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The Filipino Heroes League: Sticks and Stones (The Filipino Heroes League #1)

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Undermanned and under-funded, the Filipino Heroes League does what it can to fight against injustice.

It's tough being a superhero but its even tougher being a third-world superhero.
Paperback, 135 pages
Published 2011 by Visprint, Inc.

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K.D. Absolutely
Jun 11, 2012 K.D. Absolutely rated it it was ok
Recommended to K.D. by: GR-TFG 100 Favorite Books (2012-2013)
I admire the many firsts that this local graphic novel achieved: (1) the appearance of six new Filipino comics superheroes in one book; (2) the artist, Paolo Fabregas is both the illustrator as well as the storyteller that ensures the seamless transfer of his ideas to his drawings; (3) the good-looking Fabregas was previously known as a TV boy-next-door commercial model and a popular stage actor. These did not surprise those who knew him personally because his father is a popular showbiz charact ...more
Ariel Acupan
Aug 09, 2011 Ariel Acupan rated it it was amazing
Originally posted HERE.

FHL: The New Breed of Pinoy Super Heroes


Move over Captain Barbel, Lastikman and Darna, Pinoy Graphic Novels got a new group of heroes Filipino comic readers would surely love. I am not saying that this new one would surpass what those pinoy comic heroes (well some of them I just knew because of the movies and/or pantaserye made base on their original comic series) accomplished so far, but they just might. A group of “super” connected to the government to eradicate crimes
Jun 26, 2011 DC rated it it was amazing
"The Filipino Heroes League". Just try chewing on that concept for a sec. Just think about a gang of supers running amidst not some skyscrapered American city, but among the road of EDSA, the community of Payatas, the incredibly politicized government of the Philippines. Yeah, I just realized how that looked like in my eyes.

Ok, I honestly can't say that I'm knowledgeable in the field of comics, but man, was I taken aback by this band of heroes. Okay, you may have heard of the detective Trese of
Sep 04, 2011 Tina rated it really liked it
Original post at One More Page

A week after I finished reading Kingdom Come , I felt the urge to read another graphic novel because, well, I was sick, and actual wordy novels made me dizzy and/or sleepy. So I finally decided to pick up The Filipino Heroes League Book 1: Sticks and Stones by Paolo Fabregas, which I bought after Jason's very enthusiastic recommendation.

The Filipino Heroes League, or FHL, were a group of superheroes that fight injustice and help the police apprehend criminals in
Nicolo Yu
Nov 03, 2011 Nicolo Yu rated it really liked it
Shelves: philippine-komix
Much has been said about Trese, especially of its team of Budjette Tan and KaJo Baldisimo, on how Baldisimo captures the mood of Tan’s supernatural crime scripts with his gritty line art. A two man team working seamlessly as one.

The Filipino Heroes League is of a different sort. Here, writer and artist are one, where there is no chance that the other guy can misinterpret what the other intended. This setup does not flout convention as the past best indie comics work have creators like Gerry Alan
Nov 27, 2011 Wico rated it really liked it
The Filipino Heroes League is set in a world where men in capes are regarded with casualness and where supervillains are able to serve as dictators of a nation. Specifically, the story finds itself set in a Philippines quite close to our own, yet something is different, far different. In this version of our poverty-stricken archipelago, superhero-ism is a profession that is not venerated and crime fighting groups are not idolized by many.

In the middle of this absurd scenario lies the Filipino He
Sep 11, 2011 Diane rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Comic book fans, everyone else :)
Before I start, I would like to commend myself for reading a comic book! Yay for me! :P (Sorry, I'm self-centered) This is my first komiks ever (and I'm such a girl, apparently). I was looking for a light and funny read (This girl's exhausted and badly need to laugh) so I went to the bookstore to buy myself a Manix Abrera Komiks but unfortunately, there was only "12" and more unfortunate was, it costs 500Php (Are you kidding me? It's THAT expensive???) so I instead picked up FHL and happy to say ...more
Eliza Victoria
Nov 18, 2013 Eliza Victoria rated it really liked it
I am late to the party. At the time FHL came out, I think, I was busy following Trese's exploits, and I (unfairly) judged and dismissed this book because the title and cover irritated me in a way empty platitudes like "The Filipino Spirit Is Waterproof" irritates me.

