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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: The F1rst Hero #4

THE F1RST HERO #4

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

32 pgs./ Teen/ FC
$3.99

The streets of Philadelphia have been turned into a war zone with Jake Roth standing at ground zero. All Jake wants now is to get home in one piece. But how will the extrahumans who saved him from being captured by the authorities react if he rejects an offer to join their insanity-fuelled revolution? The climatic final issue of Volume 1 of The F1rst Hero is here!

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Preview: The F1rst Hero #3

THE F1RST HERO #3

Writer(s): Anthony Ruttgaizer
Artist Name(s): Phillip Sevy (art), Fred C Stresing (letters/colors)
Cover Artist(s): Lee Moder
32 pgs./ Teen/ FC
$3.99

Using his new powers to save the life of a troubled young extrahuman has landed Jake Roth in the middle of an armed stand-off with the police and the army’s Extrahuman Task Force. How could things get any worse? Wait until you see who comes to Jake’s rescue!

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Preview: The F1rst Hero #2 (of 4)

THE FIRST HERO #2 (of 4)

Writer(s): Anthony Ruttgaizer
Artist Name(s): Phillip Sevy (art), Fred C Stresing (letters/colors)
Cover Artist(s): Lee Moder (standard cover), Ray-Anthony Height (variant)
32 pgs./ FC/ All Ages
$3.99 (reg.)  $4.99 (var.)

Back on American soil, Jake settles into his normal life. But when the police attempt a violent take down on a teen extrahuman, will Jake endanger that normal life and use his own powers to save the boy? Or will he keep quiet and abandon the youth to his grisly fate?

Variant cover by Ray-Anthony Height (Midnight Tiger and Marvel’s: Fear Itself, Spider-Girl) limited to 1,500 copies!

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Action Lab Entertainment in November 2014

CRIMSON SOCIETY #3

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

Jack’s past meets his present, and his recently “upgraded” Werewolf curse is put to the test. When an all-out zombie attack threatens not just Jack, but his human girlfriend and new vampire ally, can he wield the mysterious Constantine Technology to save those that matter most to him?

32 pgs./ Mature Readers/ FC $3.99

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DRYSPELL #4

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

Everything has gone to crap. One week ago, Tom Ferris worked in an office. Today, two of his costumed team members are dead, the bank job has failed, and he finds himself racing toward the last person in the city who can help him. But the Black Baron still has a few secrets left hidden… and the time has come to show them off. The conclusion has come. The Dry Spell is over. And the city will never forget him again.

32 pgs./Mature Readers/ FC $3.99

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EHMM THEORY: EVERYTHING AND SMALL DOSES #2

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

Everyone’s favorite assassin monkey Mister Everything’s shrouded history begins to unravel as Mindwolf fights for her right to party…and stay alive! PLUS: Aaron and crew are captured and interrogated at the hands of unknown enemies! PLUS, PLUS: Death–horrible, tear-inducing death–awaits in a shocking scene so shocking it shocked us!

The Free Comic Book Day-featured title continues!

32 pgs./Mature Readers/ FC $3.99

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THE F1RST HERO #4

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

The streets of Philadelphia have been turned into a war zone with Jake Roth standing at ground zero. All Jake wants now is to get home in one piece. But how will the extrahumans who saved him from being captured by the authorities react if he rejects an offer to join their insanity-fuelled revolution? The climatic final issue of Volume 1 of The F1rst Hero is here!

32 pgs./Teen/ FC $3.99

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FIGHT LIKE A GIRL # 1(of 4)

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 attempt to fight her way through and survive nine trials to claim her prize: a single wish that will save her terminally-ill brother. Another Action Lab hit in the making!

32 pgs./Teen/ FC $3.99

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ITTY BITTY BUNNIES IN RAINBOW PIXIE CANDYLAND: COCK FIGHT

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

The bunnies are back! And when Phil and Tyrone stumble into a post-apocalyptic illegal cock-fighting ring they will need all the drug-fueled stupid they can muster to survive their latest off-color adventure! In the grand tradition of excessive Hollywood schlock comes… Itty Bitty Bunnies in Rainbow Pixie Candy Land : COCK FIGHT! Also available in a limited “movie poster” variant cover, limited to 2,000 copies.

