Darna is a Filipina superheroine created by writer Mars Ravelo and artist Nestor Redondo. The character’s first appearance was in Pilipino Komiks (Ace Publications, Inc.) #77 on May 13, 1950.
Darna is a retooling of Ravelo’s earlier character, Varga, whose stories he wrote and illustrated himself. This character first appeared in Bulaklak Magazine, Volume 4, #17 on July 23, 1947. Ravelo left the Bulaklak Magazine publications due to differences with the publication’s editors.
One of the most popular Filipino superheroes, Darna has appeared in many films and several television series through the decades.
Displayed last month at the National Library of the Philippines is Darna at ang Babaing Linta printed on March 2, 1968.
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