Isnin, Disember 31, 2007

d i s c l o s u r e 2 0 0 7 / e n c l o s u r e 2 0 0 8

I am now half way past my annual 2007 recap/review list and putting it all down on paper (screen?) for people of the world to see and read makes its even more …‘privy’. Being today is the 31st of December; I think it is also appropriate to have a very special entry.

2008 AD. The Year that much of us, which I believe (according to my observational survey); will be THE BEST YEAR EVER. The culmination is far from over because to be there in that finale for each and every year can be so demanding. Pressure creeps in. Tension mounts. And so is everything else which is so and so unruly. It is up for us for the next 12 months to make sure that the milestone that we are going to set up will be the one that generates and pro-creates the ambition and dream we’ve been longing for.

For some of us, its called RESOLUTION. A decree and declaration within and without.

Lets do it. Now.

s e l a m a t . t a h u n . b a r u .

THE TOP 10 OF 2007

# NUMBER 5 :

KLP tour de coup !

We have been around and about the whole year. Its not really packed but we had fun going here and there getting to gain new experience and meet up new wonderful faces and go new exciting places! Here's a quick rundown :

ComiWorld Curve (August)

Malaysia International Book Fair (May)

Eraman - Anak Yatim Hi-Tea Pan Pacific KLIA (October)

Ampang International School Open Day (September)

Meeting Kevin Eastman - Creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (August)


Ahad, Disember 30, 2007

THE TOP 10 OF 2007

# NUMBER 6 :

ALL HAIL SPACEMAN

Yes, we made it to the stars and space at long last after all those dreams and fantasy of to boldly go where no Malaysians has gone before with the help of some fellow Russians. Congratulations Dr.Syed Muzaphar. We and he make us and him proud. And of course; gave me a lot of good stories to write too along the way. Yeay!



Sabtu, Disember 29, 2007

THE TOP 10 OF 2007

# NUMBER 7 :

MALAYSIA CHAMPIONS AGAIN !

Winning the Merdeka Tournament was and still a sweet memory this year at Stadium Shah Alam. I still think and believe we should have a wide eye open for this boys. Forget the Asia Games and the SEA Games.

Jumaat, Disember 28, 2007

THE TOP 10 OF 2007

# NUMBER 8 :

MARRIAGE AND MATRIMONIALS

Yong - Eliza

Ajib - She

Nuar - Ashi

Shuib - Ros

Syawal - Wife Syawal

(This are actual weddings then I attend to. Yang lain tu mungkin aku tau atau tak tau, tapi yang pasti aku tak pegi. Apa-apa hal pun --- SELAMAT PENGANTIN BARU 2007 to all). Its been your jodoh all this time)

Khamis, Disember 27, 2007

THE TOP 10 OF 2007


# NUMBER 9 :

MOURINHO, MOURINHO. WHERE ART THOU MOURINHO ?

Bye-bye, Chelsea

So, Jose Mourinho got sacked last September. Last time I check, the media was mainstreamingly reinstated him for the England head coach. Fabio got it. Any guess what his next move are ?

Rabu, Disember 26, 2007

THE TOP 10 OF 2007

# NUMBER 10 :

GILA WAYANG, GILA KOMIK

Pada tahun ini adalah tahun yang agak dijangka ‘gila’ dengan acara-acara filem yang sebahagian terutama besarnya datang dari Hollywood. Maka ini adalah (sekiranya tidak ada yang tertinggal pada perkiraan saya) senaraian filem yang ditonton setakat sepanjang 2007 ini mengikut urutuan abjad alphabetum latin:

300
30 DAYS OF NIGHT
ALIENS VS PREDATOR: REQUIEM
BALLS OF FURY

BEE MOVIE
BEOWULF

BLADES OF GLORY
BOURNE ULTIMATUM
THE BRAVE ONE
ENCHANTED
FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER
FREEDOM WRITERS
GHOST RIDER
GOLDEN COMPASS
HITMAN
I AM LEGEND
THE LAST MIMZY
LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD @ DIE HARD 4.0
MEET THE ROBINSONS
MR.BEAN’S HOLIDAY
MR. MAGORIUM WONDER EMPORIUM
MUSIC AND LYRICS
NATIONAL TREASURE 2: BOOKS OF SECRET
NEXT
OCEAN’S 13
PATHFINDER
PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN: AT WORLD’S END
RATATOUILLE
SHREK THE THIRD
SIMPSONS THE MOVIE
SMOKIN’ ACES
SPIDER-MAN 3
STARDUST
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
TRANSFORMERS

