Mars Ravelo

Mars Ravelo
Born (1916-10-09)October 9, 1916
Tanza, Cavite, Philippine Islands
Died September 12, 1988(1988-09-12) (aged 71)
Occupation Graphic novelist

Mars Ravelo (October 9, 1916 – September 12, 1988) was a Filipino graphic novelist who created the characters 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.


Mars Ravelo was born on January 16, 1916 when the Philippines was still an American Territory.

He 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. He will create his masterpiece under the hero Super shunshun. Ravelo wrote the movie adaptation of Alicia Vergel's Basahang Ginto. Ravelo is known to be the "King of Philippine Pop."

Ravelo died on September 12, 1988.

His life story was featured in the film 24 Oras on May 26, 2005 and Dingdon Dantes portrayed the role of Ravelo.

Published Works (in alphabetical order)

Chris Jay Medinilla*


  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.

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