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Help Kickstart the Princeless Book 3 Deluxe Hardcover

Princeless Book 3: The Pirate Princess Deluxe Hardcover

Read the volume of Princeless that launched the critically acclaimed spinoff, Raven: The Pirate Princess, now in deluxe format with never before seen behind the scenes special features!

Princeless is an empowering story of a princess who saves herself and goes on a quest to save all of her sisters. The series has been nominated for two Eisner Awards, including “Best Single Issue” and “Best Comic for Kids Ages 8-12”. It was also nominated for five Glyph Comics Awards, winning in the categories of “Best Female Character”, “Best Writer”, and “Story of the Year”! 

In Princeless Book 3: The Pirate Princess Deluxe Hardcover, Adrienne and Bedelia stumble upon an unknown princess trapped in a tower and decide to save her! But they’re about to find off they’ve bit off more than they can chew when they rescue Raven Xingtao, the daughter of the pirate king. Adrienne has met her match and if she’s not careful, Raven may steal the dragon right out from under her.

With the introduction of Raven in Princeless Book 3, the series added to its roster of empowering character a pirate princess. She would go on to form her own all-female pirate crew in Raven: The Pirate Princess, which is praised for its LGBT+ themes. 

The goal of the Kickstarter is to raise $20,000. Help Action Lab reach their goal by pledging one of the numerous reward tiers, including Princeless hardcovers, Raven softcovers and Kickstarter exclusive covers for Raven the Pirate Princess Year 3, which has previously been digital only!

Preview: Princeless: The Pirate Princess TPB


Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): Rosy Higgins, Ted Bradt
Cover Artist(s): Rosy Higgins, Ted Bradt
128 pgs./All ages/ FC

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.


Preview: Princeless: The Pirate Princess #4


Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): Rosy Higgins, Ted Bradt
Cover Artist(s): Rosy Higgins, Ted Bradt
32 pgs./All ages/ FC

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.

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Preview: Princeless: The Pirate Princess #3 (of 4)


Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): Rosy Higgins, Ted Brandt
Cover Artist(s): Rosy Higgins, Ted Brandt
32 pgs./FC/ All Ages
$3.99 (reg.)

After the events of issue 2, Adrienne awakens alone on the beach without her armor.  Where has Raven gone and what is she after anyway?  Also, PIRATE FIGHT!  The Eisner-Award nominated PRINCELESS continues! Look for the Limited Edition (2000 copies) clothing cover.

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Action Lab Entertainment in Mary 2015


Writer(s): DeWayne Feenstra
Artist Name(s): Axur Eneas
Cover Artist(s): Axur Eneas & Juan Paul Reibeling (reg); Joel Gomez & Beth Sotelo (var)

As Aero-Girl, Jacqueline Mackenzie is the protector of Foxbay. As the sidekick to Battle Jack, her father, her life couldn’t be any better; but tragedy is just around the corner! Will she be ready to defend her city against the evil of Dr. Chimera and his army of AniMen? Can Aero-Girl be the hero she (and her father) alway.

32 pgs./All Ages / FC $3.99/ $4.99 Variant



Writer(s): Alex Kain
Artist Name(s): Rachel Bennett
Cover Artist(s): Rachel Bennett

For over 100 years, the animal races of the Four Kingdoms have lived side-by-side in uneasy truce. But when conflict ignites in the north, old alliances threaten to send the world into chaos. Experience the beginnings of an epic all-ages fantasy in this first collected volume!

80 pgs./ All Ages/ FC $9.99



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

The latest, full-color volume of Katie Cook’s popular webcomic, Gronk! This new installment has never been in print before and is coming to Action Lab as a brand-spankin’ NEW book! Follow Gronk and her friends’ adventures for another silly, fun, weird year. Like cats? This book has ‘em. Like dogs? We have those too. Like tiny green monsters? Look no further, you’ve found your new favorite book!

64pgs./All Ages/ FC $9.99



Writer(s): Robert Tinnell
Artist Name(s): Brendon Fraim (p) Inker: Brian Fraim (i)
Cover Artist(s): Penciler: Brendon Fraim Inker (p): Brian Fraim (i)

Creator Robert Tinnell returns to the world of his popular film, KIDS OF THE ROUND TABLE. Kevin is a normal middle school kid who suddenly finds himself encountering the legendary wizard Merlin – and discovers he has a destiny that involves King Arthur’s sword, Excalibur, and grave danger in the form of the king’s greatest enemy!

