Action Lab: May 2014 Solicits ~ What'cha Reading?

Action Lab: May 2014 Solicits



bo plushy gangsta bo plushy gangsta_a

Writer(s): Pavel Balabanov
Artist Name(s): Pavel Balabanov
Cover Artist(s): Pavel Balabanov
Variant cover: Pavel Balabanov

As Bo Plushy’s showdown with the “Roswell” gang and their boss, the Serpent (a.k.a. Puppet Master) continues, things aren’t what they appear! Does the Puppet Master have the voodoo teddy gangsta by the strings? Or is it the other way ‘round? Come on, it’s Bo!
Features a painted cover variant by series creator Pavel Balabanov!

32 pgs./ Mature Readers/ FC
Diamond ID: MAR140799

DRYSPELL # 1 (Bi-Monthly)

dryspell  dryspell_a
Writer(s): Ken Krekeler
Artist Name(s): Ken Krekeler
Cover Artist(s): Ken Krekeler
Variant cover: Ken Krekeler

Tom Ferris lives in a world of costumes and wonder. Figures streaking across the sky, hurling themselves over rooftops at night. They are commonplace. But Tom doesn’t notice that world anymore. His world is made up of spreadsheets, phone bills, software, coffee, collared shirts. Every night, he lies awake, wishing to be the man he once was. Today, Tom gets his wish. And the world will never forget him again. Features a  “design” cover variant by creator,  Ken Krekeler!

32 pgs./Mature Readers/ FC
Diamond ID: MAR140800


final plague

Writer(s): J.D. Arnold
Artist Name(s): Tony Guaraldi-Brown
Cover Artist(s): Tony Guaraldi-Brown

The Original Animal Zombie Epic collected for the first time!  Follow the terrifying tale of survival as a mutated rabies virus turns animals great and small into bloodthirsty, rampaging beasts.Civilization crumbles, and only a small group of farmers and scientists stand between us and total extinction! Collects the entire first volume of the critically acclaimed horror series!!

160 pgs./Mature Readers/ FC
Diamond ID: MAR140801


molly danger book 1

Writer(s): Jamal Igle
Artist(s): Jamal Igle (p), Juan Castro (i), Romulo Farjardo Jr. (c)
Cover Artist(s): Jamal Igle (p), Juan Castro (i), Romulo Farjardo Jr. (c)

Offered again! She’s the hero you’ve been waiting for! Eternally child-like and inhumanly strong, Molly Danger has protected the citizens of the once sleepy town of Coopersville, New York for the past 20 years from the terror of the sinister Supermechs. But what secrets from her past threaten to destroy everything she holds dear when new D.A.R.T. recruit Austin Briggs becomes her pilot?

48 pgs./ All Ages/ FC
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princeless pirate

Writer: Jeremy Whitley
Artist(s): Emily Martin and Soojin Paek
Cover Artist(s): Soojin Paek and M. Goodwin

Adrienne is the Princess who rescued herself and she is determined to save every girl left locked away in a tower by their parents. But when Adrienne meets Raven, The Pirate Princess, she’ll learn that she’s not the only princess with a plan of her own! Join Adrienne, Bedelia, and Raven for the beginning of a new and incredible chapter in the story of princesses who can do their own rescuing. Jump onto the Princeless bandwagon for only a buck!

32 pgs./ All Ages/ FC
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skyward midnight tiger

Writer(s): Jeremy Dale, Ray–Anthony Height, DeWayne Feenstra
Artist(s): Jeremy Dale, Ray–Anthony Height, (i) Note Lovett
Cover Artists(s): Jeremy Dale, Ray –Anthony Height

Behold the Berserkers! Quinn and crew find themselves facing uncomfortable truths as sins of the past come back to reveal themselves. Fans old and new won’t want to miss the first look at what’s on the horizon for Quinn and Jack! And in Midnight Tiger, sometimes all it takes to become a hero is an unfortunate incident and a single split second decision. The origin of Midnight Tiger!

32 pgs./ All Ages/ FC
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skyward action 1 skyward action 2 skyward action 3

Writer(s): Jeremy Dale
Artist Name(s): Jeremy Dale
Cover Artist(s): Jeremy Dale

All three TPBs of Jeremy Dale’s hit series, SKYWARD, in one handy package! Follows the adventures of Quinn and his dog, Jack, as they face off against fantastic, terrible threats, meet new, curious allies, and find a new life amidst the invasion of their homeland. Collects Skyward #1-9 in three volumes!

288 pgs./ All Ages/ FC
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Writer(s): Dan Mendoza, Brockton McKinney
Artist Name(s): Dan Mendoza, Larkin Ford
Cover Artist(s): Dan Mendoza, Larkin Ford

Are you bold enough to take a ride with Janey, the Zombie Tramp?!? If you pick her up, she might just share the story of how she came to be the street walking dead!! Be brave so you can be ready for her all new series following this special issue! You also get a mind shattering sneak preview from the second volume of the coolest comic series you haven’t read yet… Ehmm Theory!

32 pgs./ Mature Readers/ FC
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Writer(s): Dan Mendoza
Artist Name(s): Dan Mendoza
Cover Artist(s): Dan Mendoza

Synopsis: Everyone’s favorite street-walking dead returns! Janey the Zombie Tramp makes a mysterious new friend and together they board an express train to more fetish, gore, cartoon grindhouse mayhem in the style that fans of the series have come to love!
Are Janey’s budding undead powers enough to see her through another deadly adventure on the…Taint Train of Terror? Collects the entire second volume just in time for the all new ongoing series relaunch!

128 pgs./Mature Readers/ FC
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About Author

Rosemary Kiladitis is a children’s librarian, a mom, and a proud fangirl/nerdgirl. She did her homework while watching reruns of the 1966 Batman series, which led to her longstanding relationship with the Bat, and she’s pretty sure that Barbara Gordon is the real reason she went to library school. She loves superheroes, supervillains, and is secretly married to Hellboy. Or Loki. She can’t remember, but it’s one of them. Roe blogs about children’s and teen books at, and you can read her 140 character ramblings on twitter @RoeSolo.

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