Isa Kang Alamat!

So it's the late 90's and early 2000's, what local comic books could you possibly collect besides tagalized
Marvel Comics, Funny Komiks, Pugad Baboy and Pupung?
Wait! TAGALIZED, you say?
Weh, di nga!

Well anyways, for starters you could always try Alamat Comics.
(Courtesy of Danry Sequitin Ocampo.)

Now, we must stress that we really don't have a legendary "DANRY LIKE" collection to brag about for the only other Alamat book we had at the time was this one:
back to back with:
We've also wanted to try ANGEL ACE.
(Courtesy of Danry Sequitin Ocampo.)

But was quite reluctant to do so at the time, for we never really knew what the interior pages looked like and was too busy collecting something else.

So the book in itself was billed to be "THE LAST BATCH 72 STORY",which would be
such a shame since this would eventually be our very first book from the said title.
And no, the book didn't come with random strands of Gummy Worms, that's just something we did for Instagram purposes. Food and komiks....Sure, it's a weird combination  but you just had to go with the flow.
The interior art would be done by none other than Mr. Arnold Arre (After Eden, 
Trip To Tagaytay) of TALA Studios and Arvie Villena.
Also worth mentioning is that the colors for the cover were done by Ian "AgimatSta. Maria (Skyworld).
And back cover art by both Arnold Arre & Kajo Baldisimo (Trese).
Such names that would later on be staples of various Komikons in the years and years to come.
And sadly enough, we wouldn't be the first owner of this very book. For it once belonged to
a girl named: Jenny.
Which Jenny?

That Jenny?
Nobody knows for sure....

Morgue would undeniably be our favorite character.
Him and quite possibly, Dr. Kadiliman
(whom was a collaborative character by David Hontiveros, Budjette Tan and Arnold Arre) whom we mistakenly speculated to be Adolf Hitler.
I guess the whole "Infamous World War II Super-Villain" tagline was a bit misleading.

Now, weren't COMPLETELY oblivious to the series, for we actually
knew a few names like Brown-out, Kadi and Astig.
This was mainly due to the C3CON booklet we had at the time.
Speaking of which, C3Con would very well be our very first exposure to the whole convention
Prior to this, we only knew titles as shown/fed to us by mainstream media/publications.
We started out as noobsNBS bookworms, for that was the ONLY go-to place at the time.
There weren't any Fully Booked or Powerbooks in sight.
Sure, there were a handful of FILBAR'S but most of which were a bit too far from where we lived and studied at the time.

And basically, ANYWHERE outside of our standard route (Bahay-School, School-Bahay) was deemed "too far away".

Commuting was a scary adventure and there wouldn't be any Waze or Google Maps that could
eventually guide you back home.
And again, this entry is dedicated to the home of new rock:
R.I.P., you magnificent beast, you!

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