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Action Lab Entertainment in August 2015

AERO-GIRL #4

Writer(s): DeWayne Feenstra
Artist Name(s): Axur Eneas
Cover Artist(s): AxurEneas & Juan Paul Reibeling

The Fantastic Fantoccini and his army of evil puppets attacks! The motivation behind Dr. Chimera’s most sinister plot to change Foxbay forever is revealed. Will Foxbay’s newest powered pair be ready to stop him?

32 pgs./All Ages / FC $3.99

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ARCHON: BATTLE OF THE DRAGON #1

Writer(s): John J. Perez
Artist Name(s): Marco Maccagni, Bobby Hernandez, Salvatore R. Villirillo
Cover Artist(s): Marco Maccagni, Erin Fusco

Las Vegas, 1981. Gareth Thompson, a Vietnam veteran and single father, has just accepted a security job at the new fantasy-themed “Archon Hotel and Casino.” However, he’ll soon discover all the Orcs, Elves and Dragons at the Resort are not people in costumes, but actual creatures of myth and legend. Variant cover by Erin Fusco, limited to 2000 copies.

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

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THE F1RST HERO: FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE #1

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

Jake Roth is the only man to ever manifest superpowers but not go insane. While Jake is still trying to decide how best to use his new powers to help prevent a war between humans and “extrahumans”, an old friend reappears and draws him into direct conflict with the local mafia who have their own extrahuman enforcer, Odinson!

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

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HERALD: LOVECRAFT AND TESLA #6

Writer(s): John Reilly
Artist Name(s): Tom Rogers (pencils), Dexter Weeks (ink, color, letters)
Cover Artist(s): Michelle Nikolajevic

Mark Twain’s retirement party turns deadly when the book golem William Wilde arrives. Meanwhile, Harry Houdini and Susan Lovecraft learn more than they should when they infiltrate one of Aleister Crowley’s séances.

32 pgs./Teen / FC $3.99

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HERO CATS OF STELLAR CITY # 7

Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer
Artist Name(s): Marcus Williams (p) Ryan Sellars (i) Omaka Shultz (c)
Cover Artist(s): Marcus Williams
A new Hero Cat named Bandit joins the battle as our team is faced with their biggest challenge yet. An evil alliance conspires to bring Stellar City to its knees. Can the Hero Cats stop them in time?

32 pgs./All Ages / FC $3.99

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HEROCATS OF STELLAR CITY VOL. 2 TPB

Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer
Artist Name(s): Marcus Williams, Ryan Sellars (i) Omaka Shultz (c)
Cover Artist(s): Marcus Williams

The world is getting bigger. The Hero Cats become explorers, meet the local super heroes, and finally go off to college. And could there be a love story in the making?
96 pgs./ All Ages / FC $11.99

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KIDS OF THE ROUND TABLE #4

Writer(s): Robert Tinnell, Aaron J. Shelton
Artist Name(s): Brendon Fraim (p) Inker: Brian Fraim (i)
Cover Artist(s): Penciler: Brendon Fraim Inker (p): Brian Fraim (i)

Kevin, Maggie, Ben, and Merlin’s apprentice Niv are caught between a rock and a hard place as they fight against the Black Knights of Morgan le Fay. Will they be able to defeat her dark forces?

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

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PRINCELESS: RAVEN, THE PIRATE PRINCESS #1

Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): Rosy Higgins, Ted Brandt
Cover Artist(s): Rosy Higgins, Ted Brandt, Variant Cover by: Richard Case

The events of issue 1 have left our fearless heroine worse for wear, but Raven is ready to put together a crew and with the help of her old friend Cookie, she’s looking to interview every rogue, cad, and scoundrel that ever sailed the seven seas. But when you put that many pirates in one place, there’s only one possible outcome: FIGHT! Variant Cover by Richard Case, limited to 2,000 copies!

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

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PRINCELESS: BE YOURSELF #3

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

Adrienne and Bedelia are finally ready to go rescue Angoisse with the help of their new goblin guide. Now all that stands between them and Angoisse’s castle is a river full of the most dangerous, vile, and deadly creatures in the swamp…and zombies…don’t forget the zombies. Meanwhile, Sparky is off to find and subdue the terrible swamp creature who has been hunting down goblins, The Grimmorax!

