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Remembering 9/11

September 11, 2015 Leave a comment
Remembering 9/11

Remembering 9/11

Was reading Batman: A Death in the Family early this morning and happened to come across this panel. Remembering 9/11 (September 11,2015)

Superior Carnage TPB

September 7, 2015 Leave a comment
Let's see where this goes...

Let’s see where this goes…

Another day.

Another Superior book.

This time its about Superior Carnage.

Hope it’s good.


Establishment: Booksale Citiland
Price: P310

Grading my first purchase on Zalora Philippines

September 7, 2015 Leave a comment
Great job Zalora Philippines!  Highest marks!

Great job Zalora Philippines! Highest marks!

If there was one thing that Zalora Philippines has done well, it is their ability to advertise their brand.  Prior to trying out their service, I have to admit that their growing presence did catch my eye: Especially on Facebook (Hey, those ads do work!) and on several billboards around Metro Manila.

Zalora Philippines discounts aside (You can get P250 off by subscribing their their newsletter and P300 off by downloading their mobile application), I was surprised to find the limited edition Batman Moleskine (Plain Large Notebook variant) that I had been looking for among the many goods available in the site.

Well, I placed my order and two days later (the purchase was made last Saturday) here it is!  I was especially impressed with Zalora’s presentation and many guarantees.  I know that it most likely cost them a bit more but this extra effort will go a long way in my book.  Especially as a potential returning customer.

It’s the future of shopping in the Philippines folks!

I’d give them high marks.  Even higher ones once their inventory (for the items that interest me) grows.

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The Superior Spider-Man, Volume 2 (Hardcover)

September 6, 2015 Leave a comment
This should keep me busy for awhile...

This should keep me busy for awhile…

Hardcovers for me have always been an avenue of last resort.  Foremost due its price followed by the intentional/unintentional care that is required to preserve them in its present state.

So here we are.  The hardcover of The Superior Spider-Man (Volume 2).

Yes, I caved and bought a hardcover.

As I type this (I am in issue #10 [of #16]), I have also found a new appreciation for the format.  First, the quality of the paper is better.  Second, the overall size of the issue is larger compared to the Trade Paperbacks (TPB). Lastly, you get more issues in the collection compared to buying the regular sized TPB’s.

Did I forget I was desperate?

Looking forward to what’s going to happen next?

The Superior Spider-Man, Volume 2 (Hardcover) covers issues #6-#16.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Captain Phasma, Kylo Ren, and Poe Dameron 3.75-inch figures

September 5, 2015 Leave a comment
Star Wars:The Force Awakens 3.75-inch figures - From Left to Right: Captain Phasma, Sith Lord Kylo Ren, and Poe Dameron

Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3.75-inch figures – From Left to Right: Captain Phasma, Sith Lord Kylo Ren, and Poe Dameron

With the ink all but dry in a recent partnership between the SM Group and the The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia, all roads pointed to SM Mall of Asia for the exclusive Star Wars: The Force Awakens toy launch yesterday morning. (12:01 am to be exact).

Well, I didn’t get to go to that event but I did catch some of the figures in my local toy store in the days that followed.  It’s hard to believe that Sith Lord Kylo Ren was still readily available as I expected him to be the first to go.

So much for that theory.

At least the Star Wars: The Black Series sold well with only a Finn and an inferior quality Chewbacca remaining on the shelf. Oh, and I also found the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon (and its annoying missile launcher) to be–for lack of a better word–discouraging.

Superior Spider-Man Team-Up: Friendly Fire TPB

September 4, 2015 Leave a comment
Hope it's good...

Hope it’s good…

After recently picking up Dan Slott’s The Amazing Spider-Man: Dying Wish and The Superior Spider-Man, Vol. 1: My Own Worst Enemy on back-to-back days–I have to admit–that I have been officially bitten by the “Spider bug” and was looking for my next Superior Spider-Man fix.  Unfortunately (or fortunately…depending on how you look at it), there were hardly any Superior books to buy in my local bookstore or comic book shop.  A byproduct that was most likely brought about the fact that I am  two years late to this particular party.

This is where the Superior Spider-Man Team-Up: Friendly Fire Trade Paperback comes in.  One-Shots that I hope will fill the Superior thirst until I can get either The Superior Spider-Man, Vol. 2: A Troubled Mind or it’s hardcover equivalent.

The storyline of Dr. Otto Octavius maximizing the life and power of Peter Parker/Spider-Man is just too good to pass up.

The Superior Spider-Man Team-Up: Friendly Fire TPB is written by Christopher Yost and Mark Waid and contains issues from  the Avenging Spider-Man (#20-#22), Superior Spider-Man (Annual 1), and Daredevil (#22)

Thought for the day: How does our hero in Batman: Arkham manage to carry all of his gadgets?

August 19, 2015 Leave a comment


From left to right: Assorted running medals; Kenner Star Wars Power of the Force Beast Pack Luke Skywalker and Taun Taun; Matty Collector Ghostbusters “Ready to Believe You” Ray Stantz, Egon Spengler, and Peter Venkman with the Ghostbusters Containment Unit; Derrick Rose DRose Tour Baller ID, and a DC Comics Heroclix No Man’s Land Utility Belt with Arkham: Batman gadgets such as Deathstroke’s Remote Claw from Arkham Origins, the Explosive Gel gun, REC–Remote Electrical Charge gun, and Cryptographic Sequencer from Arkham City, and the Batarang, Line Launcher, and Explosive Gel Detonator as seen in Arkham Knight. (August 19, 2015)


No doubt, all of the Batman: Arkham games were awesome and I under the ‘suspension of belief’ premise. But when Batman took off his Utility Belt in Arkham Knight–and seeing how few his pouches were–it begs to ask the question(s)…

Where does it all go?

How comes it never seems to slow him down?

Part of the perks of being the Batman I guess?


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