Mars Ravelo

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Mars Ravelo
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Born(1916-10-09)October 9, 1916
DiedSeptember 12, 1988(1988-09-12) (aged 71)
OccupationComic book cartoonist, graphic novelist

Mars Ravelo (October 9, 1916 – September 12, 1988) was a Filipino comic book cartoonist and graphic novelist who created Darna,[1] Dyesebel, Captain Barbell, Lastikman, Bondying, Varga, Wanted: Perfect Mother, Hiwaga, Maruja, Mariposa, Roberta, Rita, Buhay Pilipino, Jack and Jill, Flash Bomba, Tiny Tony, and Dragonna among others.

Early life[edit]

Mars Ravelo was born on October 9, 1916 when the Philippines was still an American territory.

Career[edit]

Mars Ravelo started out as a cartoonist, then as a writer, and later on as editor-in-chief for two publications houses and for several film companies. He later established his own company, RAR.

Ravelo created the characters of Darna the super heroine, Dyesebel the love-lorn mermaid, and Captain Barbel the super hero, Facifica Falayfay, and the duo of Jack & Jill. He also created the drama about a young orphaned girl named Roberta for Sampaguita Pictures. Ravelo wrote the movie adaptation of Alicia Vergel's Basahang Ginto. Ravelo is known to be the "King of Philippine Komiks."

Death[edit]

Mars Ravelo died on September 12, 1988,[2] of a heart attack.

List of Mars Ravelo's comic book characters[edit]

Published Works (in alphabetical order)[edit]

  • Allen Borre,
  • Avengers,
  • Edmund Lee,
  • Ella Bajao,
  • Alex Anasco,
  • Gavin Villacosta ,
  • Ako’y Nauuhaw,
  • Ako’y Tao…May Dugo at Laman,
  • Alicia Alonzo,
  • Alipin ng Busabos,
  • Alyas James Bond-ying,
  • Anak ni Dyesebel,
  • Ang Biyenan Kong Amerikana,
  • Ang Pinasulabi,
  • Angelito* Baby Bubut,
  • Balahibong Nangangalisag,
  • Bartola (Ang Mangangatay),
  • Basahang Ginto,
  • Bata Batuta,
  • Berdugo ng mga Anghel,
  • Bitter Sweet (Ang Pait at ang Tamis),
  • Biyenang Hindi Tumawa,
  • Bobby,
  • Boksingera,
  • Bondying,
  • Booma,
  • Boyoyoi,
  • Buhay Pilipino,
  • Bwana Hai,
  • Captain Barbell,
  • Captain Barbell Kontra Kapitan Bakal,
  • Captain Barbell Versus Flash Fifita,
  • Cumbanchera,
  • Dalaginding na si Tessie,
  • Darna,
  • Darna at Ang Babaing Lawin,
  • Darna at Ang Babaing Linta,
  • Darna at Ang Babaing Tuod,
  • Darna at Ang Impakta,
  • Devil Pig,
  • Diyosa, Queen of the Dancing Waters,
  • Dobol Trobol,
  • Dragonna,
  • Dugo sa Mukha ng Buwan,
  • Dyangga,
  • Dyesebel,
  • Elepanta
  • Eternally,
  • Facifica Falayfay,
  • Flash Bomba,
  • Galo Gimbal,
  • Ganid, The Last Man on Earth,
  • Ging,
  • Gog,
  • Goomba,
  • Goomboo-Roomboo,
  • Goro,
  • Goyo,
  • Gringgo,
  • Guardians of the galaxy
  • Gumuhong Daigdig,
  • Haydee (The Brown Girl & The White Idol),
  • Higantina, Da Big Byuti,
  • Hootsy-Kootsy,
  • Hudas sa Hudas,
  • I Believe,
  • Iniluha Ko’y Dugo,
  • Inspirasyon,
  • Isang Lakas,
  • Ito Ba Ang Aking Ina?,
  • Jack and Jill,
  • Jesus Iscariote,
  • Jinkee,
  • Jungle Boy,
  • Kamay ni Bruldo,
  • Kapitan Boom,
  • Kiko,
  • Kitikiti,
  • Kontra Partido,
  • Kwatang (A Star is Born),
  • Lastikman,
  • Little Lucy,
  • Magic Guitar,
  • Magic Makinilya,
  • Mambo-Dyambo,
  • Mariposa,
  • Maruja,
  • Miss Tilapia,
  • Mowmoo,
  • Nakangiting Halimaw,
  • Ngitnit ng Pitong Whistle Bomb,
  • Pomposa,
  • Prinsesa Gusgusin,
  • Raul Roldan ,
  • Rebecca,
  • Renee Rose,
  • Rita,
  • Roberta,
  • Rodora,
  • Rosa Rossini,
  • Rowena,
  • Rubi-Rosa,
  • Selosang-Selosa,
  • Si Gorio at si Tekla,
  • Silveria, Ang Kabayong Daldalera,
  • Sindak!,
  • Suicide Susy,
  • Taong Tuod,
  • Teksas, Ang Manok na Nagsasalita,
  • Three Sisters,
  • Thunderstar,
  • Tiny Tony,
  • Torpe (Inferiority Complex),
  • Trudis Liit,
  • Tubog sa Ginto,
  • Tumbando Cana,
  • Varga,
  • Via Dolorosa,
  • Vicky,
  • Wander Ella,
  • Zorina,

Chris Jay Medinilla*,

  • Espira,

Legacy[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

The life story of Mars Ravelo was featured in the film 24 Oras on May 26, 2005. Dingdong Dantes portrayed Ravelo.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barry Lowe (14 February 2008). Atomic Blonde: The Films of Mamie Van Doren. McFarland. p. 193. ISBN 978-0-7864-8273-3. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  2. ^ Manipon, Roel Hoang (October 14, 2016). "The Centenary of Mars Ravelo". Daily Tribune. Retrieved March 20, 2018.

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