[Preview] Action Lab’s 6/19 Release: SWEETIE Vol. 1 TPB

This Wednesday, Action Lab Entertainment has the first collected edition of SWEETIE! Like a would be mash-up between Ms. Marvel and Karate kid, SWEETIE has the vibe of a Saturday morning cartoon. The series is about a socially awkward fan-girl who becomes a self-taught superhero. Maggie, our titular Sweetie, takes on the world of super villains and high school alike.

Here’s a look at the cover, the storyline, and preview pages for this week’s release
from Action Lab Entertainment on New Comic Book Day! #NCBD


New Release for the week of June 19th, 2019



Writers: Sean Dillon, Steven Petrivelli
Artist: Sean Dillon

Cover Artist: Sean Dillon

128 pgs./ A / FC
SRP: $14.99

Maggie isn’t your typical comic book, cartoon, and action movie fangirl. Through keen observation and unbending determination, she has taught herself all the death-defying stunts and fighting styles of her favorite action stars and superheroes! Unfortunately, Maggie has kept her eccentric hobby to herself, ever since it earned her the label of “nerd” among her classmates. After all, superheroes and evil villains are all kid stuff… right? WRONG! On the eve of her first day of high school, Maggie has a run-in with an evil mercenary group known as the Numbers. After years of training, it’s up to Maggie to be the self-taught superhero the city needs! But is she truly ready for the responsibility that comes with the title of “hero”? The situation escalates further when her secret crime-fighting life is discovered by one of her classmates! Can Maggie save her city and maintain a normal high school life all on her own?


What people are saying about Sweetie:

“Subtle nods to classic superheroes and pop culture will appeal to fellow comics fanatics, and readers will root for this seemingly disarming superhero whose power is her deep dedication to her fandom.”
(Publishers Weekly)

Sweetie balances the thrill of an action hero story
with a slice of life that both readers young and old will enjoy.”
(School Library Journal)

“This is one of those stupendous examples of why all-ages books are labelled as such. I don’t care how old you are, what gender you identify with because this story you can share with everyone.”
(Reading with a Flight Ring)


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