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Denver Comic Con '15: Awake Is A New Comic For Kids Coming From Action Lab

Ashleigh Jay is an all-ages writer for Bleeding Cool. She has been reporting from Denver Comic Con and is 12 years old. Given the huge amount of programming for young people at Denver Comic Con, one of their missions, we were very happy to have Ashleigh on board to check out some of these events. This time, she talks about the upcoming comic Awake from Action Lab.

Action Lab Comics has been a presence at Denver Comic Con in past years and they were back again in 2015. This year one of the features was the book Awake by Susan Beneville and Brian Hess. Brian Hess was at the Con and promoting the book.

20150525_135212Brian Hess is the artist. The artwork is similar to a cartoon in style and tells the story well. I have the first issue, which was and exclusive for the Denver Comic Con. It features two siblings, a girl and a boy, named Picar and Regn. The siblings have strange powers and use them to travel to other worlds to help save them. I read the story and was automatically hooked. It has great artwork that will catch readers' eyes and a great story line that keeps it super entertaining. It was a wonderful read and I am definitely looking forward to the rest.

20150523_143326It will officially come out about in September. Currently, there are four issues that will be coming out further into the year. Hess said that all four issues have been completed and are ready to ship. Right now, he is working on issue #0 for Free Comic Book Day for next year.

20150523_143318The book is a combination of science fiction and fantasy. It would appeal to all ages who are fans of those genres. It is something to look out for this Fall.


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Hannah Means ShannonAbout Hannah Means Shannon

Editor-in-Chief at Bleeding Cool. Independent comics scholar and former English Professor. Writing books on magic in the works of Alan Moore and the early works of Neil Gaiman.
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