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Preview: Shinobi: Ninja Princess TPB

SHINOBI: NINJA PRINCESS TPB

Writer(s): Martheus Wade
Artist Name(s): Martheus Wade, Adam Shaw, Janet Wade
Cover Artist(s): Janet Wade
192 pgs./FC/All ages
$19.95

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!

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Preview: Shinobi: Ninja Princess #6

Shinobi: Ninja Princess #6

Writer(s): Martheus Wade
Artist Name(s): Martheus Wade (Art) Janet Wade (Colors)
Cover Artist(s): Martheus Wade
32pgs./ FF/ All Ages
$3.99

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?

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Preview: Shinobi: Ninja Princess #5

Shinobi: Ninja Princess #5

Writer(s): Martheus Wade
Artist Name(s): Martheus Wade (Pencils and Inks), Gene Fayne (Colors)
Cover Artist(s): Tressina Bowling

32 pgs. / FC/ All Ages $3.99

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.

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Preview: Shinobi: Ninja Princess #4

SHINOBI: NINJA PRINCESS #4

Writer(s): Martheus Wade
Artist Name(s): Martheus Wade, Janet Wade
Cover Artist: Janet Wade
32 pgs./ All Ages/ FC
$3.99

Oni (Demon): After the escape of Shianndrea and her team in New Tokyo, the Oni sets his
sights on the southern security outpost of the Toshigawa Clan. Master Gaudient chooses a team to assist their fellow ninja but orders Ai and Shianndrea to stay behind. The girls make the risky decision to join the battle anyway. Meanwhile, Hamasuke’s anger from being “overshadowed” could prove to be the downfall of the Toshigawa Clan.

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Review: Shinobi Ninja Princess #4

shino covShinobi: Ninja Princess is an entirely fun and entertaining series, though it is equally obvious that its appeal will be limited to a specific few.  The story here follows Shianndrea (Shinobi) and her group of friends/ninja clan.  As her team leader/crush Kim heads off on a mission to attack a marauding demon, she and Ai are forced to stay behind in order to protect the compound or protect their own safety.  Of course, as they both have a bit of rebellious teenage spirit in them, this curfew does not last long and they soon catch up with the action.

Some might read this and think that it is a bit formulaic, and to be fair it is, but it is at least a formula that works.  It is maybe reminiscent of something that someone might see on television on a Saturday, though probably one of the later morning shows that adults might want to watch as well.  The concept is kind of ludicrous, like a Teen Titans version of a ninja clan, but this comparison holds in a different sense, because part of what helps to make the characters in this series to be relatable is that they are people first and heroes second.  So when Shianndrea first wakes in the morning, she is more worried about whether her team leader notices her, and then realizes that she needs to shower after each mission, because her suit leaves her smelling sweaty.

This fun series is unlikely to surprise anyone with its story or its characters, but by equal measure both the story and the characters are compelling enough in their simplicity.  It is a series that reaches its potential almost completely but still ends up being only above average as a series.  It is not the kind of series that will make friends recommend it to one another, but equally there are very few that will walk away from this saying how disappointed that they were with the experience.

Story and Art: Martheus Wade
Story: 7.6 Art: 7.6 Overall: 7.6 Recommendation: Read

Action Lab provided Graphic Policy with a free copy for review.

Preview: Shinobi: Ninja Princess #3

SHINOBI: NINJA PRINCESS #3

Writer(s): Martheus Wade
Artist Name(s): Martheus Wade, Marvin Chevealier, Janed Wade
Cover Artist: Johanna Tamminen
32 pgs./ All Ages/ FC
$3.99

Rekishi (History): When Ninja Master Jubei sees that Shianndrea is upset over the revelation of Kim and Ai’s romantic relationship, he tells her the story of her ancestor, Yamoto Toshigawa, the Princess Tokuhime and their fight against the all powerful Oni named Dagamon. Meanwhile, Hamasuke makes plans to win back his honor and become the hero he feels he should be.

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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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Shinobi: Ninja Princess Announces Free Webcomic

Action Lab Entertainment’s popular coming of age action series, Shinobi: Ninja Princess is well into its run with issue 4 coming soon. Now, Series creator Martheus Wade is introducing new fans to the world of Shianndrea “Jetta” Toshigawa with a new tie in webcomic.

These 1-4 page webstories weave into and out of the existing 6 issue mini series published by Action Lab Entertainment. Each story will give readers more information on the characters and world of this martial arts adventure as well as serve as a gateway for new readers.

The stories mix the lighter side of the series and answers those burning questions fans have been asking for such as “how did the Azumi Ninja Clan get the contract to find Shianndrea Toshigawa in the first place?” and “What do young ninjas do to blow off steam?”

The free webisodes are available at the official Jetta website at http://toshigawa.com/

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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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Preview: Shinobi: Ninja Princess #2

SHINOBI: NINJA PRINCESS #2

Writer(s): Martheus Wade
Artist Name(s): Martheus Wade (Pencils, Inks, Colors) Marvin Chevealier (color assists)
Cover Artist: Tressina Bowling
32 pgs./ FC/ All Ages
$3.99

After successfully completing her first mission, Shianndrea is allowed to accompany Kim on reconnaissance to New Tokyo in order to spy on the Azumi Ninja Clan. Things can’t be better! However, just when things are getting cozy between the two ninja, Ai joins the mission, making these three ninja a crowd.

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