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‘TRESE’ Vol. 1 out in the US Nov. 4; Vol. 2 announced for April 2021

Halloween has come early for fans of “TRESE” The scary, sleek indie Filipino comic that could just broke through again. After being picked up by American publisher Ablaze Publishing, Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo’s “TRESE” will continue to roam bookstore shelves in North America, a feat no other Filipino comic book team or property has …

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SG-based Epigram releases Pinoy comic book ‘Mr Tino’

The premise alone is brilliant. In the vast majority of superhero stories, the metahumans gain their abilities either as a birthright or as the result of an accident as an adult. But what happens when an ordinary man suddenly develops superhuman strength—when he becomes a senior citizen? This was the idea behind “Sixty Six,” the …

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PH is the setting of next ‘Gundam’ anime; but release delayed indefinitely

The Philippines is the location of the action in the next “Mobile Suit Gundam” animated film, a convergence that will be very welcome to the republic of “Gundam” fans in the country. “Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway” was supposed to be released in Japan on July 23 by Bandai and animation studio Sunrise and is the …

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The impact of ‘Transformers: War for Cybertron–Siege’ Impactor

How long does it take for a comic book character to get a toy? How about 33 years? In 1986, Hasbro’s Transformers toys were truly sunstorm-hot, and aside from the “Transformers” series Marvel Comics was publishing in the US, Marvel UK was publishing its own line of “Transformers” comic books with its own continuity. It …

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‘TRESE’ US edition gets special variant cover; more volumes to come

Budjette Tan and Ka-jo Baldisimo’s upcoming “TRESE” just keep on winning. Long a fan-favorite and commerically-successfully comic book series in the Philippines through Visprint, Inc., “TRESE” gets its North American debut as a trade paperback in September from Ablaze Publishing, the brain child of former Dynamite Publishing’s Rich Young. Our chronicle of paranormal investigator Alexandra …

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Extraordinary family: ‘The Umbrella Academy’ season 2 drops July 31

What has happened to the most dysfunctional super-powered family of all? At the end of the first season of Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy,” the Hargeeves had saved Vanya (Ellen Page) but were about to be wiped out by a worldwide firestorm when Number Five (Aidan Gallagher) time-traveled them to who knows where. We find out …

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‘The Umbrella Academy’ season 2 drops its official trailer; streams July 31

If you want to talk about dysfunctional families, you do not get more dysfunctional than the Hargreeves of Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy,” the 2019 mini-series based on the Dark Horse Comics book. Most people know Gerard Way as the flamboyant frontman for the bad My Chemical Romance. Way is also a lifelong comic book fan …

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Bound for Netflix, comic book ‘TRESE’ gets a U.S. publisher

What do you do when you achieve the dream of a lifetime? When he was a child, Ferdinand Benedict “Budjette” Tan escaped into the pages of American comics, dreaming of those panels and the creative action within. But back in the 1990s, such dreams didn’t often come true when big comic book companies ruled the …

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Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman is an audiobook with ‘the cast of your dreams’

Neil Gaiman’s “The Sandman” will wake you up as an audiobook. Considered by many to be one of the greatest incarnations of graphic literature and a property that appealed to mainstream readers outside of comics, it will take on its first dramatic incarnation beyond the page when it comes out in audiobook form on Amazon’s …

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