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Preview Action Lab: Danger Zone’s New Release (4/12): SPENCER & LOCKE #1 by David Pepose, Jorge Santiago, Jr. & Jasen Smith

by Jason Bennett
Spencer And Locke
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A hard-boiled detective. A brutal murder. And a six-foot-tall imaginary panther.

This Wednesday, Action Lab Entertainment‘s Danger Zone imprint has the debut of the long-anticipated SPENCER & LOCKE! The hard-boiled crime comic from writer David Pepose and artist Jorge Santiago, Jr. bring this twisted nostalgia to life and you will simply love it!

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 by Jorge Santiago, Jr.

Writer: David Pepose

Jorge Santiago, Jr. (Pencils)
Jasen Smith (Colors)

Cover Artists:
Jorge Santiago, Jr. (Cover A)
Maan House (Cover B)
Joe Mulvey (Cover C)

When his grade-school sweetheart is found dead, there’s only one friend Detective Locke can trust to help solve her murder — his childhood imaginary panther, Spencer. But when they face a vicious crime syndicate and memories from Locke’s traumatic youth, can this unlikely pair survive long enough to find the truth?

<Our Spoiler-Free Review of SPENCER & LOCKE #1>

What other comic book creators are saying about Spencer & Locke:

Cover B by Maan House

Cover C by Joe Mulvey

“A suspenseful crime drama well told.”
– Mark Waid

(Daredevil, All-New, All-Different Avengers)

“Gripping… Definitely a book and a creative team to watch.”
– Nick Spencer

(Morning Glories, The Fix)

“A clever and compelling take on some familiar characters we grew up with, now all grown up.
Well done, and smartly done.”
– John Layman (ChewDetective Comics)

“SPENCER & LOCKE really sets itself apart with an innovative look at what’s real and what’s not, a terrific cast of characters and an even more talented team that brought it all to life.
Highly recommended!”
– Vince Hernandez (Charismagic)


32 pgs./ T+ / 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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