January 28, 2015
Stories from the Diabolical helps tide Trese fans over until the next graphic novel installment. It's a collection of short illustrated dark fantasy stories narrated by Hank the bartender of Alexandra Trese's club in Malate, Manila.
January 22, 2015
In this volume, the series pushes for the beginning of a very promising story arc. The volume is episodic with interconnected stories. Someone is trying to do Trese's job for her. This someone is faster and more prone to sensational antics. Trese must catch this someone before he or she gets into too much trouble. Unfortunately, another player, a masked giant, gets into the picture to stand judge and executioner to the supernatural bad guys in the city. Trese and the Kambal have their hands full.
January 16, 2015
Fresh from the battle with a god of war Datu Talagbusao, Trese works on four cases involving the supernatural. Alongside her, the Kambal (means Twins) provide armed protection and magical brawn. In the fourth installment of this graphic horror series, the authors prove once again that Trese rocks.
January 10, 2015
The story is intriguing. Mikey Recio has the typical teenage woes in a not so typical life. His eccentric grandfather makes him drive him around and makes him pray non-stop while he does so. On Holy Week, instead of taking a vacation with friends, he has to drive his grandfather to a centuries-old monastery north of Antipolo, the hills near Metro Manila. There he meets his uncle and other characters. It seems to be a reunion of sorts. There's a secret in the air, but his grandfather continues to keep him in the dark. Unfortunately, on their way back home, it explodes in their faces. Here starts the awakening of Mikey Recio to the true calling of his family and the true evil in the world.
January 1, 2015
Most of my favorite books in 2014 are Fantasy. My top read though is the Rosales Saga, a series of five historical and political novels, which trace five generations of two families, namely the Samsons (poor farmers) and the Asperri (wealthy mestizos) through Spanish and American periods in the History of the Philippines up until the pre-Martial Law Period in the 1970s. It's a gripping read that anyone who likes Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet will appreciate. The Rosales Saga is written by Filipino National Artist F. Sionil Jose.
November 10, 2014
Crime Fighting Call Center Agents by Noel Pascual and A.J. Bernardo, review of Filipino graphic novel series
November 18, 2010
Alex Rider is what James Bond would be like as a teenager. He’s got all these martial skills from all the adventure trips with his uncle--who was a spy. Now, to rewrite the story...
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