Action Lab Entertainment sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in May 2020.

SUPERMOM: EXPECTING TROUBLE VOLUME 1
Writer(s): Gordon Mclean
Artist Name(s): Caio Oliveira (Pencils and inks), Fahriza Kamaputra (Colors), Frank Cvetkovic (letters)
Cover Artist(s): Caio Oliveira (Pencils and inks), Fahriza Kamaputra (Colors)

Superhero Voltra is out to stop her arch nemesis Vincent Croupe from trying to take over the world. There’s just one problem: she’s pregnant… and he’s the father. Cue the world’s strongest mother versus the world’s evilest father fighting over the fate of mankind and their child. If that’s not enough there’s also terrifying monkey clowns, giant flesh monsters, pyromaniac romantics, a superhero baby shower, the fact that the baby might be taking after daddy and 100 other problems for Voltra to survive in this action comedy filled with big laughs, crazy fights and a shocking twist or two.

128 pgs./ T / FC $14.99
DIAMOND ITEM CODE
SUPERMOM EXPECTING TROUBLE TP VOL 01 – MAR201454

The following series are classic Action Lab Entertainment titles that relate to our current solicitations, featuring Women in Comics as part of the creative team!

AWAKE VOLUME 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
DIAMOND ITEM CODE
AWAKE TP VOL 01 GREMONS WRATH (FEB161002) – MAR201479

CASH AND CARRIE BOOK ONE: SLEUTH 101
Writer(s): Shawn Pryor, Giulie Speziani
Artist Name(s): Various Artists
Cover Artist(s): Nilah Magruder

Two junior high detectives, Dallas Cash and Inez Carrie, are on the case! Cash’s tech savviness paired with Carrie’s sensible approach makes them the perfect mystery-solving duo. Together, they investigate a missing mascot, make a few ghost friends and expose an undercover Voodoo cult. Baddies beware, these gumshoes won’t easily scare!

72 pgs./ E / FC $9.99
DIAMOND ITEM CODE
CASH AND CARRIE TP VOL 01 SLEUTH 101 (SEP161171) – MAR201455

COLD BLOOD SAMURAI VOLUME 1
Writer(s): Massimo Rosi
Artist Name(s): Ludovica Ceregatti (Pencils), Renato Stevanato (Colors)
Cover Artist(s): Ludovica Ceregatti

A samurai salamander, looking for his lost honor, decides to commit Harakiri. But in order to have an honorable death, he has to do it under the roof of the Shogun’s house Swollen-Cheeks. Something terrible will bring the fighting spirit of the Gaijin salamander back: an invasion, a vengeance and a war between the last samurai frogs and the lizards coming from West to take control of the throne and the whole Rising Sun country.

128 pgs./ T / FC $14.99
DIAMOND ITEM CODE
COLD BLOOD SAMURAI TP VOL 01 (JUL191378) – MAR201456

CYRUS PERKINS AND THE HAUNTED TAXI CAB VOLUME 1
Writer(s): Dave Dwonch
Artist Name(s): Anna Lencioni
Cover Artist(s): Anna Lencioni

After a young boy dies in his taxi cab, Cyrus Perkins must solve the boy’s murder… or be haunted by the spirit trapped in his car! Double Jumpers creator and co-writer of the hit all-ages series Vamplets teams with rising star Anna Lencioni to deliver a supernatural crime noir with a hero like no other: Cyrus Perkins! Collects Cyrus Perkins 1-4.

128 pgs./ A / FC $14.99
DIAMOND ITEM CODE
CYRUS PERKINS AND THE HAUNTED TAXI CAB TP (DEC150915) – MAR201480

FIGHT LIKE A GIRL VOLUME ONE: LEARNING CURVE
Writer(s): David Pinckney
Artist Name(s): Soo Lee
Cover Artist(s): Soo Lee

Standing before a jury of nine gods, Amarosa pleads for a chance to risk her life and gain entry to the Wishing Well where she will fight her way through nine trials to claim her prize: a single wish that will save her terminally ill brother. Though she has some help, what she learns about herself here in the first four trials may be her only chance of survival. Collects the first four issues of this critically acclaimed series.

