Action Lab Announces New Titles For Start of 2017

With 2016 almost at an end, much to the relief of the majority of the world it seems. Action Lab has four new titles to kick off the first quarter of 2017.

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Established series Princeless will return with a Spanish language translation in January, along with the debut of Bryan Seaton and Zombie Tramp creator Dan Mendoza’s new ongoing monthly series, DollFace.

A decidedly different beast from Zombie Tramp, DollFace centres around 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.

Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Sailor Moon and Weird Science will love DollFace, which debuts with a double-sized 64-page issue.

 

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In February, multiple Eisner award winning creator Franco (Tiny Titans, Itty Bitty Hellboy) brings his next graphic novel series to Action Lab!

A young girl, rumoured to be born from a Peach, is shunned and bullied in her own village and sets off on a quest for Monster Isle to prove to others she is more than just what they think of her.  Her journey brings her encounters with not just monsters, but hunters and pirates and witches.  She must learn that she has nothing to prove to anyone except herself. Masterfully drawn by Agnes Garbowska (My Little Pony), Peach and the Isle of Monsters is sure to appeal to fans of all ages!

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Also in February, action hero archetypes are re-imagined in a blockbuster series called Infinite Seven.

This new, ongoing monthly series is written by Dave Dwonch (Cyrus Perkins and the Haunted Taxi Cab, Vamplets) with art by Arturo Mesa and Geraldo Filho. Infinite Seven builds a world of secret world governments, master assassins and international terrorists, and is sure to appeal to fans of GI Joe, James Bond and classic 80s action flicks.

 

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March brings the debut of Amerikarate, a satirical send-up of the same films celebrated in Infinite Seven.

Jam-packed with over the top humour, pop culture references and insane action sequences, Amerikarate celebrates the best and worst of the films we love with a sharp, hilarious script by Corey Kalman and Brockton McKinney (Gingerdeadman, Ehmm Theory), and art by Bob’s Burger’s lead animator, Devin Roth. If you love films like Rambo, Gymkata, Bloodsport and Footloose, you will LOVE Amerikarate!

 

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March also brings the return of Katie Carva in the bad-girl comic with a twist, Vampblade Season Two!

Jason Martin‘s hit series returns with regular series artist Winston Young, and serious upgrades as the fans decide her new costume in the fallout of events from Vampblade Season One #12. While details are being held close to the vest, fans can log in to vote for their favourite costume here.

Along with these four new titles, fan favourite and critically acclaimed all-ages series Action Lab: Dog of Wonder, Peter David’s Artful, Athena Voltaire, Hero Cats and ZAG Entertainment‘s Miraculous will continue into 2017 as well, with the sci-fi epic Blue Hour rounding out the returning lineup. The Danger Zone series Brigands, Cougar and Cub, The Circle, Tomboy and Zombie Tramp will also continue to push the industry forward with the thought-provoking, boundary-pushing, top-shelf quality that the mature reader imprint has become known for.

It looks like Action Lab is starting the year off good with a nice amount of variety, with more new titles to be announced in the new year. Check your local comic shop preview catalogues for these new titles. Remember they arrive in the preview catalogues 2 months before their release date.


Remember comics are for everyone.

Matt is a passionate comic book fan/reader and aspiring comic book writer who used to be a cook/chef. Follow @concreteshawzee

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