|WASTED FINAL EDITION
A Review by Ruel S. De Vera
Sunday Inquirer Magazine, April 27, 2003
By Gerry Alanguilan
One of Philippine comicdom's true treasures
has finally returned. This affordable new edition collects the eight issues
of Alanguilan's seminal series of mini-comics, first available in 1994.
Almost a decade hence, Alanguilan's cathartic epic of heartbreak, with
its grim humor, hot-button issues and starkly compelling black-and-white
art, vibrates with an irresistible, violent truth despite the years since
its first release. The reason for the "mature readers" tag isn't just the
15 or so fatalities-it's the dark heart of the series itself, one that
we just might recognize in ourselves. And that is bloody genius in itself.
"Wasted: Final Edition" lets us go home, thankfully alive but changed forever.
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