The kind folks at Action Lab Entertainment have supplied ComicList with their solicitations for comics and other products featured in the January 2015 Previews, scheduled to ship starting March 2015.
PUPPET MASTER #1
Writer(s): Shawn Gabborin
Artist Name(s): Michela Da Sacco (pencils, inks) and Yann Perrelet (colors)
Cover Artist(s): Michela Da Sacco (pencils, inks) and Yann Perrelet (colors)
Charles Band’s long-running cult classic horror film series makes its way to the comic page! When a group of friends sets out to use the abandoned Bodega Bay Inn as a party spot, they find out first-hand that the bizarre local folklore is more truth than fantasy as an army of twisted autonomous Puppets have their way with the trespassing teens! The Puppets are back, and they’re out for blood! Six variants—a separate color, sketch and photo variants for both Blade and
Pinhead (Limited to 2000 copies each).
32 pgs./ Mature Readers/ FC $3.99/ $4.99 Variant
VAMPLETS: THE NIGHTMARE NURSERY #1 (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 (a), Bill Blankenship (c)
Teenager Destiny Harper is at a crossroad in her life. Graduation is coming, and she has zero prospects for the future. Answering an ad for “The Night Care Nursery” seems like a great idea, until she is magically transported to Gloomvania, where dark creatures lurk the streets, and the world is being mysteriously overrun by baby vampyres called Vamplets! Can Destiny serve her term as Governess of “The Nightmare Nursery” and return home? Fairy tales get a modern update in this coming of age tales of monsters, mayhem, and magic! Variant cover by William Blankenship (Limited to 2000 copies!) and Gayle Middleton herself (limited to 2000 copies!).
32 pgs./All Ages / FC $3.99
GRONK: A MONSTER’S STORY VOLUME 2 TPB
Writer(s): Katie Cook
Artist Name(s): Katie Cook
Cover Artist(s): Katie Cook
Colorist: Kevin Minor
The second collection of Katie Cook’s popular webcomic! Gronk is a monster who is learning to adjust to OUR world through the teachings of Dale, a woman who probably shouldn’t be teaching anyone how to adjust to the real world. Join Gronk, Dale, Harli and Kitty for another year of fun!
64pgs./All Ages/ FC $9.99
HERALD: LOVECRAFT AND TESLA TPB
Writer(s): John Reilly
Artist Name(s): Tom Rogers (pencils), Dexter Weeks (ink, color, letters)
Cover Artist(s): Tom Rogers
While searching for Amelia Earhart, famed inventor Nikola Tesla is forced to work with reclusive horror writer HP Lovecraft as they race against a conspiracy of Cthulhu cultists for an extant copy of the original Necronomicon. Collects Herald: Lovecraft & Tesla 1-3.
96 pgs./Teen/ FC $11.99
Writer(s): James F. Wright
Artist Name(s): Jackie Crofts
Cover Artist(s): Jackie Crofts (main cover), Josh Eckert (variant cover)
Poppy Pepper just wants to survive junior high and avoid her rich rival, Saffron Longfellow, and her brownie-baking minions, The Lady Rangers. But when mysterious new girl Cassia Caraway arrives, she teams up with Poppy and together they plot to bring Saffron and crew down. Variant cover by Josh Eckert, limited to 2000 copies!
32 pgs./ All Ages/ FC $3.99
HOLY F*CK #4
Writer(s): Nick Marino
Artist Name(s): Daniel Arruda Massa
Cover Artist(s): Daniel Arruda Massa (regular and limited variant covers)
The climatic conclusion! Jesus vs. an airborne nuke. Satan and Sister Maria vs. an army of insane mythological gods. Zeus vs. his own crippling insecurities. It’s all-out war as we ride this crazy comic book into the outer atmosphere and then hurtle face-first into the ending. Won’t you join us? Includes two limited variant covers, limited to 1,500 copies each.
32 pgs./Mature Readers/ FC $3.99/$4.99 Variant
ITTY BITTY BUNNIES IN RAINBOW PIXIE CANDY LAND: TALES FROM THE CRIB #1
Writer(s): Dean Rankine
Artist Name(s): Dean Rankine
Cover Artist(s): Dean Rankine
Homage variant cover (limited to 2000): Dean Rankine
It’s time for another round of tasteless tales from Rainbow Pixie Candy Land’s resident raunchy rabbits,Phil and Tyrone. Please join them as they kill their liver, take in a puppet show, do unspeakable things to a frog prince, and trip hard with Willy Nellson! No, really. Features a special homage variant cover (limited to 2000 copies)
32 pgs./ Mature Readers/ FC $3.99/ $4.99 Variant
DOUBLE JUMPERS TPB
Writer(s): Dave Dwonch
Artist Name(s): Bill Blankenship
Cover Artist(s): Bill Blankenship
The cult hit of 2012 is finally collected! After Jason and his team of programmers get stuck in their virtual reality game, Dungeon Lords, they must find a way back to the real world. Unbeknownst to them, the fantasy characters they inhabit have taken control of their bodies… and now wizards and warriors run free in Las Vegas! Collects the 4 issue series that’s like The Hangover meets MMO video games.
