This article is about the character known as “Darna” and “Narda”. For other characters given this name, as well as other uses, see Darna (disambiguation). For the 2005 TV series, see Darna (2005 TV series). For the 2009 TV series, see Darna (2009 TV series). For the upcoming 2022 TV series, see Darna (2022 TV series).
Native Title: Darna
Also Known As: Darna: The TV Series , Mars Ravelo’s Darna: The TV Series
Director: Chito S. Roño
Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Aired: 2022 – ?
Original Network: ABS-CBN, TV5
Jane De Leon,Joshua Garcia,Zaijian Jaranilla,Janella Salvador,Rio Locsin,Kiko Estrada
Darna (Tagalog pronunciation: [daɾna]) is a Filipino superheroine created by writer Mars Ravelo and artist Nestor Redondo. The character’s first appearance was in Pilipino Komiks (Ace Publications, Inc.) #77 on May 13, 1950. Darna is a retooling of Ravelo’s earlier character, Varga, whose stories he wrote and illustrated himself. This character first appeared in Bulaklak Magazine, Volume 4, #17 on July 23, 1947. Ravelo left the Bulaklak Magazine publications due to differences with the publication’s editors. One of the most popular Filipino superheroes, Darna has appeared in many films and several television series through the decades which have far overshadowed her actual comics tenure.
The 2003 Mango Comics miniseries revealed that Darna is a deceased extraterrestrial warrior magically manifesting herself through a woman from Earth named Narda who summons her by shouting her name. As Darna, she stands up for those who cannot fend for themselves. She fights against common criminals as well as greater forces of evil, most famously the snake-haired supervillain Valentina. She is often accompanied by her younger brother, Ding. Several alternate versions of Darna have been characterized over the years.
Darna’s appearance is distinctive and iconic: she usually wears a red bikini or shorts with a gold star in each brassiere cap; red helmet with ruby encrusted gold winged medallion; gold bracelets; a golden medallion belt with a loincloth in the middle; and red boots. Darna is widely considered as a Filipino cultural icon and the most celebrated superhero character in the Philippines.
The character has been adapted extensively and portrayed in other forms of media as well, including films and television series. Several actresses have portrayed Darna in motion pictures and TV series including Rosa del Rosario, Liza Moreno, Eva Montes, Gina Par