Ini pula adalah senaraian filem-filem yang pada asalnya dicadang atau hampir-hampir ingin ditonton tetapi tidak kesempatan malah tidak kesampaian untuk menikmatinya hingga ke hari ini:

1408
28 WEEKS LATER
ACROSS THE UNIVERSE
AMERICAN GANGSTER
THE DARJEELING LIMITED
DAYWATCH
DISTRUBIA
HANNIBAL RISING
HATCHET
HOT FUZZ
THE INVASION
THE INVISIBLE
THE JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB
THE KINGDOM
LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
SUNSHINE

Tidak dilupakan juga beberapa siri televisyen yang dirasakan layak mendapat perhatian saya sepanjang 2007 ini: HEROES 2, SMALLVILLE 7 (*Nota: SMALLVILLE EPISOD 5 mungkin episod TERBAIK pernah ditonton!), LOST 3, KISAH KAISARA, KELAB DISNEY MALAYSIA RAYA SPECIAL, REMAJA dan lain-lain yang berkemungkinan sengaja tidak disenarai disini. Sekiranya diamati pada susur-galur perjalanan serta rentak perjalanan Hollywood kebelakangan ini, ianya masih lagi berputar sekitar cereka-cereka adaptasi komik ke filem. Selera yang nampaknya masih dan tetap mendapat sambutan 5 tahun sebelum ini dan rasa-rasanya tidak keterlaluan untuk tempoh 5 atau 10 tahun yang mendatang. Tidak sia-sia dan diperlekeh langsung terlibat dalam profesion ini.

Terlanjur bercakap perihal komik, banyak juga komik-komik menarik yang zahir ada sepanjang 12 bulan yang berlalu dalam 2007. Mari kita semak apa peristiwa serta cerita menarik dalam pengamatan dan bahan bacaan komik saya. Ini senaraian puncak sepuluh (TOP 10) :

  1. X-Men dan konco-konco serta anak beranak yang ada kaitan dan pertalian darah dengan generik atau genus mutant sudah hampir kepupusan gara-gara tragedi House of M. Ceritanya tersurat dalam Endangered Species dan yang mutakhir; Messiah Complex
  2. Alex Ross kembali kepangkuan Marvel selepas 13 tahun berkhidmat untuk DC Comics secara eksklusif.
  3. Siri Ultimates(1 dan 2) hasil gabungan karyawan komik Mark Millar dan Brian Hitch(barangkali komik paling bagus pernah dihasilkan Marvel lewat-lewat ini) selesai dan tamat. Sangat di-syorkan kepada mana-mana pembaca komik baru dan lama, rookie atau veteran.
  4. Joe Madureira(orang yang bertanggungjawab menaikkan semula semangat saya membaca komik semasa zaman gawat komik akhir 90an) kembali dengan kelibat karya Ultimates 3.
  5. Perang saudara CIVIL WAR Marvel tamat(?). Penyokong dasar Iron Man menang. Pasukan pemberontak Captain America kalah.
  6. Captain America mati ditembak oleh kekasih sendiri. Cinta itu kadang-kadang memang buta dan membutakan. Maka celik dan segar-sedarlah dalam bercinta.
  7. Hulk mengamuk teruk selepas dibuang daerah oleh sahabat-sahabat sendiri kerana dia gagak dibending dan bakal menjadi onar semasa perang saudara Marvel. Rujuk Planet Hulk dan World War Hulk.
  8. Lepas perang saudara, tahun depan perang alien pulak buat Marvel(Secret Invasion).
  9. Sinestro Corps War mungkin saya abadikan sebagai crossover komik terbaik 2007 yang saya belum baca.
  10. Akhirnya, dapat jua saya merasakan nafas nikmat keberadaan di dalam PREVIEWS - perantaian edaran komik antarabangsa tersohor di dunia. Alhamdulillah.

p/s: Selain itu, makan tengahari tadi – saya, Gecko dan Tangh sepakat tentang 5 siaran wajib tayang sepanjang musim perayaan : SARKIS, STUNT, MAGIS, AWARD dan TELEMATCH.

