Sanduguan is now celebrating its 14th anniversary of being printed in Handicrapcomix #1,But the Sandugo team or Sanduguan Universe was formalized on 1999, a year earlier. They may not be the first team I created, but they became the most well known, spanning various fan arts from various Filipino artists.
Handicrapcomix came out in the last week of February 1998 under the banner of Alamat Comics in conjunction with Virtual Media, Inc. The Sandugo team only appeared as part of the centerfold poster with Bato, The Agimat Warrior. Bato was the first Sanduguan character featured in one of the stories.
Bato appeared in Handicrapcomix 1&2, while Zodiac Force in #3&4 and Sandugo made their appearance in issue # 5&6.
The first team called "Kampeon ng Katarungan" which I created was shelved for being too much of a copy of certain well known characters along with other teams that I was no so fond off, they are making a "comeback" as anti-heroes.
In 1999, "Sanduguan: All Out War" was started, and also was not finished.
"Zodiac Force" which was started far earlier (college days) was only completed on 2002 as a two issue mini-series. Most of Zodiac Force's members are retooled early characters.
Then Sandugo was seen again on "Sanduguan: Revelations" Written by Christophe Pacaud published by Blue Shuffle, the story is still missing one chapter to complete the 7 chapters that was planned.
At the same time, Pastor Jesus Sagrado, made its debut in WAN: Tatlong Kuwento. Tatlong Buhay (WAN: Three Stories. Three Lives) With Tobie Abad.
My kumpare, Alex Osias wrote an 8-paged short story called Sanduguan: Sanction, made its debut online.
Bato, The Agimat Warrior made a comeback with his not-so secret origin in "Ang Alamat ni Bato" (The Legend of Bato) in KOMIKS ATBP, Published by Point Zero on 2005
Then Sanduguan: Himagsikan 0 was released in Komikon 2007 with some merchandise like posters, cards and mugs.
himagsikan issue # 1: cover features by john becaro's himagsikan rendition
Himagsikan 1 was released on the Mangaholix event on the same year
The positive feedback revitalized my desire to do comix and came back to the next Komikon 2008 with Sanduguan: Himagsikan 2, and some additional merchandise, like new posters and Sanduguan shirts.
As an explosive bang from the Sanduguan Universe, Bato answered the call made by Sgt Sagrado and joined the team called BAYAN KNIGHTS!
Bayan Knights is a fictional superhero team from the Philippines. Conceptualized by a group of comic book creators from different parts of the country (and some based overseas).
Bayan Knights is considered a benchmark in Philippine comics history as the first title to feature the characters of individual creators while retaining the individual rights to them. An article in the Philippine Daily Inquirer Sunday edition printed on November 26,2008 [link] was the first to provide media recognition to the project.
Bayan Knights was officially created and launched on September 2008 in Deviantart.com [link] and their official blog [link]. A teaser trailer was also posted at You Tube [link]|/. The Issue #1 premiered during the Komikon 2008 held at the UP Bahay ng Alumni on November 22, 2008.
Summer Komikon, May 16 and sold the new installment
The first ever Kalayaan and Sanduguan cross-ver
SANDUGUAN at Summer KomikonFREEVIEW
Kathang Indio & SANDUGUAN 5: All Out War Part 1 at IndieGo Valley Metro Comicon 2009
Sanduguan and Renissance at METRO COMICON August 21-22, 2010, Mega Trade Hall 2, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
Summer komikon 2011