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Solicitations: Action Lab Entertainment for January 2017


Action Lab continues to put out an eclectic mix of comics for all kinds of readers and here are the solicitations for January 2017. 'Tomboy' by Mia Goodwin and Michelle Wong leads the pack as one of the best comics you can get from any publisher. In true all-ages diversity, 'Princeless' by Jeremy Whitley continues to walk the walk and now can be enjoyed in Spanish. Check out the funny and subversive 'Vampblade' and the rest of what's available in January. 


ACTION LAB: DOG OF WONDER #5

 

Writer(s): Vito Delsante and Scott Fogg

Artist Name(s): Reilly Leeds
Cover Artist(s): Reilly Leeds (COVER A), Jay Peteranetz (COVER B)




Say ain't so! Has Percy really gone over to the dark side? Or is he under Biggles’ spell? How will he break out of it? Has Comet double crossed the Action Lab League? What's with the cat and the hair ball? How gross is that? Have we run out of questions? Read this one to the end, kids -- there’s a big surprise ending you will NOT see coming!

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

THE ADVENTURES OF MIRU #4


Writer(s): Rick Laprade (script), Rick Laprade & J. McClary (story)
Artist Name(s): J. McClary (drawing, inking), Elenora Dalla Rosa (colorist), Rick Laprade (lettering)
Cover Artist(s): J. McClary (art) & Elenora Dalla Rosa (colorist)

Led by Kayelyn, Miru and his companions arrive in the Underworx to seek refuge. The lower depths of Gaia provide little solace, however, as dangers new, old, and unseen, swiftly make their presences felt.

32 pgs./ A / FC                   $3.99

ATHENA VOLTAIRE AND THE VOLCANO GODDESS #3
 
Writer(s):
 Steve Bryant
Artist Name(s): Steve Bryant
Cover Artist(s): Steve Bryant (COVER A), JK Woodward (COVER B)

The all-new series starring the fan-favorite pulp heroine concludes. The Nazis stand on the precipice of harnessing the power of the Hollow Earth. To stop the ultimate evil from seizing world domination Athena Voltaire must fight them to the death atop an active volcano!

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

BRIGANDS #3

Writer(s): Ram V
Artist Name(s): Nick Barber, ROSH, Kel Nuttall
Cover Artist(s): Mukesh Singh


Stilian, Grizzly and Veina plan their escape from the Barren Halls prison hold. But old grudges must first be burried and new fights must be picked. Stilian Desault must overcome an impossible wall and his own reputation if he is to make it out alive and recruit an old foe, Grizzly, to his cause. Even as events in the prison pan out and a dangerous new enemy is made, far away in the Rhool desert a pious man and a soldier seek to safeguard The Myros Pendulum from the band of Brigands out to steal it.

32 pgs./ T+ / FC                   $3.99 

THE CIRCLE #2
 
Writer: Damon Clark
Artist Name: Alyzia Zherno
Cover Artist(s): Alyzia Zherno, Sami Makkonen   


Christian has found his place with his new Circle of friends, but he soon finds out not  everyone is what they seem. He will perform his first ritual and his first kill, and now he wants  out!

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

COUGAR & CUB #1
 

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

Cover B – Love Is Gross variant cover (limited to 1500)
Cover C – Golden Age Flashback variant cover (limited to 1000)


The courageous Cougar and the cunning Cub are Megaville's ferocious feline fighters, tussling with an outrageous rogues gallery and prowling the city for crime all the time. But when a slow night on the job turns into a saucy encounter in the sack, the age old question will finally be answered... WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A SUPERHERO HAS SEX WITH THEIR SIDEKICK?

Don't miss this sin-tillating new series from the creators of HOLY F*CK, with bombastic backups written by newcomer Rosie Knight!

Plumb the depths of passion with our Love Is Gross variant, or take a trip to the golden age with our Flashback Backup variant cover!

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

DOLLFACE #1
 
 
 

Writer(s): Dan Mendoza & Bryan Seaton

Artist Name(s): Dan Mendoza
Cover Artist(s): Dan Mendoza (regular, Pin-up, and Pin-up sketch variant), Victoria Harris, Tony Fleecs, Josh Howard
Cover A - Dan Mendoza (unlimited)
Cover B - Pin-up variant cover (limited to 3000): Dan Mendoza
Cover C – Josh Howard variant cover (limited to 3000)
Cover D - Victoria Harris variant cover (limited to 3000)
Cover E - Tony Fleecs variant cover  (limited to 3000)
Cover F – Mendoza Pin-up sketch variant cover (limited to 2000)
Cover G - Blank sketch variant cover (unlimited)


Debuting at Halloween ComicFest, creators Bryan Seaton and Dan Mendoza (Zombie Tramp) unleash the all-new breakout character Dollface in her own ongoing series with issues 1 & 2 combined into this special double-sized issue!

In the town of Boston, a witch-hunter lurks among the shadows, but this witch-hunter is like none you've ever seen. She is Lila, a 17th century soul that has been transported into present time and into the body of a life size, ball jointed doll, created by a couple of MIT students trying to use technology and a 3D printer to create the perfect women. Join in this super-sized debut issue and learn how she came to be known as Dollface, the ball jointed witch hunter.

Retailer exclusive covers are also available, please contact bseaton@actionlabcomics.com.

