Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Komiks at Pinilakang Tabing(Komiks and Tagalog Movies)

The Golden Age of Komiks and Movies in the Philippines (1946-72)

Since Komiks was a popular form of entertainment in the Philippines, several film producers decided to transform many komiks stories and nobelas into movies.
During the golden age of Philippine komiks-which coincided with the golden years of Philippine movies-there were three major film studios in the country: Premiere, Sampaguita, and LVN. These movie producers created some of the greatest box-office blockbusters from komiks materials.
The following is a partial list of such movies. It is not a complete list since there are literally hundreds of komiks stories that have been adapted into the silver screen. I ask knowledgeable readers of this blog to add to this list.
I have undertaken to compile this list because I know of no such list in existence. With the rich komiks tradition that we Filipinos have, I know this will become invaluable someday to researchers of Philippine popular culture. Even today, when the komiks and movie industry are in a desparate state to survive, the television industry had come to the rescue by creating telenovelas out of original komiks stories and serials. I hope that this will be the start of the rejuvenation of the komiks industry in the Philippines.
I have tried with great care to be as accurate as possible with this list. Yet, I know that perfection in research is almost an impossible task, especially to a researcher like me who works without an editor and assistant. Thus, I will gladly acknowledge corrections if the reader felt that there are mistakes in the list. Important: The date given in the list is the year the movie was shown in cinemas, and not the year the comic trip was created.
I am currently writing an essay on the history and relationship of Philippine komiks and movies, and any of your contributions to this project, be it an additional list or information, or an image of a poster of the movie or movie stills, will be most welcomed and gratefully acknowledged.
My email address is philippinecollectibles@yahoo.com and my cellphone number is 09155766643.

Kulafu(Liwayway) Francisco Reyes; 1947 Mario Montenegro

Hagibis(Liwayway) Francisco V. Coching; 1947 Rogelio dela Rosa

Siete Infantes De Lara (Bulaklak Magazine)Manuel Conde/ Carlos V. Francisco; 1950 Mario Montenegro, Romano Castelvi, Eddie Garcia, et al

Prinsipe Amante(Mabuhay Komiks) Clodualdo del Mundo;1950 Rogelio dela Rosa

Kenkoy(Liwayway) Tony Velasquez; 1951 Lopito/Virginia Montes

Kislap Magazine 1951, showing Kenkoy movie on the cover.Author's collection

Prinsipe Amante Sa Rubitanya(Aksiyon Komiks) Manuel Conde/Carlos “Botong” Francisco; 1951 Rogelio dela Rosa

Darna (Pilipino Komiks) Mars Ravelo; 1951 Rosa del Rosario

Roberta (Tagalog Klasiks) Mars Ravelo; 1951 Tessie Agana

Sawa sa Lumang Simboryo(Mabuhay Komiks) Amado Yasona; 1952 Jose Padilla Jr.

Barbaro(Pilipino Komiks)Francisco V. Coching; 1952 Pancho Magalona

Kerubin (Liwayway) Clodualdo del Mundo; 1952 Rebecca Gonzales

Espada (Liwayway)Francsico V. Coching; 1952 Cesar Ramirez

Rebecca (Tagalog Klasiks) Mars Ravelo; 1952 Tessie Agana

Texas:Ang Manok na Nagsasalita (Pilipino Komiks)Clodualdo del Mundo/ Mars Ravelo; 1952 Pancho Magalona

Cumbanchera (Tagalog Klasiks)Mars Ravelo; 1952 Tessie Agana

Basahang Ginto(Pilipino Komiks) Mars Ravelo;1952 Alicia Vergel

Gorio at Tekla (Tagalog Klasiks)Mars Ravelo; 1953 Chichay/Tolindoy/Fred Montilla

Hercules(Pilipino Komiks) Clodualdo del Mundo 1953 Cesar Ramirez

Diwani (Hiwaga Komiks)Redondo Brothers; 1953 Alicia Vergel/Cesar Ramirez

El Indio(Pilipino Komiks)Francisco V. Coching; 1953 Cesar Ramirez

Cofradia (Mabuhay Komiks)Dominador Ad Castillo;1953 Gloria Romero

Munting Koronel (Liwayway) Clodualdo del Mundo; 1953 Tessie Agana

Maldita (Hiwaga Komiks)Francisco V. Coching; 1953 Rita Gomez

Dyesebel (Pilipino Komiks)Mars Ravelo; 1953 Edna Luna

Inspirasiyon (Tagalog Klasiks) Mars Ravelo; 1953 Carmen Rosales

Kiko (Hiwaga Komiks)Mars Ravelo; 1953 Boy Alano

Tulisang Pugot (Tagalog Klasiks)Gemiliano Pineda; 1953 Fred Montilla

Reyna Bandida (Espesyal Komiks)Redondo Brothers; 1953 Rita Gomez/Cesar Ramirez Reyna Bandida by Virgilio and Nestor Redondo

Recuerdo (Tagalog Klasiks)Pablo S. Gomez; 1953 Fred Montilla/Gloria Romero

Vo-da-Vil (Hiwaga komiks)Redondo Brothers; 1953 Pancho Magalona/Tita Duran

Jack and Jill (Tagalog Klasiks)Mars Ravelo; 1954 Rogelio dela Rosa/Dolphy

Bondying(Pilipino Komiks) Mars Ravelo; 1954 Fred Montilla Pilipino Komiks with Bondying Cover by Elpidio Torres

Salabusab(Pilipino Komiks) Francisco V. Coching; 1954

Tres Musketeras(Bulaklak)Fernando Monleon; 1954 Cesar Ramirez

Si Kerubin at si Tulisang Pugot (Liwayway)Clodualdo del Mundo/ Gemiliano Pineda; 1954 Fred Montilla/Tessie Agana

