NEW AFK SPIN-OFF HITS THE SHELVES!
AFK fans can now get their hands on the first issue of an all-new ACTION FIGURE KINGDOM spin-off series… ACTION PICKLE KINGDOM!
CHANGE OF PLANS!
The newest adventure — starring ACROBOT and SPARKINATOR — was originally scheduled to be told in the pages of ACTION FIGURE KINGDOM #11 & #12, but as the first issue neared completion, the story began to take on a quality of its own, and the decision was made to make it its own title all together.
RETURN TO PICKLE KINGDOM!
The 18-page ACTION PICKLE KINGDOM #1 is written and lettered by me (“Action” Steve), and illustrated by AFK cover-colorist (and frequent collaborator) Ziggy B. ACTION PICKLE KINGDOM teams the stars of ACTION FIGURE KINGDOM — ACROBOT and SPARKINATOR — with Ziggy’s trademark character, BLOOD PICKLE, who you may remember from previous FREE COMIC BOOK DAY adventures (including one also called ACTION PICKLE KINGDOM which you can read for FREE at our “FREE READS” area at the bottom of the “comics” section — right here at actionfigurekingdom.com).
ZIGGY’S TIME TO SHINE!
Ziggy turned-in an outstanding job on this issue, and his engaging style is perfect for the somewhat silly nature the story I wrote for him — a fun-filled tale which also introduces a new character named WISH COMMANDER, and a new friend for TOMMY named KIRA, who brings her own MOONFOX action figure along for the adventure. Oh yeah… and there’s also a LAMP (but not the same lamp you got to know in the now-classic “ZOMBIE KINGDOM” storyline told in AFK#5 & AFK#6). One thing you’re sure to notice about the artwork is that ZIGGY’s AFK world is much more lush than the barren moonscapes usually found in an issue of ACTION FIGURE KINGDOM, and ZIGGY inks his work, which really takes ACTION FIGURE KINGDOM artwork to a whole new level. You can see for yourself by picking up a copy at our affiliated comic shop —FUNNYBOOKS, in Lake Hiawatha New Jersey — or you can purchase one right here in our store at actionfigurekingdom.com, and we’ll mail it out to you!
AFK#11 ON THE WAY?
So now… what about ACTION FIGURE KINGDOM #11? Well, it looks like that one’s back in my hands. Luckily I’ve already started on what was going to be ACTION FIGURE KINGDOM #13 — after two issues by Ziggy — so AFK#13 will now be moved into the AFK#11 slot. I’ve written the 24-page script, and have already started finished-pencils on the first 12 pages, which were previewed in our 2018 FREE COMIC BOOK DAY issue — the one with RRRAPIDO (also in our FREE READS section).
PICKLE KINGDOM #2
I’ve also just completed the script to the 22-page ACTION PICKLE KINGDOM #2, and have handed it off to Ziggy. I have the feeling we will both be working thru the winter on these two issues. Hopefully, they will both be available in early 2019. Stay tuned!
Thanks for reading! – Action Steve