Action Lab Entertainment sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in April 2016.

NEW RATING SYSTEM:
E: Appropriate for everyone
A: Appropriate for ages 9 and up
T: For readers ages 12 and up
T+: For older teen readers and adults
M: Mature readers 18+

ACTIONVERSE1_FRENZ_VAR_SOLICIT ACTIONVERSE1_REG_SOLICITACTIONVERSE FEATURING THE F1RST HERO #1

Writer(s): Anthony Ruttgaizer
Artist Name(s): Marco Renna
Color Artist(s): Fred C. Stresing
Cover Artist(s): Lee Moder/Fred C. Stresing (regular cover), Ron Frenz/Marc Deering/Ross Campbell/David Bednarski (connecting variant cover)

The Actionverse starts HERE! What happened to the second Malice from FRACTURE? Where has he been and what has he been doing? Worlds collide as a new menace named CASCADE tangles with Jake Roth of THE F1RST HERO! Variant limited to 1500 copies.

32 pgs./ A / FC $3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

ACTIONVERSE2_FRENZ_VAR_SOLICIT ACTIONVERSE2_REG_SOLICITACTIONVERSE FEATURING MOLLY DANGER #1

Writer(s): Jamal Igle
Artist Name(s): Jamal Igle
Color Artist(s): Ross Hughes
Cover Artist(s): Jamal Igle (regular cover), Ron Frenz/Marc Deering/Ross Campbell/David Bednarski (connecting variant cover)

The transdimensional epic that is ACTIONVERSE has come to our universe as Cascade and Jake Roth meet MOLLY DANGER…and the universe will never be the same! And don’t look now, but Virtue (from FRACTURE) has arrived! Variant limited to 1500 copies.

32 pgs./ A / FC $3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

ACTIONVERSE3_FRENZ_VAR_SOLICIT ACTIONVERSE3_REG_SOLICITACTIONVERSE FEATURING FRACTURE #1

Writer(s): Shawn Gabborin
Artist Name(s): Chad Cicconi
Color Artist(s): Meredith Moriarty
Cover Artist(s): Chad Cicconi (regular cover), Ron Frenz/Chad Cicconi/Ross Campbell/David Bednarski (connecting variant cover)

Virtue has arrived in Midnight Tiger’s hometown of Apollo Bay! But is that really him? Heroes don’t kill, right? Get ready for the fight of the century as Virtue takes on the Guild of Pain! And finally it can be told…the origin of Cascade! Variant limited to 1500 copies.

32 pgs./ A / FC $3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)


Awake-Vol-1-TPB-coverAWAKE VOL. 1: GREMON’S WRATH

Writer(s): Susan Beneville
Artist Name(s): Brian Hess
Cover Artist(s): Brian Hess

Young Regn travels the universe to wake and heal planets. On her first mission, she lands on the planet Gremon where she discovers an angry world tearing itself apart, an irresponsible big brother, and a greedy baron who stokes the chaos for his own benefit. Regn’s photonic powers won’t be enough when she comes face-to-face with the planet’s consciousness. To win over Gremon, she’ll need something more – courage, compassion, and a little bit of help from the last person she should trust. Collects Regn’s first time planet-side in AWAKE #1-4.

128 pgs./ E / FC $11.99

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Writer(s): Brockton McKinney
Artist Name(s): Sergio Rios
Cover Artist(s): Sergio Rios & Marcelo Costa, Dan Mendoza (Variant)

Gingerdead Man: Baking Bad #3
With his Mini-Ginger army and his faithful steed GingerDragon, the Gingedead Man looks to be an unstoppable biscuit of the cookiepocalypse. But his now-nemesis Kayla isn’t giving up so easily and she believes that some times that you have to throw out a bad batch! The final issue in the Baking Bad saga concludes HERE!

Notes: Variant Covers limited to 1,500 copies each!

32 pgs./ M / FC $3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

MONTRESOR3_SOLICITTHE HOUSE OF MONTRESOR #3

Writer(s): Enrica Jang, based on characters created by Edgar Allan Poe
Artist Name(s): Jason Strutz
Cover Artist(s): Jason Strutz

Edana Fortunato is the sole surviving heir of two great families: clan Fortunato and the House of Montresor. Inheriting the money depends on Edana proving she is of sound mind, but even she doubts her sanity as the very walls of the house seem to be closing in. When Ingrid goes missing, Count Montresor reveals more sordid family secrets. Edana is about to learn there is more to fear than she ever dreamed.

