In 2003, superstar creators Jay Faerber (Copperhead, Dynamo 5) and Jamal Igle (MOLLY DANGER, Supergirl) launched a brand new superhero title at Image Comics. Called VENTURE, it was a new spin on the classic “metropolitan” hero. After twelve years, VENTURE is back…at Action Lab Entertainment!
“VENTURE was the beginning of my return to comics after leaving for a bit to work in animation,” said Igle. “Now, we have our files back and are rereleasing it with the hopes that, if there’s enough interest, we can start the series back up again.”
“I’m glad that people who missed VENTURE the first time around will have an opportunity to experience this book that has always held a special place in my heart,” said Faerber.
“Jay is a fantastic writer,” Igle said, “[and]one of my favorite collaborators. I learned so much from working with him. ” Faerber and Igle began working together in the late 1990’s on titles for Marvel such as NEW WARRIORS AND IRON FIST/WOLVERINE: THE RETURN OF KUN-LUN which was recently rereleased as part of a collection. Their collaboration continued with Faerber’s popular creator owned superhero soap opera, NOBLE CAUSES before teaming up to create VENTURE.
“Jamal was one of the first artists I ever worked with, and remains one of the best,” said Faerber. “He’s a brilliant storyteller with excellent instincts.”
Should the series start up again, it would be a big one-two punch for Igle, who is bringing MOLLY DANGER back, via Kickstarter, on a bi-monthly schedule in 2016. ” Action Lab is making a commitment to adding a line of connected superhero titles, and it’s my hope that Venture will join this new endeavor. There are a lot of new directions that we can take the character in and have him be part of that universe.”
VENTURE is currently available for pre-order via Diamond Previews. Issue One comes with three covers, all drawn by Jamal Igle (APR150965, APR150966, APR150967). Both variants are limited to 2000 copies each. Issue Two ships with one cover, drawn by Igle as well (JUN150868).
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 PRINCELESS, NFL RUSHZONE (based on the Nickelodeon Television series), Jamal Igle’s MOLLY DANGER, Artist/ Writer Jeremy Dale’s hit series SKYWARD, and Gayle 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 GANGSTA.