Had some time this morning to sit down and read a couple of the books that I purchased yesterday: Captain America #8 and Simone Bianchi and Mark Millar’s Sharkey The Bounty Hunter #1.
Sharkey The Bounty Hunter #1 (Volume #1 | 2019)
Now, I wasn’t immediately drawn to the name “Sharkey The Bounty Hunter” or its science fiction kid/parent dynamic premise but decided to give it a chance since I am a big fan of Mark Millar related properties…and I’m glad I did. In addition, Italian artist Simone Bianchi’s art clearly stands out in more ways than one.
I know that last sentence is pretty vague but do ask me about it if ever we meet up in person.
On January 20, 2019, Lindol Comics will joining several Filipino Indie comic book exhibitors for The Fourth San Pablo City Comics Festival! The event–Lindol Comics first of many for 2019–is set to be a celebration of “Philippine comic books as a form of art, entertainment, education, (as well as) a recognition of the vast history of comic book creating by some of the greatest Filipino artists for almost a hundred years” (KomikeroDotCom).
Despite the growing popularity of the Funko POP! Vinyl line in the Philippines, I’ve held off[i] buying any of their products largely due to their simplicity and lack of articulation. I think I may have also reached a point wherein I swore I would never buy anything Funko.
Well, that all change in 2017 when I was introduced[ii] to Adult Swim’s animated science fiction adventure comedy series called Rick and Morty. If that introduction wasn’t enough, I was completely hooked after watching this video below (Note: This is the uncensored version.):
I know right! This show has everything! An 80’s nod here and there.
I could totally relate.
Interest leads to Want
But like with many other things in life, interest oftentimes leads to Want. With Want sometimes gets confused with Need.
That’s where Funko comes in—supplying that void called Want/Need. The toy manufacturer gained the licensing rights to produce Rick and Morty merchandise and boy, did they produce. As of this post, there have been 46 regular and exclusive Vinyl figures, 2 regular and exclusive POP! Rides, and a 2-pack exclusive that have been released into primary and secondary markets. Continue reading “Funko POP!: A Completists Paradise…or Nightmare (July 22, 2018)”
One of the things that my son wanted for his birthday was to participate in the very first Marvel themed run in the Philippines. Now how could any parent–especially this parent–say no to that request!
Held at the Block 16, SM Mall of Asia Event Grounds, we arrived in time for a number of ColorRun Manila pre-run activities such as the “Stan Lee” interview and the Asgardian stretching exercises led by The Amazing Spider-Man and Loki: The God of Mischief.
Not long after the 10K runners sped off, our Captain America themed group positioned ourselves near the starting gate and the next thing we knew, confetti flew through the air to signal the start of our 5k race.
After work this morning, I proceeded to Comic Odyssey in Fully Booked, Bonifacio High Street for the Secret Empire #4 signing event featuring Leinil Francis Yu, Gerry Alanguilan, and Romulo Fajardo, Jr.
The afternoon signing–scheduled from 1 pm to 4 pm–served as a reunion of sorts for the longtime creative team of Yu and Alanguilan who haven’t had a signing together in well over a year. It was great to see them both.
For those of you who may be too young or unaware of the history of CapWolf, it is a Captain America (Volume 1) story that ran for six issues (#402-#407) way back in 1992. The gist of the story: Captain America turns into a werwolf and dukes it out with Logan. After the dust settles, Cap manages to regain human form.