a twist”, and Crimson Society, featuring a man, infected with lycanthropy, in a near-future world that puts a new spin on monster archetypes.

SDCC 2013: Action Lab Takes Comic-Con International

Critically-acclaimed independent publisher Action Lab Entertainment kicks off its 2013-2014 season with a bang at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, held July 17-21 at the San Diego Convention Center.  This marks the company’s second appearance at the show, and this year will be marked with special announcements, exclusive books, and a constant stream of well-respected industry professionals.

Confirmed creators to appear at the Action Lab booth include:

Jeremy Dale (Skyward)
David Dwonch (Ghost Town)
Kevin Freeman (SubCulture)
Tony Guaraldi-Brown (The Final Plague)
Lea Hernandez (The Garlicks)
Jamal Igle (Molly Danger)
Jason Martin (Night of the 80s Undead)
Gayle Middleton (Vamplets)
Mike Norton (Molly Danger Cover Artist)
Stan Yan (SubCulture)

A more detailed guest list, including signing times and additional creators, will be provided as the convention approaches.  The Action Lab booth is located in the Independent Press Pavilion, Table 2202.

In addition to having a number of featured creators, Action Lab will be offering a number of limited-edition convention exclusives available at SDCC.    Among the offerings:

  • A limited edition sneak preview of the upcoming Molly Danger, with two exclusive SDCC covers by fan-favorites Mike Norton and Jamal Igle
  • A limited edition hardcover premier of Vamplets:Nightmare Nursery with exclusive Ghost Pony cover by Gayle Middleton
  • A variant cover of Skyward #1 by Jeremy Dale
  • A white sketch cover of Skyward #2 by Jeremy Dale
  • A special edition of The Garlicks by Lea Hernandez
  • The premier of Bo Plushy Gangsta with special convention-exclusive cover.

Each of these books will be available in limited quantities while supplies last and most can be signed by their respective creators.  All of the books will also be available in a bundle for a total of $75!

Finally, Action Lab, led by President Kevin Freeman, will be hosting its own panel, “What’s New at Action Lab Entertainment,” scheduled for Saturday, July 20th at 6:00 PM in Panel Room 28 D-E.  The Action Lab staff and creators will be there to talk about everything that is in store for Action Lab for the next year–including some big announcements, and to answer all of your questions.  Attendees will receive a special NFL Rush Zone Button which they can redeem for a special prize at the Action Lab table in the convention hall.

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Listen to Last Night’s Episode of Graphic Policy Radio with Guest Jamal Igle

We had a great show last night with guest Jamal Igle where we covered his getting into the comic industry, his interest in Superman, Kickstarter and his latest venture with Action Lab Entertainment Molly Danger! Listen to the show now, or you can head to our radio archive and download the show and take it on the go.

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Graphic Policy Radio this Monday with Guest Jamal Igle

GP Radio pic MondayWe continue our month of guests on Graphic Policy Radio! This week we welcome comic book creator Jamal Igle. The show airs live this Monday at 10pm EDT.

Igle is an artist, editor, art director and animation storyboard artist. He’s primarily known for his penciling, inking and coloring work on books such as Supergirl and Firestorm.

A talented creator, he recently successfully completed a Kickstarter fundraising effort for his upcoming series, Molly Danger, which debuted with this month’s Free Comic Book Day.

We’ll be talking about his career, and most importantly his new Action Lab Entertainment series, Molly Danger!

So join us, and chat with Jamal Igle live on Graphic Policy Radio! You can call in to chat at (619) 768-2952 or chat with us on Twitter @graphicpolicy.

Action Lab Lowers Comic Prices

While some publishers were making announcements about new series and creative teams at C2E2, Action Lab Entertainment was going a different direction. Instead they’ve announced the reversal of ever rising comic book prices.

The publisher has announced starting with their comics listed in June’s Previews being offered for $2.99 instead of their previous standard of $3.99. The next part is those comics now being a standard 32 pages. The publisher’s NFL Rushzone books will now be available twice monthly with 20 pages for $1.99.

Additionally, beginning with Jamal Igle’s Molly Danger (in the current previews, available in July), Action Lab will be offering a number of 48 page oversized European style hardcovers at $19.99.  This is coming right on the heels of the release of our first preview of Molly Danger alongside their breakout hit Princeless in their Free Comic Book Day release.

Perhaps even more impressive is that this month marks the launch of Action Lab’s new mature readers line Action Lab: Danger Zone.  This launch will be approximately doubling the size of their monthly catalog and will include a variety of books including:  Ehmm Theory (where a dead man and his talking cat are tasked by St. Peter with a number of insane missions – including fighting zombie circus clowns), The Final Plague (an infestation of undead animals), Ghost Town (a tale of time-travel and terrorism), and Night of the 80’s Undead (a mashup of John Hughes type romance and George Romero type horror).

Over the past two years Action Lab Entertainment has made remarkable strides as a small comic book publisher.  The company has gone from it’s first published work to its first Eisner nomination and on to its first major license (announcing an NFL RushZone comic earlier this year).

Molly Danger Gets the Audio Treatment

Molly DangerTurning comics into radio plays or audio recordings seems to be a hot thing nowadays. AudioComics and Action Lab Entertainment today announced that AudioComics will release its second AC Kids title based on the forthcoming children’s comic Molly Danger. The comic was created by Jamal Igle.

Molly is “the princess of finesse,” the most powerful ten-year old in the world. Protector of Coopersville, New York from the villainous Supermechs, including Two-Fisted Tommy and Lil’ Cavey, she has legions of devoted fans, movies and merchandise bearing her name, and more fame than anyone can fathom. But what she really wants more than anything…is a friend. A family. And a real life.

Meanwhile, the forces of evil are converging to rock Molly’s world. For 20 years she has been led to believe she’s an immortal alien whose family died when their ship crash-landed on Earth, genetically altered by the earth’s atmosphere. She also believes that she is the last of her people. She is wrong–very wrong…

As with AudioComics’ productions of Titanium Rain, Starstruck, and Honey West: Murder on Mars, the finished work will be available on both compact disc and pay-per-Mp3 digital download, with cover art by Igle, and for sale through AudioComics’ and Action Lab’s websites, iTunes, Amazon, and at comic book and sci-fi conventions.

AudioComics has also been recognized for their Titanium Rain production. It has been nominated for awards.

Igle introduced Molly Danger in a highly-successful Kickstarter campaign last fall, and the first hardcover edition, under the Action Lab banner, will be in comic book stores in July.  There will also be a preview of the book released during Free Comic Book Day on May 4 in stores nationwide.

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