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Comic Odyssey's Fort branch closes down

Jul 08, 2020 - 1:40 PM

The branch located at the 4th level of Fully Booked BGC will be shutting its doors permanently after 8 years

'Trese' is picked up by U.S. publisher

Jun 20, 2020 - 5:22 PM

The graphic novels by Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo will soon be available to readers in the United States and Canada

TRESE. The graphic novel series is headed to the US. Screenshot from Facebook.com/tresecomics

San Diego Comic-Con canceled due to coronavirus

Apr 18, 2020 - 10:14 AM

Comic-Con San Diego, one of the world's largest pop culture gatherings, is canceled for the first time in its 50-year history due to the coronavirus pandemic

Inside the Industry: Making comic books your business with Komiket's Paolo Herras

Jan 24, 2020 - 2:25 PM

We dive into the world of local comic books, conventions, and its future in TV and movie adaptations

‘Thank you, Gerry’: Fans, friends, artists pay tribute to ‘legendary’ Gerry Alanguilan

Dec 21, 2019 - 2:52 PM

Members of the local comic book community share how the comic book legend touched their lives

Who is Gerry Alanguilan, Filipino comic book legend?

Dec 21, 2019 - 11:09 AM

Remember his 'Hey, Baby' video, the smile that launched a thousand memes?

Filipino comic book legend Gerry Alanguilan dies

Dec 21, 2019 - 9:33 AM

The Eisner-nominated comic book creator dies at age 51

From 10 cents to $1.26 million: First Marvel comic sets auction record

Nov 22, 2019 - 6:21 PM

1939's 'Marvel Comics No. 1' issue was produced in 1939 and is considered the ‘Big Bang’ of the Marvel Comics Superhero Universe

LOOK: Archie and the gang drop by Rizal park in PH-exclusive cover

Oct 20, 2019 - 10:10 PM

The cover is illustrated by Miguel Mercado

LOOK: 'Ignited' comic book series tackles mass shootings with superheroes

Oct 18, 2019 - 12:00 PM

U.S.-French comic book 'Ignited' is penned by former Marvel and DC writers and tells the fictional story of 6 teens who survive a high school shooting and develop superpowers

Here's a sneak peek of 'Bertong Badtrip' and 'Filipino Heroes League Book 3'

Sep 10, 2019 - 8:34 PM

The two books will be available starting Sept 11 at Manila International Book Fair

The Joker: Gotham's clown prince of crime

Sep 01, 2019 - 6:00 PM

The famous villain comes to life in a new movie starring Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix's gritty 'Joker' drives critics crazy

Sep 01, 2019 - 12:30 PM

The actor reimagines one of cinema's most recognizable villains in the film 'Joker', directed by Todd Phillips

WATCH: The new 'Joker' trailer teases the DC villain's backstory

Aug 29, 2019 - 12:37 PM

Joaquin Phoenix brings life to Arthur Fleck

THE JOKER. Joaquin Phoenix gives life to Gotham's famous villain. Screenshot from YouTube/Warner Bros Pictures

LOOK: Marvel Comics introduces Sea Hunter, newest Filipina superhero

Aug 28, 2019 - 7:25 PM

The 'Aero #3' issue debuting Sea Hunter is available for pre-order now!

Filipino comic book artist Leinil Yu to work on ‘X-Men’

Jul 30, 2019 - 1:34 PM

'This is my dream project,' Leinil Yu says about the opportunity to helm the upcoming 'X-Men' October issue

Marvel set to debut another Filipina superhero

Jul 27, 2019 - 7:43 AM

The new superhero is created by the same people behind Wave, the superhero from Cebu City

FILIPINO SUPERHERO. Wave, a superhero with water powers from Cebu City, will soon no longer be the only Filipina in Marvel's roster. Screenshot from Twitter.com/gregpak

Emotional Patrick Stewart unveils new 'Star Trek'

Jul 21, 2019 - 9:55 AM

'Star Trek: Picard' airs in the US in early 2020

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - JULY 20: Alex Kurtzman, Patrick Stewart, and Isa Briones speak at the "Enter The Star Trek Universe" Panel during 2019 Comic-Con International at San Diego Convention Center on July 20, 2019 in San Diego, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images/AFP

What happens next to 'Thrones' characters? The cast explain

Jul 20, 2019 - 5:17 PM

'I think he's starting a new society like Wakanda,' Jacob Anderson says about his character Grey Worm during Comic-Con

