Sunday, January 22, 2012


Wonder Dragon was the mascot for Dragon Titan Sandals, a brand of rubber slippers (or more popularly termed these days as "flip-flops"). From 1983 to 1984, he starred in a series of one-page comic strips which appeared in a number of magazines, but perhaps most notably on the back covers of Pilipino Funny Komiks. While essentially ads for the flip-flop brand, there is very little to no advertising within the stories themselves, which are short, simple adventures that hold a charm all their own.

While enjoying a holiday on the beach, a young boy named Dinky finds a pair of rubber sandals in the water. Putting them on, a magical friendly dragon appears before him, who he can summon in times of crisis by merely calling its name. At first known simply as the "Dragon," he is eventually given the more catchier name of "Wonder Dragon" in the second episode.

Naturally, Wonder Dragon is capable of breathing fire, as all dragons are. Apart from this, he also possesses other magical powers, such as telepathy, invisibility, flight, and the ability to generate force fields.

And now, here are a few more selected Wonder Dragon adventures.

Forget doomsday. 2012 is The Year of the Dragon!

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