Monday, June 1, 2015

A New Princeless Debuts


Action Lab has a lot of good stuff going on and it's possible that the publisher's popularity was launched largely on the back of Princeless. Thanks to the popularity of the book, the publisher is poised to launch a spinoff from that universe in Raven: The Pirate Princess.

“Raven was a character that I originally created for the Princeless Free Comic Book Day story,” said series creator, Jeremy Whitley. “I needed a story that new readers could enjoy, that would give existing readers something new to enjoy, and would really exemplify what Princeless is all about. So I came up with this story about a girl who just appeared to be an average Princess at first sight but was actually a dangerous swashbuckling pirate.” Whitley says it, “only took seven pages for me to fall head over heels in love with her.”

Debuting in July, Raven: The Pirate Princess follows Raven Xingtao, who is ready to set off on a quest for revenge against her brothers, who have stolen her inheritance. The comic has four covers: A standard cover by series artists, Rosy Higgins and Ted Brandt, and three variants by Katie Cook (Gronk), Richard Case (Books of Magic) and Mike Hawthorne (Deadpool).

“Readers of Princeless can look forward to more of the same blend of humor and action that makes Princeless so much fun to read," said Whitley. "They can also look forward to more of the same representation that won Princeless the accolades it has garnered over the last few years.As the first issue will demonstrate, the fights and chases are a bit more intense and so are the emotions.” He concluded with, “There will be more punching but eventually also more kissing.”

Full press release below.
A NEW PRINCE(L)ESS DEBUTS!
Acclaimed Series Spins Off with New Character

Pittsburgh, PA – Action Lab Entertainment is proud of it's record of diversity in comic book storytelling, with the title PRINCELESS being one of the keystones in the line. This month, fans of PRINCELESS may have noticed a new monthly series spinning out from it's pages: RAVEN, THE PIRATE PRINCESS!

“Raven was a character that I originally created for the Princeless Free Comic Book Day story,” said series creator, Jeremy Whitley. “I needed a story that new readers could enjoy, that would give existing readers something new to enjoy, and would really exemplify what Princeless is all about. So I came up with this story about a girl who just appeared to be an average Princess at first sight but was actually a dangerous swashbuckling pirate.” Whitley says it, “only took seven pages for me to fall head over heels in love with her.”

Debuting in July, PRINCELESS: RAVEN, THE PIRATE PRINCESS follows Raven Xingtao, who is ready to set off on a quest for revenge against her brothers, who have stolen her inheritance. The comic has four covers: A standard cover by series artists, Rosy Higgins and Ted Brandt, and three variants by Katie Cook (GRONK), Richard Case (Books of Magic) and Mike Hawthorne (Deadpool).

Whitley's excitement for the new series is palpable. “Readers of Princeless can look forward to more of the same blend of humor and action that makes Princeless so much fun to read. They can also look forward to more of the same representation that won Princeless the accolades it has garnered over the last few years.As the first issue will demonstrate, the fights and chases are a bit more intense and so are the emotions.” He concluded with, “There will be more punching but eventually also more kissing.”
"Armed with amazing action and genuine heart, Raven: the Pirate Princess will set you on course for an adventure with the fiercest crew of young women to sail the seas. Raven: the Pirate Princess is on-point, witty, and heaven sent for fangirls everywhere." - Nikki Alfaro, Talking Comics
"I cant praise this series enough, and if you pick up this issue and like it, I highly encourage you to check out the Princeless back catalog. It is endless fun." - Andrea Speed, cxPulp
"Smart, clever, funny and thrilling, there's no other book quite like it on the stands. I fell in love with RAVEN by page five, and you will, too." - Gail Simone, Batgirl
Be sure to check out PRINCELESS: RAVEN, THE PIRATE PRINCESS when it debuts this July in comic stores everywhere! For an exclusive preview, please visit this link: https://mega.co.nz/#!WgZExQrZ!04rmgZSt14raLbRSpZunfsqCnSFbiDdDuRGxktdgPzg
For more information, retailers can contact Vito Delsante at vdelsante@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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