Comics on Indiegogo: Little Girl Lethal

In the Wickedest City across endless realities & existences, a place called Lost Peaks, lives a singular girl, beautiful & fierce, broken & searching, a girl seething with wrath & a vast lust for vengeance. For in her childhood, she was delivered into carnal bondage to be the plaything of the monsters lurking within humanity, but a Dark Ronin, an elite assassin, came & rescued her, raising her to maturation to be an incomparable killer, whose retribution will shake the foundations of her world!

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If you’re here, I can only assume Sugar caught your eye and captured your attention. She has that effect on folks. Let me introduce her, but first let me introduce myself. I am Slick Jimmy, creator of the world of Lost Peaks and all those who dwell therein. With the help of my inimitable partner Whiskypaint, let us tell you a tale likes of which has never told before. A story to thrill your senses, rattle your bones, engorge your loins, and leave you jonesing for more… [Read more…]

Comics on Indiegogo: Detective Dead: Crimson Moon

After a deadly raid against some of the most notorious gangsters of 1932, Joel Anthony Scorn, a Rusty Belt City Detective, heads home only to discover the lifeless bodies of his wife and daughter. Joel now finds himself in the modern day chasing down the man responsible, as well as every gangster who died at the raid that night. Unfortunately, like Joel, these thugs gained unique abilities of their own.

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Comic Preview: Swing, Vol. 1

Written by Matt Hawkins, Jenni Cheung
Art / Cover: Linda Sejic
Story and Character developed by Linda Sejic, Stjepan Sejic, Matt Hawkins, Jenni Cheung
Age Rating: M

Spinning off from the universe of SUNSTONE comes a slice-of-life romantic story about a couple trying to regain the sexual energy from the beginning of their relationship by swinging with other couples. An emotional journey of two people fighting to stay in love.

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Silicon Valley Comic Con 2016

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We are happy to announce that we will be attending Silicon Valley Comic Con doing what Retrenders does best! So join us in March 18-20 at the San Jose Convention Center as we do coverage of the first ever Silicon Valley Comic Con, where we will meet and interview some of the attendees and guests, check out some awesome panels, and even do a little shopping in the dealers room.
And did we mention Stan Lee is gonna be there?!

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Tons of amazing guests already confirmed and more to come!

Be sure to check out their site at http://svcomiccon.com/ for more information and get your tickets now while you still can!

The Jam-Packed Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo 2015 Show!

comikazeconlogoFirst off, we at Retrenders love providing solid content and quality video content on our YouTube channel, but we had a slight delay and like to apologize for the dark video quality.  We were shooting on our Sony V1U and left the ND Filter on and that’s a “not bad” on our part.  Lesson learned and that will never happen again.

Okay, got that off my chest!  Here’s the jam packed episode from Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo 2015 from the LA Convention Center on Halloween weekend.  Our Ramen crew explores the growing and ever expanding Comikaze Expo.  The Eddie and Ramon takes around the convention floor.  So sit back and grab some chocolate gummy bears and enjoy the episode.

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Steve Wyatt on SVCC!

Eddie Ballar and Steve Wyatt at BigWow Comicfest - RetrendersIn a quick interview, Eddie Ballar asks Steve Wyatt what will happend to BigWow Comicfest with a new Comic-Con in town?
Steve Wyatt is the director and producer of many comic conventions in the Bay Area, and he explains how Steven Wozniak and Stan Lee are teaming up to create the Silicon Valley Comic Convention (SVCC).

It’s that time again! Big Wow! Comicfest 2015

BWCF1503This is our 3rd year covering the Big Wow! Comicfest at the San Jose Convention Center.  Our Ramen team of Eddie Ballar and Ramon Angel cover the 2-day comic book convention.

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Interview with cartoonist Roz Chast

newyorkerorzchastOkay, so I’m not the typical target audience for The New Yorker magazine, but I have at times picked a few issues at the dentist office or used articles in the magazine for research material for my college papers.  The New Yorker also is known for it’s high-brow political satire comics and The New Yorker profiles one of their cartoonist Roz Chast.

