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Preview: Venture TPB

VENTURE TPB

Writer(s): Jay Faerber
Artist Name(s): Jamal Igle (penciller/inker), James Brown (colors)
Cover Artist(s): Jamal Igle
128 pgs. / Rated. E / FC
$14.99

Down-on-his-luck reporter Reggie Baxter has stumbled onto one of the greatest secrets of all time…high school history teacher, Joe Campbell is the superpowered hero known as Venture! But who is Joe Campbell? And more importantly, how rich will Reggie become by blackmailing him? A creator owned superhero morality tale by two of the industry’s finest; Jay Faerber (Copperhead, Dynamo Five, Noble Causes) and Jamal Igle (Molly Danger, Supergirl, The Terminator: Enemy of My Enemy)! Collects Venture #1-4.

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Preview: Venture #4 (of 4)

VENTURE #4 (of 4)

Writer(s): Jay Faerber
Artist Name(s): Jamal Igle (penciller/ Inker), Jim Valentino, Steve Walker (artists), Sébastien Lamirand (Colorist)
Cover Artist(s): Jamal Igle
32 pgs./ All Ages / FC
$3.99 (reg.)

Reggie and Joe have gone their separate ways, but what will happen when they meet Venture’s arch nemesis. Arch-Nemesis? What Arch-nemesis?! Venture teams up with Celeste Noble of NOBLE CAUSES to take down the armored menace!

It’s an all star jam issue as Jay Faerber (Image Comics Copperhead) and Jamal Igle (Molly Danger, Supergirl) enlist the aid of the legendary Jim Valentino (Shadowhawk, Guardians of the Galaxy) and up and coming creator Steve Walker (The Battle of Blood and Ink, Sons of Liberty).

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Action Lab Entertainment in February 2016

NEW RATING SYSTEM:
E: Appropriate for everyone
A: Appropriate for ages 9 and up
T: For readers ages 12 and up
T+: For older teen readers and adults
M: Mature readers 18+

BIGFOOT: SWORD OF THE EARTHMAN #3

Writer(s): Josh S. Henaman
Artist Name(s): Andy Taylor and Tamra Bonvillain
Cover Artist(s): Andy Taylor and Tamra Bonvillain
Variant Cover Artist: Dave Hamann and Jules Rivera

The sci-fi sword, sorcery and sasquatch epic continues with Bigfoot and Bagworm on the hunt for the Heart of the Sun, a priceless gem worth untold riches! Standing in their way is Malona the Damned, Queen of the Fiends of Mars! Variant cover by Dave Hamann and Jules Rivera, limited to 1,500 copies!

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

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CYRUS PERKINS AND THE HAUNTED TAXI CAB TPB

Writer(s): Dave Dwonch
Artist Name(s): Anna Lencioni
Cover Artist(s): Anna Lencioni

After a young boy dies in his taxi cab, Cyrus Perkins must solve the boy’s murder… or be haunted by the spirit trapped in his car! Double Jumpers creator and co-writer of the hit all-ages series Vamplets teams with rising star Anna Lencioni to deliver a supernatural crime noir with a hero like no other: Cyrus Perkins! Collects Cyrus Perkins 1-4.

128 pgs./ A / FC $14.99

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HERO CATS OF STELLAR CITY # 10

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

The Crow King Saga: part 3 of 3–“Crow Confrontation”. Cassiopeia has successfully reunited the Hero Cats, but now they must face their biggest challenge yet. Don’t miss the climatic conclusion of the Crow King Saga!

32 pgs./ E / FC $3.99 (reg.)

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THE HOUSE OF MONTRESOR

Writer(s): Enrica Jang, based on characters created by Edgar Allan Poe
Artist Name(s): Jason Strutz
Cover Artist(s): Jason Strutz

Murder is only perfect when everyone knows you got away with it. Edana Fortunato is the sole surviving heir of two great families whose fates have commingled. On the eve of her inheritance, Edana is summoned to the grand estate to meet the enigmatic Count Montresor. She embarks on the journey, unprepared for the secrets still to be revealed, and unaware that a killer has set the stage for one final act of vengeance upon the Fortunato family. Revenge does not end in THE HOUSE OF MONTRESOR, a sequel to Edgar Allan Poe’s classic revenge tale, “The Cask of Amontillado.”