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

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JACK HAMMER: USURPER #2( of 2)

Writer(s): Brandon Barrows
Artist Name(s): Ionic
Cover Artist(s): Ionic

Betrayed, bloody and mad as hell, it’s Jack’s turn to go on the hunt, sucking chest wound or no. But Jack hasn’t even met the man called Usurper face-to-face and he’s already fighting for his life. With both Jack and Ramona’s lives on the line, who’ll go down for the count?

32 pgs./ All Ages/ FC $3.99

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MIDNIGHT TIGER TPB

Writer(s): Ray-Anthony Height
Artist Name(s): Ray-Anthony Height
Cover Artist(s): Ray-Anthony Height

Young Gavin Shaw is granted the power to do what local law enforcement and the superhero community cannot–save his city from itself. As Midnight Tiger (because he can only patrol the city after midnight), Gavin begins his assault on the gangs and drug dealers running the streets of Apollo Bay an eventually ends up expanding his world in ways he never imagined.

128 pgs./ All Ages/ FC $14.99

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PLANET GIGANTIC #2

Writer(s): Eric Grissom
Artist Name(s): David Halvorson, Will Perkins
Cover Artist(s): David Halvorson (reg), Jerry Gaylord (var)

When Queen Neva takes Yuri and Valentina prisoner, she puts them to work in the infamous Blood Mines of Woodmere. Meanwhile, Neva and her dark sorcerer Narog devise a plot to steal their power. Also in this issue: A steadfast messenger must carry the fate of the war across an unforgiving landscape!

32 pgs./ All Ages/ FC $3.99

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SCUM OF THE EARTH TPB

Writer(s): Mark Bertolini
Artist Name(s): Rob Croonenborghs
Cover Artist(s): Rob Croonenborghs

Meet Laura and True – two bourbon-toasted gunslingers caught between hardcore scores and soul depraved rehab! Dirty, violent and simple, or so it seems… the pair’s desert road trip of carnage and courtship may just take a cosmic turn when a mysterious figure begins to tail them on their explosive journey.
Collects the entire explosive 3 issue grindhouse series.

96 pgs./ Mature Readers/ FC $11.99

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SHINOBI:NINJA PRINCESS #4

Writer(s): Martheus Wade
Artist Name(s): Martheus Wade, Janed Wade
Cover Artist: Johanna Tamminen

Oni 鬼 (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.

32 pgs./ All Ages/ FC $3.99

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SOUTHERN DOG #4

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

The growing conflict between the KKK and the elusive beast comes to a head when Jasper attends a party to see Zoe, only to reveal his transformation after getting beat up. With Jasper’s successful capture, the confrontation falls on Bill when the beast’s identity is finally revealed to the Klan. Featuring series covers by red-hot artist Riley Rossmo (Drumhellar)!

32pgs./Mature Readers/ FC $3.99

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ZOMBIE TRAMP# 5

Writer(s): Dan Mendoza, Jason Martin
Artist Name(s): Dennis Budd
Cover Artist(s): Dennis Budd, TMChu/Dan Mendoza

Janey, our titular Zombie Tramp, is back on the road. When a simple pit stop at a desert biker bar attracts unwanted attention, she quickly finds herself tested yet again… by a monster more powerful then her?! Supernatural bar fighting, and blacktop dueling in a bikini and leather gear – it’s just another day for Zombie Tramp. Includes a variant cover (limited to 1,500 copies) and a risqué variant, limited to 2,000 copies, by Dennis Budd!

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

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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

united states of muder inc 4 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! Below are ten suggestions of comics, graphic novels, or trade paperbacks you should spend some extra time checking out and think about picking up.

Pick of the Week: United States of Murder Inc. #4 (Marvel/Icon) – Valentine and Jagger are on the run as the five families meet to decide the fate of the United States of Murder Inc. The alternate world story where the mob controls large parts of the United States has been a fun, and gripping read.

