ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT COMICS IN STORES THIS WEEK New Releases for the week of May 1st, 2019

Writer(s): Marcus Perry
Artist Name(s): Tony Donley (Pencils / Inks / Colors)
Cover Artist(s): Tony Donley

128 pgs./ T / FC $14.99

He’s got the mind, the might, and the mustache! Join brilliant scientist and dashing adventurer ALBERT EINSTEIN in a battle to protect the integrity of our timeline when he joins THE TIME MASONS. But when an unthinkable threat puts the past, present, and future in peril, it’s up to him and a squad of epic historical figures to save the universe before the clock runs out. Get ready for an Einstein you never imagined in the greatest time-travel adventure history has never seen.

What people are saying about Albert Einstein: Time Mason:

“Seeing a fresh story with a new light on an old scientist made this issue fresh and unique.” (Nerdlocker)

“The universe of the story is well put together so the reader has no difficulty moving with the characters seamlessly through the changes in era.”
(Shoot the Breeze Comics)

“…if you loved pulp adventure with a lighter tone that puts it more on par with something like Atomic Robo, then I urge you check this one out.”
(Geek Syndicate)

“This is a perfectly balanced book with some amazing interior artwork and quite honestly one of the best all-ages book that I have seen of late.”
(Reading with a Flight Ring) COLD BLOOD SAMURAI #2
Writer(s): Massimo Rosi
Artist Name(s): Ludovica Ceregatti (Pencils), Renato Stevanato (Colors)
Cover Artist(s): Ludovica Ceregatti

32 pgs./ T / FC $3.99

The dark past of the Gaijin Salamander is facing him one last time. A group of Crab bandits is hiding in the foggy mountains, attacking the villages nearby. Some frog villagers ask desperately for the mighty gaijin sword-master to help them. In the meantime, the civil war between the last samurais, headed by Swollen-Cheeks, and the emperor army, begins.

What people are saying about Cold Blood Samurai:

“This is a fantastic first issue, and easily my favorite debut this year.”

“This book is the definition of beautiful.” (Reading with a Flight Ring)

“From a history and comic fan standpoint, I feel this comic is so far really well done and pays just the right amount of tribute to the source while still becoming its own story.” (The Pop Break)

“From the dialogue and narration to the art, everything works perfectly together.” (Word of the Nerd)

Cold Blood Samurai took me by surprise – a wonderfully elegant surprise.” (Graphic Policy)

Writer(s): Jeremy Zag, Thomas Astruc, Matthieu Choquet, Fred Lenoir, Sébastien Thibaudeau, Nicole D’Andria
Artist Name(s): Cheryl Black
Cover Artist(s): Cheryl Black

128 pgs./ E / FC $8.99

Ladybug and Cat Noir face-off against even more deadly foes in the latest adaptation for the second season of Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir! André, a legendary ice cream maker, gets akumatized by Hawk Moth and becomes a giant ice cream snowman. He begins to freeze people into ice cream and Ladybug and Cat Noir have to pretend to be a couple in order to stop him! Then, Alya’s twin sisters are akumatized into Sapotis, monsters that multiply when they eat. Ladybug and Cat Noir can’t seem to take them down by themselves… does this mean a new miraculous superhero is about to emerge?

What people are saying about Miraculous:

“…for fans of the cartoon – or young readers looking for a good starting point to get into comics, this is the place to be!” (Chuck’s Comic of the Day)

“Well-adapted from a series that is clever, well-written and well-designed. It’s a win/win situation…” (Major Spoilers)

“This whole series of books is a delight.” (Amazon Customer Review)

Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): Emily Martin, Ainhoa Aramayo, Christine Hipp, Brett Grunig
Cover Artist(s): Emily Martin, Brett Grunig
160 pgs./ E / FC $14.99

With Bedelia left behind, Adrienne and Sparky are on their own for the first time since they left the tower…and it’s not going well. Alize’s castle is somewhere in the Great Southern Desert, but they can’t find it!  They’ve been lost in the desert for days and when tempers flare, Adrienne may find herself alone and in peril on her quest. But what waits for her in the desert is more amazing than she could have imagined…and more deadly. It’s time for a final confrontation with the Black Knight.

And as they emerge from the Black Forest, Devin and company find themselves going head-to-head with an old enemy in an unexpected place. Soon Asheland will be under attack, but will they make it back to Asheland to tell anyone?

What people are saying about Princeless:

“With Princeless we get all the wonderful essences of a classic fairytale with a delightful twist.” (Black Girl Nerds)

Princeless: Pirate Princess is a fresh, exciting, and delightful all-ages adventure comic that evokes classic adventures like Avatar: The Last Airbender and Powerpuff Girls.” (A Place to Hang Your Cape)

“…a great comic where the girls take the lead, on their own terms, definitely doing it for themselves and doing it so very, very well.” (Forbidden Planet)

Writer(s): Sean Dillon
Artist Name(s): Sean Dillon
Cover Artist(s): Sean Dillon

32 pgs./ E / FC $3.99

The chase is on! Not wasting a second after their leader’s capture, a truck full of armed minions charges through the city streets. With incredible speed and agility, Maggie is in hot pursuit with her new friend Griffin in tow. Their first joint adventure is off to a rough start, however, when Maggie realizes the possible consequences of dragging her untrained partner into the fray. As detectives Issac and Lee investigate the motives of this mercenary group, known only as “The Numbers”, their search brings them alarmingly close to Maggie’s personal life. With Maggie’s school, home, and hero life at odds, are friends a luxury she can afford? Or are they the only thing that can save her?

What people are saying about Sweetie:

“This is one of those stupendous examples of why all-ages books are labelled as such…this story you can share with everyone.” (Reading with a Flight Ring)

Sweetie balances the thrill of an action hero story with a slice of life that both readers young and old will enjoy.” (School Library Journal)

“Action stories are not always my favorite, but when some amazing people take a crack at it, it is sure to be a success! The art, the story, and the characters all aligned to create an thrilling new comic, and I look forward to seeing what’s next for Maggie and her friends!” (Pullbox Reviews)

Writer(s): Gayle Middleton
Artist Name(s): Amanda Coronado
Cover Artist(s): Amanda Coronado

32 pgs./ E / FC $3.99

Vamplets have always been obsessed with their pets, but now who can save the Pony’s from a new villain?! Someone is capturing the different Pony’s all over Gloomvania, causing chaos in their wake. Who will be able to stop them, and what secret connection do they have to the elusive Ghost Pony?

What people are saying about Vamplets:

“So whether you’re 12 or 42, Vamplets: The Nightmare Nursery is a fun comic that brings you into a crazy world of creatures, but more importantly, out-of-control creature babies.” (A Place to Hang Your Cape)

“In a subversive, gloom-and-doom version of Alice In Wonderland meets the Matrix, Destiny is tumbles down the zombified-rabbit-hole of Vamplet-sitting and hilarity ensues!” (Talking Comics)

“Lot’s to love and nothing to hate in this one.” (I Smell Sheep)

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