Comic Book News: Retailers Chomp Through ‘Voracious’ from Action Lab: Danger Zone

Comic Book News: Issue #1 of ‘Voracious‘ Sells Out, Second Mini-Series to Debut in December!
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VORACIOUS #1, the first issue of the acclaimed Action Lab: Danger Zone series by talented newcomers Markisan Naso and Jason Muhr, has completely sold out at the distributor level, via Diamond.

Markisan and Jason are new, dynamic creators with one of the most original books on the market.” Said Action Lab Entertainment President, Dave Dwonch. “In many ways they exemplify what we stand for as a comics publisher, and we’re all very proud to bring Voracious to the masses. If you think you know where this series is going, let me tell you, you’re in for a surprise! ”

Voracious_TPB_Cover_Vol1VORACIOUS #1 (of 4) debuted in February as an extra-sized, 64-page issue. The story follows depressed chef Nate Willner who unexpectedly rekindles his desire to cook after he inherits a time travel suit that takes him to the age of the dinosaurs. There, Nate ends up eating a Quetzalcoatlus and gets the idea to open a restaurant in the present that serves ancient meat from the past.

VORACIOUS is the first comic book series by writer Markisan Naso and artist Jason Muhr, with colors by Andrei Tabacaru. The four-issue series was completed in June. A trade paperback collection of those issues, VORACIOUS Vol. 1: Diners, Dinosaurs & Dives, will be released on August 10. VORACIOUS: Feeding Time, a new 5-issue sequel will debut in December, a few months after the originally announced September start.

When Jason, Andrei and I started VORACIOUS, we hoped we’d sell a handful of copies to some family members,” said VORACIOUS writer Markisan Naso. “When we signed with Action Lab, we elevated our expectations to a few hundred copies. But selling out of #1? At a $4.99 price point? That definitely wasn’t something we ever thought possible for three unknown creators. Titanosaur-size thank you to all the great retailers and readers out there who made this happen!

The whole creative team is incredibly excited that the audience loves VORACIOUS as much as we love making it!” added series artist Jason Muhr.

VORACIOUS Vol. 1: Diners, Dinosaurs & Dives will be in shops on Aug. 10 and is currently available for preorder from Diamond Distribution. The trade paperback collection can be ordered through your Local Comics Retailer. Order Code: JUN161044

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Action LabABOUT 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.
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