32 pgs./All Ages / FC $3.99



Writer(s): James F. Wright
Artist Name(s): Jackie Crofts
Cover Artist(s): Jackie Crofts 

Fall, Part 3: “What Girls Are Made Of.” Bobby Benson and friends devour Poppy and Cassia’s illicit brownies and find they have a completely different effect than any of them expected. Meanwhile, Poppy learns something sobering about the nutmeg they used. Will it be enough for her to quit the game?

32 pgs./ All Ages/ FC $3.99



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

Former pirate Smitty is finally adjusting to his new life as a detective for hire when an old enemy takes it all away. Now Smitty will be forced to find out just how far he will go to stay alive, to retrieve what he’s lost and to take revenge.
Collects the critically-acclaimed Pirate Eye: Exiled from Exile #1-4.

128 pgs./Teen/ FC $14.99

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

The complete collected edition of Princeless: The Pirate Princess. Adrienne has been on the run and working to save her sisters, but when she finds another princess locked away in a tower, she decides to spring her! But Raven Xingtao, the daughter of the Pirate King, is more of a handful that Adrienne could have ever expected. Before she knows it, Adrienne is off on a whirlwind adventure to complete Raven’s quest for revenge!

128 pgs./Teen/ FC $14.99



Writer(s): Vito Delsante
Artist Name(s): Sean Izaakse
Color Artist(s): Ross Campbell and Simon Gough
Cover Artist(s): Dean Haspiel
Collecting the hit mini-series, STRAY tells the story of Rodney Weller, the former sidekick known as “the Rottweiler.” When his mentor, the Doberman, is murdered, Rodney has to decide if he wants to come back to the world of capes and masks and, if he does, who he wants to be. Cover by Emmy Award winner, Dean Haspiel (The Fox)! Collects Stray #1-4.

128 pgs./Teen/ FC $14.99



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/ $4.99 Variant



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

And then there were two.

Two friends still trapped at the Bodega Bay Inn. Two friends being hunted by Andre Toulon’s twisted Puppets. Or is only ONE of them truly in danger? The Offering has been made…will it be accepted? Features three variant covers depicting Leech Woman! Limited to 1500 copies each.

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

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Writer(s): Dan Mendoza, Jason Martin
Artist Name(s): TMChu
Cover Artist(s): TMChu (regular, risqué variant), Dan Mendoza (limited variant), Winston Young (limited variant)
Risque variant cover (limited to 2500): TMChu
Mendoza variant cover (limited to 2000):Dan Mendoza
Vampblade variant cover (limited to 2000): Winston Young

Zombie Tramp creates a flesh beast from cemetery inhabitants to do battle with the hulking meth monster that’s plagued her visit to Detroit; but will Motown’s supernatural defender Vampblade help Janey in her fight, or team-up against her? It’s a boneyard brawl of beasts and beauties, as Janey fights for her right to ease on down the road! Features a variant cover spotlighting guest starring character Vampblade, as well as 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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Writer(s): Jason Martin, Dan Mendoza
Artist Name(s): Winston Young
Cover Artist(s): Winston Young
Connecting character variant covers (limited to 1500)
Connecting risque variant covers (limited to 2000)

In a story too big to contain in the pages of her regular monthly series, fan-favorite undead antiheroine Zombie Tramp breaks out into an all-new limited series that pits her against a new larger-than-life supernatural foe… Vampblade! Can Zombie Tramp hold her own against this new interdimensional weapon-wielding comic book bad girl brought to life, or has she met her sexy/crazy/cool match? Let the hair pulling and blood spilling begin! Features special variant covers featuring each character that connect to form one image, in both regular (limited to 1500 copies) and risqué designs (limited to 2000 copies).
32 pgs./ Mature Readers/ FC $3.99/ $4.99 Variant

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Preview: Princeless: The Pirate Princess #2


Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): Rosy Higgins, Ted Brandt
Cover Artist(s): Rosy Higgins, Ted Bryant
32pgs./ FC/ All Ages

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!

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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.


Around the Tubes

It’s a brand new week of comics! It was Toy Fair this past weekend. What stood out to you all?

Around the Tubes

CBLDF – CBLDF and Comic-Con International Launch Education Alliance During Will Eisner Week! – Very nice!

Science Mag – Here’s what happens when you combine science with hip hop, comic books, and zombies – Nice.


