Monday, November 17, 2014

Pirate Eye Returns in January


Despite the almost continuous appeal of zombies and vampires, pirates still hold a soft spot in the heart of fans. Their popularity probably peaked with the Pirates of the Caribbean films, but since then they've been a little out of the limelight. Action Lab has a light they're ready to shine on a few pirates in Pirate Eye, the first issue of which is slated to hit stores in January. The four issue mini-series starts with Pirate Eye: Exiled from Exile and brings back Carl Yonder for a variant cover limited to 1,500 copies and the writing talents of Josiah Grahn.

Combining elements of pirates and noir, Pirate Eye is the story of Smitty, an ex-pirate turned detective. Banished from the sea, he is forced to take up residence in a port, relying on his brigand-honed skills as a ‘finder’ to make a living-until an old enemy exposes a secret that forces Smitty to flee for his life. With a price on his head on land and at sea, Smitty will have to survive long enough to find out what went wrong, how to make it right, and who is responsible.

Pirate Eye returns to stores as a four issue monthly tale starting in January, building upon everything from the first four one-shot Pirate Eye stories. Whether you are a new Pirate Eye fan or have been following the book all along, this is the perfect jumping on point for pirate, detective or comic fans. Full press release below.
  

PIRATE EYE RETURNS! NEW MINISERIES BEGINS IN JANUARY.
Action Lab Entertainment’s smash hit Pirate Eye kicks off the year with a brand new monthly four issue mini-series.

PITTSBURGH, PA- Pirate Eye, the genre mash up that took many by surprise is back!  Pirate Eye: Exiled from Exile, written by Josiah Grahn with art by Carl Yonder, is now a four issue monthly mini-series.  For the first issue of the series, there is a special variant cover painted by series artist Carl Yonder, limited to 1500 copies!

Combining elements of pirates and noir, Pirate Eye is the story of Smitty, an ex-pirate turned detective.  Banished from the sea, he is forced to take up residence in a port, relying on his brigand-honed skills as a ‘finder’ to make a living-until an old enemy exposes a secret that forces Smitty to flee for his life.  With a price on his head on land and at sea, Smitty will have to survive long enough to find out what went wrong, how to make it right, and who is responsible. 

Pirate Eye returns to stores as a four issue monthly tale starting in January, building upon everything from the first four one-shot Pirate Eye stories. Pirate Eye continues the tradition of using “the best of both genres without ever resorting to the clich├ęs of either (PositivelyNerdy.com)."

Whether you are a new Pirate Eye fan or have been following the book all along, this is the perfect jumping on point for pirate, detective or comic fans.

“As if they possessed their own story-telling treasure map, Grahn and Yonder have stumbled onto a gold mine of possibilities with Pirate Eye.  But rather than horde the treasure themselves, they’ve decided to share it with all of us (PositvelyNerdy.com).”

“The story and art, work very well together and support each other to produce a great story. After seeing the preview I can’t say that I was shocked by how good it turned out, but I never expected this to be this damn good.(ComicBastards.com)”


For more information, retailers can contact Kelly Dale at kdale@actionlabcomics.com. For press and conventions you can reach Jamal Igle at jigle@actionlabcomics.com.

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.

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