Depraved vengeance continues in The House of Montresor, a sequel to Edgar Allan Poe’s classic tale, “The Cask of Amontillado.”

32 pgs./ T / FC $3.99

I-_MAGE3_SOLICIT iMage-TPB1_CoverSolicitI, MAGE – PART ONE

Writer(s): Susan Beneville
Artist Name(s): Brian Hess
Cover Artist(s): Brian Hess

Young Regn travels the universe to wake and heal planets. On her first mission, she lands on the planet Gremon where she discovers an angry world tearing itself apart, an irresponsible big brother, and a greedy baron who stokes the chaos for his own benefit. Regn’s photonic powers won’t be enough when she comes face-to-face with the planet’s consciousness. To win over Gremon, she’ll need something more – courage, compassion, and a little bit of help from the last person she should trust. Collects Regn’s first time planet-side in AWAKE #1-4.

96pgs./ A / FC $9.99

TRADE-COVERJUST ANOTHER SHEEP VOL. 1 TPB

Writer(s): Mat Heagerty
Artist Name(s):JD Faith
Colorist Issue 1 & Design: Jon Cairns
Colorist issues 2-3: Paul John Little
Colorist issues 4-5: Marissa Louise
Letterer Issues 1-3: Ed Brisson
Letterer Issues 4-5: Colin Bell

During the summer of 1969, a timid teen named Banning sets off on a road trip to find out just how he got his bizarre super human abilities. Banning’s strange trip is filled with war protests, secret organizations, hippies, car chases, budding romance, and a lot of poor choices! Sixties sci-fi adventure awaits!

160 pgs./ T / FC $17.99

KB_Trade-Cover_2x3-PREVIEWKINGDOM BUM VOL. 1 TPB

Writer(s): Adam Wollet and Rick Marshall
Artist Name(s): Jon Reed (pencils and inks), Jen Hickman (colors), Adam Wollet (letters).
Cover Artist(s): Jon Reed and Jen Hickman

It’s Game of Thrones with cardboard homes as this wild series brings an inner city’s hidden world to life in contemporary fantasy style!

First Coast City’s homeless population is ruled by Philip “The Ax” — a ruthless tyrant who hacks off the thumbs of any vagabond who dare oppose him. Kingdom Bum’s only hope is Simon, an optimistic and resourceful hobo who is working from the inside to blunt the suffering of his fellow street-sleepers. Unfortunately, neither Simon or The Ax can predict the dark and sinister force that will be born from their inevitable battle – the rise of The Thumbless.

128 pgs./ T+ / FC $14.99

NUTMEG8_SOLICITNUTMEG #8

Writer(s): James F. Wright
Artist Name(s): Jackie Crofts (art), Josh Eckert (colors, lettering)
Cover Artist(s): Jackie Crofts

Winter, Part 2: “Elle Veut Le Beurre Et L’Argent Du Beurre” Saffron’s power is waning, but nature abhors a vacuum, and Cassia, with Poppy in tow, is aiming for her spot. Meanwhile, Ginger and Anise are closing in on the Patty Cakes, Marjorie’s a wild card, and Saffron has one last play left.

32pgs./ A / FC $3.99

PrincelessVolume5Iss1CoverRegSolicit PrincelessVolume5Iss1CoverVariantSolicitPRINCELESS: MAKE YOURSELF #1

Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): Emily Martin, Brett Grunig
Cover Artist(s): Emily Martin, Brett Gruinig

In the mountains of the outer rim of Ashland, there exists an elite group of female dwarves whose only purpose is to protect the dwarves from an attack by dragons. They are called the Dragon Slayers. And they just got word that there’s a dragon headed their way: a pink dragon with striped horns. They aim to bring it down.

32 pgs./ A / FC $3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

Puppet_Master_14_A_Standard-RGB-Solicit Puppet_Master_14_B_Main_Sketch-RGB-Solicit Puppet_Master_14_C_Kill_Cover-RGB-Solicit Puppet_Master_14_D_Kill_Cover_Sketch-RGB-SolicitPUPPET MASTER #14

Writer(s): Shawn Gabborin
Artist Name(s): Michela Da Sacco (pencils/inks) , Yann Perrelet (colors)
Cover Artist(s): Standard Cover A: Michela Da Sacco (pencils/inks) , Yann Perrelet (colors)
Cover B Sketch Cover Michela Da Sacco (pencils/inks)
Variant C Kill Cover: Andrew Mangum (pencils/inks) , Gene Jimenez (colors)
Vairant D Kill Cover Sketch: Andrew Mangum (pencils/inks)

The Puppets face their toughest challenge to date: A demon god birthed from the blood on their own hands. And he hasn’t come alone. Anthony’s short reign as Puppet Master may be coming to a screeching halt.

