Saturday, December 18, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Photos From the 6th Komikon at the Starmall Trade Halls

I went with buddies Drew, Kat and Joiz to the 6th Komikon or Komikon 2010,  held last November 13 at the Starmall Trade Hall in Mandaluyong city. The event was graced by featured artists Manix and Jess Abrera, Carlo Pagulayan, Harvey Tolibao and Stephen Segovia. Also seen were Pugad Baboy creator Pol Medina, the Bayan Knights and Point Zero guys.   There were also a lot of indie and local comic books and artists.

First booth I went looking for was the Comic Odyssey booth. Like that's a big surprise. I wanted to dig their 20 peso bins for issues that were on my list ( which I forgot to bring). They had a huge booth at the far end of the hall, which by the way was actually very small so it got really crowded. The 20 peso bins were such a hit, as usual so I really had to wait my turn and also elbow some patrons, as some of them were elbowing their way in, trying to get in without waiting their turn. More on my purchases later. Photos of the con after the jump.

The Hobby Expo at the Riverbanks Center

Last weekend, my toy pals and I decided to hit the Hobby Expo at The Riverbanks Center in Marikina. I was also supposed to meet 2 other friends, but I got there late and by the time I arrived, they were already gone.

First booth I saw even before getting my ticket was a comic book booth which I strongly felt was Comic Odyssey. So I paid for my ticket-- 20 pesos- and made a beeline to the said booth, and surprise, surprise, it was Comic Odyssey! Honestly, I was surprised to see them there because I thought this would be just an all- toy fair. They didn't have a lot of comics to sell  like they did at the recent Komikon ( which I have yet to blog about-- I am seriously backlogged). There were probably just 6 or 8 boxes. So I did what I do best and scoured the boxes and found myself these lovelies:

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Midnight Sale at Comic Odyssey

Fresh from the 6th Komikon, Comic Odyssey is once again having a sale this Friday! It's a one-night only, midnight sale. Incidentally, Planet X comics is also on sale until the 21st! I'll try to drop by. Happy comic book hunting guys!

Green Lantern Movie Trailer

I was at Gizmodo and saw this trailer for the Green Lantern Movie and I went OHWOW! I love what I've seen so far.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Comic Odyssey's Last Sale Of the Year!

OMG ANOTHER SALE!!! I hope I still have enough money left so I can go and raid their bins!


Saturday, October 2, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

Collecticon 2010

I went last year. I dunno if I'll be able to this year though.

Collecticon 2010
October 2-3, 2010
Robinsons Midtown Mall
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Admission is FREE

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Filming Underway for Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Still on Marvel movie news, I've learned that Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance has begun filming in Romania. The sequel will still star Nicholas Cage and is being directed Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. According to Superhero Hype, the film will be released in 3D and 2D on February  17, 2012.

First Look at January Jones as Emma Frost in X-men: First Class

Filming has started for X-men: First Class in the United Kingdom, and the Daily Mail  posted some photos of January Jones in costume as Emma Frost. The blonde Madmen star is seen wearing a a white coat, white boots, and a white fur cap . You'll see more photos here.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Chaos War Checklist

Big crossovers are such a staple these days in comics. And as another big event in the Marvel Universe sets to hit the shelves next month, I thought it would be a good idea to post a checklist of the titles that will be part of this crossover. Chaos War starts off this October with Chaos War #1. Below are the titles and issues that will come out in the succeeding months.





Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Since I'm still a tad too lazy to write anything, I thought I'd share one of my favorite comic book pages. This is from X-men Vol. 2 issue #8.  Go Betsy!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Surprise! Surprise!

Guess what came in the mail yesterday morning. Contents to be posted later. ;)

Tales of Fear Agent Signing at Comic Odyssey


Saturday, September 4, 2010

Wonder Woman Movie in 2013?