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New FLASH TV series

114675PCN_TheFlashGrant Gustin all suited up but not too flattering they say? I honestly love the suit. It’s retro, real and I’m sure the show has nothing to worry about. If you ask me, the suit makes for a gritty look. The only thing I would worry about for a new television superhero series is how well they will tell the storyline about the Flash and his episodic adventures. Oh, and how well the special effects will be when they come into play.

Click HERE for the rest of the review on Screencrush.com

Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang

boxers and saintsI’ve been a big fan of artist/writer Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese, Avatar: The Last Airbender) and have many of his graphic novels on my book shelf.   He just released his epic 2 volume series Boxers & Saints.

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Interview with “Turbulence” Author – Samit Basu

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“Turbulence” is one of the best-selling superhero sci/fi novels in India and was critically-acclaimed when published in the UK last year and now “Turbulence” reaches US shores.  Delhi-based novelist Samit Basu poses the question in “Turbulence” – “What would you do if you have the power to change the world?”  Samit’s superhero novel has it all – action, humor, fun and the right dose of reality.  Our Retrenders team got a chance to interview author Samit Basu on his international break-through novel “Turbulence.”

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RTNDR:  I’ve just finished reading the book and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it.  For me, it reminded me of old school Marvel comics I’ve read from the 1980s.  What was your influence in writing this superhero novel?

Samit:  It started out as a book about a group of young people, in a part of the world that really needed change, not preservation, suddenly getting what they really want, the power to make that change. But along the way, when I realized that strange physical powers would make anyone in our times think of superheroes, it became a superhero book. So the plot is really its own thing, as are the themes within it, but some fantastic comics I’ve read were definitely inspirations in terms of seeing how superheroes might actually fit into the world and change it – books like Powers, The Authority, Watchmen, apart from the standard Marvel/DC classics.

RTNDR:  In Turbulence the characters mention various pop culture references, like the X-men.  Did you grow up with reading lots of comic books, movies, and sci-fi flicks?

Samit:  No, not really. I grew up in India without those things being available. But I made up for lost time as an adult, after I became a writer, engorging myself on a steady diet of comics, films and TV shows, starting with when I lived in London as a student. Books, though, I always had. But this book is really a post-Internet book; it couldn’t have happened without it, and was deeply affected by it. Now, of course, we get our pop culture fixes in India too. That’s happened over the last decade. For me, it’s been more a process of diving into it and trying (and failing) to catch up rather than growing up with it.

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Turbulence by Samit Basu

turbulenceWhat if you found yourself with amazing superhuman powers suddenly and the ability to change lives and the world around you?  What you would do?  These are the many questions asked by passengers of Flight BA142 from London to Delhi as each passenger mysteriously gains a superhuman ability.

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“We want to form a real-world Justice League – of India,” Aman says.

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A group of individuals from the flight intersect for a force of change when they realize they have amazing powers.  Aman Sen finds himself with incredible communications skills and his brain is always connected to the internet.  Indian Air Force pilot Vir Singh has the power of flight.  British-Pakistani Uzma Abidi looking to be a Bollywood actress in Mumbai has the power of charisma, making people like her.  A Bengali woman Tia can make multiple versions of herself.  Sundar “The Scientist” Narayan is now an insane genius builder, whatever he dreams, he builds.  And Balaji “Young Bob” Batodekar controls the weather.

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Big Wow! Comicfest this Weekend in San Jose

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Hey, were is our team going to be at this weekend?  We’ll be at the Big Wow! Comicfest kicking off this weekend at the San Jose Convention Center.  We’ll also be hanging at the Comic & Figure Addicts (CFA) booth #209, so catch us there and say HI!

For more details go to:  Big Wow! Comicfest.com

Viral Video Friday: BTS – ILM & Avengers, ‘Nuff Said!

Fans of Marvel’s Avengers film will enjoy this Behind-The-Scenes look at ILM’s visual effects magic!

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Assassin’s Creed Graphic Novel Volumes 1-3

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When Ubisoft launched their video game hit Assassin’s Creed II in 2009, they also released a French-language trilogy of comics to fill-in the gaps and expand the Assassin’s Creed universe with writer Eric Corbeyran and artist Djilalli Defali.  Now for the first time, Titan Books has translated the graphic novels to English.

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