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

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I, MAGE #1

Writer(s): Gary Turner
Artist Name(s): Carlos E. Gómez
Colorist Name(s): Eddy-Swan
Cover Artists Main: Carlos E. Gómez & Étienne St. Laurent
Cover Artist Variant A: Jason Pearson
Cover Artist Variant B: Jonboy Meyers & Eddy-Swan

Into a realm of magic and savagery comes a mysterious boy washed ashore. His is a lone survivor. Befriended by an apprentice magi, her quirky mentor, and a metal golem, together they are Kai’s only hope to stay alive long enough for rescue. Prepare yourself for a d20 RPG adventure with an all new twist. Two variant covers limited to 1,500 copies each!

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

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JUST ANOTHER SHEEP #4

Writer(s): Mat Heagerty
Artist Name(s): JD Faith
Colorist: Paul John Little
Cover Artist(s): JD Faith
Variant Cover by: JD Faith

Banning and his new friends are at odds when Les Cordes finally catches up to them. Also, spotlight on Sadie, as we glimpse into her tumultuous past. Plus, Banning finds out just how involved Les Cordes has been in his entire life!

32 pgs./ T / FC $3.99 (reg.)

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HERO CATS: MIDNIGHT OVER STELLAR CITY # 3

Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer
Artist Name(s): Alex Ogle
Cover Artist(s): Alex Ogle

This is it! The showdown we’ve all been waiting for. Midnight vs Galaxy Man!

32 pgs./ E / FC $3.99 (reg.)

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PRINCELESS: RAVEN, THE PIRATE PRINCESS #8

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

Things are looking bad for Raven and her crew! With a pit full of alligators ready to feast on them, it’s up to Ximena and Sunshine to organize the rest of the crew and save the day. Can they take on Raven’s brothers and all of their goons without the crew’s best fighters?

32 pgs./ A / FC $3.99 (reg.)

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VENTURE TPB

Writer(s): Jay Faerber
Artist Name(s): Jamal Igle (penciller/inker), James Brown (colors)
Cover Artist(s): Jamal Igle

Down-on-his-luck reporter Reggie Baxter has stumbled onto one of the greatest secrets of all time…high school history teacher, Joe Campbell is the superpowered hero known as Venture! But who is Joe Campbell? And more importantly, how rich will Reggie become by blackmailing him? A creator owned superhero morality tale by two of the industry’s finest; Jay Faerber (Copperhead, Dynamo Five, Noble Causes) and Jamal Igle (Molly Danger, Supergirl, The Terminator: Enemy of My Enemy)! Collects Venture #1-4.

128 pgs./ T / FC $14.99

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THE GINGERDEAD MAN #1

Writer(s): Brockton McKinney
Artist Name(s): Sergio Rios
Cover Artist(s): Sergio Rios & Marcelo Costa, Dan Mendoza (Variant)

There is a new designer drug on the streets, and it’s called Confection! It’s so powerful that it has to be baked into a culinary treat, and the abandoned Betty’s Bakery has been taken over by a gang of drug dealers! But by using a leftover box of seasoning containing the remaining ashes of Millard Findlemeyer, the gang has unwittingly unleashed that cookie of doom: GINGERDEAD MAN! Variant Covers limited to 1,500 copies each!

32 pgs./ T+ / FC $3.99 (reg.) / $4.99 (Var.)

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KINGDOM BUM # 3 (of 4)

Writer(s): Adam Wollet and Rick Marshall
Artist Name(s): Jon Reed (pencils and inks), Jen Hickman (colors), Adam Wollet (letters).
Cover Artist(s): Jon Reed and Jen Hickman

Then: After an unfortunate death, Simon, the benevolent leader of the city’s homeless population, takes steps to keep the “kingdom” from falling apart. Meanwhile, Edmond, Simon’s disgruntled and defeated rival, sees an opportunity to exploit the people’s pain. Now: Son discovers a link to his father, and the looming Thumbless War begins!

32 pgs./ T+ / FC $3.99 (reg.)

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PUPPET MASTER #12

Writer(s): Shawn Gabborin
Artist Name(s):Michela Da Sacco (pencils/inks) , Yann Perrelet (colors)
Cover Artist(s): Standard Cover: Michela Da Sacco (pencils/inks) , Yann Perrelet (colors)
Kill Cover Variant: Andrew Mangum (pencils/inks) , Gene Jimenez (colors)
Kill Cover Sketch Variant: Andrew Mangum (pencils/inks)

As Anthony settles in at the Bodega Bay Inn the Followers of Anapa come calling, bringing the Puppets one step closer to being freed from their deal with the demon god Anapa. But every deal with the devil comes with a hidden price…

Variant and variant sketch covers limited to 2,000 copies each.

32 pgs./ T+ / FC $3.99 (reg.) / $4.99 (Var.)

