Flash Bomba

Flash Bomba is a comic book character created by Filipino graphic novelist Mars Ravelo.

Flash Bomba
Flash Bomba by Mars Ravelo
Publication information
PublisherKlasiks Magazine
Created byMars Ravelo
In-story information
Full namePaul Lester Sison
Place of originPhilippines
  • Superhuman Strength
  • Ability to enlarge hands and feet

Fictional character biography

Paul Lester Sison AKA Flash Bomba was a man who lost the use of his legs in an accident. Because of this, he trained the rest of his body to an incredible level of athletic ability and did everyday stuff using his hands to compensate for the loss of his ability to walk. Eventually he heard a rumour about a "Tikbalang" (a mythological creature with the body of a man and the head of a horse) who would grant powers to anyone who could defeat it in battle. Flash Bomba challenged the Tikbalang - and set a time and place for the battle. He defeated it despite his physical limitations and the Tikbalang granted him superpowers. But as a jest, the Tikbalang gave him powers that made him look awkward. Flash was given the Tikbalang's magic hair, said talisman allowing Flash to transform into his super-powered version - a being with large hands and feet, as well as superhuman powers. Using his new abilities, he became a crimefighter.

Powers and abilities

Flash Bomba has superhuman strength, the ability to walk up walls, to generate "thunderclaps" using his large hands or block almost anything with same. In spite of his enlarged extremities, Flash Bomba is not in the least clumsy, and is a skilled unarmed fighter. He can also mystically summon "devil horses" to create a stampede.[1]

In other media

The 2009 television series Komiks Presents: Flash Bomba stars Luis Manzano. The Ravelos commissioned Reno Maniquis some years back to re-design Captain Barbell, Tiny Tony and Flash Bomba's costumes for modern times and he also did the logo design for Flash Bomba.[2]

Two superheroes meet as the hot heroine Dragonna bids goodbye in her last fight and the bombastic Flash Bomba begins his adventure.[3]

Flash Bomba puts in an appearance after Dragonna. Luis Manzano plays the fifth superhero in the Komiks presents Mars Ravelo series who is tagged as the "Superhero for All Season". Industrial heir Roldan Legazpi (Luis) lived a comfortable life with his wealthy parents until a tragic encounter with a tikbalang left him unable to walk. But instead of giving up, Roldan strives to give his life a new and deeper meaning. He returns to the woods to find the mystical powers that the tikbalangs possess. Upon succeeding in his mission, Roldan assumes a new superhero alter-ego known as Flash Bomba. He uses his gifts to protect the helpless and fight crimes while enjoying fame on the side.[4]

Flash Bomba also stars Roxanne Guinoo, Sid Lucero, Lito Pimentel, Nanette Inventor, Alan Paule, Rio Locsin, and Empoy.

Flash Bomba turns out to be the missing piece in the much-anticipated "Isang Lakas" superteam composed of past Komiks Presents heroes which includes Kapitan Boom, Varga, Lastikman, Dragonna and Tiny Tony. They are part of the much-anticipated "Isang Lakas" super team.[5]

The Isang Lakas crew is a superhero group conceptualized by ABS-CBN inspired by America's Super Friends and Justice League.[6]

Collected editions

TitleMaterial collected
Flash Bomba Tagalog Klasiks (1967-1968)

See also


  1. "Flash Bomba" internationalhero.co.uk
  2. Reno (2009-01-24). "FLASH BOMBA coming to ABS-CBN!". Ka-blog.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2019-03-28.
  3. Dragonna bows out and Flash Bomba makes his debut retrieved via www.abs-cbn.com 02-06-2009
  4. Flash Bomba: Program Description Retrieved via www.abs-cbn.com 02-18-2009
  5. Luis vows to meet challenges in 'Flash Bomba' Luis vows to meet challenges in 'Flash Bomba' abs-cbnnews.com
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