Limiter

(2024)

To be announced soon!






Circuit Breaker

(DC, 2023)

DC comics' first trans masculine superhero, created by A.L. Kaplan.

Julian "Jules" Jourdain is a transgender man from a Basque rancher family who grew up in a desert town off US Highway 50--"The Loneliest Road in America." Jules loved giving tours at his hometown's Historical Reenactment Society, which spotlighted the town's claim to fame: when Super-Villain The Turtle brought locals to a standstill with his Still Force powers, and The Flash (Barry Allen) sped through to save the day. But everything changed when the Lazarus Rain raged across Earth, granting new superpowers to some and changing the existing abilities of others. Jules suddenly found himself with a connection to what his town most feared: the dreaded Still Force.

Jules proved himself a hero that day, as the same power that The Turtle once used to take over his town enabled him to save it from destruction. Emboldened by his new abilities, Jules took the heroic name Circuit Breaker and vowed to protect his home and the world beyond with an eye toward environmental justice. (From DC’s Book of Pride)

“8 Seconds of Still Force” from Lazarus Planet: Dark Fate #1
by: A.L. Kaplan
Letters: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou

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“Subspace Transmission” from DC Pride 2023
by: A.L. Kaplan
Letters: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou

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“Invitation to the Speedster Ball” from Titans Beast World: Central City Tour
by: A.L. Kaplan
Letters: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou

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Poison Ivy #13

(DC, 2023)

There sure is nothing quite like a romantic night with your sweetie in the swamp to make your mouth water. It’s the dawn of a new day as Pamela Isley makes her return to Harley and Gotham City with a lovestruck Janet-from-HR in tow. The tension’s so thick you could cut it with a fan boat’s propeller!


Written by: G. Willow Wilson
Pages 13-19 Art by: A.L. Kaplan
Letters: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou

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Stuff of Nightmares

(BOOM!, 2022)

In the premiere of Stine’s reanimated reimagining, the monster you enounter isn’t the one you thought it’d be—you might be familiar with the classic tale of a mad scientist hell-bent on creating life, but what these two demented brothers have created is something else entirely! Get ready for a darker, more gruesome, and even more terrifying series for horror fans who are ready to face their fears in… STUFF OF NIGHTMARES!


Written by: R.L. Stine
Inks by: A.L. Kaplan
Colors by: Roman Titov
Letters: Jim Campbell

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MAW

(BOOM!, 2022)

What happens when one woman becomes the real monster society has always made her out to be? Dragged by her sister Wendy to a feminist retreat on a remote island of Antgitia, Marion Angela Weber is seeking perspective and empowerment, but a disastrous first night leaves her frightfully changed. In the aftermath of an assault, Marion begins to transform as an unspeakable hunger crawls through her body. When the townsfolk recognize there's something different about Marion, they react with suspicion, then violence, while ignoring the monsters already among them.


Written by: Jude Ellison S. Doyle
Inks by: A.L. Kaplan
Colors by: Fabiana Mascolo
Letters: Cardinal Rae

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Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Tricksters, “Loki the Matchmaker”

(Archaia, 2021)

Can the Norse trickster god, Loki, get the legendary god of thunder, Thor, to embrace his feminine side? When Thor’s hammer ends up in the possession of the King of the Giants, only his clever brother will be able to aid him in retrieving it, but only if Thor can use his brains rather than his brawn.


Written by: Robin Kaplan
Art by: A.L. Kaplan

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Full-Spectrum Therapy
(webcomic, finished, 2015-2019)

Note: this rough draft of the story ran as a webcomic from 2015-2019. currently, an edited and revised version is being queried for publishing.

Reno teen Quin Roberts can’t stop the psychedelic gunk coming from his eyes, and makeup only covers so much. Finally reunited with his troubled childhood boyfriend, Damien Aattou, Quin’d rather hide in black eyeliner and pilfered booze than fess up to his secret. If authorities discover Quin’s Empathic connection to the psychic aliens taking his form around school, he’ll be taken away from Damien for training. And after what happened two years ago, he promised to never leave Damien alone -- not again.

By: A.L. Kaplan

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Water

(webcomic, unfinished, 2010; 2014-2015)

35,000 feet below the surface in the Challenge Deep, a scientific crew struggles to adapt to their alien environment while collecting footage of the little-understood ecosystem.  Lured in by the presence of an unprecedented bloom of ctenophores, they soon discover that there are more than just wayward jellyfish in the bowels of the abyss.


By: A.L. Kaplan

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Let’s chat: alkcomics @ gmail dot com

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