I was on Youtube watching some Justice League clips featuring Wonder Woman when I came across a fan made trailer for a WW feature film. The clip featured Angelina Jolie with scenes from her movies. Seeing this trailer prompted me to Google information on news or progress of the film. One of the first search results that caught my eye was from IMDB. The page is mostly empty except for this bit of information: next to the title "Wonder Woman" is the year 2013.

Is this true? Would we finally be seeing the Amazon princess on the big screen in 3 years?

Wonder Woman artwork by Overlander

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Superman XXX, A Porn Parody

Image Comics and Comixology to Release Image Comic App

Bleeding Cool reports that Image Comics and Comixology have partnered together to bring us the Image Comic App. Titles initially included for the app are Youngblood, Savage Dragon, Battle Pope and Chew. Also on the same page is a list of new titles added to the Comixology library of digital applications.

Friday, August 27, 2010

WHAT?! No Cyke and Jean in X-men: First Class?!?!

Film takes place in the 60's.... shows how Xavier and Magneto met..... costumes will be comic-bookish.. no Cyclops and Jean Grey... Kevin Bacon and Janua....wait.. Whut?! No Cyclops and Jean Grey in X-men: First Class?? 

Please tell me you're joking.

THE HUNT: Iron and the Maiden 3

Iron and the Maiden was a comic book published by Aspen Comics in 2007 as its first creator-owned title. It was  a four-issue mini-series that was later followed by a one shot. There was also an Iron and the Maiden #0. Written by creator Jason Rubin and pencilled by Francis Manapul, the story revolved around 2 main characters: a sexy young lady out to avenge her father's death and a juiced-up ex-Mafia goon who is out for revenge on the same Mafia he considered his family . It is set in a city in the 1930's, in an alternate universe where the government  is corrupt and the Mafia rules ( hmmmm sounds familiar?). Covers were done by Manapul, but some variants featured artwork by Jeff Matsuda and the late Michael Turner. A trade paperback was released in May of this year.

DC Comics Chuck Taylors!

Here's one more reason to love the good ol' Chuck Taylor. DC Comics has teamed up with Converse and released Chuck Taylor All Star Highs with designs bearing some of our favorite DC characters. These came out I think this month, but the DC folks who manned the booth at the recent SDCC I've learned wore these. I missed out on that bit of info and actually learned about them from  Jim Lee's Twitter.

There are 5 designs in all: 2 Batman designs; 2 Superman and 1 Green Lantern. I hope these become available here in the Philippines because I sure as hell want one! Or two. Okay fine I WANT THEM ALL!

More photos after the jump.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

SLG Publishing to release Elmer

This is great news for the Philippine comics industry. Hopefully this will pave the way for more local publications to hit the international market. Congratulations, Gerry Alanguilan!

Press Release

Elmer, the acclaimed graphic novel by Philippine cartoonist Gerry Alanguilan about talking chickens, will finally see print in the United States this November in a new edition released from SLG Publishing. A window into a world where chickens have suddenly acquired the intelligence and consciousness of humans, Elmer tells the story of a family of chickens who struggles to survive in a strange and dangerous world.

While Elmer is basically a book about talking chickens, SLG Publisher Dan Vado says it should not be dismissed as funny animal book. “This is not about talking chickens the way Babe was about talking pigs” Vado observed “Elmer has more in common with Animal Farm than any talking dog movie.”

Creator Gerry Alanguilan has worked in comics for some time on various work-for-hire projects from major publishers, but when casting around for ideas for his own project he looked no further than his own front window ” I’ve always been surrounded by chickens. I find them fascinating and I often found myself wondering what if… what if they could think like us and talk like us?” said Alanguilan “What would they say? What would they do? It was a ridiculous notion, but I tried to approach it very seriously and see what I would come up with.”

Self-publishing the series in The Philippines, Alanguilan’s comic attracted attention internationally for its mirror-like look at the world we live in. Neil Gaiman called it “heartbreaking and funny and so beautifully drawn.”