64 pgs./ M / FC                   $4.99

MIRACULOUS #9
 
Writer(s): Zag Entertainment

Artist Name(s): Zag Entertainment
Cover Artist(s):  Zag Entertainment
Arranged and Adapted by: Cheryl Black and Nicole D’Andria

Alix’s classmates unwittingly break a priceless watch that her father had just entrusted her with. Hawk Moth takes advantage of Alix’s distress to akumatize her. She then turns into Timebreakers and intends to use her powers to go back in time and save her precious watch before it gets broken. As she tries to stop her, Ladybug travels back in time too and meets another Marinette and another Ladybug!

64 pgs./ E / FC                   $4.99

PETER DAVID'S ARTFUL #2
 
Writer: Adapted by Nicole D’Andria from the Peter David novel
Artist Name: Laura Neubert
Cover Artist(s): Laura Neubert

An adaptation of award winning author and comics legend Peter David’s novel Artful, this Oliver Twist spin-off has a dark comedic twist: vampires. Mr. Fang is confronted by Van Helsing while Dodger and his new friend Drina search for Van Helsing’s son Bram. Plus there are vampires. Lots and lots of vampires.

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

PRINCELESS #1 - SPANISH EDITION

Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): M. Goodwin
Cover Artist(s): M. Goodwin

Read the Eisner Award-nominated series from the very beginning… for the first time IN SPANISH! Meet Adrienne, one princess who is not content to wait for a man to rescue her. Joined by her guardian dragon, Sparky, Adrienne begins her quest to rescue her sisters!

32 pgs./ E / FC                   $3.99 

PRINCELESS VOL. 1 - SAVE YOURSELF SPANISH EDITION

Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): M. Goodwin
Cover Artist(s): M. Goodwin

Collects Princeless #1-4... also for the first time IN SPANISH!

Adrienne Ashe never wanted to be a princess. She hates fancy dinners, is uncomfortable in lavish dresses, and has never wanted to wait on someone else to save her. However, on the night of her 16th birthday, her parents, the King and Queen, locked her away in a tower guarded by a dragon to await the rescue of some handsome prince. Now Adrienne has decided to take matters into her own hands! 


96 pgs./ E / FC                   $14.99 

PUPPET MASTER #21
 
 
 
Writer(s): Shawn Gabborin
Artist Name(s): Marco Carrillo (pencils/inks) , Yann Perrelet (colors)
Cover Artist(s): Standard Cover A: Marco Carrillo (pencils/inks) , Dan Olvera (colors)
Variant B: Standard Cover Sketch: Marco Carillo (pencils/inks)
Variant C: Hand Painted Cover: Kelly Williams (pencils/inks/colors)
Variant D: Interlocking Kill Cover (Interlocking covers are the Halloween Special, #19, 20, & 21): Andrew Mangum (pencils/inks) , Gene Jimenez (colors)
Variant E: Interlocking Kill Cover Sketch: Andrew Mangum (pencils/inks)
Variant F: Photo Cover

Andre Toulon has witnessed first hand how the cult leader Isaac has twisted his secrets. The first steps of the Great Transition have been taken. So much of Isaac’s plan hinges on his son Jacob. Can Toulon and the Retro Puppets break Jacob out of Peterstown in time to save him?

Variant and variant sketch covers limited to 1,500 copies each.

The Kill Cover interlocks with the Halloween Special, Issues #19, and 20!

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

TOMBOY #10
 
Writer(s): M. Goodwin
Artist Name(s): Michelle Wong
Cover Artist(s): M.Goodwin, Michelle Wong

While the D.A. takes matters into his own hands, Mark tries to reconnect with Addison, but with Trent on the move, it may be too late, as Fate pulls all the major players towards a final violent showdown.

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

VAMPBLADE #12
 
 
 
 
Writer(s): Jason Martin
Artist Name(s): Winston Young
Cover Artist(s): Winston Young 
Cover B – Risqué variant (limited to 2000)
Cover C – Costume 1 variant
Cover D - Costume 1 Risqué (limited to 2000)
Cover E – Costume 2 variant
Cover F – Costume 2 risqué (limited to 2000)
Cover G – Costume 3 variant
Cover H – Costume 3 risqué (limited to 2000)
  

This is it!!! It’s time for our blade-wielding heroine to reveal another all-new costume… and conclude her first year as the other-dimensional space vampire huntress by night (and comic shop owner by day)! Will super-geek Katie Carva survive and continue on as the Vampblade, or will someone new pick up the mantle?!?

This special issue features three variant covers that will determine the Vampblade costume for season two!! Your orders for each cover help decide which costume will be worn in the book moving forward!

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

VORACIOUS: FEEDING TIME #2


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

Nate and Jenna finally have a heart-to-heart about their relationship, Starlee ponders a future away from Blackfossil, and the tables turn on Captain Jim and Nate as they become the hunted.

Featuring a horizontal “Mouthwatering” variant cover by series artist Jason Muhr! Limited to 1500 copies!

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

ZOMBIE TRAMP #31
 
 
 
Writer(s): Jason Martin, Dan Mendoza 

Artist Name(s): Celor
Cover Artist(s): Celor (cover A – regular, B, E and F), Dan Mendoza (cover C-D)
Cover B - Risqué (limited to 2500): Celor
Cover C - variant (limited to 2000): Dan Mendoza
Cover D – risqué variant (limited to 2500): Celor Dan Mendoza
Cover E – Vampblade variant (limited to 2000): Celor
Cover F – Vampblade risqué variant (limited to 2500): Celor


Janey and her road crew continue their battle with The Brotherhood of Monster Truckers, but when the monsters appear to be possessed by space parasites, it’s time to call on an old friend… or more like frenemy! Vampblade returns, fighting alongside Zombie Tramp this time!

Features 3 regular and risqué variants, including a pair of variants by Dan Mendoza and new series artist Celor!!

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

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