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Solicitations: Action Lab Entertainment for March 2016


The following titles will be available for purchase in comic shops everywhere! 

 
  

ACTION LAB: DOG OF WONDER #1
Writer(s): Vito Delsante and Scott Fogg
Artist Name(s): Rosy Higgins and Ted Brandt
Cover Artist(s): Cover A- Rosy Higgins and Ted Brandt; Cover B- Marcus Williams, Cover C- “Coloring Book” by Neal Adams, Cover D- “Retailer Incentive Cover” by Neal Adams and Bill Blankenship


For five years, readers have looked at the Action Lab Entertainment logo and wondered, “Who IS that dog with the jet pack?” Wonder no more! The story you never thought would be told is now an ongoing monthly title as ACTION LAB, DOG OF WONDER, comes to comic book shelves everywhere! With art by the PRINCELESS: RAVEN, THE PIRATE PRINCESS team of Rosy Higgins and Ted Brandt and a story by STRAY co-creator Vito Delsante and newcomer Scott Fogg, this is the title for young and old alike!  Variant cover by Marcus Williams (Hero Cats) limited to 1500 copies!

32 pgs./ E / FC                   Cover A & C $3.99, Cover B $4.99, Cover D Retailer incentive

 
AWAKE #4
Writer(s):  Susan Beneville

Artist Name(s): Brian Hess
Cover Artist(s): Brian Hess

Regn and Gremon join forces to heal the wounds on the surface of the planet, but Gremon is distressed when it learns its ultimate fate.  Picar and Chay are more than distressed when they are betrayed by an ally who leads them right into the Baron’s trap.  Awesome variant cover by Michael Mayne limited to 1,500 copies!

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

 
AWAKE #0 FREE COMIC BOOK DAY
Writer(s):  
Susan Beneville
Artist Name(s): Brian Hess
Cover Artist(s): Brian Hess

In this prequel to the ongoing series, Regn learns to use her powers, and gets into trouble, with fellow cadet, Joppin, on the Dola training planet, Exterra, while Chay rescues young Picar from an angry mob.

32 pgs. / E / FC                   FREE (reg.)

 
BIGFOOT - SWORD OF THE EARTHMAN #4
Writer(s): Josh S. Henaman
Artist Name(s): Andy Taylor and Tamra Bonvillain
Cover Artist(s): Andy Taylor and Tamra Bonvillain
Variant Cover Artist: Liam Francis Walsh
 
Bigfoot and Bagworm find themselves lost in the Jungle of Death and in the crosshairs of the galaxy’s deadliest poacher, Leonnes the Unrelenting!  More importantly, Bagworm discovers WHY Bigfoot was brought to the alien planet… and why he must be stopped at all costs! Variant cover by Liam Francis Walsh, limited to 1,500 copies!

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

 
 
GINGERDEAD MAN #2
                
Writer(s):  Brockton McKinney
Artist Name(s): Sergio Rios
Cover Artist(s): Sergio Rios & Marcelo Costa, Dan Mendoza (Variant)

"Guess who's batch?!" Gingerdead Man returns on a bloody killing spree and it’s up to a feisty barista named Kayla to stop him. But with a pile of dead bodies in his wake, can anyone stop the hellbound dough boy? And who are the Mini-Gingers, and why are there so d@$m many of them?!

32 pgs./ M / FC        $3.99, Variants $4.99 (Dan Mendoza Variant)


HERO CATS - MIDNIGHT OVER STELLAR CITY TPB
Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer
Artist Name(s): Alex Ogle
Cover Artist(s): Alex Ogle
Inks: Alex Ogle
Colors: Alex Ogle
Letters: Alex Ogle


The world of Midnight is revealed.  Hero Cat fans hold on tight!  This is Stellar City as you've never seen it before.  Our mysterious guardian is on the prowl and a confrontation with the tyrannical Crow King is inevitable.  Collects all three issues of the original series.

