Captain Boom

Captain Boom is a Filipino comic book character who fights crime that was created by Mars Ravelo and illustrated by his son Ric Ravelo. Captain Boom first appeared in United Komiks of PSG Publishing House in 1966.[2][3] When the character was first introduced in television, his character is renamed to Kapitan Boom. Kapitan is a Tagalog word for "captain."

Captain Boom
Publication information
PublisherPSG Publishing House[1][2]
First appearanceUnited Komiks (1966)[3][2]
Created byMars Ravelo
Ric Ravelo
In-story information
Alter egoLance Mercado
Team affiliationsIsang Lakas[4]
Notable aliasesKapitan Boom
Super speed
Heightened sense of hearing
Sonic powers such as sonic shield and sonic roar

Character background

Captain Boom is a crime fighter that can fly and run fast.[5][6] He also have an amplified hearing and able to create a sonic shield and sonic roar.[5][Note 1] He does not have super strength but upon generating a sonic shield on his fist and hitting a vehicle, it can have a dent without making a damage on his hand. All of his powers are produced through sonic means.[5] He has the ability of flight due to the creation of sound waves and thus, he cannot fly in space because there is no sound there.[5][7]

He dons a red suit with a three-star emblem on his chest and a blue cape. His grandmother made his first costume out of a red shirt and pants together with a handkerchief with holes that serves as a mask.[5]

In other media

In 2008, Captain Boom's character was featured on Komiks Presents: Kapitan Boom, a television series that was aired in ABS-CBN.[8] The character was renamed to "Kapitan Boom" and was portrayed by Jon Avila.[6] His alter-ego, Lance Mercado, was played by Jay-R Siaboc.[9]

Collected editions

TitleMaterial collected
Captain Boom United Komiks (1966)

See also


  1. 1 In the 2008 television series, the terms used are super shield and super boom instead of sonic shield and sonic roar respectively.[6]


  1. Lent, John A. (January 24, 2014). Southeast Asian Cartoon Art: History, Trends and Problems. p. 47. ISBN 9780786475575.
  2. Komixpage (2015-06-15). "KOMIXPAGE: Flash Bomba, Captain Boom and Tiny Tony". KOMIXPAGE. Retrieved 2019-07-04.
  3. "MARS RAVELO". SAILECINCO. 2016-12-10. Retrieved 2019-07-04.
  4. "Luis vows to meet challenges in 'Flash Bomba'". ABS-CBN News. 2009-01-27. Retrieved 2019-07-04.
  5. "komikverse". Retrieved 2019-07-04.
  6. Dimaculangan, Jocelyn (2008-03-31). "Jon Avila plays a fumbling superhero in "Kapitan Boom"". Retrieved 2019-07-04.
  7. "Is there sound in space?". Retrieved 2019-07-04.
  8. "'Kapitan Boom' star swings by Metro Gaisano stores". The Philippine Star. 2008-06-21. Retrieved 2019-07-04.
  9. "Kapitan Boom cast members". 2009-01-30. Retrieved 2019-07-04.
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