It is a crossover event that has been six years in the making. Several universes are under threat of destruction and it’s up to the combined powers of Jake Roth (THE F1RST HERO), Molly Danger, Virtue (FRACTURE), Midnight Tiger and Stray. They are up against the deadly Cascade and their only hope is Molly’s arch-enemy, Medula. But will he prove to be friend or foe? The first of six issues was published in April.
Marking the Fifth Anniversary of the founding of Action Lab Entertainment, the comic book publisher is publishing their first crossover event, which also serves as a great introduction to Action Lab’s long line of superhero comics. There is a hero for everyone in this book, from the world’s oldest 10-year-old girl to a grown man. More characters are added with each issue of ACTIONVERSE. Character biographies also appear at the end of each issue, a great help for new readers.
Under the combined efforts of writers Anthony Ruttgaizer (THE F1RST HERO), Jamal Igle (MOLLY DANGER), Shawn Gabborin (FRACTURE), Ray-Anthony Height (MIDNIGHT TIGER), Sean Izaakse (STRAY) and Vito Delsante (STRAY), Actionverse is a creator-owned crossover lover’s dream!
The numerous characters play well off of each other, from the protagonists to the supporting cast. The friendship between Jake Roth and Molly Danger feels genuine. You can feel the tension between Virtue, Stray and the Doberman. Everyone’s personality shines and their banter will surely get some chuckles out of readers. The villainous Cascade has some especially funny moment—with more than just a touch of menace. Cascade, a former villain from FRACTURE, has great motivation—and a sense of humor to match! His power only grows as the series goes on and he serves as a real threat to multiple worlds.
The artwork is handled by several accomplished illustrators including Marco Renna (THE F1RST HERO), Jamal Igle, Chad Cicconi (FRACTURE), Ray-Anthony Height, Sean Izaakse, Steve Walker (VENTURE), topped off with colors by Fred S. Stresing (THE F1RST HERO), Ross Hughes (DEATHSTROKE), Meredith Moriarty (PRINCELESS), Nate Lovett (MIDNIGHT TIGER) and Wilson Ramos Jr. (VINCENT PRICE PRESENTS). The artwork is a fun foray into Action Lab, a world filled with colorful and expressive characters.
Praise for Actionverse:
“Overall, it was a strong, fun and exciting experience, setting up for wanting more while being an exquisite one shot.” – The Broken Infinite (Frank Rodriguez)
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