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Preview Action Lab’s New Release (12/21): Peter David’s ‘ARTFUL’ #1

by Jason Bennett
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This Wednesday, Action Lab Entertainment has the debut issue of ARTFUL. This new series, adapted from Peter David’s novel of the same name, ARTFUL takes a timeless classic like Oliver Twist and melds it with a horror classic…vampires! Follow the adventures of the Artful Dodger as writer Nicole D’Andria and illustrator Laura Neubert take you on a fun and exciting journey through the Victorian era and the bloodsucking predators plaguing London.

Here’s a look at the covers, storyline and preview pages for this week’s release from Action Lab.

Then get the Dickens to your LCS on New Comic Book Day!


New Release for the week December 21st, 2016


Cover A by Laura Neubert

Peter David’s ARTFUL #1

Writer: Adapted by Nicole D’Andria from the Peter David novel
Artist: Laura Neubert
Cover Artists: Laura Neubert, Brian Hess

Award winning author and comics legend, Peter David, brings the adaptation of his novel, Artful, to Action Lab!

Artful is the dark, funny, and action-packed story of one of the most fascinating characters in literary history,
the Artful Dodger from the classic Oliver Twist, this time with a twist: Vampires.


Cover B (Character Variant) by Laura Neubert
Cover C Variant by Brian Hess



32 pgs./ A / FC                   $3.99 (reg.), $4.99 (var.)

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, MIRACULOUS (based on the Nickelodeon Television series), Jamal Igle’s MOLLY DANGER, Artist/ Writer Katie Cook’s GRONK 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, VAMPBLADE and ITTY BITTY BUNNIES IN RAINBOW PIXIE CANDY LAND, and socially relevant titles including SOUTHERN DOG, KINGDOM BUM and M Goodwin’s TOMBOY.

*** info courtesy of Action Lab Entertainment

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