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Ang Kagila-gilalas na Pakikipagsapalaran ni Zsazsa Zaturnnah

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Zsazsa Zaturnnah tells the story of Ada, a cynical resident of a small provincial town, who gains superhuman abilities through a stone that falls from the heavens. With the ability to transform into the voluptuous and powerful Zaturnnah, Ada defends his hometown from dangerous otherworldly threats.

Adding color to this simple tale is the fact that Ada is a homosexual, propr
Graphic Novel
Published 2004 by Visual Print Enterprises (first published January 1st 2002)
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K.D. Absolutely
Nov 08, 2014 K.D. Absolutely rated it liked it
Recommended to K.D. by: TFG Book of the Month
2014: Reading this book for the second time

After two years, I read this book again. I did not like this the first time (see my original review below) but now, after my second reading, I liked it.

I understand now, that this book's intent is to drive the point that gay men are not different from women when it comes to having or wanting to have healthy relationships with men. Also, that being gay should not be a hindrance to do good deeds to the community or the country. Here the gay beautician, Ad
I really like this book as it made me laugh a lot. Although, if I read something like this 15 years ago, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have liked it. I guess my book preference really do change.

This is sort of a spoof of "Darna." What I really liked in this book was the author's wordplay: Ngayon ay pasan mo ang daigdig pero bukas ay luluhod ang mga tala. I also find his choice of the names [which are the names of some local Filipino actors] for the antagonists funny: Dina B., Sharon C., Nora A., a
May 18, 2009 Apokripos rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: to mature readers daw ever!!!
Recommended to Apokripos by: Hinipnotyze ako ni Carlo Vergara para bilhin ang libro niyang it

Isa sa mga orihinal at nakakatuwang komiks na nabasa ko kamakailan lang, Ang Kagilagilalas na Pakikipagsapalaran ni Zsazsa Zaturnnah ni Carlo Vergara ay nagkamit ng gantimpala mula sa Manila Critic's Circle Award. Ito ay kuwento ng isang tipikal na bading na naninirahan sa isang baryo sa Pilipinas. Ang pagbagsak ng isang mahiwagang batong mula sa kalangitan ang nagbigay kapangyarihan kay Ada na maging isang babaeng Wonder Woman. Sa mga pakikipagsapalara niyang ito ay kinalaban niya ang isang
Nicolo Yu
Nov 25, 2011 Nicolo Yu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philippine-komix
A Komikon 2011 special

This is a bit of a cheat. I’ve read this book ages ago. I remember picking this up from a shelf at National Book Store pleasantly surprised a local publisher has the chutzpah to buck norms and release a graphic novel. That certainly paid off for the creator and the publisher, as the work done as a theatrical production and a movie. That probably helped the book move in stores, but it also encouraged the publisher to produce more graphic novels which gave us Trese and the Fi
Clare Almine
Kahit unang napanuod ko ang movie version neto (BB Gandanghari as Ada, Alfred Vargas as Dodong, Zsazsa Padilla as Zsazsa Zaturnnah, Chokoleit as Didi)hindi ko pa rin maiwasang matawa sa mga eksena na nababasa ko sa komiks! Hindi sya nakakatawa dahil nagpapatawa pero kasi yung eksena na kung iimaginine mo na mangyayari in real life e nakakatawa talaga! May mga napansin lang akong mga bagay habang binabasa ko ito:
1. Inferiority complex ng mga bading (uhh yung na-over s confidence pero yung iba sob
Kee Saitama
May 09, 2014 Kee Saitama rated it it was amazing
I don't exactly know how I stumbled upon Carlo Vergara's transgender superhero Zsazsa Zaturnnah but I was grateful that I did. I've only started getting into Filipino comic books, and, thanks to the availability of Black Ink titles (and the instant appeal of Budjette Tan's Trese series), I became emotionally invested in pursuing more material from this local industry. It was very unfortunate that this edition came out and that it was quite affordable. I was more than excited to read it and it on ...more
Nov 05, 2010 W rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The first few pages of Carlo Vergara's gaytacular comic book Ang Kagila-gilalas na Pakikipagsapalaran ni Zsazsa Zaturnnah finds one of its memorable characters, Didi, saying, "Ada, tayo ay bading. Para sa karamihan, nakakahiya na tayo anuman ang gawin natin." An analysis of the authorial aspects of the novel is inevitable when one tries to find out if a line like this should be considered a full blow towards gays in general, and after finding out that Carlo Vergara really is, readers are now giv ...more
Jan 14, 2016 Jessica rated it really liked it
This book is hilarious, the story line isn't that great but it's funny as hell, I got stomachache from laughing. This is a gay version (parody) of Darna, except here is a gay who become a very voluptuous woman, and even manage to make the man he likes look his way. How should I say this, a fairy tale come true for a gay man. Remembering it now make me want to cracked up again.
Vheel Laborera
Bakit ko nagustuhan ang librong komiks (graphic novel) na ito ni Carlo Vergara?