Fakta 'Tahukah Anda?' untuk Hari Ini

Berapa ramai diantara kita yang tahu sebenarnya saudara kita Tangh pernah muncul memegang watak Luke Cage/Power Man dalam komik New Avengers isu #22 ?

And now you know !

Jumaat, Disember 21, 2007

Selasa, Disember 18, 2007

Isnin, Disember 17, 2007

Jumaat, Disember 14, 2007

IT IS SWEET TO BE IN THE YEAR 2012

Boo-ya!
Rite. OK. Yesterday was I AM LEGEND with my fellow compatriots. And no reviews today. Neither it be critiques nor anything like that. Sharing this stupendous- savouring-synthesis for those who has and hasn't watch the movie :
[ Be on a lookout for this sweet.. sweET... SWEEETTT teaser, bebeh! ]
ComicBook fans get their share of Easter eggs in this book to film adaptation, with director Francis Lawrence of Constantine sprinkling references to imaginary DC Comics films throughout the cityscape. Keep your eyes peeled and widely open for a Times Square mock billboard using the SUPERMANBATMAN comic logo with a date of '05.15.10'; a poster for a GREEN LANTERN movie (the Alex Ross/Hal Jordan version) outside the video store Robert Neville visits and inside the video store, another poster promises a TEEN TITANS film is coming soon.

Khamis, Disember 13, 2007

[ secrets revealed, invasion unveiled ]


For those whose been asking me what happened after Marvel's CIVIL WAR; here's the overview story so far...


• It was a period of Civil War. Though seemingly brought together by fate out of the ashes of the disassembled Avengers team to stop a supervillain breakout at the supermaximum security prison the Raft (ceritanya ada dalam NEW AVENGERS #1), the group of heroes known as the New Avengers - Captain America(Steve Rogers), Iron Man(Tony Stark), Spider-Man(Peter Parker), Wolverine(Logan/James Howlett), Luke Cage, Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew), the Sentry(Robert Reynolds) and sometimes Ronin(Maya Lopez, aka Echo); were torn between Iron Man’s drive to register all superhumans and Captain America’s determination to resist.

• When the CIVIL WAR dust settled, Captain America was dead and Iron Man triumphant, installed as director of S.H.I.E.L.D. As a result, two separate teams claim the Avengers mantle - the SECRET AVENGERS and the MIGHTY AVENGERS
• Duly authorized under the Superhuman Registration Act, the Mighty Avengers consist of Iron Man, the Sentry, Ms. Marvel(Carol Danvers), the Wasp(Janet Van Dyne), the Black Widow(Natasha Romanoff), Wonder Man(Simon Reynolds) and God of War; Ares.

• On the run from the government - including the Mighty Avengers; the New Avengers comprise Luke Cage, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Spider-Woman, Doctor Strange (Stephen Strange Sorcerer Supreme), Iron Fist(Danny Rand) and the new Ronin(Clint Barton formerly known as Hawkeye). They’re supported by Strange’s servant Wong and Cage’s wife Jessica Jones (the one-time hero Jewel and mother of Cage’s child).

• As part of the Initiative event, the Mighty Avengers are embroiled in a tense struggle against a new Ultron, who seized control of Tony Stark’s biomechanically enhanced body, transforming it into a female form not unlike the Wasp’s and deploying near-unstoppable new powers against the team, most recently killing the Sentry’s wife Lindy.

• Meanwhile, the New Avengers’ battle to rescue their teammate Echo from the clutches of the powerful ninja cult called the Hand ended abruptly when Echo stabbed the Hand’s leader Elektra to death: revealing that she’s not Greco-American Elektra Natchios at all, but a SKRULL IMPOSTOR. The fact that a member of this shape-shifting alien race whose long and hostile history with Earth’s heroes was recently illustrated in New Avengers: Illuminati - could assume control of the deadliest group of assassins known to man left the team wondering: Who else might be a Skrull? And WHO CAN YOU TRUST ?

• Not Spider-Woman, apparently: Whether because she’s secretly a Skrull or just thinks taking Skrullektra’s body to Tony Stark for analysis is the right thing to do despite the objections of her teammates, Jessica Drew takes advantage of the crash of the New Avengers’ jet to zap Wolverine and make off with Skrullektra’s corpse.