'Game of Thrones' cast defend final season at Comic-Con

Jul 20, 2019 - 12:25 PM

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Conleth Hill, John Bradley, and Maisie Williams jump to the defense of the hit series' heavily-criticized last season

GAME OF THRONES. Isaac Hempstead Wright, who played Bran Stark in the hit fantasy series, says the show's ambiguous finale was a strength. Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

WATCH: Blood-soaked 'It' sequel jolts Comic-Con to life

Jul 19, 2019 - 11:13 AM

The newest and final nightmarish trailer for 'It: Chapter Two' is even more spine-chilling than expected

Tom Cruise shocks Comic-Con with new 'Top Gun' trailer

Jul 19, 2019 - 10:22 AM

Check out the very first trailer for 'Top Gun: Maverick' here!

Comic-Con's 50th edition to feature past and future hits

Jul 18, 2019 - 5:42 PM

Sequels, prequels, and nostalgic reunions await fans at Comic-Con International's 50th edition

Comic-Con hits 50: from hotel basement to Hollywood hangout

Jul 15, 2019 - 12:45 PM

The sprawling convention draws Hollywood A-listers like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Patrick Stewart, and the cast of 'Game of Thrones' to its frantically hyped panels, where billion-dollar franchises are launched

(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 23, 2016 a Transformer character from the movie of the same name dominates a room during Comic-Con International 2016 in San Diego, California. - From Peter Parker's run-in with a radioactive spider to Superman fleeing an exploding Krypton: comic book fans love a good origin story. So when 135,000 geeks and nerds invade San Diego next week for the 50th edition of Comic-Con -- the world's largest celebration of pop culture -- the event's humble beginnings will be a hot topic of discussion. (Photo by Bill Wechter / AFP)

Explainer: The Sandman Comics Series

Jul 09, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Here’s a beginner-friendly guide to the critically-lauded series

LOOK: Wave defends Philippine seas in Marvel Comics debut

May 04, 2019 - 8:01 AM

In a preview for 'War of the Realms: New Agents of Atlas #1' fans get a glimpse of the new Filipina superhero

PEARL PANGAN. Marvel's Filipina superhero Wave is set to debut in the upcoming 'War of the Realms: New Agents of Atlas #1.' Screenshot from Twitter.com/gregpak

LOOK: Marvel's new superhero is a bad-ass Filipina

Mar 09, 2019 - 8:30 PM

Wave is set to make her Marvel Comics debut in May

PINAY POWER. Marvel introduces its new superhero, a Filipina named Wave. Screenshot from Twitter.com/gregpak

Alodia Gosiengfiao heads to Comic Con Dubai 2019

Mar 07, 2019 - 10:56 AM

Which characters will she be dressing up as?

Comic book writer Marjorie Liu: 'Comics have never been just for boys'

Mar 02, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Who else can say that she's the first ever female to win the Best Writer Eisner Award? Only Marjorie Liu, bestselling author of the 'Monstress' comic book series

Laguna-based rehab center champions mental health through comic book

Feb 26, 2019 - 6:31 PM

'Cyber Brain' is about man’s overdependence on technology in a highly-digitized world and how it affects people’s state of mind

DEDICATION. The One Algon Place Foundation launches Cyber Brain comic book on February 22, 2019 at New World Hotel, Makati City. (From left to right: Dr. Eric Tayag, Mr. Rudin Gonzalez III, Atty. Toni Umali). Photo by Nicole Anne Del Rosario/Rappler

DC Comics cancels plans for series with Jesus alongside superheroes

Feb 20, 2019 - 6:57 PM

DC Comics drops its 'Second Coming' series, which imagines Jesus teaming up with superheroes, due to a campaign calling it 'blasphemous'

FULL LIST: 2019 Komiket Awards winners

Feb 18, 2019 - 6:37 PM

Congratulations to the artists!

In Budjette Tan’s world, the supernatural is natural

Jan 22, 2019 - 4:00 PM

When Budjette Tan believes in something, you want to believe in it as well

CREATING A WORLD. Budjette Tan has made it his career to realize dreams and fantasies. Photo courtesy of Mitch Mauricio, graphic by Raffy de Guzman/Rappler

Visprint Inc to close in 2021

Jan 15, 2019 - 7:45 AM

Visprint published the work of authors such as Manix Abrera and Bob Ong

Tintin: As the eternal youth turns 90, he's still teaching children about the world

Jan 12, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Tintin has the advantage of being designed for children in the first place – they’ve never been dumbed down and the stories also appeal to many adults.