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TOMBOY #4

Writer(s): Mia Goodwin
Artist Name(s): Mia Goodwin
Cover Artist(s): Fanny Hagdahl Sorebo

Wherever she goes, death is sure to follow. Four months after the funeral of her best friend, Addison has embraced her new life as a vigilante, but trouble is on the horizon as Detective Tico closes in on a suspect and the notorious Irene Trent finally steps out of the shadows.

32 pgs./ T+ / FC $3.99 (reg.)

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VAMPBLADE #2

Writer(s): Jason Martin
Artist Name(s): Winston Young
Cover Artist(s): Winston Young (regular and “goo” variant), Bill McKay (artist variant), Andrew Pepoy (“Booty” variant), Pavel Balabanov (“Homage” variant), Andrew Mangum (“90s Cheesecake” variant)
“Goo” incentive variant cover (limited to 1500): Winston Young
Artist variant cover (limited to 1500): Bill McKay
“Booty” variant cover (limited to 1500): Andrew Pepoy
“Homage” variant cover (limited to 1500): Pavel Balabanov
“90s Cheesecake” Risque variant cover (limited to 2000): Andrew Mangum

After transforming into the Vampblade and having her first encounter with the disgusting other-dimensional “space vampires”, Katie Karver winds up in the hospital. But now that she’s connected to the mystical blades there’s no place to hide from the vile otherworldly parasites that are drawn to them. Time to check out and kick ass!

Features regular and incentive “homage”, “booty”, artist, “90s cheesecake”, and “goo” variant covers.

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

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VORACIOUS #1

Writer(s): Markisan Naso
Artist Name(s): Jason Muhr
Cover Artist(s): Jason Muhr

JURASSIC WORLD MEETS TOP CHEF! Haunted by the death of his sister, Chef Nate Willner has lost his desire to cook. Forced to move back to his hometown in Utah and work at a coffee shop, Nate’s life is quickly becoming a dead end. But when he unexpectedly inherits a time travel suit that takes him to the age of dinosaurs, Nate’s passion for cooking is reignited! Extra-Sized Debut Issue! 64 Delicious Pages!

Featuring a wraparound variant cover by Thrillbent at SDCC 2015 Contest Winner!

64 pgs./ T+ / FC $4.99 (reg.) / $5.99 (Var.)

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ZOMBIE TRAMP # 20

Writer(s): Dan Mendoza
Artist Name(s): Dan Mendoza
Cover Artist(s): Dan Mendoza (regular, risqué variant), TMChu (limited, limited risque variant), Andrew Pepoy (artist, artist risque variant)
Risque variant cover (limited to 2500): Dan Mendoza
TMChu variant cover (limited to 2000): TMChu
TMChu risqué cover (limited to 2500): TMChu
Artist cover (limited to 2000): Andrew Pepoy
Artist risqué cover (limited to 2000): Andrew Pepoy

Zombie Tramp creator Dan Mendoza returns once again to write and draw a special full issue about the evil little undead adversary, MORNING – the red head of the dead! Dispatched to limbo by Zombie Tramp, Morning is now yanked back to the land of the living and none to happy about it!
Features a variant and risqué variant cover by series creator Dan Mendoza, regular artist TMChu, and Andrew Pepoy (Afterlife With Archie).

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

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ZOMBIE TRAMP VD SPECIAL #1

Writer(s): Dan Mendoza
Artist Name(s): Marcelo Trom
Cover Artist(s): Marcelo Trom, Dan Mendoza, Penelope Gaylord
Marcelo Trom regular, and risque variant cover (limited to 2500)
Dan Mendoza variant cover (limited to 2000)
Dan Mendoza risqué variant cover (limited to 2500)
Penelope Gaylord variant cover (limited to 2000)

Valentine’s sucks. Especially when you’re Janey Belle. Janey has only been close to love once and screwed it up, but can all that change when she reunites with that very same high school crush? Well it’s a Zombie Tramp story, so it’ll probably be one messed up Valentine!

Features three holiday themed covers, and risqué variants of each!

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

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Preview: Venture #3 (of 4)

VENTURE #3 (of 4)

Writer(s): Jay Faerber
Artist Name(s): Jamal Igle (penciller/ Inker) Sébastien Lamirand (Colorist)
Cover Artist(s): Jamal Igle
32 pgs./ Teen/ FC
$3.99 (reg.)

Venture’s public debut didn’t go as planned, so it’s time for Joe and Reggie to have a heart to heart talk. Meanwhile, something monstrous lurks beneath the Santa Monica Pier.

