Award winning author and comics legend, Peter David, brings the adaptation of his novel, Artful, to Action Lab! Artful is the dark, funny, and action-packed story of one of the most fascinating characters in literary history, the Artful Dodger from the classic Oliver Twist, this time with a twist: Vampires.
The Eisner-nominated adventures of Athena Voltaire continue in this latest installment! Athena flies to Hawaii in the hope of returning the artifact known as Pele’s Tears to the Kilauea Volcano, but deadly assassins, an old nemesis, and the Nazis all want the mystical item for themselves!
Having successfully completed her first mission to wake up and heal the planet Gremon, Chkarta Dola Regn should be celebrating. Instead she is fleeing from the brutal and greedy Baron Korup. Meanwhile, her brother Picar and her mentor Operi attempt to rescue their friend Chay from the clutches of the duplicitous Gen and the conniving Gurk. This all-ages trade paperback collects Regn and Picar’s further adventures on Gremon in AWAKE #5-8.
Out to recruit more brigands for their heist, Stilian Desault and Veina arrive at the Barren Halls Prison. They’ve come with a box full of stolen gold to buy a good man his freedom. But the trouble with smart people making dodgy deals is they don’t settle for less and often get more than they bargained for. There’s new management in-charge of Barren Halls and they’re not about to let anyone go free.
Love is in the air when the Cthulhu cult converts its faithful into hideous flesh beasts. In Vienna, Hitler responds to an RSVP from something old. Lovecraft and Houdini find themselves neck-deep in something new. Sonia Greene is hunted for something borrowed. And after reconciling the possibility of never finding Earhart, Tesla is blue. “Tying the Knot” collects HERALD: LOVECRAFT & TESLA #7-9.
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: Glenn Lumsden (pencils/inks/colors)
Variant E: Interlocking Kill Cover (with Kill-A-Fan contest winners!) (Interlocks covers are the Halloween Special, #19, 20, & 21): Andrew Mangum (pencils/inks) , Gene Jimenez (colors)
Variant F: Interlocking Kill Cover Sketch (with Kill-A-Fan contest winners!): Andrew Mangum (pencils/inks)
More ghosts from Andre Toulon’s past come to light as he and the Retro Puppets dig deeper into the truths behind the Peterstown cult. The Great Transition is coming. Can Toulon and the Puppets stop it? Should they even try?
For the first time in nearly 30 years the Bodega Bay Inn is open for business. Families, business men, and couples just looking to get away have flocked to the isolated ocean-side hotel. Even the puppets have been behaving under the guidance of Anthony. But some people just can’t let a good thing last. VACANCY collects issues 16-18 of the ongoing Puppet Master series!
After the death of his mother, Christian moves with his single father to the sleepy coastal town of Shell Bay. Upon being bullied at his new school, he’s quickly befriended by the group of “weird” kids. But what Christian doesn’t know is that their playful occult shenanigans may actually be rituals that damn his soul!
Writer(s): Jason Martin
Artist Name(s): Winston Young
Cover Artist(s): Winston Young (cover A – regular, and cover B), Dan Mendoza (cover C and D), Tim Fischer (cover E and F)
Cover B – Risqué variant (limited to 2000): Winston Young
Cover C – Mendoza variant (limited to 1500): Dan Mendoza
Cover D – Mendoza Risqué (limited to 2000): Dan Mendoza
Cover E – Artist variant (limited to 1500): Tim Fischer
Cover F – Artist risqué variant (limited to 2000): Tim Fischer
As Katie’s search for the new Vampblade costume continues, will one giant blade give this warrior angel enough nerve to take on the latest and greatest other-dimensional foe?!? It’s Vampblade 2.0 – harder, faster, stranger!!!
VORACIOUS: Feeding Time picks up right where the hit series, VORACIOUS, left off! Chef Nate Willner hunts dinosaurs in the past and secretly serves them at his restaurant in the present. But unbeknownst to him, he’s actually been hunting in an alternate reality – a world where dinosaurs evolve into Saurians, a technologically advanced race that rules the far future! Some of these Saurians have mysteriously started disappearing from Cretaceous City and the local authorities are not happy about it…
Writer(s): Jason Martin, Dan Mendoza
Artist Name(s): Celor
Cover Artist(s): Dan Mendoza (cover A – regular, and B), Celor (cover C and D), Tim Fischer (cover E and F)
Cover B – Risqué (limited to 2500): Dan Mendoza
Cover C – variant (limited to 2000): Celor
Cover D – risqué variant (limited to 2500): Celor
Cover E – Artist variant (limited to 2000): Tim Fischer
Cover F – Artist risqué variant (limited to 2500): Tim Fischer
When Janey and her new road warriors cross paths with an old long-hauling lycanthropic foe, he calls on The Brotherhood of Monster Truckers to help settle the score. Now it’s an all-out undead battle of the blacktop!!
Writer(s): Dan Mendoza, Shawn Gabborin, Dave Dwonch
Artist Name(s): Rene Cordova
Cover Artist(s): Dan Mendoza (cover A – regular, and B), Rene Cordova (cover C and D), Winston Young (cover E and F)
Cover B – Risqué (limited to 2500): Dan Mendoza
Cover C – Limited variant (limited to 2000): Rene Cordova
Cover D – Limited risqué variant (limited to 2500): Rene Cordova
Cover E – Artist variant (limited to 2000): Winston Young
Cover F – Artist risqué variant (limited to 2500): Winston Young
It’s New Years Eve in NYC and that means a couple stiff media friendly suits gripping their mics and broadcasting live while giant balls drop! Well this year Zombie Tramp is going to help them bring in 2017 with a BANG in this all new special issue!
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