During Comic-Con International in San Diego, Action Lab Entertainment announced a new imprint aimed at kids — Action Lab: Discover. The line will include comics by one of the kings of kid’s superhero comics, Art Baltazar, along with a collection of Fred Chao’s Alison and Her Rock Awesome Robot.
Baltazar is, of course, one half of the amazing duo behind Aw Yeah Comics, Tiny Titans, Superman Family Adventures, Itty Bitty Hellboy and many other titles. His distinctive art style screams “kid friendly,” so having him on board as you launch a new imprint makes a ton of sense. I’m a big fan of Chao’s Johnny Hiro, which came out about 10 years ago now, and was followed by a sequel. He’s been publishing Alison and her Rock Awesome Robot as a webcomic and through Patreon.
You can read Action Lab’s description of each title below. Now ord yet on when they will reach stores.
POWERS IN ACTION #1
Writer(s): Art Baltazar
Artist Name(s): Art Baltazar
Cover Artist(s): Art Baltazar
32 pgs./ M / FC
A bold new adventure awaits! Our heroes, LYNX and his sister, OCELOT, join the super team known as The HERO SQUADRON…and they are late for their first meeting. Maybe these delays are because of SUPER VILLAINS! Oh no! Looks like our heroes may have work to do before they even join the team. Will these cat-heroes fit in with the members of the HERO SQUADRON? Join us for this new SUPER HERO DIMENSION of the AW YEAH UNIVERSE told by famous cartoonist ART BALTAZAR!
This comic is 25 years in the making and will be awesome!
ALISON AND HER ROCK AWESOME ROBOT
Writer: Fred Chao
Artist(s): Fred Chao
160 pgs./ E / FC
Alison has built Robot to simply help her have fun, but it’s not so simple. It turns out she has to teach Robot about life, mainly from the point of a 7-year-old girl. Join the cast of Alison, Robot, five penguins and a monkey friend Andrew, an 80’s music loving father, a serious mom that just wants a break, a cartoon Alton Brown and a cartoon Fred Chao.
Filled with fun comics humor, first crushes, snowball fights, and reflections on life, this ALISON AND HER ROCK AWESOME ROBOT collection is a year’s worth of full-color daily and Sunday strips.