96 pgs./ E / FC                   $11.99 


HOUSE OF MONTRESOR #2

Writer(s): Enrica Jang, based on characters created by Edgar Allan Poe
Artist Name(s): Jason Strutz
Cover Artist(s): Jason Strutz
 
Edana Fortunato is the sole surviving heir of two great families: clan Fortunato and the House of Montresor. The terms of the estate dictate she must live in her family’s house for a period of one month or else lose her claim to the Fortunato and Montresor lands. Edana has still to meet her guardian, the enigmatic Count Montresor, but malevolent stares from the shadows, and a whispered warning during a visit with her ailing grandmother, lead Edana to wonder if she wants any part of what The House of Montresor has in store.  Depraved vengeance continues in this new sequel to Edgar Allan Poe’s classic tale, “The Cask of Amontillado.”

32 pgs./ T / FC                   $3.99

 
I, MAGE #2
Writer(s):  Gary Turner

Artist Name(s): Mel Bontrager
Colorist Name(s): Eddy-Swan
Cover Artists Main: Jomaro Kindred
Cover Artist Variant A: Dawid Strauss & 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.  Variant cover limited to 1,500 copies!

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


JUST ANOTHER SHEEP #5
Writer(s): Mat Heagerty

Artist Name(s):JD Faith
Colorist: Marissa Louise 
Letterer: Colin Bell
 
In the conclusion of Just Another Sheep, Banning and Lee vs. Les Cordes as the hippies take on the man!  Plus, Banning finally learns how he gained his strange abilities, and sets off to atone for his mistakes.

32 pgs./ T / FC                   $3.99 


KINGDOM BUM #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.
 
SERIES FINALE! So many casualties, so few thumbs, so much poop! The future of Kingdom Bum hangs in the balance as The Thumbless War concludes, and Son's quest to find his father comes to an end.

32 pgs./ T+ / FC                   $3.99


NUTMEG #7
Writer(s):
 James F. Wright
Artist Name(s): Jackie Crofts (art), Josh Eckert (colors, lettering)
Cover Artist(s): Jackie Crofts
 
Winter, Part 1: “Spice Racketeers.”There's a chill in the air.  Saffron is still queen bee, but her throne is unstable. Marjorie has some new friends. Ginger and Anise have nearly uncovered the mysterious “Patty” and “Patricia.” And things are less than peachy between our criminal bakers Poppy and Cassia. Seasons change, mad things rearrange.

32 pgs./ A / FC                   $3.99

 

PUPPET MASTER #13
Writer(s):  Shawn Gabborin
Artist Name(s): Michela Da Sacco (pencils/inks) , Yann Perrelet (colors)
Cover Artist(s): Standard Cover A: Michela Da Sacco (pencils/inks) , Yann Perrelet (colors)
Variant B Kill Cover: Andrew Mangum (pencils/inks) , Gene Jimenez (colors)
Vairant C Kill Cover Sketch: Andrew Mangum (pencils/inks)
 
With the final task completed, the Puppets debt to the demon god Anapa is paid. But what was the endgame behind the seven tasks… and are the Puppets ready to face what comes next?
 
Variant and variant sketch covers limited to 1,500 copies each.

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


PRINCELESS: RAVEN THE PIRATE PRINCESS: FREE WOMAN VOLUME 2 TPB
Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley

Artist Name(s): Rosy Higgins, Ted Brandt
Cover Artist(s): Rosy Higgins, Ted Brandt
 
Raven and her crew cast off to the high seas and the adventure of their lives!  But before they can take on Raven’s brothers they’ll have to learn where they are and what’s happened since Raven was locked away.  So they’re headed to Raven’s ancestral home island, “The Island of the Free Women”.  It’s swamped with every kind of thief, assassin, and despot.  Can Raven’s crew face their first challenge?  Can they even handle being cooped up in the same ship together?