• Tempers rise and paranoia spreads like a disease, causing the New Avengers to almost disassemble! As the team takes a much-needed break from one another, Wolverine comes face-to-gun-barrel with the criminal underground’s newest head honcho—the Hood!

• New Avengers: Illuminati has been depicting untold tales of a clandestine group of heroes known as the Illuminati: Iron Man, Doctor Strange, Professor X(Charles Xavier), Mister Fantastic Reed Richards), Black Bolt Blackagar Boltagon, King of the Inhumans) and Namor the Sub-Mariner (ruler of Atlantis). Brought together in secret by Stark in the wake of the Kree-Skrull War to quietly protect humanity from major threats, the group played a major behind-the-scenes role in the Marvel Universe before splitting up prior to the Civil War. Among other tasks, they’ve chased off a Skrull fleet, gathered the Infinity Gems, attempted to banish the Beyonder from this universe, convinced Marvel Boy to rethink his life, and exiled the Hulk from the Earth.

• Capitalizing on the disarray facing Marvel’s heroes following the Civil War and the Initiative, the new Kingpin-in-training; THE HOOD, gets organized and rounds up virtually every villain who broke out of the Raft back in New Avengers #1. Promising his newfound their families - if any cape comes near his new operation. To prove his dedication to hiallies more money than they can imagine, the Hood pledges to hit heroes where it hurts particularly s new world order, the Hood physically and psychologically takes out Tigra and sets his sights to earn big while the heroes are occupied with a symbiote infestation.

• While the Mighty Avengers continue their metallic melee with the horde of Iron Man armors unleashed upon them by Ultron, Ares leaves the battle to travel to the S.H.I.E.L.D helicarrier and reveals his plan to take down Ultron. After a brief meeting of the minds, Ares and Hank agree to implant a virus directly into Ultron’s system. However, to keep the Avengers busy, Ultron hacks into government systems, causing the launch of a nuclear missile off the Florida coast. While the Avengers halt the missile, the Starktech 940 drone secretly launches a shrunken Ares into the mouth of Ultron to implant the virus.

• Disturbed by recent events (and a body bag dropped on his doorstep), Iron Man calls an Illuminati meeting to address the corpse of Skrullektra and threat of a Skrull invasion, which is the result of their past attack. As the group tries to rationalize how to approach this threat, Black Bolt is revealed to be a Skrull spy who immediately attacks the stunned heroes. In the fight agains 'Black Skrolt', the Illuminati seemingly kill him, only to be surprise-attacked by Skrulls mimicking the powers of Thor and Colossus. To end the battle quickly, Iron Man creates a huge explosion that appears to have destroyed the Skrull attackers. Fueled by distrust and betrayal in light of the current situation, the team disbands again, leaving Iron Man to lament the Skrull invasion.

• With the vast majority of New York turned by the symbiote outbreak, both Avengers teams do what they can but ultimately, fall one by one to the venomous goo. Only Iron Man comes through by putting an end to the infestation and, wary of each other, both teams aid in the cleanup. The Mighty Avengers track the symbiote attack back to Dr. Doom and make plans for a trip to Latveria, but not before Wolverine pays Spider-Woman a visit in her shower to question why she had switched sides. Upon leaving, Wolvie joins his rebel teammates as they’ve located the Hood’s hideaway, where a new free-for-all is about to begin …


Ooo... yeah --- SECRET INVASION is coming alrite.

Rabu, Disember 12, 2007

‘ Here I am, Ya Allah; here I am. Here I am – You have no partners – Here I am. All praises are due to You – all bounties are yours. To You belongs the whole dominion, the whole Universe, and You have no partners ’
Today is Wednesday and what a week it was and has been - even though it haven’t ended; yet. Usually I would say that I am (after a very, very long period of time trying very, very hard not to use this word) … ‘busy’. It used to be either minorly disorganized or mis-coordinated, but yeah; I am just plain busy nowadays. But I suppose it comes with the territory. And that territory is expanded and prolonged onto a brand new-fangled providence last Friday:

The time has finally come for them,
... to fulfill the fulfillment, to perform the 'perfomance'.
'Semoga berkat dan selamat serta beroleh kerahmatan'
Labbaik Allah Humma Labbaik... Labbaik la Sharika Laka Labbaik... Innal Hamda... Wan-ni'mata... Laka walmulk... Laa sharika lak...
This is it. A new horizon for the whole family has arise.
Selamat Hari Raya Haji in advance folks !

