Story: Matt Hawkins
Art / Covers: Rahsan Ekedal
This is it – the final issue of The Assignment. Hitman Frank Kitchen is still finding his way with his “new” identity. Look for a full review soon on Retrenders as I read the full trade paperback edition.
I must admit I got into the Doctor Who bandwagon a little late. I really started watching when actor Matt Smith became the Eleventh Doctor with Karen Gillan playing Amy Pond. The Eleventh Doctor with new traveling companion rides into a new adventure with Part 1: “The Tragical History Tour.”
This weekend Legendary Pictures releases one of their big films of the year into the multiplexes – The Great Wall starring Matt Damon. Suppose the Great Wall in China was not just built to defend from the human element but also “monsters.” Actor Matt Damon and the all-star Chinese cast look to defend the Great Wall and humanity from these evil beasts. Titan Books official companion guide The Great Wall – The Art of the Film takes a behind-the-scenes at the epic production.
Toys for 2017! Toy industry event Toy Fair 2017 took place last week in NYC. Many toymakers like Hasbro, Mattel, Funko, Playmates and Jakks Pacific made their toy reveals for the new year. Website MUReview.net has lots of cool articles and pictures of the event like the Transformers cast at the Hasbro booth checking out all the cool upcoming Transformers Movie toys.
Over 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.
Pikachu 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.
Story: Bryan Hill
Art / Cover: Isaac Goodhart
Color art: K. Michael Russell
Letter art: Troy Peteri
Story: Zack Kaplan
Art / Cover: Giovanni Timpano
Color art: Chris Northrop
Letter art: Troy Peteri
I 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.
I’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.
The 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.