128 pgs./ A / FC                   $14.99


TOMBOY VOLUME 1
Writer(s): M. Goodwin
Artist Name(s): M. Goodwin
Cover Artist(s): M.Goodwin
 
“No Crime Goes Unpunished. No Criminal Walks Away.” The death of a friend catches sixteen year-old Addison off guard, but a chance encounter with his killers on the subway forever changes her life. Crime cover-ups, dirty cops, and magical dead boyfriends consume her life as she's thrust into the vigilante lifestyle and murder becomes her after school activity.  Collects Tomboy 1-4.

128 pgs./ T+ / FC                   $14.99

 
 
 
Writer(s): Jason Martin
Artist Name(s): Winston Young
Cover Artist(s): Winston Young (cover A – regular, and cover B), Jason Martin (cover C), Randy Kintz (cover D), Edward Pun (cover E), Andrew Mangum (cover F)
Cover B - “Goo” (limited to 1500): Winston Young
Cover C – “artist” (limited to 1500): Jason Martin
Cover D – “Booty” (limited to 1500): Randy Kintz
Cover E - “Homage”  (limited to 1500): Edward Pun
Cover F - “90s Cheesecake” Risque (limited to 2000): Andrew Mangum

 
As the chaotic new world around comic shop employee turned other-dimensional vampire slayer, Vampblade, starts to come into focus, things continue to be both crazy-weird and stupid-lethal for our blade-brandishing bad girl! And when you’re a 90s comic book character come to life, meeting your “creator” can be a bit meta too…

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

32 pgs./ M / FC                 $3.99 cover A, $4.99 cover B-F

 
VORACIOUS #2
Writer(s): Markisan Naso

Artist Name(s): Jason Muhr
Cover Artist(s): Jason Muhr
 
GOING BACK IN TIME TO MAKE THE PERFECT SANDWICH! Nate and Starlee open their restaurant and the secret dinosaur dishes make it an instant success. But Starlee’s Sheriff brother isn’t all that happy about her choice of business partner. Meanwhile, Maribel and Captain Jim have a heart-to-heart in the desert. With tomahawks. Featuring a “Meat Chart” variant cover by series artist Jason Muhr limited to 1500 copies!

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

 
 
 
ZOMBIE TRAMP #21
Writer(s): Dan Mendoza 

Artist Name(s): TMChu
Cover Artist(s): TMChu (cover A – regular, and cover B), Dan Mendoza (cover C and D), Bill McKay (cover E and F)
Cover B - Risque (limited to 2500): TMChu
Cover C - Mendoza “action figure” (limited to 2000): Dan Mendoza
Cover D - Mendoza “action figure” risqué (limited to 2500): Dan Mendoza
Cover E - Artist (limited to 2000): Bill McKay
Cover F - Artist risqué (limited to 2000): Bill McKay

 
As Janey finally makes her way into Miami, she wastes no time in beginning her hunt for Tyrone Fisk, her first pimp. But what she thinks will be an easy kill, soon proves more difficult when a mysterious new voodoo powered player enters the game. Get set for an all-out brawl of Pimps, Ho's, and Hocus Pocus!
 
Features a risqué variant by TMChu, an “action figure” and risqué “action figure” variant cover by series creator Dan Mendoza, and regular and risqué artist variants by Bill McKay (Night of the 80s Undead).
 
32 pgs./ M / FC                 $3.99 cover A, $4.99 cover B-F

ZOMBIE TRAMP: BITCH CRAFT VOLUME 7

Writer(s): Dan Mendoza, Jason Martin, 
Artist Name(s): Victoria Harris, Dan Mendoza
Cover Artist(s): TMChu
 
Zombie Tramp heads back to school to break up a coven of teenage witches using her uploaded Necronomicon to power their tablets. But can one supernatural zombie disguised as the class nerd hold her own against a gang of spell casting mean girls?!? Plus Morning - the red head of the dead - returns!
 
Special Notes:
Collects the fifth story arc of the wildly popular ongoing series, which includes the BITCH CRAFT story arc, plus a special story by Dan Mendoza!

128 pgs./ M / FC                 $14.99

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+

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