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Tropa#2 review

haven’t bought a copy yet, been out of my sense for the past 2 days. But will grab a copy and might post my own insights.

My greatest fear about this book is that the art would suck because we get a different artist on every page. I am happy to report that that is not the case.

but check out this review from the blog of jtmtzrwj
which can be read here at http://jtmtzrwj.blogspot.com/2008/04/reviewing-tropa2.html

April 7, 2008 Posted by | komiks, reviews | Leave a comment

Secret Invasion issue 1 – World Premiere

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I thought that the comics will be available on a Saturday, and I’m glad that I went to Filbars SM MOA last Monday to ask when will the Secret Invasion issue 1 will come out in our local store, and the world premiere of the release of the comics is on April 2, our local comic store went on a great schedule releasing on April 3. So I went back to Filbars awhile ago to check if the issue 1 is available and lucky me they still got one copy left, its the nearest mall and comic store for me here in Cavite, so when I arrived home, I read it immediately and was too shock to talk on what I saw here. And I got a variant blank cover for issue 1 – hmmm hope I can get a Leinil Yu sketch for this cover 🙂 wink wink

Its a lot more bigger than the Civil War series, a lot of scary revelations occur for Issue 1 and its a big explosive premiere for Secret Invasion. I won’t post any stories for issue 1, but I’ll just post some panels for a teaser to everyone. You wont be spoiled here, promise.

more images and comments after the jump
CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING Secret Invasion issue 1 – World Premiere

April 3, 2008 Posted by | preview, reviews | | 1 Comment

Your Comic Relief reviews The New Avengers Annual 2008

let me share this review to all of you that I found with my spider-sense.

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  Carlo Pagulayan is the penciler and Jeff Huet is the inker.  The art is busy, very busy, but not to the point that it is detracting from the story too much.  There is a lot going on in almost every panel, and it never seems to be overpowering.  To be honest though, and that’s something I strive for in these reviews, the sheer number of characters that are involved in the story is daunting; I encourage everyone that owns this comic book to open the front cover, and look at the number of characters listed there, all 36 of them.” – Read more here

March 14, 2008 Posted by | reviews | | Leave a comment

Caparas Komiks in full color – review by John Becaro

Here’s a review and commentary by our buddy John Becaro, he posted a review in his deviantart journal and I was surprised to see that the full colored comics is already out, and I haven’t visited my favorite news stand store to pick up a new copy of the isssue. Its the 7th issue of the Caparas Komiks series and I know everyone is curious on what Caparas and Sterling publication brought a new addition to its comics.

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High res files of CJC-Sterling Komiks Covers can be
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CJC- STERLING KOMIKS IN COLOR
A brief Komiks Review and Commentary

I used to read and buy Komiks when I was 10years old. My highschool years is the highlights of my addiction on filipino komiks.It was just also later that I was more exposed to Western,Chinese and Japanese Comics.My first love was the real
pinoy komiks, way back I was thrilled on reading Nosferata, Devil Car and so many more. My favorite komiks then is Fantasy and Space Horror in which I really have this nostalgic feeling when I remember such titles.I miss them. Sonic Triangle and Infinity Komiks Publishing are also one of those last holders of Komiks that I used to read.Bata Batuta Komiks, Funny Komiks, Kick Fighter Komiks, Komedi Komiks, Kidlat Komiks and Terminator Komiks are also the Komiks I always used to buy and collect while the others, I just went and rent to a komiksstand–a noble addict komiks reader and fan.

In this article I would like to talk about the latest development of the Caparas- Sterling Komiks that primarily aims to bring back Komiks in a nationwide distribution system. I waited for the colored version first before I made my own commentary about their product.
They have 5 titles which were Estudyante Komiks, OFW Komiks, Super Funny Komiks, Gwapo Komiks and Klasik Komiks. Sad To say, the titles were not consistent and not fully related on their inside stories. I’ll review them not one by one, but by picking
some parts of each title.

FULL COLOR
It’s now the 7th issue after a temporary halt of distribution during last year.Still using a print paper but now in colors.OFW Komiks didn’t made it to the full color perhaps because of the time element.
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February 2, 2008 Posted by | komiks, reviews | | Leave a comment

REVIEW: Captain Barangay Captain

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Review by Mark Cerbo

Category: Books
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

I recently bought a two-disc DVD/CD-ROM of indie animated comic book titled Captain. Barangay Capt. by Kiko Machine front man JP Cuison and Kiko Machine Komix artist Manix Abrera at the recent Komikon 2007. I was sold not because of the comic book but my friend Azrael went nuts looking for one. He almost spent his money worth on all indie comics, and my curiosity was quite missing the “feel” of this event. So finally I have watched the full length (spanning two DVD/CD-ROM) discs of the series.

So Captain Barangay Capt. what’s it all about? Basically the animated comic was inspired from the characters from Marvel Comics. Like Captain Barangay Capt. was inspired from Captain America and his Kagawads from the original Mighty Avengers like Might T from Thor, Bakal Boy from Iron Man, and Hogan was inspired from… Ahem The Hulk and Pro Wrestler Hulk Hogan.

Surprisingly Manix Abrera‘s pencils was inspired from Jack “King” Kirby who co-created with Stan Lee for Captain America and other well-known Marvel characters. The art was classic inspiration that got me on my heels seeing this animated comic and with a Filipino twist.

DISC ONE

The first disc contains three episodes. The origin of Captain Barangay Capt., which reminds me of Captain Barbell‘s origin. But this time around he was formerly known as Captain Dumbbell. The second and third episode is an Entrapment Operation against Doktor Domingo a.k.a Doktor Dom which features the first appearance of the Kagawads local version of the original Might Avengers that featured The Hulk, Mighty Thor, and Iron Man in there heyday.

The animated comic has funny and it was narrated by JP Cusion in tagalog, who sounded like Rey Langit a local radio & TV personality.

DISC TWO

On the second disc it contains the adventures of Captain Barangay Capt. taking on the local version of The Red Skull. The next episode is the adventures of Bakal Boy taking on Magnus Lasingero a.k.a the local version of Magneto. Plus! The origin of Mighty T as the last episode to see on the Two-Disc animated comic.

The animated comic was first released in 2006, and they made a follow-up with the second disc. he humor made me sold and liked these comic book characters. Would like to see them in print or a Third Disc would be greatly expected to see.

Overall it was a fun strip and if your not familiar where they got the inspiration to this its in the credits. Seriously looking forward to there forth coming works. Definitely a must buy to support indie comics locally.

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RATING : 4 “K” out of 5

December 10, 2007 Posted by | reviews | | 1 Comment