Thursday, September 05, 2013

STGCC 2013: Best of Both Worlds

The Singapore Toy, Games and Comic Convention was held over the weekend of 31 August and 1 September 2013, combining the best of both Eastern and Western pop culture. Renowned personalities from polar opposites of the globe including Joe Madueira and Adi Granov from the West, along with redjuice and Hideo Baba from the East were invited to grace the event. Guest cosplayers Vampy Bit Me from Los Angeles and Aza Miyuko from South Korea were flown in to interact with the visitors. Top DJs DJ'TEKINA//SOMETHING (Yuyoyuppe) and Livetune (kz) from Japan were also here to spin specially-prepared sets for the convention's DJ Night. All in all, it was a wonderful two days of cosplay and pop culture, packed with interesting panels, tons of merchandise and an expected record attendance of over 38000.

It was XDantheManX's first time attending the convention since its inaugural edition in 2008 and

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Free Comic Book Day 2013

Guess what's happening this Saturday, May 4 2013? If you guessed Free Comic Book Day, "Face it, Tiger, You just Hit the Jackpot!"

XDantheManX illustrated this amateur art piece for Free Comic Book Day this year
Free Comic Book Day is a single day - the first Saturday in May each year - when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE to anyone who comes into their stores. This event has been held annually

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Private Eye by Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin

Brian K. Vaughan is an illustrious and prolific comic book writer, garnering much acclaim for his work on Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina, Runaways and most recently Saga, the sold-out hit with Fiona Staples which went into its seventh printing. He has also served as a writer, story editor and producer for the hit TV series Lost during seasons three through five.

Saga #1 First Printing cover by Fiona Staples

Marcos Martin is a highly accomplished artist who has worked for both DC and Marvel Comics,

Thursday, January 03, 2013

The Dark Knight Rises Movie Review (4.5/5)


Happy New Year! My gift to you readers to usher in the new year are 2 movie reviews which are published on the same day! Here's another movie review which I did some time ago on Facebook too. This time, it's The Dark Knight Rises, possibly one of my favourite movies of 2012. This movie delivers almost everything: a gripping story, superb action, meaningful character development, euphonious scores by Hans Zimmer and so much more. Take out that comfy couch of yours and have a good, long and enjoyable read. Enjoy!


The Dark Knight Rises is the final gunshot

Amazing Spider-Man Movie Review (5/5)

Here's a movie review of the Amazing Spider-Man which I wrote and posted over on my Facebook a while ago. I thought it could make for some fresh content for you readers as I am still on a hiatus from blogging due to my hectic schedule. I was blown away by the movie and decided to watch it twice, initially in 2D Digital and again in 3D. After which, I made a mental note never to watch a movie more than once again in a cinema, due to the lack of anticipation and suspense which plays to the audience's enjoyment of the movie when watching it for the first time. Take that comfy couch of yours out again and enjoy!

Amazing Spider-man is the best movie which I’ve caught so far this year.