The Dark Knight Rises at the First Inaugural BatCon

Holy Origin story, Batman! The first-ever BatCon is set to swoop in at Elements, Eton Centris, Quezon City on June 3, 2017!

Unite with other like-minded Bat-fans in a fantastic gathering filled with art, games, toys, comicbooks and panel discussions the whole day through. Put your training and wit to the test at the various contests raffles and you might walk away with a few prizes to put up on your trophy room!

On top of all that, what would a Batman-themed event be without a worthy cause?The 50 pesos entrance fee and all proceeds go to the Haribon Foundation and their research which seeks to build sustainable habitats for endangered fruit-eating bats in the province.

This awesome celebration of our favorite caped crusader is the brain-child of The Dark Knight PH, the premier Bat Group in the Philippines and their partnership with Eton Centris. BatCon will be the main event at Eton Centris First Hobbies Expo but there will be more for everyone in attendance. There will be R/C car races, car exhibits; motorcycle air art exhibits; arts & crafts sessions; baking sessions; gardening talks; travel photography exhibits; calligraphy sessions; painting sessions, and many more happening all around the venue.

So on June 3, 2017, put your Atomic Batteries to power, your Turbines to speed and set the autopilot on the Batmobile to the Elements at Eton Centris, Quezon City for the first-ever BatCon!


In the Car After (Ep. 37) The Lego Batman movie

Nana nana nana nana In the Car After!

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Local Comic Book of the Week – Buster #1

“One only dies once… and if one does not die well, a good opportunity is lost… and will not present itself again.”

– Buster #1 by Peejay Catacutan


Buster #1 is a beautiful story that brings the future in the context of the past. It is filled with non-stop action and Philippine history. The main character of the story is a Philippine hero brought back to life to become the hope against the despair brought by the tyrants. Peejay conveys a beautiful message about the society and how one man can start a revolution.

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Pick of the Geek (16-22 November 2015)


Look’s to be an exciting week in the world of geekdom! So let’s get to our picks of the week for the week of 16-22 November 2015.

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The Flash “The Man Who Saved Central City” Episode Review

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Beware of spoilers.

The Flash delivered a solid first episode to mark year 2.

Initially, I was expecting that the Flash would pick things up where it left us in the season finale, however, what was shown to us was 6 months after the Singularity.

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Picks of the Geek (September 28 – October 4, 2015)

Another week, another geeky pick. Here are the Geekend Gladiators picks for the week September 28 – October 4, 2015.

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Pick of the Geek (Aug. 31 – Sept. 5)

Another week, another geeky pick. The Geekend Gladiators give you their Comic book, TV, Music, Movie, and Videogame picks for the week.

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Comic Book Reviews for 27 August 2015

This week, the Geekend Gladiators review their picks of the week (Superman #43, Magneto #21 and as a bonus, Old Man Logan #4). So let’s get to it. And as usual, beware of spoilers.

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Comic Book Reviews (August 19, 2015)

Beware, spoilers follow.
This week’s comic book releases have been a doozy, with numerous titles vying for our attention and money. As posted earlier this week, we recommended three titles to look out for, and here are the reviews for said titles.


Justice League

The Drakseid war wages on. The first few issues in this on-going saga has been interesting on all levels and is a culmination of events ever since the first couple of issues of Justice League. In this issue, the narrative continued and a new player was introduced to the board in Kalibak, and instantly got me thinking how he would fit in the picture. We also got to see Batman continue to wield the power of a god, and the chair may just have corrupted his ideals with his reluctance to step-away from “his” mobius chair.
The appearance of Scot Free is likewise intriguing on just how he would affect the impending war. Meanwhile, the unlikely tandem of Superman and Lex Luthor is intriguing. The trend continues with Superman being depicted as a powered-down hero, especially in this issue, with the sun not shining on Apokolips. Clearly Superman is not keen on having to team-up with Luthor and being saved by Luthor. The biggest twist came though with that eerie “negative” version of Superman.

This saga is shaping-up to be a classic.

Score: 4.7/5 Comicbooks

1872 #2


When I first heard about this series, I was truly intrigued on how they would reimagine our beloved Marvel heroes to become cowboys, or just even the thought of it being a Western was good enough, but never would have I thought that it would be this interesting.
As with every Western epic, the star would be the Sheriff, and having Cap as the Sheriff is perfect with his ideals and steadfast persona. And with where things were left-off in the first issue, Kingpin’s posse was the perfect Western stand-off drama. The action sequences were on-point and palpable with the right amount of suspense and drama, worthy of any duel. However, the only gripe I have about the duel was the brevity of it, we could have had a lot more action, and that conclusion to all of it felt unearned. The plus side of it though is that said conclusion bought about a chain reaction in Tony Stark, Black Widow, and Ben Urich.

Score: 3.5/5 Comic books.



With a successful relaunch already in the bag for Archie, the pressure is on to follow-up on such a great start. The second issue did not disappoint!
Familiar elements to the Archie lore were reintroduced ranging from Archie’s clumsiness, his jalopy, and how he brings the worse out of Mr. Lodge. As with the first issue, this current one was divided in chapters, and my favorite out of them was that of Jughead’s. Now I’ve been a fan of Archie and read hundreds of stories, but never have I encountered Jughead’s origin story, so by reading this I was amazed. Never in a hundred years would I have known just how sad his past was. Which, in turn, makes a lot more sense just how mature he is as compared to his peers.

Betty’s piece was also entertaining and heartbreaking at the same time. Clearly the break-up/lipstick incident has taken its toll on her, as much as it has on Archie. This clearly has that rom-com vibe going on, and I’m not opposed to that. The last page was also a mixed bag of emotions having that smidgen of hope of things turning out okay, but then again Veronica is now in town and clearly Archie is smitten.

Score: 5/5 Comic books.

Gino is the Gladiators’ resident TV and Comic Book reviewer. He is a lawyer in the making at day and full-on geek by night. He believes that the lightsaber is the best weapon during a zombie apocalypse. #AgeOfTheGeek

Comic Book Picks of the Week

Here at Geekend Gladiators we aim to give our readers/followers an idea of what goes down in the world of geekdom. And for this week, here are our picks on which comic book issues to pick-up.


Justice League

The epic Darkseid war continues in the latest issue of Justice League. The story promises to get even better even after the events of last month’s issue (Batman becoming a god). We all can’t wait for the next installment and the repercussions of the change in status-quo.

By: Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok (DC)

1872 No. 2


With Marvel’s summer event Secret Wars still chugging on, and the various battleworlds and spin-offs available in the market, it’s hard to decide which comic book to pick-up. But you can’t go wrong with 1872. The first issue was surprisingly good, with a Western twist to the heroes we all know. In the next issue, we hopefully get to see a lot of duels and gun-slaying between our heroes and Dead Man’s hand. Can’t wait!

By: Gerry Duggan and Nicole Virella (Marvel)



After giving us a sample of what’s next for Archie in this recently relaunched title, we couldn’t wait to get our hands on the second issue. With the #lipstickincident getting us all intrigued why Archie and Betty broke things off and with Veronica soon to enter the fray, things are looking a lot more interesting in Riverdale. Credit goes to Mark Waid for making Archie relevant again.

By: Mark Waid and Fiona Staples (Archie Comics)

Gino is the Gladiators’ resident TV and comic book reviewer. He is a lawyer in the making at day and full-on geek by night. He believes that the lightsaber is the best weapon during a zombie apocalypse. #AgeOfTheGeek