The SLG Publishing edition of Elmer will contain all of the same material from the self-published version which saw limited distribution outside of the Philippines. Scheduled for a November 2010 release, Elmer will be a 144 page black and white graphic novel priced at $12.95 and will be available at better comics and book shops, from as well as from the publisher’s own website.

The first chapter of the book is available as a free download from the SLG Publishing website (


Monday, August 23, 2010

EVENTS: Shadowland Moon Knight Singing RESCHEDULED

Shadowland Moon Knight #1 hits shelves later this month. And to coincide with it's release,
local retailer Comic Odyssey is organizing a premiere of sorts for the comic book with a book
signing by Shadowland Moon Knight artist, Bong Dazo. First announced to be on August 28th,
the event has been moved due to a delay in the comic's delivery.

Aside from the comic book signing, there will also be a raffle. They'll be raffling off an
original comic art page from Deadpool: Merc With a Mouth compliments of the artist. Each
purchase of Shadowland Moon Knight includes a raffle ticket for a chance to win this one-of-a
kind prize.

Bong Dazo's signing is rescheduled for September 4th, still between 1-3 p.m. at the Comic
Odyssey Robinson's Galleria branch.  

Thursday, August 19, 2010

COMICS: There's a Justin Bieber Comic Book

First a bio movie and now this. There's also a  Justin Bieber comic book from Bluewater Productions. O_o

COMICS: David Beckham Comic Book From Bluewater Productions

Soccer superstar David Beckham has conquered the sports and fashion world, and is now set to enter the world of comics. This coming September, David Beckham makes his comic book debut in FAME: David Beckham. This is one of Bluewater Production's latest additions to FAME, a biographical comic book series that features famous celebrities. Past issues featured Lady Gaga, Twilight stars Kirsten Stewart, Rob Pattinson and Taylor Lautner.

The book will be written by Pete Rogers and drawn by artist Pablo Martinera. It will feature David's carreer, from how he started out up to his current place as star player for LA Galaxy.

 I'm a David Beckham fan but I'm not sure if I'll get this one. But I'd definitely wait on deciding until I've actually perused the comic book. FAME: David Beckham features 2 covers, and is scheduled for release in September. Cover price is $3.99.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

HAUL: Factor X #1

Since I was in the Ortigas area yesterday, I decided to stop by SM Megamall to check out the comic and toy shops there. There are 2 comic shops at the basement of building A,  and one of those is Filbar's. I love Filbar's because some branches have bargain bins of comics ranging from 20-90 pesos. Some of the issues go as far back as the early 90's and as recent as 2007/2008. 

I was browsing through the bins when I found Factor X #1, from the Age Of Apocalypse series in the 90's. I'm not sure, but I may have picked up this title back when it first came out, along with some other titles from the AoA series. I've already lost/ misplaced all of those in the last 10 years. 

I've recently added some of the AoA titles to my "hunt list", and I'm just looking for some issues to complete them. This Factor X #1 is the first one I have in my possession of this title, and I got it for only Php 20.00. Sweet!

I haven't taken it out of the bag yet, but it seems like it's in fairly good condition.

So that's one down and 3 more to go for this title. I wonder if i'll find the other issues at the Metro Comic Con.  

GLEE Comics!

Here's something for all you Gleeks out there. Bluewater Productions is giving your favorite show it's very own comic book! This one-shot biographical  comic book will be published under the FAME title and will focus on the lives of the cast and the team behind the hit show. The comic book will retail for $3.99 and is scheduled for release in November.

Visit the Bluewater Productions site for more details. 

The 2010 Metro Comic Con

Experience comics and more at the Metro Comic Con 2010! It'll be on August 21-22 at the Megatrade Hall of SM Megamall. Entrance fee is Php 100.00 for a one day pass and gates open at 10 a.m. I'll be hitting this con with some buddies. Hope to see you there!

Click here to learn more about what's going to happen at Metro Comic Con, or visit the Metro Comic Con website. Check out the killer intro!

