Action Lab: Discover is our newest imprint! These titles are designed specifically for younger children. Some of the upcoming releases under this line include Eisner award winning writer Art Baltazar's POWERS IN ACTION and Fred Chao's ALISON AND HER ROCK AWESOME ROBOT.
Kevin Grevioux (Underworld) joins the Action Lab family!
Kevin Grevioux, the writer/creator of the Underworld movies and I, Frankenstein, will be joining the Action Lab family! He will be writing three new series with us.
NJUMA: An epic African sword and sorcery tale! After being left for dead as a child, a young African prince raised by lions returns to the land of his birth as a fierce and seasoned warrior to reclaim the throne of his fathers.
BOX TOP: A "fist out of water" tale. After sending away a special coupon he got from a cereal box in order to get a prize, a young lad accidentally receives a top secret government weapon instead: a pair of cybernetic super-gloves, which he can't remove once he puts them on.
SUNDOWN CITY: A cool, stylized action-horror. After a small town in the Old West is overrun by vampires, a mysterious stranger, who may or may not be the biblical angel of death, arrives to deal with them once and for all.
TOYETICA is ready for a TV adaptation!
Action Lab is excited to announce that they have partnered with a prominent Korean animation company to bring the story of their comic series TOYETICA to life in a television adaptation. With powerful themes of adventure, mystery and personal identity, the series is perfect for fans of My Little Pony, Gravity Falls and Steven Universe.
TOYETICA follows the story of the “bittles” of Dollington Academy who are learning to become the hottest toy models for human companies. Along the way they discover an incredible mystery surrounding their race of tiny people. Details about the animation are forthcoming.
ABERRANT gets the TV treatment too!
Action Lab Entertainment’s ABERRANT, a new high-octane action comic book series from screenwriter Rylend Grant – featuring art from Zsombor Huzska, Davi Leon Dias, Iwan Joko Triyono, & HdE – will be developed for television by 24 & Felicity producer Tony Krantz via his Flame Ventures banner.
Grant, a two-time blacklister, will write the script and executive produce alongside Krantz. Ryan Colucci and Rising Spirit Films – who financed the comic – will also be involved. Grant has of late penned screenplays for Justin Lin and F. Gary Gray. Krantz most recently produced NBC’s Dracula and Blood & Oil for ABC. His latest TV endeavor, Wu Assassins, will premiere on Netflix next year.
New Titles Announced!
ALBERT EINSTEIN: TIME MASON
A roguish, time-traveling Einstein!
ALBERT EINSTEIN: TIME MASON #1
Writer(s): Marcus Perry
Artist(s): Tony Donley
Cover Artist(s) Dave Johnson (Cover A), Tony Donley (Cover B)
32 pgs./ T / FC
He’s got the mind, the might, and the mustache! A roguish ALBERT EINSTEIN leads a team of geniuses called THE TIME MASONS in a battle to protect the integrity of our timeline. But when a new threat puts the past, present, and future in peril, it’s up to him and a squad of epic historical figures to save the universe before the clock runs out. Get ready for an Einstein you never imagined in the greatest time-travel adventure series history has never seen.
ALISON AND HER ROCK AWESOME ROBOT
Collecting Fred Chao's full-color daily and Sunday strips.
ALISON AND HER ROCK AWESOME ROBOT
Writer: Fred Chao
Artist(s): Fred Chao
160 pgs./ E / FC
Part of the Action Lab: Discover line!
Alison has built Robot to simply help her have fun, but it's not so simple. It turns out she has to teach Robot about life, mainly from the point of a 7-year-old girl. Join the cast of Alison, Robot, five penguins and a monkey friend Andrew, an 80's music loving father, a serious mom that just wants a break, a cartoon Alton Brown and a cartoon Fred Chao.
Filled with fun comics humor, first crushes, snowball fights, and reflections on life, this ALISON AND HER ROCK AWESOME ROBOT collection is a year's worth of full-color daily and Sunday strips.
POWERS IN ACTION
Famous cartoonist Art Baltazar's new superhero series!
POWERS IN ACTION #1
Writer(s): Art Baltazar
Artist Name(s): Art Baltazar
Cover Artist(s): Art Baltazar
32 pgs./ M / FC
Also part of the Action Lab: Discover line!
A bold new adventure awaits! Our heroes, LYNX and his sister, OCELOT, join the super team known as The HERO SQUADRON…and they are late for their first meeting. Maybe these delays are because of SUPER VILLAINS! Oh no! Looks like our heroes may have work to do before they even join the team. Will these cat-heroes fit in with the members of the HERO SQUADRON? Join us for this new SUPER HERO DIMENSION of the AW YEAH UNIVERSE told by famous cartoonist ART BALTAZAR!
This comic is 25 years in the making and will be awesome!
SPENCER & LOCKE 2
Calvin and Hobbes go to Sin City again - and there's a new threat!
Spencer & Locke 2 #1
Writer: David Pepose
Artist(s): Jorge Santiago, Jr. (Inks/pencils),
Jasen Smith (colors), Colin Bell (letters)
Cover Artist(s): Jorge Santiago, Jr. (Cover A-TBA),
Maan House (Cover B) and Joe Mulvey (SDCC 2018 Exclusive)
32 pgs./ M / FC
The Ringo Award-nominated saga returns in SPENCER & LOCKE 2, written by David Pepose and illustrated by Jorge Santiago, Jr.! Suspended by Internal Affairs, Detective Locke continues to wrestle with the demons of his past alongside his trusty partner, his talking imaginary panther Spencer. But when Spencer and Locke face Roach Riley, a scarred former soldier set on violence and terror, will their partnership become the latest casualty on Roach's hit list?
“We’ve told fans from the beginning that there was a much larger universe for SPENCER & LOCKE to explore — and we’re excited to expand their world further with their latest adversary, Roach Riley,” Pepose said. “Half The Deer Hunter, half Heath Ledger’s Joker, Roach is only the beginning of Locke’s latest gauntlet, as every classic comic strip from your childhood will be fair game for parody in our action-packed sequel.”
"I think people that enjoyed the first volume will love where SPENCER & LOCKE 2 takes them,” added Santiago. “In both scale and scope, Spencer and Locke will have a lot more riding on things with Roach lurking in the shadows." The story continues in Action Lab’s SPENCER & LOCKE 2 arrives in comic shops and digital devices Winter 2019.