The brainchild  of industry greats Jay Faerber (Image Comics Copperhead) and Jamal Igle (Supergirl, Action Comics) continue their legendary superhero buddy series.

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Action Lab Entertainment in December 2015

ARCHON: BATTLE OF THE DRAGON #5

Writer(s): John J. Perez
Artist Name(s): Marco Maccagni, Bobby Hernandez, Angela Fato
Cover Artist(s): Marco Maccagni

Gareth must summon the courage to quell the fury of an untamed beast while Cayde and Knight defend the innocent from that same winged nightmare. The ominous Black Mountain Complex has their All-Seeing-Eye fixed on magical beings everywhere however the specter of an ancient evil threatens to engulf them all.

32 pgs./ Teen / FC $3.99 (reg.)

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BIGFOOT: SWORD OF THE EARTHMAN #1

Writer(s): Josh S. Henaman
Artist Name(s): Andy Taylor and Tamra Bonvillain
Cover Artist(s): Andy Taylor and Tamra Bonvillain

The epic saga begins! High adventure on a distant planet of dinosaurs, warlords, kingdoms and sorcery, where Earth’s legendary Bigfoot finds himself in a battle to defeat the ruthless emperor of a barbarian planet! The dying planet needed a hero…what they got was a sasquatch!

32 pgs./ Teen / FC $3.99 (reg.)

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CYRUS PERKINS AND THE HAUNTED TAXI CAB #3

Writer(s): Dave Dwonch
Artist Name(s): Anna Lencioni
Cover Artist(s): Anna Lencioni

Cyrus is on the fast track to solving Michael’s murder, but there’s an unexpected curve in the road ahead. The killer is hunting him, and Death is sure to follow.

32 pgs./ Teen / FC $3.99 (reg.)

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THE F1RST HERO: FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE TPB

Writer(s): Anthony Ruttgaizer
Artist Name(s): Danny Zabbal (art), Fred C Stresing (letters/colors)
Cover Artist(s): Danny Zabbal

Jake Roth is still trying to keep his new powers a secret but when an old friend reappears, Jake is drawn into direct conflict with the Philly mafia that has its own extrahuman enforcer: a three-armed fighting machine named Odinson! Can the government’s Extrahuman Task Force be far behind? Bullets fly and bodies fall as The First Hero’s adventure continues!

128 pgs./ Teen / FC $14.99

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HERO CATS: MIDNIGHT OVER STELLAR CITY #2

Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer
Artist Name(s): Alex Ogle

The tyrannical Crow King continues to trouble our intrepid hero. Can Midnight turn the tables and invade HIS realm? With Belle & Ro

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

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JUST ANOTHER SHEEP #2

Writer(s): Mat Heagerty
Artist Name(s): JD Faith
Colorist: Paul John Little
Cover Artist(s): JD Faith
Variant Cover by: JD Faith

The sci-fi sixties thrills continue! Banning and his new pals stumble out on the lam while a mysterious agency called Les Cordes follows their every move. Plus, earth-shattering explosions, strange super powers, and high-speed car chases!

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

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NUTMEG, LATE FALL: BROWNIE POINTS TPB

Writer(s): James F. Wright
Artist Name(s): Jackie Crofts (art), Josh Eckert (colors, lettering)
Cover Artist(s): Jackie Crofts

Vol. 2 “Late Fall: Brownie Points” collects issues 4-6 of Nutmeg, as Poppy and Cassia take to their brownie-baking criminal enterprise with gusto. They strike a blow against rival Saffron, but trouble’s brewing in the form of teen detectives Ginger and Anise.

The biggest obstacle, though, might just be Poppy herself. Collects Nutmeg 4-6

96 pgs./ Teen / FC $11.99 (reg.)

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PRINCELESS: MAKE YOURSELF #0

Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): Alex Smith
Cover Artist(s): Alex Smith

The beginning of a new chapter for Princeless! Adrienne and Bedelia have checked two of Adrienne’s sisters off of their list and they have three more rescues left to make. But sometimes the hardest fights aren’t with any monsters, but with yourself. Adrienne finally has to face an issue that she’s been struggling with for a long time.

32 pgs./ Teen / FC $3.99 (reg.)

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PRINCELESS: RAVEN, THE PIRATE PRINCESS #6

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

Raven and her crew are in pirate country now and ready to set off in search of her brothers. But when their first stop for information and supplies turns out to be more dangerous than they expect, they may not even make it off the island alive! Variant cover limited to 2,000 copies!

