Pilipino Komiks

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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).

External links


"The Story of Ace Publications." PilipinoKomiks, 26 December, 2005 http://pilipinokomiks.blogspot.com/search?q=ace+publications (accessed on July 23, 2007).



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