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ZumavsGalemaAnother piece inspired by the Philippines glorious komiks past. Zuma is a character created by jim Fernandez in the late 70′s, and was translated into film by the early to mid 80s (it’s apparent I cant remember the exact year hehe). Although you can get more information about him here

His archnemesis (I guess) is his own daughter, Galema. And She also had snakes around her neck which carry venom deadly even to her own father. Her father’s snakes are more like constrictors btw, and if memory serves they actually don’t have venom.

I hold Zuma as one of Philippines most interesting supervillains, having a 2 headed snake atop his shoulders is to me a very original concept as I haven’t seen any other character like him. It would be great to have this character revived along with the sleeping local comics industry.

I am one of the unfortunate individuals who were born when komiks had started to dwindle.

About Carlo

I am a freelance comic book illustrator based in the Philippines and have mostly contributed work for Marvel Comics. I do mostly pencil works for interiors and covers, but have also expanded to digital painting and colors and the occasional digital sculpting.
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2 Responses to Zuma vs Galema

  1. mojacko says:

    Hi Carlo,
    Zuma is indeed a great character.Meron ako fan fiction about him and Galema. Check it out at

  2. sad_blackmamba says:

    hey, great fan kami ng utol ko ni Zuma. Actually we have a Zuma novelization na ginawa namin. Ni-revised namin yung story nya. Mababasa dun kung saan, paano sya nakarating sa pinas and kung paano nabuo ang pangalang galema which is bigay mismo sa kanya ng kanyang mom. Sorry pero alam kong wala kaming permiso sa creator nito. pero kung gusto nilang gawing movie ulit ito, pwede naming ibigay yung novelization namin for FREE! basta ba kami ang consultant sa story.

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