We’re two episodes into the third season of this little show called Game of Thrones and naturally, everyone and their dragons are excited. We just can’t get enough of boobs and blood and all kinds of political shenanigans.
It’s probably safe to say that if there’s somehow a way for you to win some awesome Game of Thrones swag like keychains, paperweights, and drops of Jon Snow’s tears (I’m kidding), you’d be all over it, am I right? Well I’ve got good news for you.
If you’re in or near Metro Manila, Philippines, you will have the chance to score some GoT booty at this year’s Komikon. All you need to do is create your own sigil through Join the Realm, make it your Facebook timeline’s cover photo, take a screencap of your timeline, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure you include your full name, your Facebook profile name, and your age in your email. Here’s my cover, by the way:
That, my dear doctor, is my new Funko POP! Dr. Doom Vinyl Bobble-Head that I ordered from Comicx Hub. I’ve been a very good boy, see. I haven’t missed a single day of work for the last 6 months (that’s some sort of record) so I thought of giving myself a reward. You know, for acting like a responsible professional adult. You’ve got to treat yourself every once in a while for not acting like a man child, that’s what I always say.
I first had a dose of the delicious combo of writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Marcos Martin in Doctor Strange: The Oath, a 5-issue mini-series where Dr. Strange fights Dormammu, Baron Mordo, and his sort-of-mother-in-law, Umar. Everytime these two collaborate, I’m always there to eat it all up, which is why it’s like Christmas in my brain right now. Vaughan and Martin have teamed up once again, and this time, they have gone off the grid.
Like everyone who went online in the late ’90 and early ’00s, I preferred to have an Internet handle instead of traversing the deepest, darkest corners of the World Wide Web using my real name. I used several cheesy code names before I settled on “Big Baddie”, which I then shortened to “Baddie”. The big bad supervillain, that’s how I wanted to be known online. One badass macho mofo.
Just like this guy.
I enjoyed how cool it sounded at the time, but after a few years, it became corny. Then somehow, it became neither cool nor corny — it just became my plain, boring Internet name that people also tend to use offline. I thought the worst was over. Little did I know that in the early ’10s, “baddie” would take on a whole new different meaning.
I rarely stray away from superhero comics, especially from Marvel, and when I do, I always come crawling back to my Avengers, my X-Men, and my other beloved people in colorful costumes. But I’m always up for some comic book fun outside Marvel, so when I was given the chance to have an advance look at Ehmm Theory #1 from Action Lab: Danger Zone, I took it.