32 pgs./ All Ages/ FC $3.99

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Writer(s): Gayle Middleton and Dave Dwonch
Artist Name(s): Amanda Coronado, Bill Blankenship (c)
Cover Artist(s): Amanda Coronado

The first arc in the Vamplets saga concludes! Will Destiny make it home in one piece? And more importantly, does she want to leave Gloomvania after all?

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

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VENTURE #2

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

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.

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

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GRAVEDIGGER #2

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

On the run from the mob and the police, “Gravedigger” McCrae finds temporary respite with a lovely, wealthy playgirl. But  it doesn’t take long for his pursuers to catch up with him, and then it’s no longer a matter of outrunning them, but escape from certain death. Can Digger outwit his adversaries in the savage conclusion to “The Predators?”

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

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

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PUPPET MASTER #6

Writer(s): Shawn Gabborin
Artist Name(s): Michela Da Sacco (pencils, inks) and Yann Perrelet (colors)
Cover Artist(s): Standard Cover: Michela De Sacco (Pencils/Inks) and Daniel Morales (Colors)
Jester Cover: Michela De Sacco (Pencils/Inks) and Yann Perrelet (Colors)

When Toulon’s Puppets were freed to live in the flesh once more they expected to find their happy endings. Unfortunately, death continues to follow them… but this time they are on the wrong side of the wooden bodies. Both the tension and body count rise as “THE REBIRTH” continues!

Variant Covers: Color, Sketch, & Photo cover of Six Shooter

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

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ZOMBIE TRAMP #14

Writer(s): Jason Martin, Dan Mendoza
Artist Name(s): Xenia Xiu
Cover Artist(s): TMChu (regular, risqué variant), Dan Mendoza (limited variant), Apterus (artist variant)

Zombie Tramp’s made her way to the deep south, but her recent encounter with people from her past life leave her ready for some R&R. Maybe the Rolling Hills Country Club will be just what she needs to relax and clear her head. They offer pools, spas, and… satanic sex cult members?!?

Features a variant cover by series creator Dan Mendoza (limited to 2000 copies) a risqué variant cover (limited to 2500 copies), and a painted artist showcase variant by Apterus Graphics (limited to 1500 copies).

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

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ZOMBIE TRAMP VS. VAMPLABE TPB

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

In a story too big to contain in the pages of her regular monthly series,
fan favorite undead anti-heroine Zombie Tramp goes up against a new larger-then-life supernatural foe… Vampblade! Can Zombie Tramp hold her own against this new weapon-wielding dominatrix and her interdimensional vampire enemies, or has she met her sexy/crazy/cool match!?!Collects the entire spin-off mini-series and introduces Vampblade before the release of her own ongoing series this October.

96 pgs./ Mature Readers / FC $11.99

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ITTY BITTY BUNNIES IN RAINBOW PIXIE CANDYLAND: BONG GENIE

Writer(s): Dean Rankine
Artist Name(s): Dean Rankine
Cover Artist(s): regular cover Dean Rankine, variant cover (limited to 1500): Dan Mendoza

OMG! The award winning ‘Itty Bitty Bunnies in Rainbow Pixie Candy Land’ are once again spreading their sparkling fairy dust (just like dandruff) throughout your local Comic Book store. In this special issue Phil and Tyrone unleash the magical Bong Genie and madness ensues. Of course madness was totally ensuing before that! And check out the very awesome Zombie Tramp variant cover (by Zombie Tramp creator Dan Mendoza), and guest appearance!

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

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Action Lab Entertainment in June 2015

AERO GIRL #2

Writer(s): DeWayne Feenstra
Artist Name(s): Axur Eneas
Cover Artist(s): Axur Eneas & Juan Paul Reibeling (V) Jose “Dex” Garcia

Jacqueline Mackenzie, the daughter of Foxbay’s preeminent hero, was coming into her own as a sidekick when her world was shattered. Now, racked with guilt, she must decide between the responsibility of protecting her city and a mother that no longer wants her to be a hero. Thankfully, she won’t face this dilemma alone…  Variant Cover by Jose “Dex” Garcia!

