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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Comic Review: Midnight Tiger issue #1

Writer(s): DeWayne Feenstra, Ray-Anthony Height
Artist: Ray-Anthony Height
Colorist: Paul John Little
Cover Artist(s): Ray-Anthony Height (reg) Jerry Gaylord (v)
32 pgs./ All Ages/ FC
$2.99/ $3.99 Variant
Spinning out of this year's FREE COMIC BOOK DAY hit offering and now a monthly series!

Having lost all hope in the heroes of his world, fate steps in and gives young Gavin Shaw the power to do the things they have not. Only as the teenage hero Midnight Tiger does his city have a chance at redemption.

I'm not a traditional superhero comic book reader. I prefer the dark urban fantasy ones, but the teen superhero Midnight Tiger caught my eye and pretty much anything Action Lab Entertainment puts out I like.

In Gavin's world superheroes and super villains exist and there is a special Super-Human Enforcement Force which we don't know much about at this point. Gavin is a high school student who has friends, does his homework and lives with his father (who looks like a dark skinned Zeus) who is hard on him, but loves him dearly. And Gavin has developed super powers after a pretty brutal accident.

This issue introduces us to Gavin, gives us an idea of his snarky teenage personality and introduces Infernus, Gavin's first super villain. On top of all that there is a gang problem in his school and city and the leader P. Stone is causing problems.

A pretty interesting issue #1 with an ending making me want to grab the next issue. Some of the bubbles had too many words in them and I had to zoom in. The artwork is bright and clean and the panel layout was varied and kept it interesting. 

4 "hugging it out" Sheep

Sharon Stogner

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 Gale 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 EHMM THEORY and Dan Mendoza’s over the top horror-comedy ZOMBIE TRAMP, THE FINAL PLAGUE and BO, PLUSHY GANGSTA.

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