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

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VENTURE #4

Writer(s): Jay Faerber
Artist Name(s): Jamal Igle (penciller/ Inker), Jim Valentino,
Steve Walker (artists), Sébastien Lamirand (Colorist)

Cover Artist(s): Jamal Igle

Reggie and Joe have gone their separate ways, but what will happen when they meet Venture’s arch nemesis. Arch-Nemesis? What Arch-nemesis?! Venture teams up with Celeste Noble of NOBLE CAUSES to take down the armored menace!

It’s an all star jam issue as Jay Faerber (Image Comics Copperhead) and Jamal Igle (Molly Danger, Supergirl) enlist the aid of the legendary Jim Valentino (Shadowhawk, Guardians of the Galaxy)
and up and coming creator Steve Walker (The Battle of Blood and Ink, Sons of Liberty).

32 pgs./Teen / FC $3.99 (reg.)

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THE 27 CLUB: A COMIC ANTHOLOGY HC

Writer(s): edited by Enrica Jang
Artist Name(s): 57 contributors, Introduction by Dianna Kenny, Mario Candelaria, Alex Cormack, Chuck Harrison, Shaun Manning , Ryan Schrodt, Erica Schultz, Jennie Wood, Jeremy Whitley
Cover Artist(s): Mark Mullaney

Stars burn bright and then go out forever, but their light shines on for ages after. Members of the “27 Club” reached musical stardom before dying at 27, including Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, and Amy Winehouse. This collection of original comic stories pays tribute to these lost stars and their tragic legacy.

250 pgs./ Mature Readers / FC $39.99

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HOLY F*CKED #4 (of 4)

Writer(s): Nick Marino
Artist Name(s): Daniel Arruda Massa
Cover Artist(s): Daniel Arruda Massa

BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT: a legendary Greek demigod battles a pissed off Argentinian nun!
(Okay, maybe you didn’t actually demand it…). Maria fights her former lover as the fate of Jesus hangs in the balance. Can she dispatch Hercules as easily as his daddy, Zeus? Plus–what surprise does Satan have waiting at the hospital?

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

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KINGDOM BUM #1(of 4)

Writer(s): Adam Wollet and Rick Marshall
Artist Name(s): Jon Reed (pencils and inks), Jen Hickman (colors), Adam Wollet (letters).
Cover Artist(s):Main Cover: Jon Reed Variant Cover (limited to 1500): Francesca Ciregia

It’s Game of Thrones with cardboard homes as this wild new series brings an inner city’s hidden world to life in contemporary fantasy style!

First Coast City’s homeless suffer under the thumb of tyrant, Philip the Ax. As the seeds for a violent coup begin to sprout, it falls to benevolent vagabond Simon to try to stave off war and bring peace back to the alleys.

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

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PUPPET MASTER #10

Writer(s): Shawn Gabborin
Artist Name(s): Antonio Ontiveros (Pencils/Inks) and Daniel Morales Olvera (Colors)
Cover Artist(s): Standard Cover: Antonio Ontiveros (Pencils/Inks) and Daniel Morales Olvera (Colors)
Variant Cover: Glenn Lumsden (Pencils/Inks/Colors)

As Anthony seeks answers, the Puppets scour the Bouldeston Institute for Camille. They are getting close, but do they truly know what they are looking for? More importantly, will they find out before it’s too late?

Glenn Lumsden cover and sketch cover, limited to 2,000 copies each

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

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PUPPET MASTER: REBIRTH TPB

Writer(s): Shawn Gabborin
Artist Name(s): Michela De Sacco (Pencils/Inks) and Yann Perrelt (Colors)
Cover Artist(s): Micela De Sacco (Pencils/Inks) and Daniel Morales Olvera (Colors)

After a lifetime of being manipulated by a succession of Masters, Andre Toulon’s Puppets may have finally found a way out. Is the psychic Madam Adon the savior they have been looking for? And if so, what is the price of freedom?

REBIRTH moves the Puppet Master universe in a bold new direction! Collects issues 4-7 of the ongoing series!

128 pgs./ Mature Readers/ FC $14.99

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TOMBOY #2

Writer(s): Mia Goodwin
Artist Name(s): Mia Goodwin
Cover Artist(s): Mia Goodwin, Variant by Jung-Ha Kim

Addison begins to discover her true mission after the Halloween Murders while her Grandfather makes a deal with the devil to keep any witnesses.

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

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TRANCERS #3

Writer(s): Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti
Artist Name(s): Marcelo Salaza
Cover Artist(s): Marcelo Salaza

Time-traveling Trooper Jack Deth has defied the odds time and time again, but this might be his last stand against Whistler’s mind-controlled minions! Does Jack still have a few tricks up his sleeve? Find out here!

