Friday, January 9, 2009

DARNA

DARNA! DING, asan ang bato??
(Darna! Ding, where's the stone?)

DARNA is a fictional character and superheroine created by Filipino komiks (Philippine colloquial term for comics) legend Mars Ravelo. In her more popular incarnations, she is a warrior from outer space manifesting herself through a girl from Earth, named Narda. Darna was originally known as Varga and first appeared in Bulaklak Magazine, Volume 4, #17, on July 23, 1947. Ravelo had differences with the editors of Bulaklak Magazine and Varga's name was changed to "Darna". The character was re-launched on May 13, 1950. Nestor Redondo drew the first Darna. Since then, Darna has become a Philippine cultural icon and the most recognizable character among Ravelo's creations.