Someone posted in the comments section that they found a copy of Francisco V. Coching’s Lapu-Lapu, Coching’s komiks-nobela from the early 50’s (a year or so after El Indio), at a National Book Store in Sta. Rosa.
Now that the cat is out of the bag, I have to say I was aware of this project for some time. The publisher of this reprint is ATLAS PUBLISHING! Oh yeah! Atlas is once again weighing in as PUBLISHER of KOMIKS! And this time with a compilation of Lapu-Lapu. And that’s not all. This is not the only Coching title that’s set for release. More about this shortly.
UPDATED! Images received from Atlas Publishing:
I wish to offer thanks to ATLAS Publishing for returning to comics in a big way by bringing back one of Coching’s classic stories in a complete package and at an affordable price.
Regardless of what form these reprints come in, whether it’s Vibal’s high end version compared to ATLAS’ more affordable one, to me it means the Filipinos are once again getting to know one of the greatest Filipino artists who ever lived. For a while there he was almost forgotten because none of his works are available to be appreciated.
Mabuhay si Francisco V. Coching!