Pilipino Komiks is the second komiks-magazine in the Philippines and the first komiks title created by Tony Velasquez for Ace Publications, Inc., a publications company owned by Don Ramon Roces. It cost twenty five centavos a copy when its first issue was sold on June 14, 1947 with 10,000 initial copies printed.
First Issue of Pilipino Komiks
- DI-13 authored by Tony’s brother Damy Velasquez and illustrated by Jesse Santos. It is one of the longest-running komiks novels in the Philippines
- Vicente Manansala’s washed paneled story of Prinsesa Urduja
- Amadeo Manalad’s Makisig
- Cris CaGuintuan’s Lagim
- Fred Carrillo’s Daluyong
- Larry Alcala’s Kalabog
- Zabala Santos’Lucas Malakas
- Velasquez’ two-page strip Nanong Pandak
- E.D. Ramos’ Si Tibong at si Tibang (a short hilarious prose)
Pilipino Komiks became the best-selling comics magazine in the Philippines . From its pages came the most memorable comics stories and serialized novels like El Indio, Darna, DI-13, Bondying, Dyesebel, Kalabog en Bosyo, to mention a few.
In 1962 Ace Publications ceased operations due to the strike held by its office and production staff, the ownership of Pilipino Komiks was transferred to at least three publishers: Pilipino Komiks, Inc., Atlas Publishing Co. Inc. and National Book Store (its current owner).
- The Philippine Comics Art Museum
- Guhit Pinoy
- Larry Alcala
- Comics Facts & Quotes from the Philippines and India
- Pinoy Komiks Message Board
"The Story of Ace Publications." PilipinoKomiks, 26 December, 2005 http://pilipinokomiks.blogspot.com/search?q=ace+publications (accessed on July 23, 2007).