Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Mark Torres comic book signing event
Comic Odyssey, Robinsons Galleria
April 30, 1-5pm
See more of Mark's art at:

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Death of Spider-Man art by Leinil Yu

Death of Spider-Man by Leinil Yu

Death of Spider-Man by Mark Bagley

All hail the new Spider-Man

Official Press Release

Marvel has announced that after the shocking events of Death of Spider-Man, the sold out storyline currently running through Ultimate Comics Spider-Man and Ultimate Comics Avengers Vs Ultimates, there will be a new Spider-Man and a new character under the mask. Something’s happened to Peter Parker and here comes an all-new Spider-Man…in an all-new costume!

“We called this story Death of Spider-Man for a reason,” said Axel Alonso, Marvel Editor In Chief. “This is a huge story that’ll have fans around the world talking for a long time as we set the stage for the debut of our new Spider-Man.”

The Ultimate Universe is irrevocably changed with the conclusion to Death of Spider-Man in June’s polybagged Ultimate Spider-Man #160, but right now you can get in on the red-hot story that leads to the birth of an all-new Spider-Man, including new printings of the sold out issues:

Images from:

Leinil's pin-up of ALEXANDRA TRESE.

Know more about her at :


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Jhomar Soriano's art for LIAR'S KISS

When Words Collide: MoCCA 2011 by Timothy Callahan, Columnist/Reviewer 

Oh and artist Jhomar Soriano does the best Eduardo Risso impression you've ever seen. But it's Eduardo Risso with a bit of Sean Phillips thrown in, so it's okay.

In short, it's a good book -- seriously, far better than any of the Vertigo Crime books and I've liked a couple of those -- and it manages to feel like something produced from the hands of Skillman and Soriano. Their effort is right there, on the page. Immediate and without any artifice beyond their own interest in the artificiality of the genre in which they're working.


Sunday, April 10, 2011

news about Elmer's Eisner nomination

Pinoy artist nominated for comics 'Oscars'

"I'm very happy to be nominated [for the Eisner Award], but I'm happier knowing other Filipinos were also nominated for other categories. Filipinos have gotten nominations and even won Eisner awards numerous times in the past. I'm very honored to be included among them," Alanguilan told GMA News Online.

Filipinos in the Eisner Awards

The official list of nominees for this year’s Eisner’s awards was released last Friday and for most of Pinoy comic book geeks, we were jumping up and down when we saw that Gerry Alanguilan’s ELMER was part of the list.

Gerry was quick to point out that other Pinoys were part of the list. Gerry also tweeted about all the other Pinoys that have been nominated and have won in past comic book awards.


Best Graphic Album—New
Elmer, by Gerry Alanguilan (SLG)

Best Anthology
Liquid City, vol. 2, edited by Sonny Liew and Lim Cheng Tju (Image)
With contributions from Mark Torres and Deng Coy Miel

Best Graphic Album—Reprint
Tumor, by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Noel Tuazon (Archaia)
Art by Noel Tuazon

Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art)
Lynda Barry, Picture This: The Nearsighted Monkey Book (Drawn & Quarterly)
(Yes, Lynda Barry is a Filipino. She is one quarter-Filipina, half Irish (each parent is half Irish), and one quarter Norwegian.)

Batman Adventures Holiday Special (1995)
"Best Single Issue
Art by Ronnie Del Carmen

Radioactive Man#222 (2002)
Best Humor Publication
Batton Lash, Abel Laxamana, Dan De Carlo, Mike DeCarlo, and Bob Smith (Bongo)

Pencils by Abel Laxamana

Best Serialized Story: Fables #1-5: "Legends in Exile,"
Bill Willingham, Lan Medina, and Steve Leialoha (Vertigo/DC)
Pencils by Lan Medina

Alison Dare, "Best Title for Younger Readers" (2003)
Written by J.Torres

The Courageous Princess “Best Title for Younger Readers” (2002)
Story and art by Rod Espinosa

Friday, April 08, 2011

ELMER nominated for an Eisner

Best Graphic Album—New
Elmer, by Gerry Alanguilan (SLG)
Finding Frank and His Friend: Previously Unpublished Work by Clarence ‘Otis’ Dooley, by Melvin Goodge (Curio & Co.)
Market Day, by James Sturm (Drawn & Quarterly)
Return of the Dapper Men, by Jim McCann and Janet Lee (Archaia)
Wilson, by Daniel Clowes (Drawn & Quarterly)

Here's the complete list of Eisner nominees:

Balut Egg in IRON MAN


... we get to meet Mr. Cababa from Manila.

When Tony Stark asked him about the Pinoy super hero team "Triumph Division", Cababa mentioned that there's a "new regime" running things. (It should be interesting to point out that this issue came out on the week of President Noynoy Aquino's inauguration.)

Stark then invited him to join his new company and become part of the team that will create a repulsor-powered electric car. 

THOR is a fan of Francis M and Parokya ni Edgar

Check out the posters on Panel 2 :-)

Written by MARK MILLAR

See more preview pages at:

Spot the other "balut eggs" in American comic books at:

and the one in Iron Man at:

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

THE PILLAR by Ely Buendia and Jason Moss

a graphic novel
written by Ely Buendia
illustrated by Jason Moss

Based on the a short story by Ely Buendia.
The story first saw print in Rogue Magazine

The Boeing 797 Harrier’s engines sputtered and wheezed in midair. It was showing its age. In the thick smog, the aircraft’s red spotlight moved across the black swirling waters like some giant eye weeping in the night. An electronic female voice filled the cabin.

We have reached Island One of the Solimar Clusters, Drop Zone 1. It is now 9:45 in the evening. The temperature outside is 25 °C. Passengers 34, 35, and 40 please prepare for deployment.

A young couple in front quietly reached for two identical briefcases in their compartments and hurried back to their seats, clutching their precious cargo tightly to their chests. I wondered what brought them here. They looked like tourists—an absurdity in these parts. Although this was my first time to set foot on the Clusters, the birthplace of my forefathers, I was not exactly here for the sights.

30 seconds to deployment. The hatch at my feet silently slid open.

“Goodbye and good luck,” chirped the German woman beside me, flashing her perfect 200-year-old teeth. It was still disconcerting to encounter a Bicentenarian, let alone spend hours in a cramped space beside one. With their veneer of casual artificiality they were as insufferable as bots and clones. I strained for a synthetic smile of my own but abandoned all effort as my seat straightened itself and I finally slid through the opening on the floor and into the relative comfort of the egg underneath.

Depressurizing. Ten seconds to deployment. Please standby. Five. Four. Three. Two. One. Zero. Three loud pops in succession as the eggs, baggage in tow, shot from the Harrier’s belly. A few seconds later I was bobbing pleasantly on the waves, watching through the egg’s translucent steel shell as the Harrier finished rehydrating. With a burst of blue flame it shot into the night sky. Please remain seated, scanning vitals. Processing. Please standby, you will be harvested shortly. Thank you for flying Virgin Galactic. Welcome to The People’s Republic of Solimar. I took my phone out of my jacket and called Maria. She was clearly still very upset.


Friday, April 01, 2011


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