104 pgs./ Mature Readers / FC $14.99
PIRATE EYE: EXILED FROM EXILE # 3 (of 4)
Writer(s): Josiah Grahn
Artist Name(s): Carl Yonder
Cover Artist(s): Carl Yonder
Confounded at every turn, Smitty finds himself two steps behind Burroughs as their old rivalry reaches new heights of mutual hatred. As his options for survival and freedom dwindle, he’ll have to learn to think like his greatest rival-and come to grips with how similar the two of them are.
32 pgs./Teen/ FC $3.99
PRINCELESS :THE PIRATE PRINCESS #3 (of 4)
Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): Rosy Higgins, Ted Brandt
Cover Artist(s): Rosy Higgins, Ted Brandt
After the events of issue 2, Adrienne awakens alone on the beach without her armor. Where has Raven gone and what is she after anyway? Also, PIRATE FIGHT! The Eisner-Award nominated PRINCELESS continues! Look for the Limited Edition (2000 copies) clothing cover
32 pgs./Teen/ FC $3.99
SOFT SPOTS MAGAZINE #1
The popular toy line comes to life in this all-ages magazine! Join Itchy, Tickly, Beauty, Sunny and all the other Spots in this magazine filled with fun activities and stories. Magazine comes bundled with one Soft Spot Puppy
32pgs./ All Ages $4.99
STRAY #3 (of 4)
Writer(s): Vito Delsante
Artist Name(s): Sean Izaakse
Color Artist(s): Ross Campbell
Cover Artist(s): ChrisCross & Emilio Lopez; Paige Pumphrey (variant)
Rodney has jumped back into the world of crime fighting and beings the search for the Doberman’s killer; but his investigation has led him to dead ends and a bizarre character known as the Theory. Will they solve the case before another victim is claimed? Cover by ChrisCross (Green Lantern: Godhead)! Limited edition (1500 copies)Variant cover by Paige Pumphrey!
32 pgs./Teen/ FC $3.99/ $4.99 Variant
ZOMBIE TRAMP #9
Writer(s): Jason Martin, Dan Mendoza
Artist Name(s): TMChu
Cover Artist(s): TMChu (regular, risqué variant), Dan Mendoza (limited variant), Winston Young (Vampblade variant)
Risque variant cover (limited to 2000): TMChu
Spoof variant cover (limited to 1500): Dan Mendoza
Vampblade Variant cover (limited to 2500): Winston Young
The perfect jumping on point for new readers! Janey is back, fresh from a dirt nap, and continuing her cross-country quest. But when a bath in what appears to be an abandoned Detroit warehouse leaves rings in the tub, the meth chef resident cooks up a new drug… yep, it’s Breaking Bath Salts! Plus a major character in an all-new upcoming ongoing monthly series makes her first ever full costume appearance! Features a variant cover by Dan Mendoza (limited to 1500 copies) and a risqué variant cover (limited to 2000 copies) and a special Vampblade Variant by Winston Young (limited to 2500 copies).
32 pgs./Mature Readers/ FC $3.99/ $4.99 Variant
ABOUT ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT- Formed in 2010 with the purpose of pooling their collective talents into a single, powerful entity, the members of Action Lab Entertainment have countless years in multimedia publishing, design, and business. Their first release, Fracture, was successfully funded through Kickstarter and since then they have continued their mission to produce high quality, genre-spanning entertainment. Since its formation, the accolades for A.L.E continue to build on a daily basis. Among its more popular titles are all ages material like the Eisner, Glyph, Shel Dorf Award nominated series PRINCELESS, NFL RUSHZONE (based on the Nickelodeon Television series), Jamal Igle’s MOLLY DANGER, Artist/ Writer Jeremy Dale’s hit series SKYWARD, and Gayle Middleton’s (My Little Pony, The Littlest Pet Shop) monstrously adorable VAMPLETS. Action Lab’s Mature Readers imprint ACTION LAB DANGER ZONE continues to push the envelope of comics entertainment with titles as varied as EHMM THEORY and Dan Mendoza’s over the top horror-comedy ZOMBIE TRAMP, THE FINAL PLAGUE and BO, PLUSHY GANGSTA.