Tuesday, February 1, 2011

WANG HO

Kung Hei Fat Choi! In celebration of the Year of the Golden Rabbit, here's a golden Chinese ninja...


Wang Ho ran from 1985 to 1990 in the pages of Ninja Pocketkomiks (later Ninja Komiks), published by Atlas Publishing Co., Inc. Though the characters and setting were basically Chinese, the series was conceived by Filipino creators Rod Santiago (writer) and Ruding Mesina (illustrator).


THE LEGEND OF THE GOLDEN NINJA


Master Yin Shan's Pitong Bagwis ("Seven Wings") were the most feared fighters in all the land. When they challenge the temple of Master Hong Tien Lung, the brothers Wang and Tsing Ho step up to face them. But the seven deadly warriors prove much too formidable, leading to Tsing Ho's violent death at their hands.



Vowing to avenge his brother's death and restore his people's honor, Wang Ho journeys to the mountain of Tsunyi to seek the tutelage of the mysterious ninja master Gintong Ermitanyo ("Golden Hermit")

(The Golden Hermit's so tough, he kicked a hole through the comic!)
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The Hermit trains Wang Ho in the ways of the ninja, and bestows upon him a magical golden samurai sword, which gives him the power to transform into a mystical Golden Ninja.



POWERS, ABILITIES AND WEAPONS

Skilled in the martial arts, Wang Ho's physical prowess are magically enhanced when he transforms into the Golden Ninja. His golden samurai appears to be sentient; springing to life on its own at times, responding to its master's commands, capable of levitating, and glowing whenever danger is afoot. In addition to the samurai, Wang Ho also carries a second shorter sword.



SUPPORTING CHARACTERS

HONG TIEN LUNG

Wang and Tsing Ho's mentor.









YING-CHI

Hong Tien Lung's daughter, the love of Wang Ho's life.








GINTONG ERMITANYO ("GOLDEN HERMIT")

The enigmatic ninja master of Mount Tsunyi, the source of Wang Ho's powers.







APO GUNFU

The lilliputian leader of a tribe of tiny rebels, shrunken down to size by Yin Shan's magic.


FU CHOW & KWEIYANG
A husband and wife placed under a curse by Yin Shan. Fu Chow was transformed into a wild boar man, while his wife Kweiyang was turned into a scaly snake woman.





















ENEMIES

YIN SHAN
An evil Chinese warlord and master of black magic. He's particularly fond of turning people into animals.
















PITONG BAGWIS ("SEVEN WINGS")

HAU CHE


The 1st Wing, a master of deceitful tactics. His weapons include a pair of scythes and his Benwa Balls (metal ball bearings that he spits at his opponents with the force of a bullet).

CHECHING & CHENG HAW
The 2nd and 3rd Wings. Cheching is armed with a battle axe, while Cheng Haw carries a samurai sword.















SUNG-TAO




















The 4th Wing, renowned for his astounding strength and endurance.
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After his hands were cut off in the fight with Tsing Ho, Sung-Tao had them replaced with a pair of metal hooks.


YIN & YANG













The 5th and 6th Wings, twin masters of the nunchaku.


CHIN NA





















The 7th Wing is the lone female in the group, and perhaps the fiercest fighter of them all. Her weapons are a pair of sais, and her hat, which she throws at her opponents like a boomerang.


Aside from her fighting skills, she also has the power of seduction at her disposal...
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But not even Chin Na's lethal charms could sway Wang Ho, who only had eyes for his beloved Ying-Chi.


PUTING ANINO
("WHITE SHADOW")

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A ghostly fighter who stalks Wang Ho for his own mysterious reasons. What are they? Only the White Shadow knows.

COVERS












10 comments:

  1. wow! galing naman...sana ilabas mo ang "Puwersa Ng Kalikasan," "Bathala" na lumabas sa pahina ng Kidlat Super Heroes Komiks Ng Infinity Publishing Inc.

    do you have a copy of "WAR NOW" serialized komiks sa SPACE HORROR komiks magasin ng GASI.

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  2. He is simultaneously a "Wang" and a "Ho".

    Brilliant name! :)

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  3. @ Mamaru

    Lalabas din sila, hintayin mo na lang. Actually, Sonic Triangle ang nag-publish ng Kidlat. Pero sabagay, pareho rin naman sila ng writers at artists ng Infinity.

    Meron akong konting Warrr Now, tingnan ko kung mapapasok ko.

    @ Reno

    YES! I've been waiting for someone to notice that!

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  4. Thanks Sir!

    Sino po ba ang writer ng "War Now" at sino rin po ang illustrator. Kung hindi ako nagkakamali, sa una at ika-apat na labas ng WAR NOW, ang gumuhit ay si Mr. Lan Medina.. :D


    Yung gumawa ng "Puwersa Ng Kalikasan," kung di rin ako nagkakamali, siya din ang gumawa ng "INSEKTAO" sa pahina ng Bata Batuta Komiks Ng GASI Inc. :D

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  5. Si Roger L. Reyes ang writer ng Warrr Now. Hindi ko naabutan yung kay Lan Medina, pero ang regular artist ay si Ramon G. Lugue. Si Ron Mendiola naman ang gumawa ng Insektao at PNK.

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  6. ahh si mr. roger l. reyes pala... kasi yung una hanggang ika apat na labas ng WAR NOW ay si Mr. Lan Medina ang gumuhit niyon... maging si mr. medina, di na niya maalala ha ha ha... kasi tinanong ko sa kanya.. anyway thanks sa PNK. sana ma-feature din ang INSEKTAO niya..

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  7. He is the legendary Chinese warrior/prince of China created by Rod Santiago from 1985-90 comicbook series set in ancient China during the days of civil war and tyranny a young warrior with the aid of his people battles an evil warlord and his minions try to liberate his kingdom and free from the forces of evil save the innocent protect their people and keep the peace inspired from Chinese martial arts/Japanese samurai films if the 1970's and 1980's and serialized in anime stories and manga.Thanks!!! From:Wayne www.comicon.com

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  8. Pinakapaborito ko si Wang Ho sa Ninja Komiks. Kinukopya ko pa yung mga cover art nya sa bond paper.

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  9. San makakuha ng lahat na issues?

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  10. San makakuha ng lahat na issues?

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