Comic book publisher Action Lab Entertainment and long time comic book creator Ray Height have reached an agreement to publish Midnight Tiger, Height’s creator owned superhero project.
Midnight Tiger joins other creator-owned critical successes Skyward, Princeless, Molly Danger, and Vamplets, adding to the company’s growing roster. Co-written by Height and DeWayne (The Adventures of Aero-Girl) Feenstra, Midnight Tiger revolves around young high school senior Gavin Shaw, a disillusioned teen living in the crime-infested city of Apollo Bay who has lost faith in the heroes he admired growing up. After attempting to save the life of the gravely injured hero known as Lionsblood while on his way home from school, Gavin finds himself waking up in a hospital bed days later with amazing new super human abilities and smack dab in the middle of a 15 year old secret that could unravel the fabric of the superhero community.
Originally funded on Kickstarter and self published by Height, Midnight Tiger will be a four-issue mini-series, with the first issue tentatively scheduled for a May, 2014 release. “Action Lab’s interest in bringing Midnight Tiger onto their roster of already great titles couldn’t have come at a better time,” says Height, whose previous credits include Spider-Girl, Power Man: Shadowlands, and Fear Itself: Fearsome Four, among others.
“I think readers are in for a treat– the book will appeal to a lot of people and DeWayne and I are going to try and imbue healthy doses of fun and adventure in our urban coming of age teen superhero drama.”
Action Lab President Kevin Freeman echoed Height’s sentiments. “This is another feather in the cap of Action Lab, and shows that we are sustaining the momentum of our previous creative successes. Ray brings an enthusiasm and energy to his work that really makes it pop, and we are confident that we will have another hit on our hands with Midnight Tiger.”
ABOUT ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT– Formed in 2010 with the purpose of pooling their collective talents into a single, powerful entity, the members of Action Lab Entertainment have countless years in multimedia publishing, design, and business. Their first release, Fracture, was successfully funded through Kickstarter and since then they have continued their mission to produce high quality, genre-spanning entertainment. Since its formation, the accolades for A.L.E continue to build on a daily basis. Among its more popular titles are all ages material like the Eisner, Glyph, Shel Dorf Award nominated series PRINCLESS, NFL RUSHZONE (based on the Nickelodeon Television series), Jamal Igle’s MOLLY DANGER, Artist/ Writer Jeremy Dale’s hit series SKYWARD, and Gale Middleton’s (My Little Pony, The Littlest Pet Shop) monstrously adorable VAMPLETS. Action Lab’s Mature Readers imprint ACTION LAB DANGER ZONE continues to push the envelope of comics entertainment with titles as varied as EHMM THEORY and Dan Mendoza’s over the top horror-comedy ZOMBIE TRAMP, THE FINAL PLAGUE and BO, PLUSHY GANGSTER.