Filipino comic superheroes FDC: Darna

For my very first post here, I am featuring an FDC sent by Myron of Filatelia Filipinas.

... because I am a comics-fan at heart!

On the left side shows some of the Filipino superheroes created by the prolific Mars Ravelo. On the right  shows Darna, arguably the most popular komiks superhero made by Mars Ravelo himself. Darna appeared in Pilipino Komiks on May 13,1950 and has been around ever since I can remember.

Back in the late 70s to 80s I can still recall watching Darna movies in black and white when I was little and it never failed to amaze me even if I'd seen it over and over again. And who wouldn't be? She may be a fictional character but to any growing up kid back then, she was cool, with great power from another planet, who came to earth manifesting through a girl named Narda. She was, and still is, my idol (at least the one in the komiks, and not the one in the movies ugh!).

When the Philippine Post issued stamps featuring Pinoy superheroes -- to celebrate the national stamp collecting month and, most especially, to honor the great achievers in Philippine art -- I got so excited. I've had the pleasure of seeing my favourite komiks characters on stamps and in effect, it brought out many pleasant childhood memories. Thank you, Myron, for the FDC =)

Here's an excerpt from *surprise-surprise* an online catalogue of international superheroes:
Darna has been around since 1950 (that makes her 60years old now!). According to the Manila Times "Darna is a cultural icon born at a time when the Philippines was struggling to come out of the devastation of the World War II. She served as a salve to a country looking for champion. " She has appeared in films, played by Rosa del Rosario, (Darna, 1951, plus Darna at ang Babaeng Lawin, 1952), Liza Moreno (Si Darna at ang babaeng impakta, 1963, plus Isputnik vs. Darna, 1963), Eva Montes (Darna at ang babaeng tuod, 1964), Gina Pareno (Si Darna at ang Planetman, 1969); Vilma Santos (Lipad, Darna, lipad, 1973, plus Darna at Ding, 1980), Brenda del Rio (Darna Kuno, 1979), and Nanette Medved (Darna, 1991). She was also the star of a 1977 TV series by Lorna Tolentino, a 1986 cartoon series by GMA 7, and a stage production by Ballerina Manila which starred Lisa Macuja. On April 4, 2005, the pilot episode of "Darna: The TV Series" aired on GMA-7 both in the Philippines and in Japan. Starring Angel Locsin as Darna, the series is the highest rated Filipino Prime-Time TV series. 
What are Darna's natural abilities? Who are  her enemies? To know more about Darna, please click this link: