Double Cross

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Double Cross: Cover of Espesyal Komiks No. 167

Double Cross is an action-drama komiks written and illustrated by Francisco V. Coching and published in Espesyal Komiks from 1959 to 1960. It tells the story of Joey, a jeepney driver who ends up in jail after accidentally killing a policeman. Double Cross was adapted into a film in 1960.


Joey, a jeepney driver, is working to support his blind and ailing mother. He gets into trouble with policemen and thugs that ask drivers for extra money. He fights a policemen, accidentally killing his opponent and getting sent to jail for two years where he befriends Rico, Barok, and Bart. Barok is granted a parole, when he gets out, he robs the house of Joey's girlfriend, Rina, and kills Joey's mother. When Joey learns of this, he escapes from jail with Rico and Bart. Later, Rico and Bart sacrifice their lives to help Joey protect his girlfriend against Barok.


Double Cross was serialized in the pages of Espesyal Komiks in 1959 and adapted into a film by Sampaguita Pictures the following year. The film was directed by Conrado Conde and starred Luis Gonzales, Rita Gomez, Carlos Salazar, and Tony Marzan.




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