Ang Mundo ni Andong Agimat,
new graphic novel from Arnold Arre

another press release for Andong Agimat :)


"What would you like you see in a superhero comic?" That was the
question Arnold asked us in the wake of the resurging interest in
Darna perpetuated by the new comic book and talk of a movie and TV

In the Philippines, while Mars Ravelo borrowed heavily from American
iconic figures such as Superman, Captain Marvel and Wonder Woman,
other super heroic figures without the colorful costumes have been
popular. The herioc "agimat" stories and movies have been popular to
Filipinos and can be traced to our myths and legends.

With Mythology Class, Arnold went back to these myths and legends.
With his interest in FPJ and Ramon Revilla action movies, he now
brings these legends to the streets.

So what kind of superheroes did Arnold have in mind? Superheroes
without the cultural trappings of American comics. Superheroes
steeped in mythology but sharpened by the dirty grey tabloid world.
Superheroes that are different and yet familiar. New and yet

The world of Andong Agimat.

Emil Flores
Quezon City January 2006


Hope you guys can support my husband! - Cynthia

Two-time National Book Award-winner Arnold Arre's new graphic novel "Ang Mundo ni Andong Agimat" is now available at Comic Quest branches, National Book Store, Powerbooks, Fully Booked and Filbars branches.

Arnold -
Cynthia -

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