Tuesday, April 23, 2002



ANGEL ACE: LONE WOLF AND CHERUB
Reviews in Stuff Magazine #2 by Dean Francis Alfar


ANGEL ACE by Filipino creator/artist Marco Dimaano is an exuberant rendering of a good story, told with an honest heart and drawn by a sincere hand. This small comic book unravels the touching origin of Angel and the genesis of her relationship with her guardian Gregor. Both the book's style and pacing own much to manga (Japanese comics), infusing the end result with freshness and promise-- there is nothing more breathtaking than seeing Angel in flight. (Yes, she flies!) Dimaano's rough spots are forgivable, as his potential as one of the country's young storytellers in this medium is evident. Unlike other self-proclaimed "writers" and "artists" in the medium, Dimaano sees no need for self-aware, falsely "deep", masturbatory mumbo-jumbo. Seek this out-- intelligent Filipino comics are alive in the new millennium!

ANGEL ACE is an exuberant rendering of a good story, told with an honest heart and drawn by a sincere hand. The book's style and pacing own much to manga (Japanese comics), infusing the end result with freshness and promise-- there is nothing more breathtaking than seeing Angel in flight. Seek this out-- intelligent Filipino comics are alive in the new millennium!



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