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Athena Voltaire unearths high adventure at Action Lab

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PITTSBURGH, PA- Globetrotting aviatrix Athena Voltaire takes on Nazis, occult science, and mythical creatures against the backdrop of the 1930s. Now she’s bringing her knuckle-dusting style of pulp adventure to Action Lab Entertainment.

“I’m proud to add Athena Voltaire to such a diverse line of quality books,” said writer/artist Steve Bryant, whose all-ages series Ghoul Scouts debuts at Action Lab in June. “I’ve known the Action Lab folks for years, and after working with them on Ghoul Scouts, I knew they were the perfect publisher for Athena Voltaire.”

“I’m ecstatic for Steve to join the Action Lab family, and I can’t think of a better home for Athena than Action Lab. We have a proud history of publishing strong female characters, and Athena Voltaire is sure to stand shoulder to shoulder with Princeless, Aero-Girl, Nutmeg and Fight Like a Girl.” said ALE President Dave Dwonch.

Athena Voltaire launched as part of the Modern Tales family of webcomics in 2002 and was nominated for a Best Digital Comic Eisner Award in 2005. The feature was included in St. Martin’s The Year’s Best Graphic Novels, Comics and Manga (2004 edition), and has subsequently garnered Manning and Harvey Award nominations, as well.

A re-release of the hardcover Athena Voltaire Compendium will mark the heroine’s Action Lab debut, followed by Athena Voltaire and the Volcano Goddess, an all-new 3-issue mini-series. Additional planned releases include a one-shot special and a prose collection.

The creative teams are available for interviews and promotional opportunities. For more information retailers can reach Vito Delsante at vdelsante@actionlabcomics.com.
Press and conventions you can reach Jamal Igle at jigle@actionlabcomics.com.

ABOUT 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, NFL RUSHZONE (based on the Nickelodeon Television series), Jamal Igle’s MOLLY DANGER, Artist/ Writer Jeremy Dale’s hit series SKYWARD, 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, THE FINAL PLAGUE and BO, PLUSHY GANGSTA.

Cosplay as Athena Voltaire at SDCC!

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Cosplay as Athena Voltaire at San Diego Comic-Con and win artwork! It’s as easy as that. Dress up as my favorite globetrotting aviatrix, stop by my table in Small Press (M14), and show off your handiwork.

The first cosplayer to do so will get a free 9×12 original commission featuring the character of your choosing! In the event that more than one AV cosplayer stops by, I’ll give every entrant a print of their choice.

If you’re unfamiliar with Athena Voltaire and want to buy the book to prepare a costume, you can shop for it here.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Cosplay as Athena Voltaire and win stuff!

ATHENA VOLTAIRE   compendium_cover_small In the knuckle-dusting style of classic pulp adventure comes Athena Voltaire, the beautiful globetrotting aviatrix who takes on Nazis, secret societies, zombies, and unspeakable occult creatures!

I’ll be at C2E2 later this month (Artist Alley, M15).

In honor of the release of the Athena Voltaire Compendium from Sequential Pulp & Dark Horse Comics, I’m giving a free sketch to the first Athena Voltaire Cosplayer that visits me at my table. If that’s you, I’ll draw whatever character you want.

In the event that there’s more than one AV Cosplayer, the first one will get the sketch and any subsequent AV Cosplayers will receive a print.

Signing at Barnes & Noble


I had a great time signing at Barnes & Noble in Bloomington, IL a few days ago. It was my first experience signing at a non-comics shop or convention and the response blew me away. There was a nice turnout, a fun Q&A session, and a genuine interest in comics and graphic novels.

All comic creators should do signings in this kind of environment.

Exclusive Athena Voltaire Bookplates, part 1

I’m so excited about all of the comic shops that are partnering with me on the AV Compendium! In a nutshell, I’m creating exclusive bookplates for interested comic shops (email me for details, including minimum quantities, etc).Here are the first four, and info on where you can preorder them:
DCBS (Discount Comic Book Service), Westfield Comics, Midtown Comics and Downtown Comics. I’m doing signings at some of these stores, so check my Appearances page for details, as well.

If you’re a retailer interested in your own exclusive AV Compendium bookplate, email me!

More exclusive bookplates posting soon!