Showing posts with label Comics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Comics. Show all posts

Seven Lakes Komiks Festival 2024 Brings Komiks Beyond The Metro

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the Metro Manila convention scene, and join us this May 11, 2024 as we celebrate Filipino Komiks at the Seven Lakes Komiks Festival! To be held at the cozy and laidback premises of Casa San Pablo, this event seeks to create a komiks-centric space to release new books and introduce new and old creators to each other in a relaxed community setting. 

San Pablo is rich with Komiks history, and partnering with both the Komikero Komiks Museum started by the late Gerry Alanguilan, and with Casa San Pablo, the Seven Lakes Komiks Organizing Committee aims to provide a fun filled day of reading and dialogue about komiks, connecting creators with readers, and hopefully create a new fans as well. Our event is proudly sponsored by Komikon Inc.,  (short description of Komikon),  and CARD MRI Publishing House Inc., a local publishing house under CARD Mutually Reinforcing Institutions (CARD MRI), that aims to "to elevate the capacity of CARD MRI clients by providing progressive and positive stories." We are also supported by The Graphic Literature Guild, a student organization for artists, writers, and comic enthusiasts based in UP Los Baños, and will be covered by our official media partners Indie Komiks Podcast and Blink Creative Studio.

Confirmed: Kalsada Heroes Are Coming To Comics

The top-trending and much talked about digital art series on social media dubbed as Kalsada Heroes is now being adapted to a full comics series to be released in 2023 by Pheroes Comics.

It all began when FEU multi-media arts student Eman Jacob creations went viral on social media last year called the Kalsada Heroes, a digital art series, which includes super hero characters based on our favorite Filipino street food.  The digital art Kalsada Heroes even made it to the news on national TV and was shared on social media by excited fans. 

What made Eman Jacob’s concept different is how he gave the streetfood vendor some superpowers. “I think it gives an important message to viewers that these ordinary vendors are actually our modern-day heroes. They’re people who work hard for their families,” Eman Jacob states, “I also thought I would give it a twist and make them superheroes since they are also real-life daily heroes; they feed us, they give comfort, and their sacrifices are very inspiring especially to their own families.”  Of course, there is also that touch of social relevance in all of this as Eman said in one interview, “People usually look down on their jobs but it is one of the most honorable work one could have.”

Meet Eddie: How One Fictional Character is changing the Way People Read

‘Day one at the Convenience Store, here goes nothing’. These nine words are all the exposition readers need to kick off The Convenience Store, an ongoing original series that is fast becoming an internet favorite. The series revolves around Eddie, a hapless writer left to his own devices at his banal day-job in a convenience store.

“I think of Eddie as a regular young person who has discovered a dream, but hasn’t yet discovered how to reach it,” shares Hengtee Lim, creator of The Convenience Store. “He’s stuck in a kind of purgatory and trying to make the best of it.”

A Look Inside The Convenience Store

Since its launch, the story has become a reader-favorite on Twitter and Everyst, a social fiction app. Everyst presents stories that are told through tweets written by the characters themselves, allowing readers to enjoy fictional pieces that are uniquely character-driven. The Convenience Store is one of the leading stories on the app today.

The Convenience Store is a series inspired by Lim’s experiences working in retail. “I thought a convenience store location would be funny and relatable. I was surprised by the things I saw and experienced while on the other side of the customer service experience.”

Netflix Heroes For Day 2 of Asia Pop Comicon!

Day 2 of APCC is the most anticipated day as it will be the most activity-filled day of the convention. And like the first day, fan favorite areas were the highlight. One of them is Netflix area which the stars of Luke Cage and Iron Fist graced the stage there to do poster signing. 

This was the day of the Hall N (Netflix) where they had several panels for the afternoon. The first one was Netflix ♡ Anime which featured the Showrunners of Castlevania that will have a second season soon. Before they left, they also shared the world premiere of the second season trailer. There was also a brief appearance of Aggretsuko who danced to heavy metal music true to her character and also waiting a new season soon.

REEL DEAL: Sony, Marvel Find Their "Spider-Man" Star, Director‏

Tom Holland Cast as the Web-Slinger, Jon Watts to Direct the Next Spider-Man Adventure

Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios are proud to announce that after a full worldwide casting search, Tom Holland will play Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the next Spider-Man film, in theaters in IMAX and 3D on July 28, 2017. The film will be directed by Jon Watts, director of “Cop Car,” the upcoming thriller that made its debut earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival.

