Preview Action Lab: Danger Zone’s 5/31 Release: Damon Clark’s THE CIRCLE TPB

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This Wednesday, Action Lab Entertainment‘s Danger Zone imprint has the collected trade of Damon Clark’s THE CIRCLE. Featuring issues #1-5, THE CIRCLE follows young Christian, a high school boy in a new town. He finds a group of students who befriend him and acepts them in an effort to belong, feel needed, and to be accepted. But these teens hide a dark secret, one that pulls Christian into a deadly game with dire consequences.

Here’s a look at the cover, 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 May 31st, 2017



Writer: Damon Clark
Artist: Alyzia Zherno
Letters: Zen – HCMP

Cover Artists: Ivan Shavrin, Dave Murdoch

​After his mother dies, Christian, a teenage boy, moves to Shell Bay with his single  father only to be bullied as the new kid at school. He finds friendship with the  “Weird” kids and unknowingly joins them in an occult ritual that allows a darkness to  possess each of them. Through the help of his gypsy neighbor, Christian will learn  that the only way he can reverse the ritual is by killing off his circle of friends before  they kill him, or before the darkness takes over his soul. One by one he will face them  all, and in the end he will have to make the hardest decision of his young life. Collects issues #1-5

What people are saying about The Circle:

“This has been one of my favorite indie comic titles this year, so far.” (The Pop Break)

“…Damon Clark’s THE CIRCLE will be recognized and remembered as a fun, dark, compelling story overflowing with creative talent.
Another great addition to the Action Lab: Danger Zone family.” (PopCultHQ)

“Clark writes a wonderful rollercoaster where the stakes continues to raise while still developing characters and making people care.”
(The Broken Infinite)

“If you’re not reading The Circle, then my advice…do it.” (Slack Jaw Punks)


 160 pgs./ M / FC                   $14.99

*** info courtesy of Action Lab Entertainment


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