I saw a lot of superhero movies lately. Especially today there's a lot of new film that has been adapted from comic books. Now a days, it is not impossible since the most advance special fx is easy now for the high stunning action. While looking at the new IronMan 2 trailer and this sequel has to offer to us. This gives me the idea of the list of local comic superheroes that made some impact in a filipino lives. So here is the list of TOP 5 PINOY SUPER HEROES!
5. Super Inggo
I know this will be the suprised in the list... I must admit that Super Inggo is new but 100% made impact from Pinoys.
It was created for Primetime Bida shows for ABS-CBN and developed by the team of Liendro Candelaria. The series aired August 28,2006 and from there the rest is history , and little we didn't know Super Inggo curved a space in a filipino heart and prove to be one of the best ... From getting some nomination to emmy, comics book series, merchandises and they created ANIME series of SuperInggo. The very first filipino anime.
Lastikman is one of the famous creation of Mars Ravelo among many of his superhero character. Lastikman debuted in 1964 in Aliwan comics. In the original 1965 comic series of "Lastik Man Vol. 1", He was an alien from another planet who somehow got trapped on earth. Discovering how extraordinary he is. He then decided to fight crime in the Philippines, mainly Manila.
3. Captain Barbel
Captain Barbel came a long way since its debut In Philippines in year 1963. Did you know that the original design of Captain Barbell is a Shirtless man. During the more whimsical comics age in the Philippines of 1963, Mars Ravelo based the good Captain's look on circus strongmen, but with the addition of a mask.
Since the original Enteng's look was a really super-skinny guy in a tank top (emphasizing his bony features), it was decided that Captain Barbell's "Shirtless Circus Strongman look" could provide a much more dramatic contrast to his mortal persona."
As the later years they redesign the costume to adopt in film because that time it is impossible to sell an unknown bodybuilder than actor. Then later put a "CB" icon in the chest of Captain Barbell.
2. Ang PandayThe Panday (blacksmith in the Filipino language), whose real name is Flavio, is a fictional Philippine comics character created by Carlo J. Caparas and illustrated by Steve Gan. His adventures were serialized in the series Ang Panday in Filipino Komiks in the 1970s. The character took his place in Philippine pop culture when the comics were adapted to film, starring Fernando Poe Jr. as Flavio and Max Alvarado as his archenemy Lizardo. The film spawned three direct sequels as well as other more loosely connected films.
sources : wikipedia
I know you are expecting Narda... to be on our number 1 spot.... hooray.. need to say more. She started the craze of Pinoy flavour super heroes and Darna/Narda is pinoy Icon now.
Regardless of her many incarnations, the 1950s origin of Darna begins with a village girl named Narda who finds a small white stone, a tiny meteorite from outer space. Narda swallows the stone and shouts "Darna!" - becoming a mighty warrior ready to defend Earth from evil forces.
DARNA is a fictional character and superheroine created by Filipino komiks (Philippine colloquial term for comics) legend Mars Ravelo. In her more popular incarnations, she is a warrior from outer space manifesting herself through a girl from Earth, named Narda.
Darna was originally known as Varga and first appeared in Bulaklak Magazine, Volume 4, #17, on July 23, 1947. Ravelo had differences with the editors of Bulaklak Magazine and Varga's name was changed to "Darna". The character was re-launched on May 13, 1950. Nestor Redondo drew the first Darna.
Since then, Darna has become a Philippine cultural icon and the most recognizable character among Ravelo's creations.