Servant Comic Book #1: My Quick Review and First Impressions

***This review is spoiler free. 🙂

What would you do if you had super powers? Would you save your city behind a mask like Batman? Or would you rather be cool and conspicuous like Iron Man? Servant, “the first fully CGI comics from the Philippines” answers these questions and more.

Yes, it’s another super hero story, but it includes elements that Filipinos would surely love.  For one thing, Gabriel Barreon, the main character, an 18-year-old college student works part time at a call center. I’m sure that you or a friend has worked or is working in one of the many call centers around the country.  I, for one, used to be a call center agent, so I could immediately relate to the main character. It’s also quite refreshing to see the classic Pinoy jeepneys in the background. 🙂

The story is told in first person from Gabriel Barreon’s point of view. This is one of the elements that make the story easy to digest. Reading the first part of the comics almost feels like listening to Peter Parker’s (Toby Maguire) narration from the first Spiderman movie.

Gabriel Barreon, with his good looks and intelligence, is a very likeable character. He works at a call center, gets along well with coworkers, and is also kind of a geek. On the other hand, he also has an epic backstory, which justifies his valiant demeanor. Plus, he has a body that can compete with Captain America and Thor. 😉

Servant boasts a detailed graphics to match the action and the expressions of the characters. Everyone can also indulge in the sexy figures of the male and female characters. I especially like the women with trendy clothes making an appearance in the background.

I wish I could do more justice to describe Servant’s graphics, but my estrogen-fuelled judgment allows me to focus on trendy outfits for now. 🙂 I guess you’ll have to see for yourself.

All in all, whether you’re a comic enthusiast or not, you will easily fall in love with Servant’s story, its hunky hero, and amazing graphics.You can get your copy of Servant’s first issue at Drive Thru Comics.







Irene Chan

Irene Chan

Irene Chan loves two things: communication and technology. With this tech blog and her role as Head of Communications at Veems, she believes she has the best job in the world. 🙂 Besides those two things, she's also crazy for coffee, dogs, and zombies.Follow her on Veems to get tips and fun updates from her geeky life.
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  • Hi Irene! Kudos to you for not giving away any spoilers! Hahaha! This makes me want to read the comic book, specifically when you said that Servant’s alter ego is geeky.

    • Irene Enriquez

      Hi, Chad! I was very careful not to include any spoilers. I’m sure you’ll like reading it because there are actually quite a few geek moments.hehe Thanks for dropping by. 🙂