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Super Men – Why Superheros Matter

Jun 22nd, 2013 Featured, On Pop culture incoherentboy 5 min read

by Wayne Ree Blockbuster season is well underway, and it looks like the superhero films are reigning supreme once more. Last month, Iron Man 3 ushered in Marvel’s second phase of cinematic adventures. Man of Steel – the revamp of the Superman film franchise and, some speculate, the first step to an Avengers-styled Justice League film – has already scored a US$128 million opening weekend. But even before costumed…

STGCC panel: Heroes And Villains

Sep 4th, 2012 Featured, On Pop culture incoherentboy 6 min read

Andy Diggle, Mark Brooks, Andie Tong, Leinil Yu, Gerry Alanguilan and Mark Torres: these were the creators who sat on an STGCC mega-panel called Heroes and Villains, which I moderated on Sunday. It brought together some of the biggest names at the Singapore Toy Game and Comic Convention to talk about how heroes and villains have evolved over the years.

Singapore Toy Game And Comic Convention 2012: Comic Panels To Watch

Aug 26th, 2012 Featured, On Pop culture incoherentboy 5 min read

So the annual Singapore Toy Game and Comic Convention (STGCC) takes place this weekend (Sept 1-2), and the excitement is mounting among fanboys. If you’re reading this and you’re not a Singaporean geek, STGCC is basically our version of the San Diego Comic Con, albeit on a much smaller scale. Last year’s convention drew around 30,000 people to Suntec. But since the mall is undergoing an overhaul,…

Review: The Amazing Spider-Man

Jul 2nd, 2012 Featured, On Pop culture incoherentboy 4 min read

Verdict: Three out of five stars. Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, as Spider-Man/Peter Parker and his first love Gwen Stacy, make a fine pair, and their sizzling chemistry is the best thing about the movie. But sub-plots are taken up and swiftly jettisoned, and most of all, it fails to keep up the momentum.