Armor Hunters #3 (Valiant Entertainment) –  Valiant has one of the best universes out there, and their current Armor Hunters storyline has been fantastic. It’s still not too late to get in on a great comic company.

Doberman #2 (Darby Pop Publishing/IDW Publishing) – 80s cheesy cop movies come to comics. Hilarious, and nostalgic at the same time.

The F1rst Hero #1 (Action Lab Entertainment) – A new series from Action Lab has a world where people with super powers just begin to emerge. The first issue is fantastic, both as an introduction to this world, and also a one and done comic.

Genius #2 (Top Cow Productions) – I liked the first issue when I read it four years ago, and have been waiting for the second issue to hit. A nice spin on the idea of gangs in America.

Skullkickers #30 (Image Comics) – A stand alone issue before the next arc begins. Skullkickers is entertaining fantasy, and every issue is fantastic.

Starlight #5 (Image Comics) – Mark Millar’s Flash Gordon homage has been damn near perfect with each issue. Fun, entertaining, and pays tribute to classic pulp fun.

Transformers: Primacy #1 (IDW Publishing) – Some more Transformers history filling in the gaps of the war between the Autobots and the Decepticons. The story is solid and art beautiful to look at.

The Walking Dead #130 (Skybound) – If you caught the end of last issue, how can you not want to read this one!?

Wolverine #11 (Marvel) – Marvel has big plans coming for Wolverine, and this is leading up to all of that.

Action Lab in October 2014

CRIMSON SOCIETY #2

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

As Jack attempts to discover more about the “Constaine Technology,” the mysterious nanotech augmentation to his arms that tends to kill vampires on sight, he finds a possible ally in his quest. But will Romules, the vampire torture specialist, throw a wrench in their plans?

32 pgs./ Mature Readers/ FC $3.99

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EHMM THEORY: EVERYTHING AND SMALL DOSES #2

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

Things in the snow heat up for our heroes as the dimension-jumping assassin-monkey Mister Everything draws closer to Mindwolf and her reluctant compatriots. Meanwhile, in a parallel universe, Gabe and Mr. Whispers discover shocking revelations about their secret past from Aaron and crew! Don’t miss this one, folks!

The Free Comic Book Day-featured title continues!

32 pgs./Mature Readers/ FC $3.99

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THE F1RST HERO #3

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

Using his new powers to save the life of a troubled young extrahuman has landed Jake Roth in the middle of an armed stand-off with the police and the army’s Extrahuman Task Force. How could things get any worse? Wait until you see who comes to Jake’s rescue!

32 pgs./Teen/ FC $3.99

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HERO CATS #2

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

Would you like to play a game? Duty calls as the Hero Cats defend Stellar City against Johnny Arcado’s dangerous digitized minions. But in this game there is no reset button!

32 pgs./ All Ages/ FC $3.99

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MIDNIGHT TIGER #4

Writer(s): Ray-Anthony Height
Artist Name(s): Ray-Anthony Height
Cover Artist(s): Ray-Anthony Height

This is it–Midnight Tiger‘s final showdown with Powerstone to decide the future of Apollo Bay! However, if Detective Fife and the rest of the Apollo Bay PD get there first, neither one of them will be left standing!

32 pgs./ All Ages/ FC $3.99

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PLANET GIGANTIC #1

Writer(s): Eric Grissom
Artist Name(s): David Halvorson
Cover Artist(s): David Halvorson (reg), Jerry Gaylord (var)

When two genetically-engineered teenagers crash-land on a strange planet, they must learn to rely on themselves and their still-developing powers as they face down a giant rock monster. Also in this issue: Lyana the Seeker braves a cursed tomb in search of the fabled Eye
of the Sun. Variant cover by Jerry Gaylord, limited to 2,000 copies!

32 pgs./ All Ages/ FC $3.99

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SCUM OF THE EARTH #3

Writer(s): Mark Bertolini
Artist Name(s): Rob Croonenborghs
Cover Artist(s): Rob Croonenborghs

Turns out True, the bourbon fueled psycho killer, is actually an alien in possession of the coveted stolen galactic artifact known as the Starheart, and Karth, the intergalactic bounty hunter hot on its trail, is also True’s brother. Can the two cosmic siblings work out their issues, or will they unleash universal destruction upon us all?

