This Way Out

Esquire (Philippines) - - THIS WAY IN - By Sasha Lim Uy

The For­got­ten Dar­nas

She was orig­i­nally named Varga and de­signed by Mars Ravelo in 1939, two years BWW (be­fore Won­der Woman); at that time, hero­ines weren’t con­sid­ered mar­ketable enough, so the whole idea was shelved.

Now, Darna is a Filipino icon, spawn­ing films, bal­let per­for­mances, and even par­o­dies.

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