128 pgs./ T / FC $14.99
DIAMOND ITEM CODE
FIGHT LIKE A GIRL LEARNING CURVE TP (FEB150881) – MAR201481

GRONK BOOK 1
Writer(s): Katie Cook
Artist Name(s): Katie Cook
Cover Artist(s): Katie Cook
Colorist: Kevin Minor

Gronk is a monster… and not a very good one. Follow Gronk’s adventures as she leaves the monster world and joins up with her new family! Enjoy the first year’s worth of comics from this popular, all-ages webcomic in a wonderful, full color collection!

64 pgs./ E / FC $9.99
DIAMOND ITEM CODE
GRONK A MONSTERS STORY GN VOL 01 (DEC141001) – MAR201457

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

Read Edgar Allan Poe’s gothic classic, THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO, and a new sequel, THE HOUSE OF MONTRESOR, collected together in this trade paperback!

Decades have passed since Lord Fortunato’s mysterious disappearance and Edana Fortunato is her family’s sole surviving heir. Before she inherits, Edana is summoned to the family estate to meet her guardian, the enigmatic Count Montresor. She embarks on the journey, unprepared for secrets still to be revealed, unaware that a killer has set the stage for one final act of revenge.

132 pgs./ T / FC $19.99
DIAMOND ITEM CODE
HOUSE OF MONTRESOR TP (MAY160989) – MAR201483

JUPITER JET VOLUME 1
Writer(s): Jason Inman & Ashley Victoria Robinson
Artist Name(s): Ben Matsuya
Cover Artist(s): Ben Matsuya

Following the death of her father 16-year-old Jacqueline “Jacky” Johnson inherits a jetpack with a mysterious power source and together with her brother, Chuck, and their cat she must protect her home from a threat that may – or may not – be from this Earth!

128 pgs./ E / FC $14.99
DIAMOND ITEM CODE
JUPITER JET TP VOL 01 (MAR181025) – MAR201458

 

MISHKA AND THE SEA DEVIL HC
Writer(s): Xenia Pamfil
Artist Name(s): Xenia Pamfil
Cover Artist(s): Xenia Pamfil

Eleven days trapped on a mysterious island. Eleven chapters drawn in eleven different styles. One incredible artist. After a chance encounter at sea, fisherman Mishka washes ashore on an uncharted island. Surrounded by monsters and worse, can Mishka survive long enough to solve the mystery of the Sea Devil and return home? Join her, Captain Furball and Admiral Ghost on the adventure of their lives!

100 Pgs./ FC/ E $24.99
DIAMOND ITEM CODE
MISHKA AND THE SEA DEVIL HC (JUL140763) – MAR201484

NORTHSTARS VOL. 1: WELCOME TO SNOWVILLE HC
Writer(s): Jim & Haigen Shelley
Artist Name(s): Anna Liisa Jones
Cover Artist(s): Anna Liisa Jones

Join us for the magical adventures of Holly, the daughter of Santa Claus, and Frostina, a Yeti Princess, as they explore the mystical wonders of the land of Polaris. In this first volume in a series of oversized keepsake hardcovers, Holly and Frostina journey to the subterranean city of Undertown to investigate trouble in Troggie Town. There is an evil force scheming right below Snowville, and it threatens Christmas itself!

48 pgs./ E / FC $14.99
DIAMOND ITEM CODES
NORTHSTARS HC VOL 01 WELCOME TO SNOWVILLE (SEP181358) – MAR201485

NUTMEG VOLUME 1
Writer(s): James F. Wright
Artist Name(s): Jackie Crofts (art), Josh Eckert (colors, lettering)
Cover Artist(s): Leia Weathington

Nutmeg follows 8th-grader Poppy Pepper’s partnership with new girl Cassia Caraway and their plan to sabotage rich girl rival Saffron Longfellow’s brownie fundraiser, taking their first steps toward a life of crime. Collects issues #1-3 of Nutmeg.

96 pgs./ A / FC $11.99
DIAMOND ITEM CODE
NUTMEG TP VOL 01 (APR150961) – MAR201476

 

PETER DAVID’S ARTFUL COLLECTED EDITION
Writer: Adapted by Nicole D’Andria from the Peter David novel
Artist Name: Laura Neubert
Cover Artist(s): Laura Neubert

An adaptation of the Artful novel by award-winning writer and comic book legend Peter David, this Oliver Twist spin-off story stars the Artful Dodger as our reluctant hero. Alongside Van Helsing’s son Bram, Dodger must take on hordes of vampires to save a princess from a nefarious plot.