TINTIN. One of Belgium’s great gifts to the children of the world. catwalker via Shutterstock

'Trese' on Netflix: Here's our wishlist

Nov 18, 2018 - 2:30 PM

Here’s what we’re hoping to see in the planned Netflix adaptation

Graphics by Nico Villarete/Rappler

LOOK BACK: Stan Lee's iconic Marvel movie cameos

Nov 13, 2018 - 3:24 PM

Which cameo appearance of the great Stan Lee was your favorite?

FAST FACTS: Comics legend Stan Lee

Nov 13, 2018 - 12:22 PM

From why he changed his name, to how he almost quit writing comics – here are some interesting things to know about Stan Lee

LEGEND. Stan Lee lived a long and storied life. Photo from Twitter.com/TheRealStanLee

Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee dies at 95

Nov 13, 2018 - 6:15 AM

Lee had suffered a number of illnesses in recent years

CREATOR OF HEROES. Marvel Legend Stan Lee is remembered for co-creating iconic superheroes like Spider-Man and Iron Man. Photo from Twitter.com/TheRealStanLee

Q&A with Pinoy animators of 'Teen Titans Go! To the Movies'

Aug 04, 2018 - 12:33 PM

The team from Snipple Animation talk about their experience working on the new film

SNIPPLE ANIMATION. The Manila-based team of animators talk about their work on 'Teen Titans GO! to the Movies.' Photo courtesy of Warner Bros

WATCH: Marvel stars, Pinoy art, endless cosplay at AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2018

Jul 28, 2018 - 10:57 PM

The comic convention is a celebration for the Pinoy geek community

SPIDER-FAN. Cosplayers come in droves to AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2018. All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Cosplayers come full circle at Netflix's 'Riverdale' booth

Jul 28, 2018 - 6:57 PM

The Tiny Trio take their Josie and the Pussycats cosplay to the next level

JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS. The Tiny Trio take on the singing group from Archie Comics. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Netflix's APCC 2018 booth delivers lots of fun – and IG opportunities

Jul 28, 2018 - 6:22 PM

'Riverdale,' 'Stranger Things,' and 'Iron Fist' are just some of the shows that come to life at Netflix's AsiaPOP Comicon booth

NETFLIX AT APCC. Some of the streaming platform's most popular shows come to life at AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2018. Photo courtesy of Netflix

Revisiting ‘The Dark Knight Returns” three decades after

Jul 28, 2018 - 10:59 AM

Back in the 80s, the "dark and gritty" remake didn't just work, it was ground-breaking.

Jollibee Funko Pop creates lengthy queues at APCC Manila 2018

Jul 27, 2018 - 11:17 PM

Fans queued for hours on the first day of AsiaPOP Comicon to get their hands on the collectible toy

FUNKO FANS. People stood in line for hours to buy the Jollibee Funko Pop toy. All photos by Alecs Ongcal

APCC 'closet cosplay' tips from Canvas Cosplay

Jul 26, 2018 - 12:32 PM

If you want to dress up for AsiaPop Comicon but haven't been able to plan it, all you need are some wardrobe basics and your imagination

CANVAS COSPLAY. Philip Odango, also known as Canvas Cosplay, is known for cosplaying as Maui from Disney's 'Moana.' Photo from Instagram.com/canvascosplay

Black Panther's sister Shuri gets own spin-off comic

Jul 18, 2018 - 10:29 AM

The comic spin-off features Shuri stepping into a bigger role

Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHER..Shuri (Letitia Wright)..Ph: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2018

Get your geek on: 130,000 head for San Diego Comic-Con

Jul 17, 2018 - 10:12 AM

Described by Rolling Stone as the 'Super Bowl of people who don't like watching the Super Bowl,' 49th Comic-Con International will revel in movies, TV and – yes – comic books

THOR RAGNAROK. In this file photo taken on July 21, 2017, Jobeth Wagner plays the part of Hela from the movie Thor Ragnarok during Comic-Con 2017 in San Diego, California. Photo by Bill Wechter/AFP

Osric Chau joins AsiaPOP Comicon 2018’s celebrity guest line-up

Jul 13, 2018 - 11:52 AM

The 'Supernatural' star will be at the event along with Finn Jones, Tye Sheridan, and Mike Colter

OSRIC CHAU. The 'Supernatural' star will be attending AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2018. Photo courtesy of APCC

Stephen Ditko, Spider-Man co-creator, dies at 90

Jul 08, 2018 - 11:08 AM

The cause of Ditko's death has yet to be confirmed