Friday, July 10, 2015

Actionverse Arrives


Superheroes and comic books go together like peanut butter and jelly. Both wouldn't be nearly as successful without the other and Action Lab Entertainment plans to get on board that train this October. How? By releasing their first-ever superhero crossover in Actionverse, which also doubles as a new branding initiative for it’s creator owned superheroes.

"We'd been sort of talking about it before San Diego last year and I loved the idea; It just seemed like a natural match,” said Molly Danger creator, Jamal Igle. “The idea of having Molly Danger, Midnight Tiger and Stray all connected as characters came out organically. They compliment each other as characters and at the same time bring different elements of the traditional superhero dynamic to the story.” When asked about how four different creators could pull a story like this together, Igle said, “A lot of it has to do with the relationships I have with Vito, Sean, and Ray, and over the course of our planning, we've created a history between Molly and Rodney Weller that goes back years to his sidekick days. It's been a lot of fun to put together."

Halloween Comifcest: Actionverse begins with a preview of the Actionverse mini-series with a story done by Igle, Vito Delsante and Sean Izaakse and Ray-Anthony Height. This story will be fully available in November. Halloween Comifcest: Actionverse also previews a new all-ages comic book called Action Lab: Dog of Wonder, written by Delsante and newcomer, Scott Fogg. In the vein of Hero Cats, Action Lab: Dog of Wonder will focus on dogs, specifically, the Labrador retriever in the company’s logo.

“ACTION LAB: DOG OF WONDER is not only unlike anything else in the diverse and thrilling Actionverse line-up, it's unlike anything else on the rack!” exclaimed series co-writer, Scott Fogg. “It's the family-friendly tale of Percy and his league of misfit dogs as they seek to rescue innocent dogs who have been wrongly imprisoned. One part Scarlet Pimpernel, one part Looney Tunes cartoon, it has something for everybody.” He added, “Except cats. Cats will hate it.”

Halloween Comifcest: Actionverse is currently available for pre-order in Diamond’s Previews catalog as one of the many ComicFest comics offered this year (JUL150017) and comes with a cover by Igle, Height and Izaakse. Full press release below.
THE ACTIONVERSE HAS ARRIVED
Action Lab debuts it’s new imprint with a crossover of top superhero characters
 
Pittsburgh, PA - The superhero has been a mainstay of comic books since 1938 and is synonymous with wall crawlers, dark knights, and other four color characters. This Halloween, Action Lab Entertainment presents its first ever superhero crossover, ACTIONVERSE, which also doubles as a new branding initiative for it’s creator owned superheroes.
 
"We'd been sort of talking about it before San Diego last year and I loved the idea; It just seemed like a natural match,” said MOLLY DANGER creator, Jamal Igle. “The idea of having Molly Danger, Midnight Tiger and Stray all connected as characters came out organically. They compliment each other as characters and at the same time bring different elements of the traditional superhero dynamic to the story.” When asked about how four different creators could pull a story like this together, Igle said, “A lot of it has to do with the relationships I have with Vito, Sean, and Ray, and over the course of our planning, we've created a history between Molly and Rodney Weller that goes back years to his sidekick days. It's been a lot of fun to put together."
 
HALLOWEEN COMICFEST: ACTIONVERSE begins with a preview of the Actionverse mini-series with a story done by Igle (MOLLY DANGER), Vito Delsante and Sean Izaakse (STRAY) and Ray-Anthony Height (MIDNIGHT TIGER). This story will be fully available in November.
 
"Actionverse #0 gives the fans such a great snapshot of how the lives of Molly Danger, Stray, and Midnight Tiger intersect both in the past and the present,” said MIDNIGHT TIGER creator, Ray-Anthony Height. “Some very juicy backstory will be laid down in this issue. The fact that these heroes operate within the same universe will get fans of all three characters pumped for the entire event while opening the door for several superpowered characters from Action Lab's other titles.”
 
"Working so closely with such talented and passionate creators that have put so much love and heart into these characters that is just inspiring and so much fun,” said STRAY co-creator, Sean Izaakse. “It's basically like creating works of art with friends who feel like you do. Not to mention it's a blast getting to draw these characters, and seeing how they interact and form relationships has been a blast to develop and I think everyone, from fans of the individual titles as well as newcomers of all ages, will love them."
 
HALLOWEEN COMICFEST: ACTIONVERSE also previews a new all-ages comic book called, ACTION LAB: DOG OF WONDER, written by Delsante and newcomer, Scott Fogg. In the vein of HERO CATS, ACTION LAB will focus on dogs, specifically, the Labrador retriever in the company’s logo!
 
“ACTION LAB: DOG OF WONDER is not only unlike anything else in the diverse and thrilling Actionverse line-up, it's unlike anything else on the rack!” exclaimed series co-writer, Scott Fogg. “It's the family-friendly tale of Percy and his league of misfit dogs as they seek to rescue innocent dogs who have been wrongly imprisoned. One part Scarlet Pimpernel, one part Looney Tunes cartoon, it has something for everybody.” He added, “Except cats. Cats will hate it.”
HALLOWEEN COMICFEST: ACTIONVERSE is currently available for pre-order in Diamond’s Previews catalog as one of the many ComicFest comics offered this year (JUL150017) and comes with a cover by Igle, Height and Izaakse.

The creative teams are available for interviews and promotional opportunities. For more information retailers can reach Vito Delsante at vdelsante@actionlabcomics.com.
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 Charles Band's PUPPET MASTER and Dan Mendoza’s over the top horror-comedy ZOMBIE TRAMP, THE FINAL PLAGUE and BO, PLUSHY GANGSTA.

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