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

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HERALD: LOVE CRAFT AND TESLA #4

Writer(s): John Reilly
Artist Name(s): Tom Rogers (pencils), Dexter Weeks (ink, color, letters)
Cover Artist(s): Michelle Nikolajevic

While Earhart fights her way through the Elsewhere dimension, Lovecraft and Tesla spend an evening graverobbing before attending Mark Twain’s retirement party.  The critically acclaimed Action Lab series continues!

32 pgs./All Ages / FC $3.99

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HEROCATS OF STELLAR CITY # 6

Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer
Artist Name(s): Marcus Williams
Cover Artist(s): Jenny Parks

It’s off to school we go!  Cassie calls on the Hero Cats to help with a curious college caper.  Professor Tabart’s growth accelerating machine has been stolen and it’s up to the Hero Cats to catch the culprit

32 pgs./All Ages / FC $3.99

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KIDS OF THE ROUND TABLE #2

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

Creator Robert Tinnell returns to the world of his popular film, KIDS OF THE ROUND TABLE.  Middle school student Kevin thought his vivid dreams of Merlin, Excalibur, and some of King Arthur’s most dangerous enemies were rough – but now those dreams have spilled over into reality – and brought the danger with them!  Can Kevin protect his friends with the power of the magical sword Excalibur?

32 pgs./All Ages / FC $3.99

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NUTMEG

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

“Early Fall: Taste Buddies” collects issues 1-3 of Nutmeg, following 8th-grader Poppy Pepper’s partnership with new girl Cassia Caraway and their plan to sabotage rich girl rival Saffron Longfellow’s brownie fundraiser, taking their first steps toward a life of crime. Cover by Jackie Crofts.

96 pgs./ All Ages/ FC $9.99

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PRINCELESS: BE YOURSELF #1

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

Adrienne and Bedelia are off to the swamp to rescue Adrienne’s sister Angoisse, but when a crash landing leaves them separated and stranded in a swamp full of dangerous creatures, Adrienne, Bedelia, and Sparky must face their fears just to find eachother.

32 pgs./ All Ages/ FC $3.99

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VAMPLETS: THE NIGHTMARE NURSERY #3 (of 6)

Writer(s): Gayle Middleton and Dave Dwonch
Artist Name(s): Amada Coronado (p), David Dwonch (i) Bill Blankenship (c)
Cover Artist(s): Amanda Coronado (Regular), Gayle Middleton (Variant)

While Destiny has her hands full with Undead Dragons, Howliss goes missing! Vammette springs her master plan, leaving Destiny one step closer to doom. Will she ever make it back to Earth? Variant cover by Gayle Middleton herself (limited to 2000 copies!).

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

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VENTURE #1

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

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? Two variant covers limited to 2,000 copies each!
Co-created by Jay Faerber (Copperhead, Dynamo Five, Noble Causes) and Jamal Igle (Molly
Danger, Supergirl, The Terminator: Enemy of my Enemy).

Will feature variant covers by series co-creator Jamal Igle.

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

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PUPPET MASTER #4

Writer(s): Shawn Gabborin
Artist Name(s): Michela Da Sacco (pencils, inks) and Yann Perrelet (colors)
Cover Artist(s): Standard Cover: Michela De Sacco (Pencils/Inks) and Daniel Morales (Colors)
Jester Cover: Michela De Sacco (Pencils/Inks) and Yann Perrelet (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? The REBIRTH starts here!
Great jumping on point for new readers!
Variant Covers: Color, Sketch, & Photo cover of Jester limited to 1500 copies each

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

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ZOMBIE TRAMP #12

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

In an effort to make it to Miami faster, Zombie Tramp takes to the air this time on a one-way ticket to chaos. Can Janey control her temper and her human form on a 6-hour flight full of annoyances?
Maybe. But add one more unexpected element to the mix and you’ve got yourself one angry zombie on a plane.
Features a variant cover by series creator 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 VERSUS VAMPBLADE #2

Writer(s): Jason Martin, Dan Mendoza
Artist Name(s): Winston Young
Cover Artist(s): Winston Young (Regular)
Risque variant cover (limited to 2000)

Zombie Tramp’s biggest showdown yet continues! But how will the zombie queen overcome swapping bodies – and powers – with the mystical Vampblade?!? Can the two gothic foes work together long enough to undo their body swap voodoo?? The back alley horror brawl is just getting started!  Features a risqué variant, limited to 2000 copies!

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

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