Hagibis (meaning "rapidity", "velocity", or "speed" in Tagalog) is one of the first comic book heroes in the history of komiks in the Philippines. Hagibis was created in 1947 by Francisco V. Coching, a Filipino comic book artist and illustrator who is considered as the “father" or "grandfather” of Filipino komiks. Tarzan-like in appearance, the form of Hagibis had also been based on another early Filipino comic book hero, namely Kulafu who was created by another pioneer Filipino comic book artist, Francisco Reyes. Hagibis became one of the longest running serials in the history of Filipino comic books, which was featured for fifteen years in the pages of Liwayway magazine. An example story about Hagibis that appeared in Liwayway magazine was Si Hagibis sa Ibang Daigdig (Hagibis in Another World). Sequels in komiks to the Hagibis series were Anak ni Hagibis (Child of Hagibis) and Si Gat Sibasib (Gat Sibasib). Hagibis was later made into a movie with Fernando Poe, Sr. acting as Hagibis.
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