PITTSBURGH, PA- Pulp heroine Athena Voltaire specializes in death defying feats and daring escapes as she takes on Nazis, occult creatures, and supernatural conspiraciesâ€”and sheâ€™s also wrapped up her first mini-series at Action Lab Entertainment!
The Athena Voltaire and the Volcano Goddess trade paperback collects all three issues of the hit mini-series, which critics are calling â€œa blastâ€ (Christy Blanch, 13th Dimension), â€œa great adventureâ€ (Mike Marlow, Fellowship of the Geeks), and â€œnear perfectâ€ (Frank Rodriguez, The Broken Infinite).
When her father gains possession of a supernatural artifact, Athena Voltaire sets off on an adventure that pits her against Nazis, deadly assassins, an old nemesis, and an angry fire goddess!
â€œThis story represents a huge breakthrough for me, as both a writer and as an artist,â€ Bryant said. â€œAnd now that the ballâ€™s rolling, I canâ€™t wait to start on the next Athena Voltaire adventure!â€
Athena Voltaire launched as part of theÂ Modern TalesÂ family of webcomics in 2002 and was nominated for a Best Digital Comic Eisner Award in 2005. The feature was included in St. Martinâ€™sÂ The Yearâ€™s Best Graphic Novels, Comics and MangaÂ (2004 edition), and has subsequently garnered Manning and Harvey Award nominations, as well.
Athena Voltaire and the Volcano Goddess is a 96-page trade paperback that joins the 224-page hardcover Athena Voltaire CompendiumÂ in the Action Lab library. Upcoming releases include a one-shot special and a prose collection, as well as another mini-series, Athena Voltaire and the Sorcerer Pope. With itâ€™s period setting, rapid-fire action, and strong female lead, the series is sure to appeal to fans of Indiana Jones, the Rocketeer, and the Black Widow.
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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.Â Â Their first release,Â Fracture, was successfully funded through Kickstarter and since then they have continued their mission to produce high quality, genre-spanning entertainment.Â Â Since its formation, the accolades for A.L.E continue to build on a daily basis.Â 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 GRONKÂ and Gayle Middletonâ€™s (My Little Pony, The Littlest Pet Shop) monstrously adorable VAMPLETS.Â Action Labâ€™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 MASTERÂ and Dan Mendozaâ€™s over the top horror-comedy ZOMBIE TRAMP, VAMPBLADE and ITTY BITTY BUNNIES IN RAINBOW PIXIE CANDY LAND, and socially relevant titles including SOUTHERN DOG, KINGDOM BUM and M Goodwin’s TOMBOY.