Around the Tubes Reviews

CBR – Guardians of the Galaxy #24

CBR – Harley Quinn Valentine’s Day Special #1

CBR – Nocturne: The Walled City Trilogy Volume 2

Talking Comics – Princeless: The Pirate Princess #1

The Beat – Princeless: The Pirate Princess #1

Talking Comics – Spider-Woman #4

The Guardian – Wrinkles

Preview: Princeless: The Pirate Princess #1

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
32pgs./FC/ All ages
$3.99 reg./ $4.99 var.

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.


Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Darth_Vader_1_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.


Top Pick: Princessless: The Pirate Princess #1 (Action Lab Entertaiment) – A new volume of Princeless is here! Everyone rejoice! The first issue is as wonderful as expected, and features a kick-ass minority woman in the lead. In fact all of the main characters are kick-ass women! Perfect for kids and adults.

Darth Vader #1 (Marvel) – Marvel’s relaunch of the Star Wars comics line has been solid so far, and Darth Vader takes the spotlight in his own series. Can’t wait to see what writer Kieron Gillen does with him.

Divinity #1 (Valiant) – The first issue is a fascinating departure from previous Valiant series and the character is nothing like what they’ve done before. The first issue is a trippy dreamlike tale, and its so good. This is not your normal superhero series.

The Sculptor (First Second) – This came out last week, but Previews has it listed for this week. Scott McCloud’s latest graphic novel is an absolute masterpiece.

Southern Bastards #7 (Image Comics) – Jason Aaron’s Southern gothic series has been amazing so far. You never know where each issue will take you. This is one of the first comics I read when I get a chance.


Top Pick: Legenderry Red Sonja (Dynamite Entertainment)–  Two genres meet in an unexpected way as the steampunk meets the red-haired barbarian in a Victorian setting. It is unconventional to be sure, but also a lot of fun.

Grimm Fairy Tales: Wonderland #32 (Zenescope) – Another great one-shot from the creative team that is taking this series in brand new directions.  It is a cat-and-mouse story where the mouse is another cat.

Morning Glories #43 (Image Comics) – Casey has decided to run for class president in order to save Jade, but she doesn’t have a chance of winning does she?  Not until the unexpected happens.

Secret Six #2 (DC Comics) – Fans responded to the release of this series under the new 52 banner at DC with great interest, but the first issue left many confused.  Combined with a long wait for the second issue, what will fans end up thinking?

Thor #5 (Marvel) – This series has been telling a great story, and yet continues to divide fans over the radical change.  Those that look beyond it will realize that this is no stunt.


Top Pick: Guardians Of The Galaxy #24 (Marvel) – The second chapter of The Black Vortex story line. Frankly, anything concerning the GOTG right now is worth picking up each week as the stories are getting better and much more fun each month.

Darth Vader #1 – If Star Wars #2 was any indication of how this series is going to be then we are on for one amazing ride. The art and writing blend seamlessly to bridge the gap between two amazing movies we have loved for so long.

Morning Glories #43 (Image Comics) – The students at Morning Glory Academy are getting more involved in the politics at school and the inevitable meeting with mysterious Headmaster should be just right around the corner.

Southern Bastards #7 (Image Comics) – The ending to the last arc left all of us with our jaws on the floor. The current arc is just as great and we can’t get enough of this amazing football tradition in the deep South

The Walking Dead #137 (Image Comics/Skybound) – The new arc promises to reveal more about The Whisperers, a new ‘cult-like’ group that we (or our heroes) know little of. Carl has been more of a focus recently and that is definitely a good thing.

Comixstravaganza’s “Big Daddy Cool” Johnny Dellarocca

Top Pick: Five Ghosts #15 (Image Comics) – Grey vs Van Helsing! – this is one of the most original concepts in comics! Every month, Frank Barberie delivers high-octane high adventure! This is part 3 of the new story arc and it’s Fabian Grey vs. Van Helsing!

Darth Vader #1 (Marvel) – I have always maintained that Vader is either hero or villain, depending on your point of view. The previous Dark Horse series did a lot to paint him as a hero. I hope this new Marvel series does the same. But, for the first time ever, it’s canon!

Doc Savage Omnibus Vol. 1 (Dynamite Entertainment) – normally I’m not a huge fan of trades, but sometimes a series is better when compiled rather than in monthly single issues. I’m feeling this may be true for the new Dynamite Doc Savage series. Plus in many cases you get more bang for your buck with a good collection. And the job Dynamite has done with these classic pulp heroes, it’s more than good, they’ve been great!

Legenderry Red Sonja #1 (Dynamite Entertainment) – Steampunk. Red Sonja. Any questions?

Legenderry Vampirella #1 (Dynamite Entertainment) – Ditto.

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