Preview Action Lab: Danger Zone’s New Release (4/12): AMERIKARATE #2 by Brockton McKinney, Corey Kalman & Devin Roth

This Wednesday, Action Lab Entertainment‘s Danger Zone imprint has the second issue of the hilarious new series AMERIKARATE! It’s kick or be kicked for Sam Kickwell as he’s forced back into a life of karate. But when a female FBI agent with karate acumen enters the fray, how will our hero handle the challenge?

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Here’s a look at the covers, storyline and preview pages for this week’s new release from Action Lab: Danger Zone on New Comic Book Day…


New Release for the week of April 12th, 2017


Cover A – Main by Devin Roth

Brockton McKinney
Corey Kalman

Artist: Devin Roth

Cover Artists:
Devin Roth
Daniel Arruda Massa
April O’Neil

Cover A – Main by Devin Roth (unlimited)
Cover B – Karate Commando by Daniel Arruda Massa (limited to 1500)
Cover C – Photo Cover: April O’Neil (limited to 1500)

Sam Kickwell has been thrown back into the high-stakes world of professional karating thanks to the ninja assassin who took his limbless brother’s life. But while he prepares for the fight of the century, he inadvertently comes kick-to-kick with FBI karate expert Cynthia Weaver. Will the two team-up to take down a megalomaniacal maniac…or will their sparks ignite a karate-fire that will consume them both?!

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What people are saying about Amerikarate:

Cover B – Karate Commando by Daniel Arruda Massa
Cover C – Photo Cover: April O’Neil

“This comic is full of whiz bang action and hilarity.
If you don’t find yourself laughing at any of it you may have to check if you have a pulse.”
(The Broken Infinite)

” It’s a broad, crass and gloriously unsubtle love letter to 80s movie excess…”
(Big Comic Page)

“I didn’t expect that it would be as fun as it was to read.
If you are into 80’s action films or 80’s films overall,
then you should definitely pick up Amerikarate #1.”
(Rogues Portal)

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32 pgs./ M / 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.
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