Pilya (Liwayway) Susana de Guzman;1954 Ric Rodrigo/Gloria Romero

Ang Biyenang di Tumatawa (Liwayway)Mars Ravelo; 1954 Gloria Romero/Etang Discher

Luha ng Birhen (Espesyal Komiks) Rico Bello Omagap; 1954 Carmen Rosales

Kurdapya (Tagalog Klasiks)Pablo S. Gomez; 1954 Gloria Romero

MN (Pilipino Komiks)Pablo S. Gomez; 1954 Carmen Rosales

Ukala (Pilipino Komiks)Alfredo Alcala; 1954 Cesar Ramirez/Alicia Vergel

Luha ng Birhen (Espesyal Komiks) Rico Bello Omagap; 1954 Carmen Rosales

Tres Ojos (Pilipino Komiks)Tony Velasquez; 1954 Cesar Ramirez

Lola Sinderala (Tagalog Klasiks)Rico Bello Omagap; 1955 Pancho Magalona/Lolita Rodriguez

DI-13(Pilipino Komiks)Damy Velasquez; 1955 Jose Romulo DI-13 by Damy Velasquez and Jesse Santos

Hootsy Kootsy(Espesyal Komiks)Mars Ravelo; 1955 Gloria Romero/Luis Gonzales

Mambo Dyambo (Pilipino Komiks)Mars Ravelo; 1955 Fred Montilla

Bim, Bam, Bum (Tagalog Klasiks)Pablo S. Gomez; 1955 Gloria Romero/Ramon Revilla

Gigolo (Pilipino Komiks) Francisco V. Coching; (I’m not sure of the date and the actor of the movie)
Prince Charming (Pilipino Komiks)Teresita Arce Cruz;1955 Ric Rodrigo/Myrna Delgado

Gilda(Pilipino Komiks) Pablo S. Gomez; 1956 Lolita Rodriguez

Taga sa Bato(Espeyal Komiks) Francisco V. Coching; 1957 Van de Leon

Pusakal (Liwayway) Francisco V. Coching/Fedrico Javinal; 1957 Zaldy Zshornack (Special thanks to Mr. Dado Dela Cruz for this additional list)

Talipandas(Espeyal Komiks?) Francisco V. Coching; 1958 Rita Gomez

Condenado(Pilipino Komiks) Francisco V. Coching; 1958 Eddie Garcia

Pobresita(Hiwaga Komiks) Rico Bello Omagap; 1958 Lani Oteyza/Zaldy Zshornack

Baby Face(Extra Komiks) Rico Bello Omagap; 1958 Jose Mari/Amalia Fuentes

Kadenang Putik(Pilipino Komiks) Clodualdo del Mundo; 1960 Efren Reyes Sr.

Kalabog en Bosyo(Pilipino Komiks) Larry Alcala; Dolphy/Panchito

TO BE CONTINUED(I'll be posting more images soon)

9 comments:

Gerry Alanguilan said...

Dennis... nakita mo yung VCD ng PITONG GATANG starring FPJ? Meron sa ODYSSEY. Diba galing sa comics yun ni Clodualdo Del Mundo at Fred Carrillo?

Dennis said...

I'm not sure kung yung Pitong Gatang nga yang ginawa nina Del Mundo at Carrillo. I am still trying to confirm this in CCP. Thanks, bumili nga ako ng VCD niyan.
What I'm sure of however is that they created a similar sounding serial entitled Pitong Sagisag. Kaso di ako sure kung kailan ito pinalabas at sino-sino ang mga gumanap. Any knowledge about this? Alam mo sa Channel Q11 nagpapalabas sila ng mga lumang pelikula everyday at 1pm. I always make it a point to watch these reruns, bihira na talaga yan e :)

Randy P. Valiente said...

noong late 70s at early 80s madami ding naipelikulang nobela galing sa komiks. simulan na nating hanapin sina mike tan, karl komendador, rod santiago, carlo caparas. try mong dalawin ang bahay ni tita elena patron, lahat ng nobela nya na naipelikula ay naka-displey sa isang room, kumpleto siya ng materials, from posters to still photos ng shooting, pati mga press release.

Reno said...

Nasubukan mo na bang mag-submit ng articles para sa mga diyaryo at magasin? Para naman magkaroon ng wider audience ang mga naisusulat mo, at di lang ang mga may computer ang nakakabasa nito.

Araw-araw pala yung sa QTV. Akala ko tuwing linggo lang. Laging pelikula ni Gloria Romero ang naaabutan ko doon. =)

Gerry Alanguilan said...

OO nga Dennis. Para naman hindi lang panay vintage movies (via Danny Dolor) ang nafefeature sa newspaper. I think it would be great to have a regular weekly feature sa isang newspaper about vintage komiks. Para mas may appeal sa karamihan... features about yung connection ng komiks sa movies. Scans ng artwork, then screenshots dun sa movie version. I think that would be great! Mapapabili ulit ako ng dyaryo.

Dennis said...

Randy: thanks for the tip :)
Reno: Hehe wala akong lakas ng loob mag-submit sa mga pahayagan. Pero tama ka mas wider ang audience ng mga newspapers kaysa mga blogs. Will consider it in the future :)
Gerry: Maganda ngang idea yan. Interesting talaga. I-a-add ko nga rin pala sa list na ito yung pangalan ng mga illustrators. Ginagawa ko pa lang ngayon :)

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hi. I'm planning to do a post colonial reading of "Cofradia" (1952) for my critical writing class. Do you have any suggestions on how I can get a copy of it (or even the movie version)? thanks!