The Manila Critics Circle National Book Awards
(Sept. 11, 2000)

Comic Books: The Mythology Class:
Four Books by Arnold Arre

"This four-issue series is a landmark in itself: a comic book that combines Filipino myths and legends with modern humor, action and sensibility. The result is a quirky, enjoyable comic book series that is thoroughly modern and Filipino in its approach. Through his distinctive art and story, Arre imbues his young warriors with a spunk, spark, and whimsy that resonate with any reader. In The Mythology Class, Arre gives us a glimpse of all that a truly Filipino comic book, drawing on all our multifarious influences, can become, all with a confident and unique style all his own."

The MCC is a non-stock, non-profit organization of professional literary critics and newspaper columnists who have been recognizing the country's best books with the National Book Awards since 1981. This year, the MCC has added two new members; Juaniyo Arcellana, who reviews and edits for the Philippine Star, and Ruel S. De Vera, who reviews for the Inquirer. Other current members are: Fr. Miguel A. Bernad, S.J., Isagani R. Cruz, Ophelia Alcantara Dimalanta, Doreen G. Fernandez, Resil B. Mojares, Danton R. Remoto and Alfred A. Yuson.

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