Variant and variant sketch covers limited to 1,500 copies each.

32 pgs./ M / FC $3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

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Writer(s): Jason Martin
Artist Name(s): Winston Young
Cover Artist(s): Winston Young (cover A – regular, and cover B-D), Dennis Budd (cover E), Andrew Mangum (cover F)
Cover B – “Risqué” (limited to 2000): Winston Young
Cover C – “Action Figure” (limited to 1500): Winston Young
Cover D – “Risqué Action Figure” (limited to 2000): Winston Young
Cover E – “Booty” (limited to 1500): Dennis Budd
Cover F – “Risqué 90s Cheesecake” (limited to 2000): Andrew Mangum

Now that Katie has learned more about Vampblade, and why killing space vampires feels oh so good, it’s time for both to return to the other-dimensional nest to score a big hit. Can Katie pull off her bold double life gamble, and if she does hack her way out of this showdown with the grotesque parasitic horde, will she be irrevocably changed?!?

Features regular, “Risqué”, “Action Figure”, “booty”, and “90s Cheesecake” variant covers.

32 pgs./ M / FC $3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

Voracious_03_Cover Voracious_03_VariantVORACIOUS #3

Writer(s): Markisan Naso
Artist Name(s): Jason Muhr
Cover Artist(s): Jason Muhr, Jeffrey Veregge

MAKING YOU DELICIOUS MEALS… ONE GOOD DINOSAUR AT A TIME!
Nate gets a hunting partner. Starlee wonders why the bill for meat is so low. Maribel’s mental state takes a turn for the worse. The Sheriff starts to dig up Tony’s past. An actual use for T-Rex arms is revealed!

Featuring a “Happy Meal” variant cover by award-winning, Native American artist, Jeffrey Veregge (Red Wolf)! Limited to 1500 copies.

32 pgs./ M / FC $3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)


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ZombieTramp_issuenumber22_coverB_solicit ZombieTramp_issuenumber22_coverC_solicit ZombieTramp_issuenumber22_coverD_solicit ZombieTramp_issuenumber22_coverE_solicit ZombieTramp_issuenumber22_coverF_solicitZOMBIE TRAMP #22

Writer(s): Dan Mendoza
Artist Name(s): TMChu
Cover Artist(s): TMChu (cover A – regular, and cover B), Dan Mendoza (cover C and D), Daniel Arruda Massa (cover E and F)
Cover B – Risque (limited to 2500): TMChu
Cover C – Mendoza “action figure” (limited to 2000): Dan Mendoza
Cover D – Mendoza “action figure” risqué (limited to 2500): Dan Mendoza
Cover E – Artist (limited to 2000): Daniel Arruda Massa
Cover F – Artist risqué (limited to 2500): Daniel Arruda Massa

At long last Zombie Tramp is reunited with Tyrone, the man who ruined her life. But Janey’s plans for revenge are slipping away, what with her being his prisoner, and with him planning to keep her soul as a trophy!! Now it’s up to her long lost mentor and friend, the twisted voodoo queen Xula, to save the day in Pimps, Ho’s, and Hocus Pocus part 2!

Features a risqué variant by TMChu, an “action figure” and risqué “action figure” variant cover by series creator Dan Mendoza, and regular and risqué artist variants by Daniel Arruda Massa (Holy F*cked).

32 pgs./ M / FC $3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

ZombieTramp_HolidayCollectionTPB_cover_solicitZOMBIE TRAMP: DOES THE HOLIDAYS

Writer(s): Dan Mendoza, Jason Martin, Dean Rankine
Artist Name(s): Marcelo Trom, Dean Rankine
Cover Artist(s): Marcelo Trom

Zombie Tramp is a special gal, she’s a zombie but she’s still got her brains, and supernatural powers too! So she recently had her own series of specials, where the undead queen made her way through the holidays many know and love one by one, in her unique style. And now you can collect all of those twisted tales in one special book!!

Special Notes:
Collects the three holiday specials, plus the hard to find short story from Itty Bitty Bunnies In Rainbow Pixie Candy Land!

96 pgs./ M / FC $11.99

via Action Lab Entertainment

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