Selasa, Disember 11, 2007

Jumaat, Disember 07, 2007

Khamis, Disember 06, 2007

Forget the bleak Neo-centric vision of the future;
this is more Andy Warhol meets the Jetsons.

Look HERE ! It's RACER X of SPEED RACER !

The Brothers Wachowski (The Matrix trilogy, V for Vendetta) take a crack at updating the animated cartoon serials hype with Speed Racer; which I think and believe brought their credentials into a brand new level.

Its Wachowski --- Now in CLINKERING COLOUR !

[synopsis] The Matrix masterminds Andy and Larry Wachowski usher anime icon Tatsuo Yoshida's classic 1960s-era hit into the new millennium with this family-friendly story of a young racecar driver who takes on the mysterious Racer X in a custom-made, gadget-loaded speed machine named the Mach 5. Speed Racer (Emile Hirsch) is the kind of driver that every wheelman wishes he could be: a born winner whose unbeatable combination of aggression, instinct, and fearlessness always finds him crossing the checkered flag with a comfortable lead. In Speed Racer's mind, the only driver who could present him with any real challenge is his late brother - the legendary Rex Racer. Rex Racer died in a heated cross country rally known as The Crucible many years ago, and now his younger sibling is driven to fulfill the legacy that Rex left behind. To this day Speed Racer is fiercely loyal to family. It was Speed Racer's father Pops Racer (John Goodman) who designed the unbeatable Mach 5, and even a lucrative offer from racing giants Royalton Industries isn't enough to get the young ace to break his family ties. Upon turning down Royalton (Roger Allam)'s astronomical offer, Speed Racer makes the shocking discovery that that the outcome of the biggest races is being predetermined by a handful of powerful moguls who pad their profits by manipulating the drivers. Realizing that he career would be ruined if word of the fix gets out, Royalton vows that the Mach 5 will never make it to another finish line. Now, the only way for Speed Racer to save the family business and beat Royalton at his own game will be to win the very same race that claimed his brother's life so many years ago. In order to accomplish that formidable feat, however, Speed Racer will not only have to rely on his family and the aid of his longtime girlfriend Trixie (Christina Ricci), but form a tenuous alliance with his longtime rival - the mysterious Racer X (Matthew Fox) - as well.

FASTENED ON YOUR SEATBELTS BAY-BEH !


[ Original cartoon 'Ol Skool opening montage ]

Rabu, Disember 05, 2007

P E N U L T I M A T A


It all started here ---


And power-smashing up to here ( Ultimate Power #9 )



FOR; THE END IS HERE.

The destruction of the Ultimate Universe is coming and the seeds will be planted in Ultimate titles bearing the bold new MARCH ON ULTIMATUM banner! Just what does award-winning HEROES/SMALLVILLE writer and producer Jeph Loeb have planned that will rock the Ultimate Universe to its core? Will all your favorite heroes and villains survive till the earh-shattering and ground-breaking ULTIMATUM begins... or are their days numbered?!!


MARCH ON ULTIMATUM continues in ULTIMATES 3 #1 --- out next week (or maybe this week,depending on which country you live in). Go get it. Jeph Loeb. Joe Mad. I repeat. JOE MAD. This is it. The most anticipated series of 2007. The hottest creative team of the year. The most outrageous superheroes in the industry. Following up on Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch's ULTIMATES and ULTIMATES 2, this new 5-issue limited series picks up two years after we've last seen Earth's Ultimate Mightiest Heroes.

No takebacks. No reverses. Things will change FOREVER.

Isnin, Disember 03, 2007

KLP ENTERTAINMENT : NOW ON PREVIEWS !



PREVIEWS
[ December '07 / February '08 Solicitations ]
Ah! Finally we have found ourselves entering a new phase : Congratulations and kudos to all the team that have made it possible. KLP can now be pre-ordered monthly on Diamond Comics Distributors Worlwide. Watch this blogspace for more current updates.
Note : Variant Version for International Market differ from Malaysian Version. This is a 6-issue tradepaperback format. 148 pages. Softcover.
Click HERE to know more about Previews

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