32 pgs./ Mature Readers/ FC $3.99

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SHINOBI:NINJA PRINCESS #3

Writer(s): Martheus Wade
Artist Name(s): Martheus Wade, Marvin Chevealier, Janed Wade
Cover Artist: Johanna Tamminen

Rekishi 歴史(History): When Ninja Master Jubei sees that Shianndrea is upset over the revelation of Kim and Ai’s romantic relationship, he tellsher 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.

32 pgs./ All Ages/ FC $3.99

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SOUTHERN DOG #3

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

Burdened by balancing his emerging lycanthropic tendencies, high school, and a home life that includes a KKK member father, Jasper confides in his mom his dark secret, and also shares with her news of a budding romance with Zoe—an African-American girl at school. Can anything diffuse the powder keg that his life is fast becoming? Featuring series covers by red-hot artist Riley Rossmo (Drumhellar)!

32pgs./Mature Readers/ FC $3.99

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ZOMBIE TRAMP# 4

Writer(s): Dan Mendoza, Jason Martin
Artist Name(s): TMChu
Cover Artist(s): TMChu
The new hit series concludes its first gonzo story arc with a battle royale at the Grand Canyon!
Our undead anti-heroine turned slave-bride Zombie Tramp battles “The King” for her right to shamble on down the road, and not be eternally shackled to a rotting bloated man-pig…thankyouverymuch! Features a “risqué” variant cover limited to 2,000 copies!

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

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VAMPLETS: HOWLISS- WEREWOLF BABY PLUSH

The sweetest most docile baby with a dangerous twist…This terrifyingly cute werewolfling will always keep you guessing, since at this age Howliss transforms without warning! You will never know when this sweet baby might turn into your worst nightmare.

Your Warning: When transformation occurs you will need numerous large scratching posts that can be placed throughout your home and a large bone for teething and clawing. Once again a sturdy cage this time with silver bars would be highly recommended for werewolflings are allergic to silver and this will calm him down instantly.

The Gloomvanian Adoption Center will only be releasing a small number of babies into the mortal world. The management takes no responsibility for any mayhem and destruction caused by your baby, and suggests strongly that you do not adopt one.

You have been warned.

Retail Price: $19.99

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VAMPLETS: LILY ROSE SHADOWLYN VAMPYRE BABY PLUSH

Lily Rose Shadowlyn is surprisingly well behaved for a baby Vampyre. She plays well and shares with others, not a trait normally found in Vamplets. Although Lily Rose is sweet she has a dark side. She will smile and hug you then bite you thinking nothing is wrong with that. If she appears exceptionally sweet and loving…be careful when approaching her! She can fly into fits of rage when denied her hugs and “Vampyre kisses” which can be lethal! At all times have on hand a jar of Poison Black Apple Sauce…unsweetened. This is her favorite treat and should calm her down immediately.

The Gloomvanian Adoption Center will only be releasing a small number of babies into the mortal world. The management takes no responsibility for any mayhem and destruction caused by your baby, and suggests strongly that you do not adopt one.

You have been warned.

Retail Price: $19.99

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VAMPLETS: OCTAVIA-CYCLOPS BABY PLUSH

A delightfully frightening toddler who will grow to GIGANTIC proportions…Cyclops like to keep their eye on everyone and everything. If you try to suppress Octavia’s inquisitive nature, she will quickly anger, and the full impact of her tremendous strength might lead to the destruction of everything in her path.

Your Warning: For the poor mortal who invites this baby into their home, if angered quickly place Octavia in a Cyclops proof cage (which is usually what we recommend for all of our mischievous little darlings from the Nightmare Nursery) otherwise her tremendous strength may quickly demolish your domicile.

The Gloomvanian Adoption Center will only be releasing a small number of babies into the mortal world. The management takes no responsibility for any mayhem and destruction caused by your baby, and suggests strongly that you do not adopt one.

You have been warned.

Retail Price: $19.99

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VAMPLETS: ROARI SNOW- ABOMINABLE SNOWBABY PLUSH

Endearing and horribly wild… Roari never sits still, bounding with horrific ape-like agility and strength! If you love never-ending physical activity such as running for your life, then you will know true delight and endless dismay when you invite this hyperactive baby into your home.

Your Warning: She wants to be the center of attention and you had best make sure she is. We have no idea of any means to pacify her since there have been no survivors of an Abominable Snowbaby rampage.

The Gloomvanian Adoption Center will only be releasing a small number of babies into the mortal world. The management takes no responsibility for any mayhem and destruction caused by your baby, and suggests strongly that you do not adopt one.

You have been warned

Retail Price: $19.99

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VAMPLETS: THUS UNDEAD PET SOCIETY #1

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)

The Legend of the Ghost Pony begins here in this terrifyingly sweet installment from Hasbro designer/illustrator of My Little Pony Gayle Middleton! Ghost Ponies have been the harbingers of the weird for years. Whenever they appear, creatures near have disappeared, never to return. Where do they come from? What is their terrible secret? And what is the Ghost Pony’s connection to a vampyre baby named Lily Rose Shadowlyn? Find out in this all new adventure! Variant cover by Gayle Middleton herself (limited to 1000 copies!).

32 pgs./ All Ages/ FC $3.99 (reg)/ $4.99 (Var)

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Action Lab in September 2014

CRIMSON SOCIETY#1

Writer(s): Mike Hunau
Artist Name(s): Carlos Trigo
Cover Artist(s): Carlos Trigo (r), Daniel Logan (v)

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. Features a variant cover by Daniel Logan (Ghost Town), limited to 1,500 copies!

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

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DRYSPELL # 3 (Bi-Monthly)

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

The stage is set. Tom Ferris, once little more than an office drone, is about to return to the man he once was. Side-by-side with masks and costumes, he has calculated a grand return to the limelight of his yesteryear. His entourage assembled, his target marked, his city is calling to him. It watches and waits for the black.
32 pgs./Mature Readers/ FC $3.99

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EHMM THEORY: EVERYTHING AND SMALL DOSES #1

Writer(s): Brockton McKinney
Artist Name(s): Larkin Ford
Cover Artist(s): Larkin Ford (reg), Jerry Gaylord (var)

Action Lab’s underground hit series returns! Time-jumping assassin monkeys, an evil military super-force, and paranormal ex-lovers plague Gabriel Ehmm and his blood-bound talking feline Mr. Whispers in this eye-smashing, brain-messer of a sequel entitled; Everything and Small Doses. Features a variant cover by Jerry Gaylord, limited to 1,500 copies!

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

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THE F1RST HERO # 2 (OF 4)

Writer(s): Anthony Ruttgaizer
Artist Name(s): Phillip Sevy (art), Fred C Stresing (letters/colors)
Cover Artist(s): Lee Moder (standard cover), Ray-Anthony Height (variant)

Back on American soil, Jake settles into his normal life. But when the police attempt a violent takedown on a teen extrahuman, will Jake endanger that normal life and use his own powers to save the boy? Or will he keep quiet and abandon the youth to his grisly fate? Variant cover by Ray-Anthony Height (Midnight Tiger and Marvel’s: Fear Itself, Spider-Girl) limited to 1,500 copies!

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

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JACK HAMMER: USURPER #1 (OF 2) (Bi-Monthly)

Writer(s): Brandon Barrows
Artist Name(s): Ionic
Cover Artist(s): Ionic

Just as things are starting to get back to normal for Jack McGriskin and friends, a new shadow falls across their path… and lands squarely on Ramona! A mystery man stalks her through the streets of Boston, but is she his target or only a means to an end?

32 pgs./ All Ages/ FC $3.99

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MIDNIGHT TIGER #3 (Now a monthly series)

Writer(s): DeWayne Feenstra, Ray-Anthony Height
Artist Name(s): Ray-Anthony Height
Cover Artist(s): Ray-Anthony Height (Marvel: Fear Itself, Spider-girl, Image: Noble Causes)

Gavin has to shake down an old friend for some intel, but may end up going too far. Unfortunately for Gavin, Powerstone and the Apollo Bay Police Department are on the hunt…and it’s Midnight Tiger season!