Collects ARTFUL #1-6.

192 pgs./ A / FC $14.99
DIAMOND ITEM CODE
PETER DAVID ARTFUL TP VOL 01 (APR171190) – MAR201486

PRINCELESS VOL. 1: SAVE YOURSELF
Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): M. Goodwin
Cover Artist(s): M. Goodwin

Adrienne Ashe never wanted to be a princess.  She hates fancy dinners, is uncomfortable in lavish dresses, and has never wanted to wait on someone else to save her.  However, on the night of her 16th birthday her parents, the King and Queen, locked her away in a tower guarded by a dragon to await the rescue of some handsome prince.  Now Adrienne has decided to take matters into her own hands!  Come join the Eisner-nominated team of Jeremy Whitley and M. Goodwin for a tale of swashbuckling in the face of sexism.  Princeless is the action adventure for the girl who’s tired of waiting to be rescued and ready to save herself.

128 pgs./ E / FC $11.99
DIAMOND ITEM CODE
PRINCELESS TP VOL 01 NEW PTG (JAN140827) – MAR201477

SHINOBI: NINJA PRINCESS TPB
Writer(s): Martheus Wade
Artist Name(s): Martheus Wade, Adam Shaw, Janet Wade
Cover Artist(s): Janet Wade

Shianndrea Toshigawa is just your average, ordinary ninja-in-training. On the run from the Azumi ninja clan, Shianndrea trains with the legendary Toshigawa clan to embrace the mysterious power within her, all the while, navigating the life of a teenage girl. Shinobi: Ninja Princess is 192 pages of martial arts action and all ages fun. Collects Shinobi: Ninja Princess #1-6!

192 pgs./ T / FC $19.99
DIAMOND ITEM CODE
SHINOBI NINJA PRINCESS TP VOL 01 (DEC141007) – MAR201487

THE GHOST, THE OWL HC
Writer(s): Franco
Artist Name(s): Sara Richard
Cover Artist(s): Sara Richard

On a cool evening on the swamp, a figure appears dancing across the water. A human figure, but far from a human form. A Ghost, a young girl spirit that seems to have lost its way. A good Samaritan owl decides to help against the wishes of his animal brethren. What mysteries does the ghost girl hold the secrets to and what will happen when she and the owl unlock them together? Will they find out what happened to her? Will she find her way to where she needs to be? What will happen to the animals in the swamp and surrounding forest? An adventure with the most unlikely of pairs, the Ghost, the Owl.

48 pgs./ A / FC $9.99
DIAMOND ITEM CODE
THE GHOST THE OWL HC (FEB180968) – MAR201482

TOYETICA VOLUME 1
Writer(s): Marty LeGrow
Artist Name(s): Marty LeGrow
Cover Artist(s): Marty LeGrow

In a world where the hottest kid’s toys are based on real people, a ragtag class of students must prove they’re the best toys for the job, competing against friends and enemies at Dollington Academy to achieve action figure fame…all while being just 6 inches tall.

When a new student named Minky arrives at Dollington Academy, Trixie Tangle is determined to make her feel welcome. But when Minky turns out to be a mermaid, Trixie’s not so sure she can help this fish out of water feel at home on land.

128 pgs./ E / FC $14.99
DIAMOND ITEM CODE
TOYETICA TP VOL 01 (OCT171049) – MAR201488

VAMPLETS: THE NIGHTMARE NURSERY HC
Writer(s): Gayle Middleton and Dave Dwonch
Artist Name(s): Amanda Coronado, Bill Blankenship (c)
Cover Artist(s): Amanda Coronado

Offered Again! Teenager Destiny Harper is at a crossroad in her life. Graduation is coming, and she has zero prospects for the future. Answering an ad for “The Night Care Nursery” seems like a great idea, until she is magically transported to Gloomvania, where dark creatures lurk the streets, and the world is being mysteriously overrun by baby vampyres called Vamplets! Can Destiny serve her term as Governess of “The Nightmare Nursery” and return home? Fairy tales get a modern update in this coming of age tales of monsters, mayhem, and magic!

48 pgs./ E / FC $15.99
DIAMOND ITEM CODE
VAMPLETS NIGHTMARE NURSERY HC BOOK 01 (AUG130915) – MAR201478

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