Comic Book Review: Actionverse #1



Anthony Ruttgaizer


Marco Renna


Fred C. Stresing


Lee Moder, Fred C. Stresing, Ron Frenz, Marc Deering , Ross Campbell , David Bednarski


Action Lab Comics




Apr 13th, 2016


The ACTIONVERSE starts here! What happened to the second Malice from FRACTURE? Where has he been and what has he been doing? Worlds collide as a new menace named CASCADE tangles with Jake Roth of THE F1RST HERO!


The first time around, ACTIONVERSE gave us the meeting between Mighty Molly and Stray! This time around in the official #1 we are introduced to Kyle Scordato aka Malice, who is on a never ending quest between parallel earths to finally reach his one true earth. To do so he must build a contraption that literally sucks the life out and destroys the current earth he inhabits and honestly Scordato just doesn’t care. That is until he comes across an earth where everyone has super powers and basically has gone evil, except one man—Jake Roth! Scordato learns that Roth might hold the key to getting him back to his true earth! Unfortunately the first time around leaves the two in the ACTIONVERSE Earth! Right at the feet of Mighty Molly! What’s next for this company cross-over and the heroes involved? Who knows, but I have trust in the teams at Action Lab to produce quality content! Anthony Ruttgaizer crafts an excellent tale here giving Malice a lot of page time to really see his desperation to return home, while offering just a brief moment of the heroes and powers Jake Roth has. Marco Renna illustrated the story here with nice clean line art with fantastic colors by Fred Stresing. The story has a lot of setup but I think going forward we will be seeing just what these heroes and villains from the ACTIONVERSE are made of.

Actionverse page

  • The Hey!: Fun opening sequence, and an intriguing plot from Ruttgaizer.
  • The Eh: If you aren’t that familiar with these characters you can feel lost and it might help the series to have a bit of exposition to orient new readers.
  • The What?: Marco Renna art is a stand out here and really brings this book to another level.
  • Who should read this series?: If you’re looking for something new and different in the superhero world, or already a fan of the Action Labs series, this is an excellent story for you!
  • Why should you buy this book?: Even if you missed issue #0, this is still a good jumping on point for new readers.

Score B

Actionverse #1

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