32 pgs./ Teen/ FC $3.99

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MISHKA AND THE SEA DEVIL HC

Writer(s): Xenia Pamfil
Artist Name(s): Xenia Pamfil
Cover Artist(s): Xenia Pamfil

Eleven days trapped on a mysterious island. Eleven chapters drawn in eleven different styles. One incredible artist. After a chance encounter at sea, fisherman Mishka washes ashore on an uncharted island. Surrounded by monsters and worse, can Mishka survive long enough to solve the mystery of the Sea Devil and return home? Join her, Captain Furball and Admiral Ghost on the adventure of their lives!

100 pgs./Teen/ FC $24.99

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SHINOBI: NINJA PRINCESS #2 (OF 6)

Writer(s): Martheus Wade
Artist Name(s): Martheus Wade (Pencils, Inks, Colors) Marvin Chevealier (color assists)
Cover Artist: Tressina Bowling

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.

32 pgs./ Teen/ FC $3.99

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SKYWARD VOL.4: SINS OF THE FATHER

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

Jeremy Dale and Action Lab proudly present the fourth volume of the smash-hit, SKYWARD! In the wake of the Battle at Three Rivers, it’s certain that new alliances must be formed to withstand the armies of the Brother Kings. Enter: The Berserkers! Continuing the fantastic action-fantasy epic from CGS 2013 Breakthrough Creator and Harvey Award nominee Jeremy Dale (G.I. Joe, Marvel Kapow!), following the thrilling tale of Quinn and his dog, Jack– as we travel ever further into the strangeness of the unknown! Collects Skyward #10-12!

96 pgs./ All Ages/ FC $9.99

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SOUTHERN DOG #2 (OF 4)

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

After revealing his involvement with the KKK, Jasper’s farther forces him to confront a bully from school through violent tactics. Refusing to participate, Jasper fleas the scene only to succumb to another “episode” as the beast inside of him resurfaces. Unable to fight it, Jasper suddenly finds himself in the middle of his town’s racial war. Featuring series covers by red-hot artist Riley Rossmo (Drumhellar)!

32 pgs./ Mature Readers/ FC $3.99

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ZOMBIE TRAMP #3

Writer(s): Dan Mendoza, Jason Martin
Artist Name(s): TMChu
Cover Artist(s): TMChu

Zombie Tramp has fallen in with the wrong crowd in her adventure to Las Vegas… specifically, the undead clutches of the king of Sin City’s sex trade. Now she’s being forced to wed the jump-suited monster of a man in a private ceremony at the Grand Canyon! But in this unholy wedding, “Til death” is just the start. Features a “risqué” variant cover limited to 2,000 copies!

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

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BO, PLUSHY GANSTA: KINGDOM OF BO TPB

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

Are the legends of Bo, the “teddy bear” gangsta, true? And, did we just say teddy bear gangsta?! You’re about to find out– when the soul of Gardia City’s toughest gangsta gets imbued in a plushy bear by a voodoo priestess. It’s Scarface meets Ted in this over-the-top video game style urban epic. Collects Bo Plushy Gangsta # 1-4.

128 Pgs./ Mature Readers/ FC $14.99

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THE F1RST HERO #1 (of 4)

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

The entire world knows the stark reality: everyone who manifests superpowers goes insane and becomes a threat to society. So, when Jake Roth develops superpowers but somehow keeps his sanity, he must decide whether to put himself at risk by using his powers to help people or do nothing and save himself while innocent people around him get hurt. Cover by Lee Moder, with a variant by Jamal Igle (Supergirl, Molly Danger) limited to 1500 copies!

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

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HERO CATS OF STELLAR CITY

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

Avengers and Justice League move over! The cutest heroes on the planet have arrived! Meet the Hero Cats of Stellar City in this spectacular first issue. Not your ordinary house cats, they’re a tactical action-packed covert team dealing with extraordinary threats to humanity in ways that will amaze. Variant fold-out cover limited to 2,000 copies!

