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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Five Geeky Things I’m Looking Forward to in 2016

If you’re reading this, congratulations! You made it through another year of highly anticipated Hollywood blockbuster sequels, gadgets to blow your money on, depressing politics, and idiotic expressions. Of course, while you may not consider your continued existence on the planet to be anything even remotely close to a major life achievement, you can at least take comfort in the fact that (a) […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: Why “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” Let Me Down, Slightly [SPOILER WARNING]

The Avengers: Age of Ultron Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, James Spader, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen Directed by Joss Whedon Philippine Release Date: April 22, 2015 Runtime: 142 minutes MTRCB Rating: PG-13 ———– When The Avengers came out three years ago, it was a massive […]

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Off the Workbench: Mighty Muggs Miles Morales (Ultimate Spider-Man) Custom

Last year, I got so excited about Spider-Verse that I came up with a plan: To create custom Mighty Muggs of every single Spider-Man making an appearance in that story. Unfortunately, I only managed to finish four before life got in the way (as it typically does). The first one I made was of my favorite Spider-Man (alongside Peter, of […]

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Off the Workbench: Mighty Muggs Spider-Man 2099 Custom

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(Hooray for my first post in 2015!) Last year, I began working on a project that involved repainting these little vinyl collectibles called Mighty Muggs. It was supposed to be my way of celebrating the much-hyped “Spider-Verse” story arc in the Dan Slott-penned Amazing Spider-Man ongoing series, which promised to unite EVERY. SPIDER-MAN. EVER against a family of interdimensional energy vampires with a […]

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GEEK TOOTH: Subspace Coffee House – The Perfect Space to Geek Out!

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Looking for an awesome place in the Ortigas/Pasig area where geeks and pop culture fans – especially K-Pop fans – can enjoy delicious food, great coffee, and their fandoms in peace? Subspace Coffee House is the brainchild of Thor Balanon and Wilmer Lopez – a spin-off (in true comic book fashion!) of their home and furniture shop, Space Encounters. It’s funny, actually; people kept […]

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5 Comic Book Villains Too Disturbing for Movies

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In the colorful world of comic book adventures, you’re only really as good as your villains, and superhero movies are no exception. Case in point: Spider-Man tangled with the Green Goblin, Doc Ock, Sandman, Venom, the Lizard, and Electro, Batman had to butt heads with the likes of the Joker, Catwoman, Two-Face, Scarecrow, Bane, and Ra’s al-Ghul, and Superman’s enemies include Lex […]

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GEEK TOOTH: Uno Morato – Geeks, Grub, and Gaming (and Galactus, Too!)

A little over a year ago, I was hooked on HeroClix. So hooked, in fact, that I wrote an article about it over at FlipGeeks (click here). At the time, I had a regular gig drawing comic strips for a…really rich client. Me being the conscientious and responsible young man I was, I promptly blew about half of my total […]

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A Web of Alternate Realities in “Look Out – Here Comes The SPIDER-VERSE!”

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On October 25, 2014, it’s going to take more than one Spider to get the job done. In partnership with Comic Odyssey, Fully Booked, and FlipGeeks, WebsPinas – the country’s premier Spider-Man fan site – brings you “Look Out – Here Comes the SPIDER-VERSE!“, a reality-bridging event that unites the nearly countless incarnations of the world’s greatest superhero, the Amazing Spider-Man. […]

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