On The Shelf:@ActionLab August 2016 Solicitations

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Action Lab August 2016 Solicitations


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

It’s come down to this! Action Lab is running out of time to save Armand! And have we gone crazy? Has Marguerite turned on Percy? Be here for the last issue of our first story arc in the comic that everyone is talking about!

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


BloodandDust_issuenumber1_coverA_solicitBloodandDust_issuenumber1_coverB_solicitBLOOD AND DUST: THE LIFE AND UNDEATH OF JUDD GLENNY #1

Writer(s): Michael R. Martin, Adam J. Orndorf
Artist Name(s): Roy Allen Martinez, Raymund Lee (colors), Kel Nuttall (letters)
Cover Artist(s):) Brett Weldele (cover A), Roy Allen Martinez (cover B variant – limited to 1500)

Judd Glenny is the first American vampire, once he terrorized the West as its most fearsome predator, but for more than 40 years now he’s spent his days in peace, reduced to little more than babysitter for his own vampire offspring. But when the evil that lives in the swamp surrounding the small backwater town he calls home gets ahold of one of Judd’s great grandkids, everything changes.

Blood & Dust mixes gothic horror with lush monstrous imagery that is sure to appeal to fans of vampires, swamp creatures and the macabre!

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


Blue hour issue 1 Gaylord variantBLUE HOUR_CVR_SOLICITBLUE HOUR #1

Writer(s):  Dino Caruso
Artist Name(s): Chad Cicconi
Cover Artist(s): Chad Cicconi

Following a great resource war on Earth, a group of disillusioned human colonists seek refuge on a desolate planet in a remote binary star system. They plan to build a utopia, but when the yellow sun sets leaving only a blue sun above, a deep indigo shadow covers the colony. Local alien legend says the “Blue Hour” will spell evil and ruin for all who venture out of shelter. Can the colonists overcome this harsh environment and their own human nature to survive the “Blue Hour?”

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



Writer(s): James Whynot
Artist Name(s): James Whynot
Cover Artist(s): James Whynot (cover A), Gavin Hanley and James Whynot (cover B)

Frank and his companions find themselves on a road laden with mystery, as every town they pass through is burned to the ground, abandoned. Once they reach a populated town, Frank wonders why the townspeople seem uneasy around him. Intrigue and danger loom around every corner as Frank and his companions finally reach civilization. Lines are drawn and friendships are challenged as Frank faces a new threat in the stunning conclusion to this first arc!

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


TFH_vol3_iss3_solicitcoverTHE F1RST HERO: WEDNESDAY’S CHILD #3

Anthony Ruttgaizer
Artist Name(s):
Marco Renna (art), Fred C Stresing (letters/colors)
Cover Artist(s):
Marco Renna and Fred C Stresing (standard)

Madelyn’s mother wants to exploit the little girl’s extrahuman powers to make one more big score before they leave the country.  But with Catalogue’s help, Jake is hot on their trail.  Little do any of them know, the Extrahuman Task Force has zeroed in on all of them!

32 pgs./ T / FC                   $3.99 



Writer(s): Steve Bryant
Artist Name(s): Mark Stegbauer, Jason Millet
Cover Artist(s): Mark Stegbauer (COVER A), Phil Hester (COVER B), Jason Millet (COVER C)

The Scouts uncover clues about Full Moon Hollow’s past that only deepen the mystery behind the zombie outbreak. They suspect that the answers can be found in a creepy old mansion outside of town, if they can just make it there alive!

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



Writer(s): Kyle Puttkammer
Artist Name(s): Omaka Schultz (pencils), Ryan Sellers (inks).  Julie Barclay (colors
Cover Artist(s):  Omaka Schultz

The Hero Cats world tour concludes in the Far East.  Ace, Midnight, Cassie, Belle, Rocket and Rocco realize just how far they’ve strayed from home.  Can they save two villages from going to war?

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


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Writer: Gary Turner
Artist Name: Mel Bontrager
Colorist: Eddy-Swan

A Daravon council convenes in a build up to all-out war with the Overq’sai. Skirnir attempts to show an alternative path, and ends up revealing more than he had bargained for. Now the battle is moved to a personal ground. What hope could an off-world boy like Kai make?

32 pgs./ A / FC                   $3.99



Writer(s): Zag Entertainment
Artist Name(s): Zag Entertainment
Cover Artist(s):  Zag Entertainment
Adapters: Cheryl Black & Nicole D’Andria

“The Bubbler”: Armed with his magic bubbles sword, Nino becomes the Bubbler. He wants to rid Paris of all the parents, such spoilsports.  The children then find themselves alone in the town! And Ladybug has to fight the Bubbler alone because Cat Noir is not here…Influenced by the Bubbler and Plagg, Adrien has indeed decided to enjoy the day without his father and his Gorilla.

