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Action Lab, one of the top publishers of comic books and graphic novels, showcases their newest titles at Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con October 28th – 30th at the Staples Center.
Some of Action Lab’s newest titles are Miraculous Ladybug (based on the hit children’s television series on Nickelodeon), brand new “Pop Horror” title Dollface, that has already generated tremendous industry excitement and the cast preview of the new horror thriller, TAR from Howling Wolf Productions based on the feature film to be released theatrically in 2017.
“We are very excited to be a part of Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con and introduce our newest tiles,” said Bryan Seaton, CEO and Publisher. “We have many creators signing at our booth #1209 and two of our titles Miraculous and TAR have very exciting panels with never seen before sneak peeks planned for the show.”
“We are thrilled to partner with Action Lab for TAR,” said Aaron Wolf of Howling Wolf Productions. “The expansive world of our newest feature film based on the secrets of the Los Angeles’s La Brea Tar Pits, will produce sensational comic books with Action Lab an industry leader. Stan Lee’s Comic Con is a premiere LA event and we have a premiere LA-centric film coming to theaters in 2017.”
Miraculous Ladybug’s panel: Sunday October 30th at 11:00am room 408 and TAR Sunday October 30th at 1:00pm room 306AB.
The following is a list of the Action Labs titles that will be showcased;
Miraculous Ladybug – Panel on Sunday October 30th at 11:00am Room 408
Created by: Thomas Astruc
Adapted to comics by: Nicole D’Andria and Cheryl Black
Based on animated show by ZAG Entertainment
Marinette is the sweetest girl in Paris. With a big crush on a boy at school, a big dream of becoming a fashion designer, and a big problem with being totally awkward, she’s just your average teenage girl, right? Did we mention she’s also the crime fighting superhero, Ladybug?
Dollface – Authors signing Action Lab Booth 1209
Co-Creators: Bryan Seaton (writer, editor) and Dan Mendoza (writer, artist)
In the town of Boston, a witch-hunter lurks among the shadows, but this witch-hunter is like none you’ve ever seen. She is Lila, a 17th century soul that has been transported into present time and into the body of a life size, ball jointed doll, created by a couple of MIT students trying to use technology and a 3D printer to create the perfect women. Join in this exclusive LA Comic Con debut issue and learn how she came to be known as Dollface, the ball jointed witch hunter.
Dollface #1 Exclusive LA Comic Con Cover By Dan Mendoza
Zombie Tramp – Author signing Action Lab Booth 1209
Creator: Dan Mendoza
A high-priced Hollywood call-girl gets set up on a bad date by her transvestite madame, gets bitten by a zombie, and then seeks out vengeance on those who wronged her! Cartoon grindhouse action abounds – with voodoo queens, zombie convicts, and crooked LAPD!
Zombie Tramp #28 Exclusive LA Comic Con Cover By Bill McKay
Zombie Tramp – Cover model signing Action Lab Booth 1209
Diana Prince, the cover model for Zombie Tramp #25, will be signing at Action Lab’s booth on Saturday from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm.
TAR – Preview and Panel on Sunday October 30th at 1:00pm Room 306AB
Cast Signing Saturday October 29th at 1:00pm @ Action Lab Booth 1209
Director & Co-Star: Aaron Wolf
Cast: Timothy Bottoms, Aaron Wolf, Graham Greene, Max Perlich (Blow, Justified), Stu Stone (Donnie Darko), Tiffany Shepis (12 Monkeys, Night Watchmen)
FEATURING EXCLUSIVE TEASER PREVIEW
In the murky depths of Los Angeles’ world-famous La Brea Tar Pits there lies an ancient secret – a creature that, once awakened, emerges to wreak havoc on the modern metropolis.
For 40,000 years, a long forgotten wetland teemed with ancient creatures, but now all that’s left is a pit of hot, sticky tar surrounded by a vast urban landscape. For Barry Greenwood and his son Zach, there’s not much left of their family business either. With the city’s subway expanding under their feet and their office building slated for demolition, Barry, Zach and their employees are forced to shut down their shop and move out. Three family generations and three lifetimes of hard work to be turned into rubble. But when something primal is awoken by the underground construction, a night of somber packing becomes a desperate fight for survival. (Starring Oscar Nominees Timothy Bottoms and Graham Greene) Coming to theaters in 2017.
