Monday, May 23, 2011

KISIG PINOY

After the success of the video game-inspired Kick Fighter Komiks, its publisher Infinity Publishing, Inc. attempted to capitalize on another popular trend of the time: professional wrestling. The result was Wrestle Warriors Komiks, which had a very brief run in 1993. One of its featured characters was Kisig Pinoy ("Dashing Pinoy?"), who was based on wrestling superstar "Macho Man" Randy Savage.


Created by writer Geraldo Jumawan and artist Louie A. Salvio, Pikoy was a frail, mentally-challenged young lad. He then encounters a mysterious old hermit who magically transforms him into the super-strong champion of justice, Kisig Pinoy.




In memoriam:
Randall Mario Poffo
(November 15, 1952 - May 20, 2011)

Friday, May 13, 2011

PUSANG ITIM

Created by writer Mike Tan and artist Ariel Padilla (uncredited, but the style is obvious), Pusang Itim ("Black Cat") was a humanoid cat creature who struggled amidst a world that feared and hated him. From Kilabot Komiks #425 (April 25, 1994), published by Graphic Arts Service Inc., here's the series' 13th chapter, wherein the Black Cat gets himself into a bit of bad luck.





And a happy Friday the 13th to everyone!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

SUPERGEE II

In celebration of Mother's Day, here's one mother you wouldn't want to f*** with...


Created by writer Zoila Meneses (or simply Zoila) and artist Rudy V. Villanueva, Super Gee originally ran in the pages of Darna Komiks from 1972 to 73.


The character is best known for having been portrayed by the Superstar of Philippine movies, Nora Aunor, in a 1973 film adaptation.


You can view a chapter of the original komiks serial at Video 48 and more images from the 1973 film at Pelikula, ATBP.


CRIME FIGHTING MAMA

The heroine was revived in a sequel series, Supergee II, which ran from 1987 to 88 in Super Action Komiks (formerly Pocketkomiks), published by Atlas Publishing Co., Inc. Zoila returned as writer, while Romy T. Gamboa took over as artist.


In the sequel, Gigi is a crime-busting millionairess and mother who divides her time between superheroing, tending to her business interests and caring for her family.











MEET THE FAMILY

ROBIN
Gigi's younger brother and the only other person who knows of her secret life. A mechanical genius, he is responsible for Supergee's crime-fighting gadgets.








BIMBING
Gigi's eldest daughter.











BOBBY
Gigi's young son.










TETET

Gigi's youngest daughter.








RON
Gigi's husband, the head of a mining company. He is out on business in Africa for the duration of the series.


FAMILY FRIENDS

MICHAEL
Robin's classmate, who helps him build a ghost-catching device.










DONNA
The adventurous daughter of Don Melo Corales, a wealthy plantation owner in Cotabato. After a giant bird (actually an alien spaceship) ravages her father's plantation and abducts several people (including her younger brother), she teams up with Supergee to fight the beings responsible.









FAMILY FOES

TURKO
An ex-con who wants revenge against Supergee for sending him to jail.
















ZAPPO
A massive bird-like alien who plans to turn the Earth into an airfield for his people's spaceships.






















SUPERGEE RETURNS... OR NOT.

Supergee almost appeared on television in a 2006 episode of the ABS-CBN series Komiks. Starring actress Judy Ann Santos in the title role, the episode had actually been filmed, but was never aired.


In 2009, US-based Filipino artist Dell Barras posted designs he had made for a proposed Supergee revival. You can view the rest of his designs on his blog Sketchpad.



COVERS