Ah, that Leia costume.
Ah, that Leia costume.

The last time I entered Filbar’s, a local comic book store, I was buying volume 10* of Lee Myung-Jin’s Ragnarök. That was about eight years ago. That is not to say that I don’t like comics anymore. In fact, I visited Kajo Baldisimo’s Trese** Night Gallery and attended Trese: Book of Murders book launching the same day. (Smite me I didn’t buy the hard-bound collector’s item!)

L-R: Artist Kajo Baldisimo and writer Budjette Tan.
L-R: Artist Kajo Baldisimo and writer Budjette Tan.

Anyway, I had to run an errand for my cousin at Filbar’s. The entrance to the store is lined with commercial magazines. But fear not because this is not a venue for magazine-reading socialites. The glass walls of the fortress are lined with boxes of toy collectibles. More importantly, the guard to the fort is a Princess Leia mannequin. So, enter good lords and ladies and take whichever treasure for a price.

For my cousin, I fetched his Boseiju MTG card. Meanwhile, these are my loot:

Filbar's comics

Elbert Or’s Bakemono High

Uriel: Hekhalot (book 1 of 4) by David Hontiveros and Michael Urbano

Bathala Apokalypsis by David Hontiveros and Ace Enriquez

Kadasig by David Hontiveros and Ian Sta. Maria

Even though I am currently jobless, I’ve been busy recently. Regardless, I plan to make reviews of these comics in the near future. (And maybe learn how to attach hyperlinks to my posts.)


*I don’t think they ever more volumes; but the story in book 10 ends in a cliff hanger.

** Trese is a local comic series written by Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo. It deals with superstitions, urban legends, Filipino lower mythology and the supernatural in the city.