Saturday, February 28, 2009


One man could only make a difference, he can’t change the world, but what about six? Six individuals, each with his and her own unique set of skills, each with powers enabling them to take action of immense gravity. Now could they change the world?

As the Pinoy premiere super team prepares to take center stage and light up our small screens, we explore each of its powerhouse members and see what they bring in and what they should leave out as they converge to take down villainy.

“These are superheroes, but even they have negative traits. Because underneath those colorful costumes, all of them are human, or partly human and that means they have faults. But what’s interesting about superheroes is that, these faults, they don’t let it get the best of them. There in lies their journey that we all love to watch.” says Ays De Guzman.


If you tried to find the meaning of a 3rd world superhero in the dictionary, you’ll probably see a picture of Kapitan Boom t as reference. Tagged as “Ang hari ng Sablay” Kapitan Boom must’ve had more false starts in his career than all the other five superheroes combined.

He is the embodiment of a “Superhero ng Masa” for his first costume, his Lola gretch had to sew together a red shirt and pants plus a cape, and for his mask, he had a handkerchief that had holes in them. Lance (Kapitan Boom’s alter ego) had to endure wearing that ridiculous looking costume until his Lola Gretch could save enough money to get the materials and sew the costume Kapitan Boom wears today.

Kapitan Boom’s power includes flight, super speed, enhanced hearing, ability to produce his Sonic Shield and Sonic Roar. “I don’t know if the viewers noticed but Kapitan Boom’s powers are all sound based. He could fly because of the sound wave that’s all around. If he flies into space, gravity will take him in coz there’s no sound there.” Ays said. Kapitan Boom does not have enhanced strength, although if he wraps a Sonic shield over his fist, he can put a dent on a car and not hurt his hand. He couldn’t destroy a car since he cannot generate enough force to deliver that kind of power. But even if Kapitan Boom lacks the physical strength he does have an absurd amount of passion for what he does. That is his driving force. His passion in being a superhero is what enabled him to defeat the villain Hector Dosmaquinoz during his one shot. This guy is all heart. If the world is ending and all hope is lost Kapitan Boom will literally go through hell, heaven, limbo, and earth to find a way to stop it. He will never tire nor give up and that is the greatest thing about him and that is what makes him a superhero. Take away all his powers, Lance can still measure up with the rest of Isang Lakas just by his sheer force of will that is fueled by his passion. He would be in the Green Lantern Corps if Lance Mercado was a DC Comics character, there’s no doubt about that.

Kapitan Boom is a great addition to Isang Lakas because of his eagerness as a superhero. He is the idealistic type that’ll keep the group honest and true to what their core is, that is to help people in time of need and deliver truth and justice while battling for the greater good. His passion will be the group’s “Power Battery” in times of great need. Kapitan Boom is the shinning light of hope at night that will never ever go out.

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