Marvel and Sony Pictures, and producers Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal conducted an extensive search for both the actor and the director. The studios and producers were impressed by Holland’s performances in “The Impossible,” “Wolf Hall,” and the upcoming “In the Heart of the Sea,” and by a series of complex screen tests. Following Marvel’s tradition of working with the brightest next wave of directors, Watts also went through multiple meetings with Feige, Pascal, and the studio, before winning the job.

TOYCON 2014: The Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention

The Philippine TOYCON: The Biggest Pop Culture Event in the Philippines celebrates its 13th year.

What's bigger than dinosaurs? Giant robots. What's bigger than giant robots? Godzilla. What's bigger than Godzilla? Freakin' outer space! Where a bunch of aliens are busy guarding the galaxy.

There's nothing that can compare with bigness. But sometimes, even the thought of "bigness" is an understatement when you find something that can contain all these things and add in a huge dose of fun and thrills. Prepare for the biggest one yet! It's time for TOYCON 2014!!

The Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention, or TOYCON as it's more widely-known, is Asia's biggest and longest running convention for collectibles, toys, anime, comics, cosplay, gaming and anything and everything related to hobbies and collections. The convention has been ongoing since 2002 so it is now on its 13th year of thrilling fans and aficionados alike. It is, simply put, the biggest pop culture event in the country.

This year's TOYCON will highlight the 75th Anniversary of DC Comics caped Crusader, Batman with a huge Batman display area, a life size Batpod, a kids' activity area and a gallery of art and collectibles of the Dark Knight Detective.

Also catch the Samurai X fever as Warner Brothers previews the Rurouni Kenshin live-action film trilogy Parts II and III with a display of original costumes from the sensational Japanese hit movie.

Get ready to be blown into space with Marvel's latest epic movie, The Guardians of the Galaxy with awesome displays, sneak peeks at the movie's behind-the-scenes, special fan activities, and the Marvel roster of superstar artists.

The TOYCON also gives you the biggest gathering of toy collections with the following prominent toy exhibits -- The G.I. Joe 50th Anniversary exhibit, Philippine Lego users Group exhibit, the Coca-Cola Collectibles exhibit, One Sixth Republic and Pinoy Sixth Scale collectors exhibit and the awesome Toycon Gallery exhibit area which showcases the best of the local toy group community.

The TOYCON also features the biggest in Cosplay with the Philippine Finals of the World Cosplay Summit happening at the event and TOYCON's own Cosplay Universe unleashes a barrage of individual and group cosplayers led by Asia's Cosplay queen, Alodia Gosiengfiao.

Gaming takes center stage also at the TOYCON with the biggest game companies, like Level-Up, War Gaming, Cherry Credits and Uplink releasing their top games.

And off course, TOYCON would not be complete without the biggest exhibitor floor of all pop culture merchandise in terms of apparel, collectibles and memorabilia, graphic novels and comics, cosplay paraphernalia, and toys, toys, TOYS!

The Philippine TOYCON 2014 will be held on June 20-22, 2014 at the SM Megatrade Halls 1, 2 and 3, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.

This is co-presented by Collectibles Unlimited and the SM Megatrade Halls, and sponsored by Maxi Collector, Toy Kingdom, Toy Empire, Warner Brothers Pictures and Pacific Licensing. With special thanks to Big Boys Toy Store, Great Toys, Arigatoys, Authority Hoodie, Otaku Asia, War Gaming, Uplink, Level-Up, Cubizone, Canon, Level-Up, Cherry Credits, CIIT, Loctite, and Resorts World Manila. With media partners, ABS-CBN, Flip Geeks, Reimaru Files,, Chalk Magazine, Manila Bulletin, Philippine Star and 99.5 PLAY FM. Also supported by Anime Alliance and World Cosplay Summit.

Tickets are now on sale at SM Tickets (

For more information on schedule of activities and event details please visit:

13th Philippine TOYCON
June 20-21-22, 2014
Megatrade Halls 1-2-3, SM Megamall
Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Ticket price: PHP 130 per day

Buy your tickets in advance via SM Tickets.

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Castle Geek Gives Away Free Comics To Pull List Members

Starting this July and will last the entire month, Castle Geek – the fastest growing comics, toys and collectibles shop is launching their PULL LIST SERVICE. Comic fans in the metro can expect tons of discounts and incentives from the comic retailer that will be available in their branches in Glorietta, The Collective and soon at V-Mall Greenhills.