64 pgs./ E / FC                  $4.99 (reg.)



Capture all the excitement of the hit Nickelodeon TV show Miraculous™ with the fun and fast-paced collectible card game THROWDOWN®.

Everything you need to begin play is included in this set. You become the character. Be the Miraculous Ladybug, Cat Noir, or Hawk Moth. Equip your character and disarm your opponent to gain the greatest advantage. Call upon help from the Kwamis (Magical Friends) to either devastate or regenerate each other’s decks. Surprise with your signature attack but beware of Hawk Moth’s traps. Use booster packs* to enhance and tailor your deck to your own style of game play. Pick up THROWDOWN® and be Miraculous™!

*booster packs sold separately.
Contents: Mini Comic, Rule Sheet, Quick Start Guide, 3 Character Cards, 3 Character Decks with 36 Cards Each
Expected in-store date: 8/17/16
Game Design by: Sam Ellis
Players: 2 – 3
6 games per case
Box size 5” x 8” x 1.5”

Ages: 6 and up                 MSRP: $14.99


Monty The Dinosaur No1 PreviewsMonty The Dinosaur No1 variant Thumb for PreviewsMONTY THE DINOSAUR #1

Writer(s):  Bob Frantz
Artist Name(s): Jean Franco
Cover Artist(s): Jean Franco, Eryk Donovan (variant cover)

For millions of years he has walked among us in the shadows–Monty, the last living dinosaur! The first million or so were okay, but now Monty is lonely.  He wants a friend. He has tried and tried, but no one will play with him. He is a terrifying T-Rex, after all. Enter Sophie, a ten year old girl that likes people for who they are. Follow the unlikeliest of friendships in Action Lab’s newest hit all-ages series, Monty the Dinosaur!

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



Writer(s):  Tim Seeley
Cover Artist(s): Standard Cover A: Romina Moranelli (pencils/inks) , Marcelo Costa (colors)
Cover B: Romina Moranelli Sketch (pencils/inks)
Cover C: Ryan Browne (pencils/inks/colors)
Cover D: Photo Cover
Cover E: Poster Cover
Cover F: Mangum Cover (pencils/inks), Marcelo Costa (colors)

A sequel to the acclaimed Full Moon space western that introduced the world to “cowboys and aliens!” Zack Stone and his intrepid crew must guide the cursed daughter of Red Eye across the Badlands! If the Skorps don’t get them, bounty hunter Skruk Morgus just might!

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



Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): Arielle Jovellanos, Rosy Higgins, Ted Brandt, William Blankenship
Cover Artist(s):  Rosy Higgins, Ted Brandt

One of Raven’s crew is on the brink of death.  Raven has found the person that can help them, but they refuse to provide aid to pirates.  The guards won’t even let Raven and her crew on the island.  But Raven is not the type of captain to take “no” for an answer with her friend’s life on the line.  Raven is on her own and on a rampage.

32 pgs./ A / FC                   $3.99



Writer(s):  Shawn Gabborin
Artist Name(s): Antonio Ontiveros (pencils/inks) , Dan Olvera (colors)
Cover Artist(s): Standard Cover A: Antonio Ontiveros (pencils/inks) , Dan Olvera (colors)
Variant B: Standard Sketch: Antonio Ontiveros (pencils/inks)
Variant C: Kill Cover: Andrew Mangum (pencils/inks) , Gene Jimenez (colors)
Variant D: Kill Cover Sketch: Andrew Mangum (pencils/inks)

Things are going just great at the newly reopened Bodega Bay Inn! Okay, so maybe a guest or two have gone missing, but how about that view? And people are reporting things moving in the shadows, but they’re also enjoying the continental breakfast! No… those noises downstairs definitely DO NOT sound like Puppets fighting Luchadores. That would just be crazy…

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

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


Sleigher2_Solicit_VariantCoverSleigher2_Solicit_RegularCoverSLEIGHER #1

Writer(s): Rob Harrington & Adam Horrigan
Artist Name(s): Axur Eneas (Art), Alessandro Alessi (Colors), Chas! Pangburn (Letters)
Cover Artist(s): Axur Eneas (Regular), Valentin Ramon (Variant)

Barreling towards Christmas Day, Sleigher receives a big ole buzzkill in the form of a giant demonic snowman and it’s troll master. Delivering presents to the kiddos will have to wait, ‘cuz Sleigher’s gotta bang heads tonight!

