Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Action Lab Presents Actionverse


Comic book publishers are anything but shy when it comes to crossovers, bringing together characters from all corners of their respective universes and blending them together. Action Lab Entertainment's crossover game has been a little weak to this point, but they're looking to change that. Actionverse is their response and they're having five separate creator-owned series collaborate into a single entity. The crossover is poised to be a launch pad for an entire roster of new characters and concepts debuting in 2016 and beyond.

The crossover can be enjoyed not just by fans, who finally get to see characters from the Action Lab’s creator-owned universe come face-to-face for the first time, but to newcomers as well. There’s a hero for everyone in this story, from Molly Danger, a young girl stranded on Earth away from her alien home world, to Virtue, a superhero whose moral compass is broken. The event has compelling moments and a sharp sense of humor. The first three issues include:

Actionverse Featuring The First Hero #1 by Anthony Ruttgaizer, Marco Renna, Lee Moder and Fred C. Stresing (FEB160988 & FEB160989)
Actionverse Featuring Molly Danger #1 by Jamal Igle and Ross Hughes (FEB160990 & FEB160991)
Actionverse Featuring Fracture #1 by Shawn Gabborin and Chad Cicconni (FEB160992 & FEB160993)

Each book will ship in April. Full press release below.
    

For immediate release
ACTION LAB’S CROSSOVER EVENT OF 2016, ACTIONVERSE, HAS ARRIVED
PITTSBURGH, PA- Action Lab Entertainment’s biggest collaborative effort to date, ACTIONVERSE, is finally here. Very few independent companies have attempted a crossover of this scope successfully. With ACTIONVERSE, Action Lab Entertainment once again proves they don’t just break the rules, they break the mold by having five separate creator owned series collaborate into a single story. A spin on the old school style of interdimensional crossovers like CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS and SECRET WARS, ACTIONVERSE will be a launch pad for an entire roster of new characters and concepts debuting in 2016 and beyond.

The crossover can be enjoyed not just by fans, who finally get to see characters from the Action Lab’s creator-owned universe come face-to-face for the first time, but to newcomers as well. There’s a hero for everyone in this story, from Molly Danger, a young girl stranded on Earth away from her alien home world, to Virtue, a superhero whose moral compass is broken. The event has compelling moments and a sharp sense of humor.
Designed as a point of entry for each concept, every ACTIONVERSE issue is a “#1”. The first three issues include:
ACTIONVERSE FEATURING THE F1RST HERO #1 is by creator/writer Anthony Ruttgaizer(F1RST HERO) with art by newcomer Marco Renna, Lee Moder/Fred C. Stresing (regular cover) . The fate of the second Malice from FRACTURE (Volume One) is discovered here.
ACTIONVERSE FEATURING MOLLY DANGER #1 is written and drawn by Jamal Igle(SUPERGIRL / THE TERMINATOR / ACTIONVERSE #0), Cover by Igle and Ross Hughes . Jake Roth, after being forced by the second Malice to transport to our universe’s Canada, meets Molly Danger. Virtue (from FRACTURE) also makes an appearance.
ACTIONVERSE FEATURING FRACTURE #1 is written by Shawn Gabborin (FRACTURE, PUPPET MASTER) with artwork and cover by Chad Cicconi (FRACTURE). Virtue from FRACTURE makes some waves in Midnight Tiger’s hometown of Apollo Bay and takes on the Guild of Pain.
ACTIONVERSE is a six-issue weekly mini-series, ACTIONVERSE FEATURING THE F1RST HERO #1 is set to ship on April 13, ACTIONVERSE FEATURING MOLLY DANGER #1 is set to ship on April 20 and ACTIONVERSE FEATURING FRACTURE #1 is set to ship April 27. There will be a connecting variant cover for each issue by comics legend Ron Frenz (THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, THE MIGHTY THOR/ SPIDER-GIRL), Mark Deering Ross Campbell and David Bednarski.
The books are open for pre-order now

Item Codes:FEB160988  ACTIONVERSE #1 FEAT F1RST HERO CVR A MODER & STRESSI
 FEB160989  ACTIONVERSE #1 FEAT F1RST HERO CVR B FRENZ
FEB160990  ACTIONVERSE #2 FEAT MOLLY DANGER CVR A IGLE
FEB160991  ACTIONVERSE #2 FEAT MOLLY DANGER CVR B FRENZ
FEB160992  ACTIONVERSE #3 FEAT FRACTURE CVR A CICCONI
FEB160993  ACTIONVERSE #3 FEAT FRACTURE CVR B FRENZ
Art files: https://mega.nz/#!axByXJQa!89FndaDp1ppR1-2bLJI6OAhecY7SQ22et-ZIQBVlr1k

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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