We Preview Action Lab Danger Zone’s AmeriKarate #1
Fans of 80s action movies like Commando, Gymkata, and the sensitive dance flick Footloose will LOVE Amerikarate!
Coming this March, AmeriKarate is the story of Sam, a war hero who wants to lead a normal life, but is thrust into protecting America from an evil ninja invasion. When he meets black belt CIA agent Cynthia Weaver, the sparks fly as fast as the karate kicks and the two join up to take down evil.
AmeriKarate is an ongoing comic book series written & created by Brockton McKinney (Gingerdead Man) and Corey Kalman with art by Devin Roth (Bob’s Burgers, Future Worm).
Creator and writer Brockton Mckinney comments: “Simply put, Amerikarate is our love letter to the legendary action movies of the ’80s. For every kid raised on comically violent VHS rentals and late-night HBO that you shouldn’t have been watching, this book is for you.”
Fellow creator and writer Corey Kalman adds, “Sometimes you have to karate fight for your right to fight karate for America with karate. And that’s the reason we are making AmeriKarate, a butt-kicking, face-punching, sexy, funny, bloody, explosive, martial arts ode to our favorite action movies of all time, like Bloodsport, RoboCop, Lethal Weapon, Running Man, Warriors, and Footloose!”
Artist Devin Roth, a character designer for Bob’s Burgers, adds his own experience: “I got to draw some of the most neck-breaking, ball-busting, action-packed comic book pages ever! My life is complete, thanks to Amerikarate.”
AmeriKarate is a Diamond Previews Staff Pick! Recommended by Sarah, Diamond wrote a glowing review of AmeriKarate #1: “Close your eyes and imagine that the movies Team America World Police and Footloose had a hilarious, high-action, low-brow comic-baby. Now open your eyes and pre-order AMERIKARATE #1 from Action Lab! This comic is for anyone who loves South Park, GrizzlyShark, Rick & Morty or AMERICA.”
Here are the five available limited variant covers
Cover C – “Deathstare” by Sam Ellis
Cover D – “Explosive Threesome” by Bill McKay
Cover E – “April O’Neil Photo Variant”
Writer(s): Brockton Mckinney, Corey Kalman
Artist Name(s): Devin Roth
Cover Artist(s): Devin Roth, Daniel Arruda Massa, Sam Ellis, Bill McKay, April O’Neil
AMERIKARATE #1 COVER CODES: