Pronounced Pron. Dar-na(Filipino) [key]
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Meaning & History
Darna is a fictional character and superheroine created by Filipinokomiks (Philippine colloquial term for comics) legend Mars Ravelo. In her more popular incarnations, she is a warrior from outer space manifesting herself through a girl from Earth, named Narda.Darna was originally known as Varga and first appeared in Bulaklak Magazine, Volume 4, #17, on July 23, 1947. Ravelo had differences with the editors of Bulaklak Magazine and Varga's name was changed to "Darna", because it was an anagram of Narda. The character was re-launched on May 13, 1950. Nestor Redondo drew the first Darna.Since then, Darna has become a Philippine cultural icon and the most recognizable character among Ravelo's creations.