Anno Dracula 1899 and Other Stories

annodracula1899Over the years of reviewing various novels and comics for Retrenders, I’ve enjoyed reading the many tales of Kim Newman’s vampire creation Anno Dracula and world of characters around him.  “Anno Dracula 1899 and Other Stories” is a collection of short stories to get fans primed for the upcoming novel Anno Dracula 1899: Daikaiju.  Not only that, Titan Comics will kick-off a brand new Anno Dracula series by author Kim Newman and art by Paul McCaffrey launching in March 2017.

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Comic Book Preview: Assassin’s Creed – Awakening #4

acawakening04001This manga mini-series takes place during Assassin’s Creed Blag Flag timeline.  The Black Cross is on the hunt, while Charlotte might change sides!  Find out more with Awakening #4.

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Comic Book Preview: Doctor Who The Ninth Doctor #10

doctor10001Still on their Brazilian tour, the Ninth Doctor, Rose and Jack must stop aquatic aliens looking to destroy the planet Earth.

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Comic Book Preview: Doctor Who – The Tenth Doctor #3.2

doctor10030201This Doctor travels with 2 companions!  Travel with Gabby Gonzales and Cindy Wu as they help the Tenth Doctor in the first issue of a two-part story “Breakfast at Tyrannies.”

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Comic Book Preview: Peepland #4

peepland04001Peepland #4 drops today from the Hard Case Crime imprint.  Dead bodies everywhere!  The cops are getting weary of Roxy and friends.

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I Need Pikachu Bags

pika000pika001Pikachu fans who want to rock fashion accessories with their wardrobe might want to check these LoungeFly bags.  The Pikachu Saffiano Vegan Leather Wallet is made from faux leather with 8-card pockets.  The Pikachu Saffiano Vegan Leather Crossbody Bag is a handy bag to carry smaller things around for the go.  The Pikachu Saffiano Vegan Leather Backpack features a main compartment, zip pocket and 2-side pockets.

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Comic Preview: Postal # 18

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Story: Bryan Hill
Art / Cover: Isaac Goodhart
Color art: K. Michael Russell
Letter art: Troy Peteri

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Comic Preview: Eclipse, Vol 1 TP

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Story: Zack Kaplan
Art / Cover: Giovanni Timpano
Color art: Chris Northrop
Letter art: Troy Peteri

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Sega Dreamcast Backpack

dreamcastbag01I remember the Sega Dreamcast being my system of choice.  I played Bomberman and Powerstone 2 all day.  Instead of buying a plain JanSport backpack, why not grab this Dreamcast 2-Way Shoulder Bag?  This is great for Sega Dreamcast fans.

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Abstract: The Art of Design on Netflix

abstractdesignI’ve just finished watching The Crown and Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.  So what is next for me Netflix?  I think I’m going to change it up a little by watching this new docu-series dropping February 10, 2017, Abstract – The Art of Design.

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Custom LEGO Transformers

chitransformers00The Chibi-style has been a popular pop-toy creation with the kawaii big head and small proportion body.  S2 Toys Studios aka Sam Cheng builds his own custom cute transformable Autobots called Chibi-Formers.  He’s created an Optimus Prime, Jazz, Sideswipe and Grimlock figures.

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TLS G.I. Joe Wave 2

gijoewave200I have been waiting for The Loyal Subjects G.I. Joe Wave 2 series of Action Vinyls.  The figures come with the Action Vinyls’ articulation and accessories.

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Comic Book Preview: Norman #2.3

norman020301Norman!  His friend Grace is dead.  Norman is going back to school to find things out.

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Mini Reveiw: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

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Since 2005, the Resident Evil franchise had begun to move away from the traditional survival horror genre everyone loved it for and focused more on an action/3rd person shooter type of game.  Gone were the days where you walk down a corridor, with 9 bullets left in your gun, hoping a scare didn’t pop out the corner.  With Resident Evil 4, 5 and 6, the guns and ammo were plenty.  When they announced this game, and released the demo, I will admit that it scared me a bit.  It did its job, as I didn’t want to play it after the sun went down, and it reminded me of all those scares I had playing the original and it’s sequels. [Read more…]

Comic Book Preview: Samurai – Brothers In Arms #2.6

samuari020601This is the final issue of the Samuari – Brothers In Arms mini-series.  Master Kaz awaits the final battle.

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Comic Book Preview: Sherlock – The Blind Banker #2

blindbanker0201Benedict Cumberbatch gets the manga treatment with the Blind Banker mini-series.

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Comic Book Preview: Doctor Who Eleventh Doctor #3.2

doctorwho110301It’s another month and the Eleventh Doctor is in traveling with Alice on another adventure filled mission.

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Viral Video Friday: Seis Manos

seismanosThis animated trailer looks intriguing.  This takes place on the border town of San Simon, Mexico late 1970s.  A Chinese immigrant Chiu Lee Man takes in 3 orphan kids who he mentors and trains in way of martial arts.  When he is murdered, the 3 kids: Silencio, Isabela, and Jesus team up with a DEA Agent and Federale officer to seek revenge against the cartel.

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Food: Kit Kat Sushi

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With Valentine’s Day coming, Kit Kat in Japan is offering for a limited time Kit Kat Sushi.  You can only get the 3-piece Kit Kat Sushi when you spend more than $27.00USD at the premium KitKat Chocolatory shop, located in Ginza, Tokyo.

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GUESS Handbag Collection: The Bobbi

guessbobbiI’m waiting for Spring the clean out my closet and add new stuff like these new GUESS Bobbi tote bags.  Not just bright and chic, but you get two bags for the price of one.

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Toy Story Combiner Robot

bandaitoystoryrobotThe popular Pixar animation Toy Story gets the Chogokin treatment.  This is the Tamashii Nations Chogokin Toy Story Super Combined Buzz The Space Ranger Robo!

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Comic Book Preview: Rivers of London #3.4

riversoflondon3-400A mix of fantasy, sci-fi and super-hero comics action, Rivers of London continues with the Black Mould mini-series.  Policeman/magicman Peter Grant and fellow policeman/Muslim ninja Sahra Guleed look to stop the “Black Mould.”

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Comic Book Preview: Doctor Who – The Twelfth Doctor #2.14

doctorwho12021400The Twelfth Doctor is in.  Travel with companion Julie on this new adventure.

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Comic Book Preview: The Assignment #2

assignment0201The 3-issue mini-series from Titan Comics’ Hard Case Crime imprint continues with issue 2.  Ex-hitman Frank Kitchen is still adjusting to his new “self” while on a mission of revenge.

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xXx: Return of Xander Cage

xandercage“You know how I came up with the idea of the Triple-X program?  Skateboards and swimming pools.”  (Augustus Gibbons)

I remember watching the first Triple-X in theaters and I had to say, I enjoyed watching the Vin Diesel popcorn flick.  Bypassing Ice Cube’s xXx sequel, like Brett Ratner’s X-Men 3, Vin Diesel reprises his role as super punk-rock agent Xander Cage.  I now find myself reading xXx:  Return of Xander Cage – The Official Movie Novelization and just maybe watching this Fast and the Furious wannabe at the multiplexes.

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