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



Writer: Ken Marcus
Artist: Armando Zanker
Cover Artist: A: Justin Bleep  

Captured by the Evil Alliance, Tim from Finance faces a fate worse than death: working in Windows 10. On a Gateway! The situation is even more dire for the rest of the Super Crises International team. Plasmarella’s rehearsal dinner has a cash bar! Chilling.  Cover by Justin Bleep.

“It may just be the single most entertaining comic book you’ll ever read.” – Diamond Previews

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


Tomboy_ISSUE8_Standard copyTomboy_ISSUE8_Jessica&JacintaWibowo copyTOMBOY #8

Writer(s): M. Goodwin
Artist Name(s): M. Goodwin, Colors by Michelle Wong
Cover Artist(s): M.Goodwin, Jessica and Jacinta Wibowo

Henri discusses his theories on the Rivergrove Vigilante with Detective Autry. Addison attends Jessica’s wake, where she hunts her next target.

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



Writer(s): Jason Martin
Artist Name(s): Winston Young
Cover Artist(s): Winston Young (cover A – regular, and cover B), Jo Jaro (cover C and D), Andrew Mangum (cover E and F)
Cover B – Risqué variant (limited to 1500): Winston Young
Cover C – Artist variant (limited to 1500): Jo Jaro
Cover D – Artist Risqué (limited to 2000): Jo Jaro
Cover E – “90s Monster” variant  (limited to 1500): Andrew Mangum
Cover F – “90s Monster” Risqué (limited to 2000): Andrew Mangum

Katie Carva lives in Detroit, a tough town… it’s even tougher when you moonlight as Vampblade and hunt invisible demonic space parasites! But the blades need to feed, so it’s off to the rough side of town for some late night action.

Features regular and risqué variant covers by Jo Jaro that connect with Zombie Tramp variant covers.

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



Writer(s): Markisan Naso
Artist Name(s): Jason Muhr, Andrei Tabacaru (Colors)
Cover Artist(s): Jason Muhr

Haunted by the death of his sister, NYC Chef Nate Willner has lost his desire to cook. Forced to move back to his tiny hometown in Utah, 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!

With a little help from his knife-wielding Grandmother Maribel, and friends Starlee and Captain Jim, Nate opens a restaurant that secretly serves dinosaur meat. Can he survive long enough to make it a success and turn his life around? Collects issues #1-4 of the hit Action Lab: Danger Zone series, VORACIOUS.

160 Pgs. / M. / FC                                     $14.99



Writer(s):  Brockton McKinney
Artist Name(s): Andrew Herman
Cover Artist(s): Andrew Herman

Alien overlord Z’Ntar is revealed, and Zoe Dare learns the shocking secret behind the Disasteroid’s true intent! On Earth the communication feed with the space crew is abruptly cut, and Danni Dare tries to convince wisecrackin’ robot J.J. to help Zoe—by taking a dangerous one-way trip into space!

32 pgs./ T / FC                   $3.99


Writer(s): Dan Mendoza
Artist Name(s): Dan Mendoza
Cover Artist(s): Dan Mendoza (cover A – regular, and B), Bill McKay (cover C and D),
Jo Jaro (cover E and F)
Cover B – Risque (limited to 2500): Dan Mendoza
Cover C – variant (limited to 2000): Bill McKay
Cover D –risqué variant (limited to 2500): Bill McKay
Cover E – Artist variant (limited to 2000): Jo Jaro
Cover F – Artist risqué variant (limited to 2500): Jo Jaro

After her ordeal with fighting Demons, both physical and emotional, Janey makes an effort to regroup and keep a promise she made to herself – busting her father out of prison!! Can Janey slip by the guards and make a quick escape? Well, if you’ve been reading Zombie Tramp for the last two years, you know that probably won’t happen!

Features regular and risqué variant covers by Jo Jaro that connect with Vampblade variant covers.

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


ZombieTram_volume8_cover_solicitZOMBIE TRAMP VOLUME 8 TPB

Writer(s): Dan Mendoza
Artist Name(s): TMCHu
Cover Artist(s): TMChu

The entire series has been leading to this, Janey at last reaches Miami to confront her first pimp, Tyrone Fisk. But just like every stop along the way, she gets far more than she bargained for. Now Zombie Tramp will need help from past allies and foes if she’s going to take down these wicked pimps and ho’s!

Collects the epic four issue sixth story arc of the wildly popular ongoing series!

128 pgs./ M / FC                   $14.99

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