I remember as a kid in the 1980s, you were either a Marvel Comics or DC Comics fan, there was no in-between. I didn’t get serious into collecting comics until the late 1980s and early 1990s, when Marvel had an amazing staple of talents like Jim Lee, Todd McFarlane, Rob Liefield, Marc Silverstri, Whilce Portacio and Jae Lee, just to name a few. Every week I had a stack of Marvel comic books and a issue was like .75 cents! If you know you have a Marvel fan this Holiday season, then The Marvel Vault – A Visual History will make a great gift item.
One of the most popular DC Comics’ characters currently is anti-hero Harley Quinn. Ramen host Eddie Ballar interviews the DC Comics Harley Quinn team of Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner on Harley Quinn character.
Actor Walter Jones played Zack Taylor aka Black Ranger during the 1990s run of Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers on TV. Ramen host Eddie Ballar interviews Walter on being part of the Power Rangers history and advice for the new Power Rangers.
With social media bringing fans and Hollywood closer together. Super fans have diehard ideas and stories. Legion M gives fans ownership and involvement with TV/movie production. Ramen host Eddie Ballar interviews Legion M’s Terri Lubaroff about the company and crowdfunding process.
“Got to catch them all!” You probably heard this song in your lifetime. The voice behind the song is actor/singer Jason Paige. Ramen host Eddie Ballar interviews the Pokemon Theme song singer Jason about the song, his other commercial jingles and upcoming projects from Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con.
Artist Mark Palmer from Red Chapter Clothing is known for his stylized ambigram Marvel clothes. Ramen host Eddie Ballar catches up with Mark at Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con to talk about his art, Wow Tattoos and upcoming Red Chapter Clothing projects.
Our Ramen team was at Comikaze … oops wrong name, it is Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con, now that’s a mouthful. One of our first interviews with various guest from the show was with “We’re Alive” creator Kc Wayland (Wayland Productions). Ramen host Eddie Ballar talks to Kc Wayland about his hit zombie post-apocalyptic radio podcast.
We caught up with Stan Lee at Silicon Valley Comic Con to talk to him about the “BIG” direction with comics, how did it begin, what were its influences, and where is it going now that it has become immensely and worldly popular!
Welcome to the first Silicon Valley Comic-Con! The inaugural of SVCC was the largest Comic convention in San Jose, California, thanks to Steve Wozniak and Stan Lee. The convention was a collaboration between panel talks of surfacing technology such as Virtual Reality and how will we use it? So when you you took a stroll through the convention floor, you were literally walking through the imaginative world of stories ; and if you chose to attend a tech panel, you can see how comics and Sci-fi have contributed to innovative technology and its use –Such things as the hoverboard which is the future of skateboard transportation! Now that’s what I call the ying and the yang.
Now who said we were just here to see Stan Lee? – RETRENDERS, or course!
This 3-day weekend in the SF Bay Area will kick-off the first-ever Silicon Valley Comic-Con at the San Jose Convention Center. The merging of technology, gadgets, comics and pop culture are brought to you by geek master Steve Wozniak and comic book icon Stan Lee. Our Retrenders staff and Ramen and a Half film crew will be there all weekend covering the event. So please check our Retrenders’ YouTube channel for more updates and videos!
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?!
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!
First 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.
This past weekend, Comikaze Expo unveiled “No Hero Now,” an action packed cinematic music video which tells the story of Rian, a reformed and retired assassin who is pulled back into action after getting a distress call from her old team.
After discovering a socialite referred to as “The Mantis” is investing millions into engineering genetic serums for humans, Rian must square off with a newly powered super human to avenge her fallen comrades and rescue her team’s leader.
In 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).
Are you folks ready to watch Marvel’s Avengers 2: Age of Ultron? Well, AMC Theaters is offering two hype packages to get you Marvel fanatics excited. The first is The Ultimate Avengers Marathon which will feature all 11 films leading up to Age of Ultron. The insanity begins April 29th, 2015 on Wednesday night at 6pm @ participating AMC movie chains.
Do you need a cool looking poster for your boring cubicle or ugly dorm room wall? Check out this cool Spider-Man poster by artist Salvador Anguiano. This poster showcases the various Spider-Man masks throughout his Marvel timeline.