Spencer & Locke – Author signing Action Lab Booth 1209
Writer: David Pepose
What if Calvin & Hobbes grew up in Sin City? Find out in SPENCER & LOCKE, a dark four-issue crime thriller from Action Lab Entertainment’s Danger Zone imprint. Written by David Pepose and illustrated by Jorge Santiago, Jr., SPENCER & LOCKE follows Detective Locke, who returns to the scene of his horrific upbringing when his grade-school sweetheart, Sophie Jenkins, is found dead in a lonesome back alley. But when Locke’s investigation dredges up menacing figures from his traumatic past, there’s only one person he can trust to help him close the case — his childhood imaginary panther, Spencer. Pick up the exclusive LA Comic Con limited edition
Spencer & Locke #1 Exclusive LA Comic Con Limited Edition Cover By Joe Mulvey
Cougar and Cub
Writers: Nick Marino and Rosie Knight
Wealthy heiress Minerva Manx is the courageous Cougar, Megaville’s premier crimefighter. Billy Bobtail is Cub, Cougar’s loyal partner and a senior at the Sidekick Academy. A slow night on the prowl results in an exchange of passion between our heroes as one of Cougar’s rogues watches from the shadows!
Writer: Ray-Anthony Height
Sometimes all it takes to become a hero is an unfortunate incident and a single split second decision. Behold the origin of Midnight Tiger!
Additional Author Signings at Action Lab Booth 1209:
Bryan Seaton is the co-creator, co-writer and editor of Dollface. A true renaissance man, he’s served as a Production Manager, Editor, Designer and Publisher. Currently he works as the CEO and Publisher of Action Lab Entertainment making the best comics on the market.
Gayle Middleton is the author/creator of the adorable Vamplets comics. She is a Hasbro Toy Designer who redesigned the world look of the My Little Pony line for their relaunch in 2004 and styled the entire line of Littlest Pet Shop toys that relaunched in 2006.
Dan Mendoza has been working in animation and producing comics for nearly a decade, creating the runaway hit series, Zombie Tramp under the Action Lab: Danger Zone label. A lifelong fan of horror comics and grindhouse films, Dan lends his skills as the co-writer and artist of Dollface.
Director, actor and writer based in Los Angeles. An honors graduate from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and writer and star of pilots for Warner Brothers and Disney among others, he is the original founder of Howling Wolf Productions. Aaron’s narrative films include the award-winning “Guest House,” starring Michael Gross and Heather Lind, and “The Walk,” in which Wolf co-starred with Oscar- and Emmy-nominee Peter Riegert. Wolf’s feature, Restoring Tomorrow, which documents a four-year $150-million restoration project for the Wilshire Boulevard Temple as well as his own personal restoration, is set to premiere at theaters around the country in the coming months. Wolf is the director and co-star of the new thriller TAR.
Nick Marino is the writer of Holy F*ck. Sister Maria recruits Jesus and Satan, two horny drug-fueled weirdos, to stop the apocalypse. He is also the writer of the upcoming Cougar & Cub, which answers the age-old question: what happens when a superhero sleeps with their sidekick?
David Pepose has worked at numerous entertainment companies around the country, including CBS, Netflix, Universal Studios and DC Comics. He is currently writing Spencer & Locke, aka Calvin & Hobbes meets Sin City.
About Action Lab
Formed in 2010 with the purpose of pooling their collective talents into a leading comic book company. Action Lab Entertainment now ranks among the top comic companies in the industry. Among its more popular titles are all ages material like the Eisner, Glyph, Shel Dorf Award nominated series PRINCELESS, MIRACULOUS (based on the Nickelodeon Television series), Jamal Igle’s MOLLY DANGER, Artist/ Writer Katie Cook’s GRONK and Gayle Middleton’s (My Little Pony designer, The Littlest Pet Shop designer) 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 Charles Band’s PUPPET MASTER and Dan Mendoza’s over the top horror-comedy ZOMBIE TRAMP, VAMPBLADE and DOLLFACE, and socially relevant titles including SOUTHERN DOG, KINGDOM BUM and M Goodwin’s TOMBOY.
About Howling Wolf Productions
Howling Wolf Productions (HWP) is a full-service production company that tells stories. HWP principals Aaron Wolf and Tim Nuttall, working with a talented team of Los Angeles- and New York-based film professionals, pride themselves on their ability to produce quality stories for all genres and all budgets that have played in theaters across the country from the historic Chinese Theater to Times Square. These stories take all forms, from award-winning films to inspirational documentaries to TV commercials to music videos. HWP always finds the story that lies at the core … whether it’s a partnership with Warner Brothers, pieces with notables like Harrison Ford and Kobe Bryant, a sports show on the Dodgers and Lakers for Cox TV, or commercial content for Lucky Brand and Adobe. HWP also works with such companies as DreamWorks, Fox and Disney.