Poster from here.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Care Bears Moment

5, 4, 3, 2, 1...... LANTERNS! STARE!!!

More colorful light beams here.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

GAMING: DC Universe Online "Who Do You Trust" Trailer

Like the guys at SuperheroHype said--WOW!

Man, I love this trailer! Definitely one of the best trailers from any video game I've seen so far. The game  comes out in November 2010.

Amazing! Just amazing!


*Special thanks to Gilbz for the heads-up!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Month Long SALE at Comic Odyssey


Thanks to JC for the heads up!

MOVIES: First Look at Chris Evans in Captain America Costume

Heres an a image of Chris Evans as Captain America from some footage that was show during a Marvel Comics panel at the San Diego Comic Con.


MOVIES : Green Lantern Movie Character Teaser Posters

More after the jump.

Monday, July 26, 2010

The Comic Odyssey and Planet X 3-day Sale Day Haul and Report

* A really, really delayed post*

Here are my hauls and report of the Comic Odyssey and Planet X 3-day sale last May. The post is a *bit* delayed because it totally slipped my mind to write a post until I saw the photos of my hauls.

Day 1 loot

The Avengers Line-Up

Marvel has finally announced who will be part of the Avengers Movie at the San Diego Comic Con. check them out!

(From left to right) Robert Downey Jr., Clark Gregg, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Director Joss Whedon, Producer Kevin Feige.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Guinness Names X-Men #1 as Best Selling Comic Book

Great news from SDCC 2010! Guinness World Records presented Marvel comics with the award for "Highest Selling Single Comic Book" for X-men #1. The award was presented to Marvel COO Jim Sokolowski and Chris Claremont, who penned the story for the issue at the Marvel Comics booth at the San Diego Comic-con.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Haul From The Powerbooks Sale

I decided to swing by the Powerbooks branch in Trinoma the other day to check out the big sale*. Prices were slashed up to 80% off! Graphic novels  comic book trade paperbacks, and manga were marked 20% off. Going through the 80% off table, I found these two.
Issue 2 and 6 of TenRyu: the Dragon Cycle,  by Sanami Matoh.  Originally selling for Php 445.00, I got these two for only Php 50.00 each! TenRyu: the Dragon Cycle is about the adventures of two brothers belonging to the Black Dragon clan,with powers to transform into dragons.

*The Powerbooks sale is until August 15, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Return of Abby van Alstine, The Necromancer

I've been trying to collect the Necromancer ever since I picked up issue #1 at the Php 20 bin at Comic Odyssey. I loved the art of Francis Manapul, and the story itself is very captivating. I guess that's largely in part due to it's supernatural theme, and Lord knows I love anything supernatural.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

More Green Lantern Photos

 Here are yet more photos from the Green Lantern movie, scanned from latest issue of Entertainment Weekly.

Friday, July 16, 2010

First Look at Thor, Odin and Loki from THOR

And since I'm on the subject of movies, Marvel has released this pic of  from it's upcoming Thor movie:

So it's not really our first glimpse of the Asgardian God of Thunder, as a pic of him was released some months ago; but this is the first publicly released photo of the the 3, as well as of Odin and Loki.

 Sir Anthony is so shiny, isn't he?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

First Look at Green Lantern's Costume

In comic-related news, Green Lantern's costume has been finally revealed! Donning the green suit and power ring, Ryan Reynolds is this week's cover boy of Entertainment Weekly.

This week's Entertainment Weekly will be released just in time for the San Diego Comic Con and has a behind-the-scenes feature on the film. The magazine hits newsstands in the US on July 16th.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Planet X SSSHHH....SALE!




If I weren't going on a trip next week, I would totally raid this joint. But who knows, I just might anyway. Good bye money, hello comics!

