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[Preview] Action Lab: Danger Zone’s THE HARCOURT LEGACY TPB by Brendan Cahill, Jason Federhenn & Josh Burcham

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The Harcourt Legacy TPB Collects the Occult-Tinged Family Drama

The Harcourt Legacy is an occult-tinged family drama for fans of The Wicked and the DivineThe MagiciansMorning Glories, or Dead Like Me. It’s a coming-of-age story that is ultimately about family, selfishness, maturity, and where you find magic in the world. It features beautiful art and storytelling by Jason Federhenn (Pecking Order, Dead Guys) and Josh Burcham (Samurai Jack, Transformers).
Writer Brendan Cahill (Silver Sable, Morbius) talks about Violet, the protagonist of the book: “I’m not a sixteen-year-old goth girl, but I like to think we all have one inside us somewhere. Not because we ate her or anything. You know what I mean. Our inner goth girl feels deeply, is full of wit, venom, and bravado, and calls out bullshit when she sees it. I think (I hope) that Violet is my inner goth girl, and if The Harcourt Legacy helps you find yours at all, then maybe our inner goth girls can be friends and smoke cloves and talk about how pissed they are they never got to see Tones on Tail live.”

This book contains teen snark, drinking milk from the carton, black magic,
unlicensed driving, a little weed smoking, and some swears.

Writer: Brendan Cahill
Artists: Jason Federhenn (Art), Josh Burcham (Colors)

Cover Artists: Jason Federhenn and Josh Burcham
96 pgs./ T+ / FC

Rich occultist Edward Harcourt is on his deathbed, and after a lifetime of searching, he believes he’s found the answers to true magic. Edward wants to pass along this knowledge to his grandniece Violet. His decision is a problem for his sister Edwina, who wants to keep his legacy for herself. Plus the gloomy Violet really just wants her troubled family life to improve.

What people are saying about The Harcourt Legacy:

…an in depth reading experience that never drags.” – SnapPow.com

One of the things that stand out is how Cahill writes Violet. She’s obviously a goth but, unlike how many other writers write goths, she comes across as an actual human and not a walking cliché.” – Review Fix

…this was a pleasant surprise.” – The Broken Infinite

Prepare to be amazed by the quality of storytelling here.” – Reading with a Flight Ring


The Harcourt Legacy is collected in its entirety in this trade paperback, which also includes a gallery of all the individual issues’ variant covers, with art from Brendan Cahill, Cody Vrosh, and Jen Bartel.

The Harcourt Legacy #2 variant by Cody Vrosh
The Harcourt Legacy #3 variant by Jen Bartel

THE HARCOURT LEGACY TPB will be in a comic book store near you on February 28, 2018. It is now available for pre-order with the Diamond Previews codes DEC171013.


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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