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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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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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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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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Magazine Preview: The Walking Dead – Companion to the Comic Series

walkingmagazine0101The Walking Dead has been a pop-culture phenom in both TV and comics format.  This official The Walking Dead magazine provides a guide to the comics series which great for fans and beginners to this zombie universe.

The companion comics guide features interviews with creators Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard.  There are also articles discussing fan-favorite characters, defining comic book moments in the series, exploration of the Walking Dead universe and interviews with the creative team.

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Comic Book Preview: Assassin’s Creed – Uprising #1

asuprising0101Assassin’s Creed gets a new series Uprising as the Phoenix Project nears completion.  Charlotte and her team readies to save the world with new reveals and insights on these characters from the Assassin’s Creed universe.

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Comic Preview: Dante, One-Shot

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Story: Matt Hawkins & Jason Ning
Art / Cover: Darick Robertson

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Comic Preview: Sunstone, Vol. 5 TP

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A week late, but I just couldn’t let this one slip by.  Stjepan Sejic is one of my favorite Writer/Artist.  Take a peak at this wonderful book, and if you find it interesting, you can read from the beginning over at his DeviantArt page, Shiniez.  Of course, buying the four volumes that came before this wouldn’t be such a bad idea too. 🙂

Story / Art / Cover: Stjepan Sejic

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Comic Book Preview: Assassin’s Creed – Templars #9

act0901Ubisoft’s popular video game Assassin’s Creed over the years have used the comic book medium for more stories in this world.  The final issue of the 9-book Templars run is here.  Adding the to Assassin’s Creed canon, Dre has only one way to go now.

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Comic Book Preview: Doctor Who The Ninth Doctor #9

doc090901More adventures with the Ninth Doctor.  This time its a road trip to Brazil.  Join the Ninth Doctor, Rose and Jack on a Brazilian journey.

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Comic Book Preview: Peepland #3

peepland0301The Central Park killer is still on loose.  Roxy and her company of friends are dealing with corporate powers and corrupt police officials in 1980s NYC.
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Comic Book Preview: Assassin’s Creed #3

assassinscreed0300The Assassin’s Creed video game franchise over the years have used the comic book format to tell many stories from this universe.  Now the Awakening series takes Assassin’s Creed towards manga-style art and storytelling.  The Brotherhood and Templar Order are once again locked into battle.

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Comic Book Preview: Doctor Who – The Eleventh Doctor Year Three #1

doctorwho113100Doctor, doctor!  If you’re looking to jump in and get into the various Doctor Who comic book series from Titan Comics, then this Eleventh Doctor Year Three #1 will be a great starting point for new fans.  Travel with the Eleventh Doctor and companion Alice Obiefune.

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