Filipinos in the 60s were already swooning and rooting for a local Pinoy superhero even before Marvel legendary comic superhero Spiderman and another Pinoy superhero Captain Barbell came into being. The character, Gagamba, created by Virgilio and Nestor Redondo was first serialized in Tagalog Klasiks in 1962. It was introduced into the silver screen the same year in the movie titled Bakas ng Gagamba. Action star Bernard Bonnin, after a successful stint as Alyas Palos portrayed the role of Alyas Gagamba. It was followed by three sequels: Palos Kontra Gagamba (1963), Ang Lihim ni Gagamba (1964) and Gagamba at si Scorpio (1969).
See Bernard Bonnin- Alyas Palos
Bakas ng Gagamba (1962)
Ang Lihim ni Gagamba (1964)
Ang Lihim ni Gagamba by Virgilio and Nestor Redondo, serialized in Alcala Fight Komix magazine came out in July 9, 1963. Here’s the first issue ---