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

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ITTY BITTY BUNNIES IN RAINBOW PIXIE CANDYLAND: SAVE X-MAS #1

Writer(s): Dean Rankine
Artist Name(s): Dean Rankine
Cover Artist(s): Dean Rankine (reg and var)

Itty Bitty Bunnies creator and cartoonist extraordinaire Dean Rankine lives down under, where Christmas is celebrated in the summer, so it makes perfect sense for his depraved creations to go on a holiday adventure now stateside. It also makes sense to the Bunnies to cook up a big batch of meth to help fund their Yuletide activities! Also available in a “Tickle Me Tyrone gift” variant cover, limited to 1500 copies!

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

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MIDNIGHT TIGER #2 (of 4)

Writer(s): DeWayne Feenstra, Ray-Anthony Height
Artist Name(s): Ray-Anthony Height
Cover Artist(s): Ray-Anthony Height

Gavin learns the hard way to be careful what you wish for when he finally comes face to face with P. Stone! Fortunately, he’ll have some unexpected help from the folks who’ve been keeping an eye on him since the beginning of what could be the shortest crime-fighting career Apollo Bay history.

32 pgs./ All Ages/ FC  $3.99

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SHINOBI: NINJA PRINCESS

Writer(s): Martheus Wade
Artist Name(s): Martheus Wade (Pencils and Inks) Marvin Cheveallier (Color assists) Janet Wade
(Ink assists) Kevin Williams (Copy Edit)
Cover Artist(s): Martheus Wade (reg) Tressa Bowling (var) Limited to 1500 copies

Jishin 自信 (Confidence): 14 year-old ninja princess Shianndrea Toshigawa and her strike team have a new mission: spy on their rivals, the Azumi Ninja Clan, and discover what secret dealings they have with the evil Emperor of Japan. But when the plan goes awry and fellow ninja Hamasuke is captured, can Shianndrea overcome her lack of confidence and save him before it’s too late? Variant cover limited to 1,500 copies!

32 pgs./ Children and Teens/ FC $3.99/ $4.99 Variant

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SCUM OF THE EARTH #2 (Bimonthly)

Writer(s): Mark Bertolini
Artist Name(s): Rob Croonenborghs
Cover Artist(s): Rob Croonenborghs

Now that True has been outed as more than a bourbon-fueled psycho killer, can he and his partner in crime Laura fend off an intergalactic bounty hunter? And just who is this alien hunter, and what’s his connection to True? Mind blowing cosmic revelations, guns, blood, and twists ahead!

32pgs./Mature Readers/ FC $3.99

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SKYWARD #12

Writer(s): Jeremy Dale
Artist Name(s): Jeremy Dale
Cover Artist(s): Jeremy Dale (reg), Darwyn Cooke (var) Limited to 1500 copies

Celebrating its first full year, SKYWARD is thrust into new lands with new peoples, creatures…and distractions? In the midst of a changing land, our heroes find that the Battle of Three Rivers was only the beginning of a brand new conflict! This issue also features a LIMITED Edition variant cover (1500 copies) by DARWYN COOKE (Parker, DC’s New Frontier)!

32 pgs./ Children and Teens/ FC $3.99/ $4.99 Variant

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SOUTHERN DOG #1

Writer(s): Jeremy Holt
Artist Name(s): Alex Diotto
Cover Artist(s): Riley Rossmo (reg), Mehdi Cheggour (var)

When awkward high school teen Jasper Dixon conceals an injury sustained 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! Featuring a regular cover by Riley Rossmo (Drumhellar), and a Limited Edition (1500 copies) werewolf variant by Mehdi Cheggour (Enormous)!

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

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ZOMBIE TRAMP Vol. 3 #2

Writer(s): Dan Mendoza, Jason Martin
Artist Name(s): TMChu
Cover Artist(s): TMChu (reg and var)

As Zombie Tramp stirs up trouble in Sin City she catches the attention of its most legendary resident, The King! The problem is he “left the building” three decades ago–so what kind of undead monster sits on the throne now? It’s a buffet of all out high-stakes reanimated action! Also available in an alternate ‘risque’ cover limited to 2000 copies.

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

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