Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sunday Inquirer reviews UNDERPASS



“Underpass” by various creators (Summit Media)
A CHILLING journey to the dark, hidden places we fear, “Underpass” is a comic book anthology featuring four well-crafted horror stories.


In “SIM,” Gerry Alanguilan shows just how much can go wrong when one picks up a discarded SIM card in a jeepney. Betrayal comes in many colors in “Judas Kiss,” a tale from David Hontiveros, Budjette Tan and Oliver Pulumbarit. There is a magnetic quality to the violence found in Hontiveros’ and Ian Sta. Maria’s “Katumbas.” Vanity and fame come at a pretty price in “The Clinic,” from Tan and Kajo Baldisimo. “Underpass” is a sidetrip worth your attention as it is both disturbing and amazing. 

Read the other titles recommended by the Sunday Inquirer at:
http://showbizandstyle.inquirer.net/sim/sim/view/20100424-266190/Booking_Passage 

You can also read the complete story of THE CLINIC at:
http://tresekomix.blogspot.com/2010/01/down-other-dark-corridor-clinic.html

For more preview UNDERPASS pages, click the link below
http://www.summitgraphicnovels.com.ph/

Monday, April 12, 2010

Eric Canete draws NEW AVENGERS: LUKE CAGE




Filipino comic book artist Eric Canete gets rave review at Comic Book Resources:

"...Eric Canete brings something special to the story, and he alone bumps it from a two-and-a-half star comic to a three-and-a-half star one. He does neglect to properly introduce Hammerhead -- without the dialogue, I'm not sure I would have known who he was supposed to be at first -- but this is a dynamic-looking issue from start to finish. Whether it's the opening battle with a rowdy Hippo-man or the cribside scenes inside Luke's home, Canete makes some powerful images. His unbelievably expressive line, so fluid, so impressionistic, adds life to this comic and makes it stand out among the more stoically illustrative superhero comics that tend to clutter the stands. When the fight between Luke Cage and Hammerhead occurs, Canete radically shifts the size of the characters, depicting whoever is winning the battle as twice the size of whoever is losing, even though Hammerhead and Cage are roughly the same height normally. Canete even gives us one panel of Cage making a fist and Hammerhead taking three blows to the head, without ever showing the actual punch. It's a panel I've never seen in a comic before, and it shows the fury and impact of the action, without stopping to choreograph every move. It's pretty great."

READ THE COMPLETE REVIEW AT:
http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=user_review&id=2080

SEE MORE OF ERIC CANETE'S ART AT:
http://kahnehteh.blogspot.com/

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