They say that sometimes a little means a lot. Two of our local comics masters give this adage a ton of truth with their short piece of fan fiction featuring no less than the Philippines' most enduring superhero, Darna. Gerry Alanguilan and Arnold Arre make a lovely pair, bringing to the fore the beauty and power that Pinoy comics can possess. Do check out their masterwork at the Darna Lives! blog.
I just have to say that I wasn't too thrilled with Arnold's work in Martial Law Babies. But my admiration for his art has shot up the scale with this new piece, especially with the gorgeous colors. A part of me was expecting the images to move--they have this quality that's perfect for animation. There's obviously a lot of love here.
Too bad the "story" is a mere introduction--they could only post eight pages. This deserves publication and wide circulation.