by Carmela Fonbuena
from Newsbreak, March 1, 2004
It's a comic book. But it's nothing like Spawn or Batman, much less the Japanese manga. Readers are not to laugh at or be amused by fictional scientific advances. They are to feel, think, and reflect.
SIGLO is a collection of 10 comic book stories bound by one general theme, freedom. It shows how freedom is longed for, how it is achieved, and how it eludes many.
Although it is also fiction, SIGLO defies the escapist trend in comic books. The stories are based on reality and are depicted in a literary style. It's all Filipino, has Philippine settings, and Filipino issues.
It's real, serious, and gripping. And it's in black and white.
For these, SIGLO will likely get mixed reviews, but it's good food for the Filipino mind and soul.
SIGLO is available at Comic Quest branches for P250.