Action Lab: Danger Zone’s BLACK BETTY #1 by Shawn Gabborin, Michela Da Sacco & Rosa “Rosakaz” Rantila ~ Now on Kickstarter!

A monster hunter for hire joins the Zombie Tramp universe

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Today, PopCultHQ has the privilege in sharing with you a recently-launched Kickstarter campaign from Shawn Gabborin and Action Lab: Danger ZoneBLACK BETTY!

There’s a new monster hunter on the scene. Got a demon in your closet? A werewolf in your woods? A siren at your local beach? Black Betty can kill anything… if you’ve got the money! Ride shotgun with Black Betty as she travels the country, battling anything that goes bump in the night! If you like your woman strong and your monsters ugly, the creative team for BLACK BETTY has got you covered!

Black Betty is the latest lethal lady to join the Action Lab: Danger Zone universe, soon to accompany the world of DollFace, Vampblade and Zombie Tramp. She is a monster hunter for hire with a mysterious past. And now you can be a part in helping produce this exciting and fun new series on Kickstarter!

Betty is as tough as they come. But even when forces are too much for even her, at least she has an ability to close the deal. See, Betty can absorb things to ultimately defeat them…but at a price. For each entity she absorbs, she’s branded with a tattoo as a reminder.

“Black” Betty Walker, who made her first appearance in this year’s Halloween ComicFest offering by Action Lab, is one badass woman who gets the job done when it comes to killing monsters. But only if she’s gonna get paid! The titular character is the creation of Shawn Gabborin (Puppet Master, Fracture), Editor-in-Chief at Action Lab Entertainment, and will make her series debut with BLACK BETTY #1 this January. Joining Gabborin on the creative team are Michela Da Sacco (Puppet Master) and Rosa “Rosakaz” Rantila (Guncats).

“Black Betty is, essentially, a love letter to the women of my family,” writer Shawn Gabborin comments. “She’s not your usual comic book (or even film) heroine. She’s built like a real woman and proudly rocks her tattoos and rockabilly style. She’s got her own look, a unique attitude, and owns every step she takes.”

Black Betty #1 Cover A Da Sacco
Black Betty #1 Cover B Da Sacco


Writer: Shawn Gabborin
Artists: Michela Da Sacco (artist), Rosa “Rosakaz” Rantila (colors)
Cover Artists: Michela Da Sacco, Marco Maccagni, Dan Mendoza

AVAILABLE: January 10th, 2018

32 pgs./ Mature Audiences / Full Color / SRP: $4.99


Meet the newest member of Zombie Tramp universe!

Black Betty has made a living killing the unkillable. She has taken down monsters of every shape and size with a style all her own. But when a man’s daughter is kidnapped by a local legend, Betty steps in to save her… for a price!

If you need it dead (and you’ve got the cash!), Betty’s your girl!

NOV171114 – Cover A – Michela Da Sacco Regular Cover (unlimited)
NOV171115 – Cover B – Michela Da Sacco Battle Damaged (limited to 2500)
NOV171116 – Cover C – Marco Maccagni Artist Variant (limited to 2000)
NOV171117 – Cover D – Marco Maccagni Tattered & Torn (limited to 2500)
NOV171118 – Cover E – Mendoza variant (limited to 2000)
NOV171119 – Cover F – Mendoza risqué variant (limited to 2500)


<[Interview] Writer Shawn Gabborin of Action Lab: Danger Zone’s BLACK BETTY – Launching January 2018>



Digital Rewards available include digital copies of sweet titles, such as:



  • Kickstarter Exclusive BLACK BETTY #1 cover by Bill McKay!

Black Betty #1 Kickstarter Cover by Bill McKay
  • BLACK BETTY poster!


  • A one-hour horror writing class with Shawn Gabborin!

  • A sketch of a character or monster from BLACK BETTY artist Michela Da Sacco!

  • Become immortalized by getting drawn into the third issue of BLACK BETTY!

Be sure to check out BLACK BETTY on Kickstarter NOW
and get in on this campaign!


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Writer – Shawn Gabborin






Publisher – Action Lab Entertainment











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