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

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ZOMBIE TRAMP #18

Writer(s): Dan Mendoza, Jason Martin
Artist Name(s): Victoria Harris
Cover Artist(s): TMChu (regular, risqué variant), Dan Mendoza (limited, limited risque variant), Biran Hess (artist variant)
Risque variant cover (limited to 2500): TMChu
Mendoza variant cover (limited to 2000): Dan Mendoza
Mendoza risqué cover (limited to 2000): Dan Mendoza
Artist cover (limited to 1500): Brian Hess

Zombie Tramp heads back to school to break up the coven of teenage witches using her uploaded Necronomicon to power their tablets. But can one supernatural zombie hold her own against a gang of spell casting mean girls?!?

Features a variant and risqué variant cover by series creator Dan Mendoza, and an artist showcase variant by Brian Hess (Awake).

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

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ZOMBIE TRAMP ONGOING VOL. 4 TPB

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

Zombie Tramp continues her cross country journey to Miami, and has now reached the deep South. Watch as she tears her way through bible thumpers, backwater sex cults, and bug nuts cuckoo camp slashers. Blood runs deep in the Dirty South!

Collects the fourth story arc of the wildly popular ongoing series which includes the special anniversary issue featuring the return of Zombie Tramp creator Dan Mendoza to art, and also the first issue written by regular artist TMChu!

128 pgs./ Mature Readers/ FC $14.99

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ZOMBIE TRAMP SAVES XXXMAS SPECIAL

Writer(s): Jason Martin, Dan Mendoza
Artist Name(s): Marcelo Trom
Cover Artist(s): Marcelo Trom, Dan Mendoza
Marcelo Trom regular, and risque variant cover (limited to 2500)
Dan Mendoza variant cover (limited to 1500)
Dan Mendoza risqué variant cover (limited to 2000)
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Marcelo Trom variant risqué cover (limited to 1500)

When a fat old man dressed as Santa throws Christmas raves to drug select young women to ship to the “North Pole”, only Zombie Tramp’s undead blood can stop the potent cocktail, and turn the tables on him and his perverted “elves”.

It’s time for another very special issue, it’s time for Zombie Tramp Saves XXXMas! Features three holiday themed covers, and risqué variants of each!

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Preview: Venture #2

VENTURE #2

Writer(s): Jay Faerber
Artist Name(s): Jamal Igle (penciller/ Inker) James Brown (Colorist)
Cover Artist(s): Jamal Igle
32 pgs./ Teen / FC
$3.99 (reg.)

The groundbreaking superhero series continues! Reggie Baxter has discovered Joe Campbell’s superpowered secret. Joe can’t scare him off and if he does anything to Reggie, his quiet life is over. Now Joe is reluctantly forced to do the one thing he never wanted to do: wear a cape.

Veteran creators Jay Faerber (Secret Identities) and Jamal Igle (Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman) turn superhero tropes on their ears with this exciting series.

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Action Lab Entertainment in October 2015

CYRUS PERKINS AND THE HAUNTED TAXI CAB #1

Writer(s): Dave Dwonch
Artist Name(s): Anna Lencioni
Cover Artist(s): Anna Lencioni (Regular), Casey Castille (Variant)

After a young boy dies in his taxi cab, Cyrus Perkins must solve the boy’s murder… or be haunted by the spirit trapped in his car! Double Jumpers creator and co-writer of the hit all-ages series Vamplets teams with rising star Anna Lencioni to deliver a supernatural crime noir with a hero like no other: Cyrus Perkins!
Featuring a “70s Movie Poster” Variant cover by renowned poster artist Casey Castille, limited to 2000 copies.

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

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ARCHON: BATTLE OF THE DRAGON #3

Writer(s): John J. Perez
Artist Name(s): Marco Maccagni, Bobby Hernandez, Angela Fato
Cover Artist(s): Marco Maccagni

The Justice Department has sent its best Federal Knight to oversee Cayde’s investigation into possible misdeeds at the Archon. Back at the casino Gareth is beginning to wise up to the unsettling truth about his coworkers, all the while Tess spars with her fearsome dragon equal.

32 pgs./ Teen / FC $3.99 (reg.)

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THE F1RST HERO: FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE #3

Writer(s): Anthony Ruttgaizer
Artist Name(s): Danny Zabbal (art), Fred C Stresing (letters/colors)
Cover Artist(s): Danny Zabbal

Jake offers a lifeline to Cooper that will get him out of trouble with the mafia but Cooper has ideas of his own. It’s Jake vs Odinson: ROUND TWO, but will the US military’s Extrahuman Task Force have a say in the outcome?