I can be a lazy book buyer, because if only I had flipped the book and had seen the back cover image, I would have picked it up in a heartbeat.

Like Budjette Tan, as he mentioned in his introduction, Paolo Fabregas had me at PEDICAB.

May 24, 2016 Kaiye rated it really liked it
Shelves: kaiye-shelf
If memory serves me right, I saw Paolo Fabregas when he was playing the lead role on Repertory Philippines' "The Owl and the Pussycat" way back... when? I haven't seen him in any more productions after that (mainly because I wasn't able to watch much theater), so it was a pleasant surprise, after n number of years, to pick up a comic book by him.

Got me hooked immediately (pedicab, LOL) although it started pretty abruptly. The back story kind of develops a little later on. Reading the back cover
Nov 04, 2012 Jayvie rated it liked it
Recommended to Jayvie by: Ayban Gabriyel
Shelves: borrowed
Liga ng mga Pinoy na may Superpowers? Weh di nga?

E sila Kidlat Kid at The Maker lang ata ang pinoy. May naka-Amerikana pa. Tapos ang mga pangalan ay Flashlight, Invisiboy, at Slick. Aminin mo, kabilib-bilib ba ang mga pangalang yan? Hindi di'ba!
Mas nakakabilib pa ata ang Kapitan Sino, Super Inggo, Volta, Panday, Boy Bawang at Kapitan Awesome. Mga superhero na totoong pinoy.

At dito ako nagtataka, tinaguriang Pinoy pero bakit English ang salita? Alam ko wala namang problema dun. Maganda pa rin nam
Mar 20, 2012 Melissa rated it it was amazing
Meet the Filipino Heroes League... or what's left of them. Kidlat Kid (a.k.a. KK),he's a tricycle driver on the side. Invisiboy, food lover. New recruit Slick, full time hustler and brother to Invisiboy. Youngest superhero (just a little boy, really)The Maker, makes discarded stuff into something awesome and useful. And Flash (short for Flashlight..hahahaha), oldest and recognized leader of the bunch, not to mention an aging playboy. There is also Charm, daughter of a veteran super hero, who ins ...more
Feb 08, 2012 jerica rated it it was ok
Shelves: filipino
Filipino superheroes? Count me in! I bought this book expecting a funny story and was surprised to realize that this comic is quite depressing. Yes, the references are funny, the powers are quite cool (especially the Payatas kid's power), there's a blooming romance between a beautiful girl and an ordinary guy but the stark economic situation of the heroes individual lives and the corruption of the government disillusioned me. It's not enough for them to have low-tech equipment and costumes--the ...more
Ang ganda-ganda.

Sobrang nakakarelate yung istorya sa nangyayari sa 'tin ngayon, sa gobyerno, sa mga nag-aabroad, mas tinatangkilik ung sa ibang bansa kaysa sa sariling atin.

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Ingrid Espinosa
I'm excited for the next one! It gave a pretty good picture of the Philippines yet didn't get too depressing. I just wish it were in Filipino, but I guess that it's in English will give it a wider audience :)
Mar 28, 2013 Sarina added it
It did deal with the issues that people around here experience. I liked how it referenced some actual historical figures and places.
Jan 24, 2012 Pturingan rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, superhero
This was a lot of fun. I think the next generation of Filipino komiks is here. As a fan, I'm very optimistic.
Jul 24, 2013 Mapet rated it it was amazing
This is brilliant. Everything that I want to say has been already said by Budjette Tan in the foreword.
Kevin Cortes
One of the memorable things in Book 1 is the scene where there are two heroes on a pedicab while chasing after some armed men that just finished robbing a bank. It gives the tough of Filipino culture with the usage of that kind of transportation that is part of the Filipino culture.

I can say that Paolo Fabregas has done a good job both in the art and the story line of this comic. He really got me confused as to who "The Touch" may be. I highly recommend that you grab Books 1 and 2 now, before th
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Book #138 for 2011
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