ficticons: Venus, from the Marvel Comic Agents of Atlas, jumping for joy. (venus yay)
ficticons ([personal profile] ficticons) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2011-02-09 02:52 am

When the Sentry visited the Philippines: Dark Reign Agents of Atlas #1

For [personal profile] blackruzsa, who requested any of a series of moments mentioned in an article entitled "The Balut in a Superhero's Underpants".

It says that "[i]f the Americans have their Easter Eggs, we Filipinos have our Balut Eggs. (Okay, I just made up that term, but it seems appropriate anyway.) Balut Eggs are those moments when Filipinos (or something Pinoy) suddenly pops up in foreign movies, TV shows, novels, and comic books."

It goes on to list several of those moments that appear in American comic books. I was intrigued by one of them - in Marvel Comics’ “Agents of Atlas,” Mt. Pinatubo erupts again and Sentry flies in just in time to rescue a damaged Phivolcs helicopter - so I went to do a little digging and to my surprise, I found I had it.

Three and approximately 3/4ths scans from Dark Reign Agents of Atlas #1. Written by Jeff Parker, pencilled by Carlo Pagulayan (a Filipino artist, as the article notes), coloured by Jana Schirmer.

And here's the page [personal profile] blackruzsa wanted.

It's interesting - I guess I didn't quite understand what I was seeing when I first read the page, because I didn't remember it right away when I saw the sentence about it in the article. I had to look through my Dark Reign trade to see when Bob Reynolds could have gone to the Philippines...and also to have another look at the volcano erupting. I thought 'surely I'd have remembered that if I'd read it!' But no, apparently I hadn't. The author of that article certainly seems to have had an eye for particular detail, though - or else they must have had a keen spotter working for/writing to them.

So there you are, [personal profile] blackruzsa! I hope you enjoyed it. :)
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[personal profile] blackruzsa 2011-02-09 10:16 am (UTC)(link)
I guess it wouldn't be obvious to anyone who isn't intimately acquainted with the Philippines, but there are lots of things that point it out:
ILVOLCS is cut off of PHILVOLCS (Philippine center for Volcanology and Cosmology or something like that) and there are the tricycles, the sari-sari store, the "noypi" and "toda" and the church in the bg.
I could go on but it'd bore you XD

Anyways, this shows me that I should gather every Dark Reign comic and just read the hell out of each, because I feel ashamed as a member of gayreign if I haven't even read half the comics.

btw, Thanksssssssss <3

[personal profile] nemryn 2011-02-09 07:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Looks like it's 'Volcanology and Seismology'.
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[personal profile] blackruzsa 2011-02-09 10:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Whoops XD See, I don't read.