32 pgs./ Teen / FC $3.99 (reg.)

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HERO CATS: MIDNIGHT OVER STELLAR CITY #1 (of 3)

Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer
Artist Name(s): Alex Ogle
Cover Artist(s): Alex Ogle
Alternate cover by Marcus Williams

Midnight is on the hunt, tracking down the mysterious Crow King. Can the claws of justice outwit this fowl villain and uncover his grand scheme?

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

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PRINCELESS: RAVEN, THE PIRATE PRINCESS #4

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

Raven finally has a crew and is ready for cast off when an old friend and his rambunctious daughter come under threat from the town guard. There’s too many to fight and they’re too heavily armed. How will Raven and her crew save one of the only allies they have? Variant cover limited to 2000 copies!

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

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PRINCELESS: BE YOURSELF TPB

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

Angoisse Ashe, the oft-forgotten middle sister of the Ashe royal family, is locked in a castle deep in the swamp. Not only is her castle guarded by zombies, but the swamp is full of dangerous hazards. Everything from quicksand to goblins to swamp monsters to…VAMPIRES! But does that give Adrienne pause? Unfortunately not, as she and Bedelia dive head-first into their most dangerous adventure yet! Be sure to pick up this collection and share every moment of this thrilling chapter of the Princeless saga!

32 pgs./ All Ages/ FC $3.99

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NUTMEG #5

Writer(s): James F. Wright
Artist Name(s): Jackie Crofts (art), Josh Eckert (colors, lettering)
Cover Artist(s): Jackie Crofts

Fall, Part 5: “Pantry Raids” Poppy and Cassia, the teen masterminds behind the addictive Patty Cake brownies, hoping to better understand their product, violate one of the 10 Crime Commandments: they try their own supply. Also, with this issue we welcome new series colorist/letterer Josh Eckert!

32 pgs./ Teen / FC $3.99 (reg.)

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VENTURE #3 (of 4)

Writer(s): Jay Faerber
Artist Name(s): Jamal Igle (penciller/ Inker) Sébastien Lamirand (Colorist)
Cover Artist(s): Jamal Igle

Venture’s public debut didn’t go as planned, so it’s time for Joe and Reggie to have a heart to heart talk. Meanwhile, something monstrous lurks beneath the Santa Monica Pier.

The brainchild of industry greats, Jay Faerber (Image Comics Copperhead) and Jamal Igle (Supergirl, Action Comics) continue their legendary superhero buddy series.

32 pgs./Teen / FC $3.99 (reg.)

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GRAVEDIGGER: HOT WOMEN, COLD CASH TPB

Writer(s): Christopher Mills
Artist Name(s): Rick Burchett
Cover Artist(s): Rick Burchett

The popular noir web series returns to print! It’s not easy being a bad guy, as career criminal “Gravedigger” McCrae knows all too well. First he’s framed for the murder of a mob boss’s daughter, and has to escape from an army of professional killers, unarmed and alone. Then, he’s brought in on a South of the Border arms heist where everything that can go wrong, does. It’s all about hot women and cold cash, in this hardboiled, hard-hitting collection. Collects the three-issue Gravedigger miniseries.

Featuring artwork from Eisner award winning artist Rick Burchett (Batman Adventures, Lady Sabre and the Pirates of the Ineffable Aether).

96 pgs./ Mature Readers / Grayscale $11.99

HOLY F*CKED #2 (of 4)

Writer(s): Nick Marino
Artist Name(s): Daniel Arruda Massa
Cover Artist(s): Daniel Arruda Massa

We’re serving up a piping hot pile of excitement as a mild-mannered dinner party turns deadly!
Jesus and Satan are hosting Maria and her new lover, Thanatos, over for an evening of camaraderie and conversation. But Thanatos isn’t actually Thanatos… he’s Hercules! And he wants to kill Jesus.
Plus… introducing the righteous might of The New Apostles!

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

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PUPPET MASTER #8

Writer(s): Shawn Gabborin
Artist Name(s): Antonio Ontiveros (Pencils/Inks) and Daniel Morales Olvera (Colors)
Cover Artist(s): Standard Cover: Antonio Ontiveros (Pencils/Inks) and Daniel Morales Olvera (Colors)
Variant Cover: Glenn Lumsden (Pencils/Inks/Colors)

A new story arc, a new locale, a threat from the past. Twenty years ago Camille brought the Puppets to the Bouldeston Institute for Mentally Troubled Tots and Teens… but what has she gotten into since the Puppets returned to the Bodega Bay Inn? When blood starts to spill at the Institute, a young patient named Anthony sets out to find the Puppets, hoping they can stop their former Master’s rampage.
Film and comics collide as the Puppets go toe-to-toe with the human-sized doll, Camille!
tale of revenge!

