Bulaklak Magazine (literally “Flower Magazine”), subtitled Hiyas ng Tahanan (“Gem of the Home"), was a Tagalog-language magazinethat was first published in the Philippines on 14 April 1947. Published by the Social and Commercial Press, a company owned by Beatriz M. de Guballa, Bulaklak Magazine was similar in content and structure to Liwayway magazine, featuring narratives in prose, serials, poetry, entertainment news, comic strips, crossword puzzles, caricatures, and health tips, among other regular features. It was on 23 July 1947 in the Volume 4, #17 issue when the superheroine character, which would become Darna in 1950s- then known as Varga - appeared on the pages of Bulaklak Magazine. The character was developed by Mars Ravelo.
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Notable events of 1947 in comics. See also List of years in comics.
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Varga is a Filipino comics superheroine, similar to the American Wonder Woman. Mars Ravelo wrote and illustrated Varga for Bulaklak Magazine, appearing first in the magazine's No. 17, Vol. 4 issue. A falling out with some of the magazine's editors caused Ravelo to resign from Bulaklak and transfer to Pilipino Komiks, where he re-launched his superhero. Ravelo renamed her Darna, an anagram of the superheroine's mortal alter-ego name Narda. Darna's adventures in Pilipino Komiks began in the No. 77 issue, where she was illustrated by Nestor Redondo.
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