(Originally posted at http://joelnoche.multiply.com/journal/item/20/Komiks-Blg.-3 on September 18, 2010 4:49 AM)
For those who want to know more about Komiks and the Komiks industry, I strongly recommend that you get a copy of Pinoy Komiks Rebyu. (I got a few issues last August 30, 2010.) The magazine has many articles, including a brief history of Pinoy komiks, a review of a 1980 magazine (The Philippine Comics Review), interviews with artists, writers, and editors, and articles on censorship and on komiks as a political instrument. But what really caught my interest was the article entitled “Mga Dahilan ng Pagbagsak ng Komiks” (Reasons for the Downfall of Komiks).
The issue has 68 pages (including the cover). (It seems that all Pinoy komiks include the cover in the page count.) The cover is glossy (colored on the outside, black-and-white on the inside), while the pages are black-and-white newsprint paper. This is a real pity as I would love to see the illustrations and pictures in color.