Malignx by Page63

Malignx tells the story of the forgotten maligno diaspora in the year 2119. That period marked the end of the “Taguan Conflict,” the battle between malignos and humans, and immediately paved the beginning of the “Kislap” Era,” their peaceful co-existence. Peace was made possible through an agreement that malignos will no longer have access to their realm, the Off-World, and thus integrate with humans in the physical world, or On-World. Malignos would no longer have the ability to step in and out of both worlds, as they have been able to do since their existence. The Off-World was shut forever.

Bituin hopes her trip to Phobos will prove fruitful and propel her to find her place in building this bright, new city. But what makes a new world a dream to live in?

The current story takes place a hundred years after the conflict. It is centered around Bituin Pulajanes, a mechanic of Banahaw-1, the first commercial space freighter bound for Phobos, one of Mars’ moons. On this moon will rise Manila Plus, a new colony developed by Capital C, a Filipino conglomerate with ambitions to create cities in new territories in space. 


Story: Dan Matutina
Art: Craig Halili
Design: Dan Matutina, Craig Halili and Anton Romero

BK-017 Theme Lyrics: Anton Romero, Paul Pu-tian and Dan Matutina
BK-017 Theme performed by: Paul Pu-tian

Malignx Identity: Craig Halili and Anton Romero
Page63 Identity: Joanna Malinis

Words: Dang Sering, Dan Matutina and Craig Halili
Edits: Dang Sering

MALIGNX Digital Edition
Copyright © 2022 Dan Matutina, Craig Halili & Anton Romero. Made in the Philippines.

All rights reserved. This publication or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the creators except for noncommercial uses permitted by copyright law. This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, business, events and incidents are the products of the author’s imagination. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.

Spoiler reveal!!! Sketches of Bituin and Ziggy. Craig Halili.