*From the Planet X Facebook page.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tips When Hitting Sales and Conventions

Since the 9th Philippine Toycon is just days away,  I decided to put together a "Survival Guide" of sorts that is based on my personal experience. I've gone to several cons since I've gotten back into comic book collecting, and these tips, which were borne out of trial and error, have helped me get through them. These may not be fool-proof, but these have worked for me so far.

Monday, June 14, 2010

The 9th Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention 2010

5 days to go till the 9th Philippine Toys, Hobbies & Collectibles Convention! I wonder what gems I'll find at the booths. I'm so excited!

 See you there!

9th Philippine Toys, Hobbies & Collectibles Convention
June 19-20, 2010
10:00 AM- 9:00 PM
Megatrade Hall 2-3
5/F SM MegaMall

Friday, June 11, 2010

Zenescope To Publish Charmed

TV's hit supernatural drama Charmed is making a comeback-- in comic book form. I've just gotten confirmation by reading on Newsarama that Zenescope Entertainment has acquired the publishing rights for the TV show. OHMYGOD! I LOVE YOU ZENESCOPE!!! Check out the beautiful  cover of the first issue!

Charmed is one of my all-time favorite TV shows, and I think it's about time that a comic book about them gets published. I hope they include my favorite character Prue, who was killed at the end of season 3.

Dave Hoover will be penciling, while the story telling will be shared by Paul Ruditis and Raven Gregory. This comic book series is said to feature a brand new storyline about the Halliwell sisters Piper, Phoebe and Paige--which picks up where the show left off in it's final season. How they're going to do that is actually very interesting, because the final scenes of that series finale showed a very old Piper Halliwell telling the stories of the Charmed Ones to her grand children. That aside, I am so excited to see how this turns out.

Issue #0 comes out this June, and the first issue debuts this July at the San Diego Comic Con.

See the model sheets for the characters here. 

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Fathom: Blue Descent #0

Fathom: Blue Descent #0 cover art by Scott Clark

Speaking of Fathom , there's a new issue coming out from Aspen Studios called Fathom: Blue Descent #0.

From Comicvine:

"The past comes crashing into the present in this exciting all-new Aspen mini-series, FATHOM: BLUE DESCENT! Dissension takes center stage in this pulse-pounding second issue of Aspen's all new FATHOM mini-series. Absaloma is a member of the Blue, searching for answers to his own purpose within the ever-changing landscape under the surface. However, his self-exploration takes a back seat for a search far more important to his livelihood - the search for his captive wife (and Aspen's mom!), Eilah! Kidnapped by the race known as the Black, Eilah's lurid nightmares of this mythical species came to horrifying life when their arrival indeed turned into a reality. Now, with a new focused determination and motivation, it is up to Abseloma and his trusted childhood friend Zo to rescue his wife from the ominous race of the Black......Over a decade's worth of answers spill out onto the pages of this exciting, all new FATHOM: BLUE DESCENT mini-series!"

So this'll start off another mini-series for my favorite underwater gal. I'm so excited! This new mini-series will be written by David Schwartz and illustrated by Scott Clark. Fathom: Blue Descent #0 drops this June.

Monday, May 31, 2010

DC Comics Celebrates 75th Year

This 2010, DC Comics  commemorates 75 years of world-renowned comic book characters and their adventures with consumer events and new film, television and DVD content releasing throughout the year.

This world-wide celebration of such a momentous event is so fitting for a giant like DC. Through out the years,  DC Comics characters have inspired blockbuster movies, classic television shows, engaging video games, exciting theme park attractions, and an array of consumer products for fans of all ages, worldwide. These are the characters that have shaped our notion of heroes, and created a modern mythology for every generation, across all media.

As part of its 75th year celebration, DC Comics invites everyone to join the DC Comics 75th Year Power Up! Super Heroes Challenge this June 19 and 20 at the SM Mega Mall Events Center. The activity camp will feature extreme outdoor activities, which will be set up indoors for the first time in its scale. This Father’s Day weekend, kids and parents alike can bring out the superhero in themselves through activities such as the Tyrolean Traverse, Two-Line Tight Rope, and the Zip Line.

