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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

PINOY SUPERHEROES OF THE 60s#3: THE FORGOTTEN ONES

What really is a Superhero?

From Wikipedia--- A superhero (also known as a super hero) is a fictional character "of unprecedented physical prowess dedicated to acts of derring-do in the public interest." Since the debut of the prototypal superhero Superman in 1938, stories of superheroes — ranging from brief episodic adventures to continuing years-long sagas — have dominated American comic books and crossed over into other media. A female superhero is sometimes called a superheroine or super heroine.By most definitions, characters need not have actual superhuman powers to be deemed superheroes, although sometimes terms such as costumed crimefighters are used to refer to those without such powers who have many other common traits of superheroes.

Popular and well-loved Pinoy Superheroes--- Darna with Liza Moreno reappeared in 1963 with Darna vs. Isputnik; Captain Barbell, with Bob Soler in the starring role made its debut appearance in 1964 and Lastikman, starring Von Serna, also debuted in 1964 or 1965. Some of us still remember Dolphy’s James Batman (1966) and Pinoy’s version of Captain America and Bucky--- in Captain Philippines at Boy Pinoy (1965) with Bob Soler and Lou Salvador, Jr. in the title roles. Bernard Bonnin came up with his first Alyas Palos in 1962 and Pinoy’s counterpart of Hollywood’s Spiderman’s Alyas Gagamba in Bakas ng Gagamba (1962). Of course, no one will forget Chiquito as the lovable and hilarious Mr. Wong which first appeared in 1964.

Did you know that other Pinoy superheroes were also seen in the silver screen during the 60s but were never heard of since then? Remember Jing Abalos’ Batman Fights Dracula? How about Babaing Kidlat, Babaeng Isputnik, Ang mga Lawin, Alyas Phantom, Mighty Rock, Blackbelt Avengers, Bertong Ipu-ipo, Acrobat Masters, Pussy Cat? You may also consider the following--- FPJ’s Mga Tigreng Taga-Bukid (1962), Limang Kidlat (1963) and Maskarados (1965). The list goes on how you define and interpret what a superhero is.

More on Pinoy Superheroes


Ang Babaeng Isputnik (1963)- Stars Nida Blanca, Tony Ferrer, Max Alvarado, Pepe Pimentel and Jess Lapid/ Directed by Efren Reyes


Ang Mga Lawin (1963)- Stars Bernard Bonnin, Robert Campos, Von Serna, Al Quinn, Malony Antonio/ Directed by Artemio Marquez


Babaing Kidlat (1964)- Stars Dolphy, Apeng Daldal, Gloria Montiel, Tony Cayado, Ric Bustamante, Jay Ilagan and Liza Moreno/ Directed by Tony Cayado


Alyas Phantom (1966)- Stars Bob Soler, Rebecca, Nova Villa and Lou Salvador, Jr./ Directed by Paquito Toledo


Blackbelt Avengers (1969)- Stars Tony Ferrer, Daisy Romualdez, Johnny Wilson and Perla Bautista/ Directed by Armando Garces


Mighty Rock (1969)- Stars Jing Abalos, Lourdes Medel, Lucita Soriano, Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia/ Directed by Nilo Saez


Bertong Ipu-Ip0 (1969)- Stars Roberto Gonzales, Jessica, EvaMarie, Marilou Ver and Angelito Marquez/ Directed by Artemio Marquez


Acrobat Masters (1969)- Stars Eddie Fernandez, Dante Varona, Eddie Torrente/ Directed by Artemio Marquez


Pussy Cat (1969)- Stars Divina Valencia, Bernard Belleza, Johnny Delgado and Max Alvarado/ Directed by Jose Miranda Cruz


Pussy Cat Strikes Again (1969)- Stars Divina Valencia, Bernard Belleza, Vince Lopez and Max Alvarado/ Directed by Jose Miranda Cruz


7 comments:

neto said...

ANG HIRAP NAMAN KASI SA PINOY MOVIES NATIN ANG HIRAP HUMANAP NG COPY NITO,WALA PANG PRESERVATIONS,BIBILI KA NAMAN,PAGTATAWANANA KA PA,LUMA NA DAW.

WALA TAYONG PAGPAPAHALAGA SA HISTORY NATIN,MOVIES PART OF OUR HISTORY,THX FOR BRINGING THIS UP,SUPERHEROES OF THE 60'S..IT GIVES ME AN IDEA KUNG ANO YONG SUPERHEROES NOON,NAPANOOD KO RIN YONG PEPENG AGIMAT NI RAMON REVILLA SR,MAY COPY AKO NON..I COULD BE PROUD YONG ITSURA NG MGA MALIGNO OR ASWANG SA PROBINSIYA,YON ANG MGA ORIGINAL..

eliza said...

tama ka dyan neto... pag tatawanan ka pero sa totoo lang mas maganda ang quality ng story at gawa ng lumang pelikula.. Favorite ko yan pepeng agimat ni ramon revilla sr, trade naman tau ng mga divx marami ako fpj, like Esteban, Ang padrino, Ang Panday 1, 2, 3, 4, tatak ng tondo(with Joseph Ejercito), pati shake rattle and roll part 1, halimaw sa banga, atbp. trade tau ng collection if you like.. thanks!

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Anonymous said...

I really love what you've done here. Pinoy nostalgia to the max! Full of trivias and information. Hopefully copies of this films still exist somewhere. Keep it up man! Also I copied some of the TVJ pics. Hope you dont mind. Wanted to print some of them as a memento. Thanks a lot!

wayne moises said...

They are classic iconic Philippine superheroes of the 1950's 1960's 1970's and the 1980's and beyond inspired from costumed crime fighters in American and European comicbook novels movies television magazines action figures/dolls/vehicles and media as well also on videogames and Internet and became popular for all ages and remains a collectors item and a pinoy treasures of all time.thanks for the information for your comments in your opinion.from:Wayne

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