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Arnold Arre - Andong Agimat(comix)

Andong Will Kick Constantine's Ass
Agee Linan
2006-06-21 19:02:42

Andong Agimat
Clem Arnold Arre

(no spoiler content so you'll enjoy the book)

Last Friday, I had to drop by the bookstore to look for a reference material my wife was going to use at school, having no luck since the book was out of stock at the two NBS branches I inquired at.

Fortunately, the book hunt was not really a failure, for i stumbled upon a magical world crafted by a childhood friend: Mr. Clem Arnold Arre - graphic artist extraordinaire.

Ang Mundo Ni Andong Agimat is quite a read. It's action-packed, well-drawn, and well-written - it's hip with typical street lingo mixed up with several references to Filipino folklore and myth (which Clem seems to be mastering with his different books).

The characters are vivid and distinct. The red and black cover was definitely an eyecatcher (quite similar to the Sin City series *ehem ehem* - har har har sorry to point out to the Millerisms) for it sort of jumped at you from the bookshelves.

I'm not sure but andong sort of lives a parallel to John Constantine - maverick supernatural detective of sorts - but Andong is still distinct with his Robin Padillian bravado.

I love the book and I hope that it'll inspire other kids (and kids at heart like me) to deviate from their routines and live a life of magic and adventure.

(An interview with Mr.Arre will follow - if the gods will allow it har har har.)

“Arnold Arre - Andong Agimat(comix)”

  1. Blogger Cynthia Says:

    Hi there!
    Thanks for writing a review of Arnold Arre's "Ang Mundo ni Andong Agimat". Unitel Productions recently acquired the rights to produce a feature film and/or tv series based on the graphic novel (it was announced in the PDI yesterday - http://showbizandstyle.inquirer.net/entertainment/entertainment/view_article.php?article_id=93095) so I made a blog for the purpose of updating the public about the project's progress. Please see it here - http://andongagimat.blogspot.com
    I hope you don't mind that I linked to your review in the links section, under "blogger's reviews".
    Best regards,
    Cynthia Bauzon-Arre