“Having the PULL LIST SERVICE helps us to forecast the number of copies that each title our customers would require, through this we are able to achieve publisher incentives including the coveted variant covers everyone desires. In turn we are able to channel these perks to our customers through discounts and freebies” says Lawrence Sol Cruz, Operation Head for CASTLE GEEK.

PULL LIST SERVICE members of the shop are entitled to 15% discount on all their comic titles and other perks that cover Merchandise, Graphic Novels and even a free comic monthly.

To learn more about the PULL LIST SERVICE that’s happening next month, visit the CASTLE GEEK Facebook Fan page at and check out the event section.


It took about almost 4 years as it has been the most awaited movie with 5 movies to pave the way for its worldwide debut. The Avengers bring together the earth's mightiest heroes namely Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye, and Black Widow and the S.H.I.E.L.D. led by Nick Fury. There is also a lot of pressure among the producers, writers and also the cast as this has been the movie everyone has been waiting this 2012.  It is also brings the biggest names like Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America,  Mark Ruffalo as Dr. Bruce Banner/ The Incredible Hulk, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton / Hawkeye, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill and also apperances of Clark Gregg, Stellan Skarsgård and Gwyneth Paltrow as Phil Coulson, Erik Selvig and Pepper Potts respectively.

The movie has exceeded my expectations and also happy to see the unlikely yet very entertaining characters. Also a great debut film for Hawkeye who has not have his own film. You will also get to know the secret organization S.H.I.E.L.D. and the people that runs the organization.  

I did enjoy the movies and each of them brought great anticipation for comic fans and non fans together, and even you might have never seen the previous films still makes every scene something to watch out for. And they have also been familiar to the public as the characters have been in comic books, TV series and also earlier movies that made their names familiar for generations. 

REEL DEAL Movies and Television: The Adventures of Tintin REVIEW

I grew up with a lot of cartoons yet most of them have turned into lost memories because they lack permanence. But it was The Adventures of Tintin that actually opened my eyes to many amazing discoveries that inspired me to be a detective and scientist (which I think I also am). Though have not seen all the tintin comics has been fascinated by the bravery of Tintin and the charm and wit of his dog Snowy.

Now after decades from where it started. Tintin created by Herge is now made ito a live movie (using advanced CGI). But unlike other comic adaptations into movies, this Tintin movie is special because it will be formed under Peter Jackson and Stephen Spielberg. And with a powerhouse staff and actors, every second is indeed a moment not to be missed. If you are a fan of the comic series, you may see a lot of related moments to the comic series. But don't fret for those who are first time to see/know Tintin because his character and so well are the others will be introduced with a lot of action and excitement.

REEL DEAL Movies and Teleision: The Adventures of TinTin SPOTLIGHT

From Billy Elliot  to Jumper, Jamie Bell is the iconic Speilberg’s Tintin

To play the iconic role of the intrepid, boyish reporter who has mirrored countless dreams of adventure, the filmmakers chose Jamie Bell.   “Jamie’s performance in Billy Elliot was astonishing to me, not just the subtlety of his acting, but the tremendous physical performance he gave,” Spielberg notes.  “Peter and I both thought he had all the right qualities for Tintin.”

Growing up in England, Bell had been a Tintin fan since childhood. “There’s something about Hergé’s art that leaves an imprint on you.  It’s unforgettable,” he muses.  But now, he had the chance to imprint the character with tangible, human emotions and that thrilled him.  

10 Things I Need To Do Before THE END

Many people are indeed concerned about the end of the world, especially when the ultimate end comes, one may recall what he/she had done to make his life worthwhile. And I do have here a list of the top 10 thing I need to do before the END comes.

XSTIG: Comicx Hub Goes Online

Comicx Hub will soon be turning the Philippine comic book world on its head with the launch of COMICX HUB ONLINE!, a new service that will offer Philippine-based comic book enthusiasts a new alternative in getting their weekly titles in, and will offer a complete line of books from a wide variety of publishers worldwide.

This new service, a first of its kind in this scale, will provide its consumers with utmost convenience when purchasing their comic books as it is done online without the hassle of going to a comic book store. It even offers Free Shipping with orders as low as PHP500.00. What’s more, is COMICX HUB’s extensive coverage reaching all areas of the country, servicing even to the farthest of Mindanao.