The camp site will also feature a DC Comics Mini Museum where limited edition and toy collections from DC Comics, Toy Kingdom, collectors and fans will be on display. Everyone can expect an array of Batman, Superman, and Justice League toys and figurines.

To register, simply buy PhP500 worth of DC Comics products from the SM Department Store Character Shop and Boys Teens Wear departments between May 22 to June 20, 2010 to get a free DC Comics 75th Year bag tag. Use this as your event pass on June 19 and 20, to register at the DC Comics 75th Year Power Up! Super Heroes Challenge in the SM Megamall Building A Events Center. One bag tag entitles one participant to go through the course once.

You may also present any Batman or Superman personal care product by Master Kids at the registration booth to claim one bag tag to use as an entry pass to the DC Comics 75th Year Power Up! Super Heroes Challenge.

DC Comics 75th Anniversary will be the main theme of this year’s Toy Convention to be held on June 19 and 20 at the SM Mega Trade Halls 2 and 3. This year’s Toy Convention will include DC Comics- themed competitions and activities. Everyone is invited to come in a superhero or comic book character costume as Collectors Unlimited will attempt to gather the most number of people in superhero costumes in one location.

DC Comics is inviting Filipino comics artists who have rendered work for DC Comics to autograph your DC Comics collectibles in the Toy Convention and Toy Kingdom, SM Megamall. There will also be a special auction of limited edition DC Comics Encyclopedias to participants who purchase DC Comics licensed products from the DC Comics booth in the Toy Convention.

Come and join the celebration!

DC Comics is best known as the home of the world’s most famous super hero characters: Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern.

Monday, May 24, 2010

New Pulls From The 20 Pesos Bin

I was at Market Market last Saturday killing time so I decided to check out one of my favorite comic book stores, Comics N' Stuff. Comic's N' Stuff is a sister store of Comic Odyssey, another favorite store of mine. I love this place because their 20 peso bins are back issue gold mines!

While browsing through the bins, I saw quite a few issues that I almost picked up, but then decided to drop after giving it some thought. There was a Wildcats Vol.1 #4, which I already had in my collection so I don't know why I even thought of buying one. Plus a couple of superman titles, X-man issues- whose covers were painted and looked amazing-- and a few others I can't remember now. After going through all the bins I had 10 comics in hand, but chose to buy only 2. I picked up a Fathom Prelude #1 with a Michael Turner cover and a Red Sonja #0.

Fathom Prelude #1 is set back in the 80's and tells the story of a young Aspen Matthews as she competes in the Olympics as part of the US women's swim team. An incident at the the games marks the end of her swimming career, but paves the way for her love of the deep ocean.

Red Sonja is well Red Sonja. Sexy read head in a two piece chain mail. Need I say more?

And that's my weekend pull.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I Fondled An Ipad

Yes, yes I did. And it felt goooooood!

I went to Mike's studio the other day to join some friends for a day of shooting portraits when I saw an Ipad lying near his computer. I remember Mike saying he was expecting one to arrive around late April. Everyone was excited to get their hands on it, but of course I was the first one to.  

I actually dismissed the Ipad as another consumer product of Apple that  has no use for me, but then they teamed up with Marvel Comics. I salivated like crazy.

So yeah, to make the long story short, I fondled and pawed it, and now I am in love.

My preciouuuuuusssssssssssss.

The Comic Odyssey and Planet X 3-Day Sale!

Mark your calendars! This coming weekend, Comic Odyssey and Planet X Comics are holding a 3- day sale.  At Comic Odyssey, get back issues for PHP 50.00, and get 20-50% off on graphic novels. Get great discounts on manga, comic book sets, and action figures as well.

From Planet X Comics in Glorietta:


 PLANET X BACK-ISSUE COMICS - comic bin only!

So come armed with your lists and loaded wallets. See you at the 3-Day sale!

Photo from the Comic Odyssey website.