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For those of you who missed issue 1…
Previously in Bathala:
Andrew Carreon, reporter, is secretly the mighty superhero, Bathala.
Foremost among his many foes, is Bathala’s arch-enemy, brilliant and wealthy Harold Hernandez, who was friends with Andrew years ago, when they were in high school. Of all those who oppose Bathala in the hero’s crusade for justice, Hernandez is the most dangerous and the most relentless.
Unknowingly, as part of a plot hatched by Hernandez, Andrew’s twin brother, environmentalist Leonardo Carreon, has his entire personality digitally mapped and encoded, turned into an UP, an Uploaded Personality; Leo believes this will help him in his lifelong struggle to protect the planet Earth, a noble intention Andrew understands only too well.
However, during the press conference to announce the historical (and recently completed) procedure-- and while Bathala’s attention is diverted by the violence caused by the hero’s dark, twisted clone, ThaBa’al-- Leo is assassinated by a gunman.
Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, a bizarre humanoid creature is killed by lightning, before it can make an attempt to contact Bathala, who it believes has the power to stop a seemingly impending catastrophe.
A catastrophe that could very well be the Biblical Apocalypse.
Now, the convenient synopsis above comes to you by way of the fact that the second issue of Bathala: Apokalypsis is set to be unleashed at the 6th annual Komikon this coming Saturday, November 13, at the Starmall Trade Hall, on the corner of EDSA and Shaw Blvd.
Ace and I will be there, so drop by if you can.
In the meantime, both issues 1 & 2 are online at davidhontiveros.com, so you can also check them out there.