Bathala Apokalypsis

BATHALA APOKALYPSIS is a 7-part comic book mini-series that asks the question, “What if Superman had to deal with the Apocalypse?”Published under the Alamat Comics imprint, it is written by David Hontiveros and illustrated by Ace Enriquez, based on an idea from Gerry Alanguilan.

The project was actually conceived way back in 1997, but it wasn’t until recently that it finally materialized. The story itself is set in 1999, back when fears regarding the coming millenium and the supposed end of the world were prevalent. Despite the time frame, the story is perhaps no less relevant today, what with the current hysteria over the alleged Mayan doomsday prediction supposed to take place exactly 2 years from this very day.

The Filipino Heroes League

THE FILIPINO HEROES LEAGUE
Written and illustrated by Paolo Fabregas
Alamat Comics/Visprint Inc.

THE FILIPINO HEROES LEAGUE is about the struggles of a group of Filipino superheroes working with the Philippine government. Underfunded and undermanned, the heroes Invisiboy and Kidlat Kid together with veteran hero Flashlight lives in the old and almost abandoned building once occupied by the previous generation of FHL. They can’t even afford to fix their jeep, forcing them to ride a tricycle pedicab to get to the scene of battle. That is, if they are even called upon by the local cops. They are also kept in the dark, their heroism doesn’t even make it to the evening news. But that’s OK, because as Flashlight puts it, they “do it for the chicks.”

Skyworld

SKYWORLD is an independent comicbook written by Mervin Ignacio and illustrated by Ian Sta. Maria. Published by Alamat Comics, its maiden issue was launched on November 17, 2007 at the 3rd Filipino Komiks Convention (Komikon 2007). It has been compiled into two volumes by National Book Store, Inc. with Budjette Tan as Editor.

SKYWORLD tells the stories of a tikbalang prince who is in search of vengeance for the death of his father, a murdered Skygod that returns to present day Manila, and the Queen of the Asuang who unleashes the deadly Bakunawa (dragon) – all of these come together when Andoy, a crippled orphan, discovers that he has yet to fulfill a prophecy dating back to the time of Lapu-Lapu.

The prophecy tells us of an ancient tribe that traveled to our lands through land bridges. This tribe was made of warriors known as the Sons of Heaven. They were “fearsome warriors gifted with strength beyond mortal men, ruled by a code that was not of this earth.”  With them was an amulet that carried all the source of their power. The amulet was passed from one generation to the next. It was said that one day, a warrior of noble birth would rise and use the amulet to unite warring tribes. This warrior would be known as the Maharlika.