1. Una nakakarelate ako sa katayuan nina Ada at Didi bilang isang bakla na kapaloob ng mga problemang pag-ibig (kuda ng mga tsimosa sino nga bang seseryoso sa isang bakla? aber?!), problemang pampamilya (bakit hindi matanggap ng isang ama na bakla ang junior nila?) at problema ng lipunan ukol sa amin, sa pagiging isang bakla namin (ayon sa mga ilang nagmamarunong, salot "raw" kami). Ngunit sa kabila ng lahat ng negati
Jedi JC
Jun 19, 2012 Jedi JC rated it it was amazing
Zsazsa Zaturnnah, a graphic novel of pure entertainment. What Carlo Vergara did is to combine cliches, slapstick, chauvinism, popular culture references, gay chorvaness, basag-drama antics, sexual innuendos and stereotypical personas into a creation which is downright hilarious. Ang Kagila-gilalas na Pakikipagsapalaran ni Zsazsa Zaturnnah does not just give a bang. It gives a bonggang-bonggang tarusshabang worthy of five flangganahstars.

Almost everything in Zaturnnah is familiar. Zaturnnah for o
Dec 20, 2007 Glenda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this graphic novel! It's hilarious, and fantastical. It's a lot of fun, and it has a lot of heart! Takes me back to the days of Darna!
Sep 17, 2013 Joey rated it it was amazing
Isang upuan ko lang 'to tinapos, kaya pasensiya na G. Carlo Vergara at hindi na ako bumili nito dahil libre naman magbasa sa Powerbooks.
Nov 04, 2011 Ela rated it it was amazing
Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah, ang makabagong superhero na babago sa pananaw ng mga tao sa mga bakla or third sex, ika nga.
An utterly brilliant parody of the magical girl genre with a homosexual as the lead.
Don Jaucian
Sep 16, 2010 Don Jaucian rated it it was amazing
Baklaan galore! And the gay hero(ine) gets the hunk in the end!
Jan 13, 2012 Happie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Simply phenomenal and riotous tale... ever!
Armer Caparino
Oct 31, 2015 Armer Caparino rated it it was amazing
paano mag basa dito?
Apr 21, 2016 Ron rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bravo CarVer for such a brave project. Ze Muzikal is a success; it's so funny and ingenious. I can't say the same for the film version, sayang, it was trashy. So disappointed with what the director did with it. Wasted opportunity. Totally botched.

The sequel seems to be a long wait though early pages have been trickling on CarVer's site.
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Bakbakan to the Maxxx!
Jayson Troy
Jan 20, 2015 Jayson Troy rated it it was ok
Tawa ako ng tawa. Bawal conservative. Medyo sablay nga lang pilosopiya sa akin. Picturesque of Filipino culture and the present world. Flangganah.
Jul 03, 2010 Mica added it
i first saw the play and then the graphic novel then the movie... all were amazing!

if you get a chance to get a copy go get one!
Mar 28, 2013 Sarina rated it it was amazing
I couldn't stop laughing! I love the humor in this comic, I can really see the Filipino brand of comedy similar to local shows.
Albert -Zairus Ice- Lorenzana
Seemed like nothing was original on this one, but this book made me laugh real loud a countless times.
Sep 14, 2013 Zim rated it it was amazing
Ang kwento nito ay tunay na nakakaaliw, nakakatawa, at nakakakilig.
So funny and exciting! I can't wait to read the next. :)
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CARLO VERGARA, simply known as his signature CARVER, is a Filipino graphic designer, writer, editor, theatre actor, teacher, and illustrator.

Wrote and illustrated One Night in Purgatory, a short comics tale about homosexual love. The comic book was nominated by the Manila Critics Circle for a National Book Award the following year, and was cited by the Sanghaya Yearbook of the state-run National C
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