Spoiler alert: Why do people hate spoilers?

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Way back in 2014, The Walking Dead‘s social media team inadvertently created a mini-apocalypse of their own. Shortly after Season 5’s mid-season finale finished broadcasting on the West Coast, the show’s official Facebook page posted an image in memory of the character who died in that episode. Unfortunately, the rest of the world was still hours away from seeing it, which meant that […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Avengers: Infinity War” certainly has the stones

Avengers Infinity War

Ten years ago, the cinematic landscape for superheroes was quite different. While our colorful, costume-clad champions had already shaken off the curse of 1997’s Batman and Robin by that time, comics-based films were still considered one-and-done novelties, trilogies at most. Had things gone George Miller’s way, he would have already been filming Justice League: Mortal by then. As luck would have it, a one-two punch […]

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Locked and Loaded: MARVEL’S THE PUNISHER takes aim at Netflix

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Since his explosive, senses-shattering debut in Season 2 of the Netflix series Marvel’s Daredevil, the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s version of the gun-toting vigilante known as The Punisher (Frank Castle, as portrayed by Jon Bernthal), has been making waves (and leaving behind a trail of bullet-ridden criminals) all over the internet. In fact, almost as soon as they announced his appearance alongside the Devil of […]

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Arrowland by Gandiva: A shot at being Hawkeye

Arrowland

If you were to ask me who my favorite superhero is, I’d probably scream “SPIDER-MAN!” before you could even finish your question. Somewhere in my top 10, though, is a pretty underappreciated Marvel hero who tends to be the butt of most jokes at Avengers parties: Hawkeye. Aside from his devil-may-care attitude and ability to make a purple costume look cool, I […]

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Midnight snack: Beyond the Box’s iPhone 7 launch

iPhone 7

Nearly 3 hours before the iPhone 7 Midnight Launch event at Beyond The Box’s Resorts World Manila branch last November 11, Apple fans and smartphone enthusiasts were already in line, eager to take a bite out of the tech giant’s spiffy new offerings. Hotly anticipated as the next entries in the popular iPhone smartphone series, the iPhone 7 and 7 […]

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Why Onslaught should be in the next X-Men movie

The X-Men film franchise is the Epic Meal Time of superhero movies: A large quantity of delicious ingredients (fan-favorite characters, comic-based plots, jaw-dropping special effects, iconic villains) and bacon (Wolverine – Canadian, duh) mixed together in the same predictable fashion as pretty much every other recipe before it (Wolverine snikts! Cerebro malfunctions! Magneto’s character development goes out the window!), resulting in meals that, while visually satisfying, are too messy and greasy to […]

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KOMIKON-versations: Toto Madayag (Libreng Komiks)

Libreng Komiks

At 71,000 fans and counting, to say that Libreng Komiks is a success is an understatement. With sharp wit, simple (but sometimes brutal) punchlines, a distinctive art style, and a finger on the pulse of pop culture, Libreng Komiks has become the source of many memes and humorous, passive-aggressive jabs, perfect for a generation of online Pinoys who love to poke fun at anything […]

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A comic book fan’s take on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

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Regardless of whether you think the medium has evolved and aged with its readership or simply remains patronized by adults who seemingly refuse to grow up, the impact of comic books on pop culture is undeniable. Hollywood certainly thinks so, which is why the superhero movie genre has gone from being a refreshing novelty to a full-blown, yearly spectacle. It […]

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COMICS TO CAMERA: Spider-Man, Part I

When Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, and Jack Kirby worked together on the final lead story for a comic book anthology series lined up on the chopping block, they probably weren’t expecting the main character – a timid teenager whose life was forever changed by a spider bite – to become the multibillion-dollar juggernaut he is today. Peter Parker’s adventures as […]

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4 reasons why geek elitism needs to die

Contrary to appearances, being a “serious” geek entails a lot of hard work, financial investment, and dedication. I mean, do you have any idea how challenging it is to master the art of painting vinyl figures to look like your favorite characters? Or how many issues you need to read just to keep up with the entire history of any comic book superhero […]

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