Here is a cool vintage original art page from Halakhak Komiks (1946): Francisco V. Coching's Bulalakaw, presumably the first male comic character he created. I think Bulalakaw is earlier than Hagibis by a few months.
I just loved the way Coching had drawn Bulalakaw! I could see a great improvement of his style here than his pre-war Marabini, although the latter is also very well illustrated.
Here, his light and shade technique, as well as his lush evocative brushwork, is just awesome. I could just equate Coching with the world's best. Pound for pound, Coching can match the best works of the great illustrators Alex Raymond, Hal Foster and Burne Hogarth. Could be, indeed...Coching makes me really proud to be a Filipino.
Oh, I'm sorry my scanner is too small for the whole original page to fit, so you get to see only the first two panels :)