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

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TRANCERS #1

Writer(s): Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti
Artist Name(s): Marcelo Salaza (Pencil/Inks), Marcio Freire (Colors)
Cover Artist(s): Standard Cover Marcelo Salaza (Pencil/Inks), Marcio Freire (Colors)
Variant Cover: Amanda Conner(art) Paul Mounts (Colors)

The Full Moon Presents line launches with a bang with superstar writers Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti! Based on the cult film, Trancers is the story of decorated Police Trooper Jack Deth who has travelled from the year 2247 to 1985 Los Angles on a one-way mission to capture a fugitive with the power to transform ordinary people into psychotic killing machines.

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

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ZOMBIE TRAMP #16

Writer(s): TMChu, Dan Mendoza
Artist Name(s): TMChu
Cover Artist(s): TMChu (regular, risqué variant), Dan Mendoza (limited variant), Edward Pun (artist variant)

Zombie Tramp crashes in the remote wilderness and stumbles straight into a lakeside camp, complete with a resident hulking heavy breathing slasher. It’s Necronomicon powered zombie queen vs hatchet wielding psycho killer in a special issue written by regular series artist TMChu!

Features a variant cover by series creator Dan Mendoza (limited to 2000 copies) a risqué variant cover (limited to 2500 copies), and an artist showcase variant by Edward Pun (limited to 1500 copies).

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

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Around the Tubes

San Diego Comic-Con is over, and while I make my way back to the East coast and recover, here’s some news to keep you busy.

Make sure to come back throughout the day too for tons of news and reviews. SDCC is over, but we’re not slowing down!

Around the Tubes

Paste Magazine – Matt Kindt Announces Dept. H, A Deep Sea Survivalist Murder Mystery – This sounds awesome.

Press Telegram – Comic-Con 2015: Long Beach mayor is a nerd — and it’s awesome – Cool!

Newsarama – Barnes & Noble To Double Size of Graphic Novel/Manga Section – This could be good news.

Comics Alliance – CBS ‘Supergirl’ Adds Peter Facinelli as DC’s Maxwell Lord, Livewire and Reactron to Come – Cool.

ICv2 – Milestone Returns to DC – Woo hoo!

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Comic Vine – Archie #1

Talking Comics – Lando #1

Talking Comics – Venture #1

Preview: Venture #1

VENTURE #1

Writer(s): Jay Faerber
Artist Name(s): Jamal Igle (penciller/ Inker) James Brown (Colorist)
Cover Artist(s): Jamal Igle
32 pgs./All ages/ FC
$3.99 (reg.) $4.99 (var.)

Down-on-his-luck reporter Reggie Baxter has stumbled onto one of the greatest secrets of all time…superpowered high school history teacher Joe Campbell! But who is Joe Campbell and more importantly, how rich will Reggie become by blackmailing him?

Co-created by Jay Faerber (Copperhead, Dynamo Five, Noble Causes) and Jamal Igle (Molly  Danger, Supergirl, The Terminator: Enemy of my Enemy). Feature variant covers by series co-creator Jamal Igle.

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Igle and Faerber’s Venture Returns to Action Lab!

In 2003, superstar creators Jay Faerber and Jamal Igle launched a brand new superhero title at Image Comics. Called Venture, it was a new spin on the classic “metropolitan” hero. After twelve years, Venture is back…at Action Lab Entertainment!

Venture marked Igle’s return to comics after leaving for a bit to work in animation. With their files back, they’ve decided to rerelease the series with a new publisher and gauging interest in a brand new series. If you missed the series the first time, here’s your opportunity to check it out.

Should the series start up again, it would be a big one-two punch for Igle, who is bringing Molly Danger back, via Kickstarter, on a bi-monthly schedule in 2016.

This is part of Action Lab’s commitment to adding a line of connected superhero titles, and it’s possible that Venture will join the new endeavor.

Venture is currently available for pre-order via Diamond Previews. Issue One comes with three covers, all drawn by Jamal Igle (APR150965, APR150966, APR150967). Both variants are limited to 2000 copies each. Issue Two ships with one cover, drawn by Igle as well (JUN150868).

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