Thursday, November 26, 2015

The Origin of TSUPERMAN

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Created by writer Markey and artist Louie Magbanua, Tsuperman and his magic jeepney Super J first appeared in Pilipino Funny Komiks #378 (September 13, 1985), published by Islas Filipinas Publishing Co., Inc.

Tsuperman was a unique series in that it took up only 2 pages rather than the 4 to 5-page format common to most of the action-adventure strips that ran in Funny Komiks.  Most of the stories were done-in-one, with the occassional multi-part story arc.

From the debut issue, here's the brief origin of how a simple act of kindness turned Atong the jeepney driver into an instant superhero.