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Sunday, April 5, 2015


comic book, Action Lab, Fractured, image
Writer(s): Shawn Gabborin
Artist Name(s): Chad Cicconi (pencils, inks), Dave Dwonch (colors, letters)
Cover Artist(s): Chad Cicconi

April 7, 2015
96 pgs./FC/All ages $11.95
Action Lab Entertainment
In the metropolis of Lower Triton, the city’s greatest hero, Virtue, its nastiest villain, Malice, and a run-of-the-mill guy named Jeff have something extremely important in common. They’re all the same guy — and none of them knows it…until now! But when Jeff stumbles upon Malice’s diabolical plan to murder Virtue, he has to step in way over his head, to try to save himself — all three of himself — from himself! Collecting the first volume of the Fracture series, writer Shawn Gabborin and artist Chad Cicconi take you into a meta-human journey on multiple levels of insanity, comedy and abject chaos!

This is a quick and fun read. The premise is genius. An ordinary guy named Jeff finds out he is also the city's biggest superhero and supervillain. How is this possible? Well, you have to read it to find out. What does Jeff do when he finds out superhero Virtue has a wife and kid? And supervillain Malice is planning to kill Virtue? The crazy begins, that's what.

This comic is aimed at the 12 and up crowd and the simplicity of the story telling reflects that. I would love a more grown-up version released under Action Lab Entertainment's adult imprint Danger Zone.

Action Lab has brought another quality comic to their line-up.

3 1/3 "who am I again?" Sheep (if this was an adult version I can see it getting 4 or more sheep from me)


The Action Lab is a group of mad scientists who collectively have over 25 years of comic book creating experience. After slaving in obscurity and alone for lo, these many years, these quasi-evil geniuses have now gathered together from around the globe to form a secret research and development collective devoted to world domination through the purification of the comic book art form. The Action Lab has sworn to use its powers for a single purpose — to bring the world the most action packed, most thought-provoking, most entertaining comics available, thereby ushering in a new age of world peace under the dominating yet benign control of the Action Lab.

Their first major release, FRACTURE, was released in July 2011 followed by the now two-time Eisner nominated and five-time Glyph nominated PRINCELESS in October 2011. Action Lab continues to publish genre spanning comics from the all-ages MONSTERS ARE JUST LIKE US, and mature reader books like SNOWED IN and DOUBLE JUMPERS.

Action Lab Entertainment is the public front for all the activities of the Action Lab and its members. Although most of the Action Lab’s activities remain classified, Action Lab Entertainment can disclose that two of its many functions are the marketing of comic books through various sales outlets, and the expansion of their domination into other mediums.

If you have the opportunity to interface with any Action Lab personnel at a comic book show or other event, please approach with caution, but feel free to purchase any of the fine comic book products which may be available.

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