Pablo S. Gomez

Gomez

PABLO S. GOMEZ was born on January 25, 1929 in Sampaloc, Manila. He is the son of Olimpio Gomez and Pacita Salonga. He studied at Legarda Elementary School, Jose Abad Santos High School, National Teachers’ College and Ateneo de Manila University.

Gomez started as a radio announcer over DZRH in 1946. Later, he became a stage impressario, touring the entire archipelago. In 1949, he entered an utterly new and altered world: the world of letters. The publication of a prose story started him off, “Ang Baliw sa Libingang Luma”, followed later by a komiks short story, “Putol na Kamay”. The reading public then had interesting glimpses of superb examples of the craft of Pablo S. Gomez. Nevertheless, these were not stories that catapulted him to prominence.

But these were enough to land him a job with the Ace Publications as proofreader. After a year, he moved on to become editor of Hiwaga Komiks, at the same time writing for Pilipino Komiks, Tagalog Klasiks and Espesyal Komiks. “Apat na Taga”, his first komiks novel, was such an instant hit that Sampaguita Pictures turned it into a movie. Mars Ravelo was the leading innovator of the era that everyone – including Gomez himself – was haunted by the former’s success. “MN”, “Recuerdo”, “Kurdapya” and “Susanang Daldal” were all calculated to give Ravelo a run for his money.

In 1962, Gomez moved over to the Gold Star Publishing Corporation, owned by Rudy Ner Siongco. Not long after, Gomez decided to go alone. In 1963, he established the PSG Publishing House which produced the United Komiks, Universal Komiks, Continental Komiks, Kidlat KomiksPlanet Komiks and a chord magazine. His publishing company started the career of many great komiks writers and artists like Alex Nino and Carlo J. Caparas, to name a few. For a time, PSG became the biggest rival of Graphic Arts Service, Inc., until Pablo was forced to close the company due to the slump in the komiks business because of Martial Law. He sold the rights to his labels to the Affiliated Publications, Inc. Yet, he never stop writing.

Gomez also tried his hands into another field. This time as a movie producer. “Bubot na Bayabas” was his first and last production venture.

He passed away on December 26, 2010 due to heart attack. He was 81.

(Also see Carlos Gonda, Rene Rosales)

Published Works

  • Ada, Aliwan Komiks (1982-1983)
  • Ada: Ang Nuno sa Punso, Liwayway (2006)
  • Ako ang Uusig, Pinoy Komiks (1966)
  • Alinlangan, Tagalog Klasiks (1959)
  • Anak ng Agila, Pioneer Komiks (1982)
  • Anak ng Demonyo, Aliwan Komiks (1987)
  • Anak ng Lawin, Liwayway (2010-2011)
  • Anak ng Punso, Kuwento Komiks (1993-1994)
  • Ang Akin ay Akin at ang Iyo ay Akin Pa Rin, Damdamin Komiks (1986-1988)
  • Ang Akin ay Para sa Lahat, United Komiks (1971-1972)
  • Ang Awit ng Ibong Adarna, United Komiks (1972-1973)
  • Ang Baliw sa Libingang Luma, Kilabot Qualikomiks (1992-1993)
  • Ang Bukas ay Walang Hanggan, Liwayway (1966)
  • Ang Daigdig ng Ada, Pinoy Klasiks (1990-1991)
  • Ang Kampana sa Santa Quiteria, Continental Komiks (1970-1971)
  • Ang Kampanerang Kuba, Planet Komiks (1971)
  • Ang Kuba sa Palengke, Kidlat Superkomix (1974-1975)
  • Ang Lihim ng Guadalupe, Pilipino Komiks (1975)
  • Ang Lupa ay Lupa, Golden Drama Komiks (1997)
  • Angkan ng Masasama, Pinoy Komiks (1965-1966)
  • Anino ni Bathala, Pilipino Komiks (1957-1958)
  • Apat na Taga, Hiwaga Komiks (1952-1953)
  • Asero, United Komiks (1972-1973)
  • Ay Naku, Neneng!, Pinoy Komiks (1987-1988)
  • Babaing Pusa, Teens Weekly Komiks (1977-1978)
  • Babalu, Hiwaga Komiks (1955-1956)
  • Baby Bakukang, Universal Komiks (1964-1965)
  • Bago Lumubog ang Araw, Liwayway (2006-2007)
  • Bagwis ng Agila, Topstar Komiks (1974)
  • Bahay na Ginto, Aliwan Komiks (1966)
  • Bahay ng Lagim, Pioneer Komiks (1987)
  • Bakawan, Holiday Komiks (1980)
  • Bakit Ba, Puso?, Aliwan Komiks (1968)
  • Banaba, Holiday Komiks (1979)
  • Bandana, Pioneer Komiks (1967-1969)
  • Basura, Liwayway (2005)
  • Batang Bangkusay, Pilipino Komiks (1956-1957)
  • Batas sa Aking Kamay, United Komiks (1964)
  • Bato sa Bato, Commander Qualikomiks (1986)
  • Bato sa Bato (Ang Puso ni Hilda), Pioneer Komiks (1966)
  • Berlin Wall, Continental Komiks (1966)
  • Bigonia, United Komiks (1965-1966)
  • Bilangguang Ginto, Hiwaga Komiks (1968)
  • Bim, Bam, Bum, Tagalog Klasiks (1955)
  • Binibining Milyonarya, Dear Heart Komiks (1992)
  • Biyak na Bato, Palos Komiks (1969-1970)
  • Buhok na Ginto, Kuwento Komiks (1991-1992)
  • Bulaklak na Walang Bango, Tagalog Klasiks (1992)
  • Busabos, Hiwaga Komiks (1956-1957)
  • Candida, Continental Komiks (1969-1971)
  • Cara Cruz, Hiwaga Komiks (1962-1963)
  • Carmela, Hiwaga Komiks (1950)
  • Corazon, Pinoy Klasiks (1999)
  • Dahlia, Liwayway (1973)
  • Dalawa ang Kulay ng Langit, Golden Drama Komiks (1996)
  • Dalawang Mukha ng Anghel, Lagim Komiks (1968)
  • Dalawang Patak ng Luha, Liwayway (2003-2004)
  • Dalawang Pisngi ng Langit, Universal Komiks (1970-1971)
  • Dambanang Putik, Hiwaga Komiks (1953-1954)
  • Danny Boy, United Komiks (1968-1969)
  • Dayukdok, Pilipino Komiks (1961-1962)
  • Dear Nora, Universal Komiks (1970)
  • Deborrah, Hiwaga Komiks (1966-1967)
  • Devil Tree, Pinoy Komiks (1993-1994)
  • Didicas, Hiwaga Komiks (1952)
  • Dingdong, United Komiks (1970)
  • Divina, Lagim Komiks (1964-1965)
  • Doria, Pioneer Komiks (1964-1965)
  • Durando, United Komiks (1969-1970)
  • Esmeralda, Espesyal Komiks (1959)
  • Esteban, Continental Komiks (1972)
  • Eva Dragon, Tagalog Klasiks (1958-1959)
  • Floradema, Teens Weekly Komiks (1976-1977)
  • Floradema, Espesyal Komiks (1960)
  • Four Daughters, Universal Komiks (1966)
  • Gagay, Aliwan Komiks (1990)
  • Gilda, Pilipino Komiks (1955-1956)
  • Gonzales, Universal Komiks (1970)
  • Gusto Kong Mabuhay…, Pinoy Klasiks (1983-1984)
  • Haliging Bato, Pilipino Komiks (1962-1963)
  • Halik sa Apoy, Universal Komiks (1969-1970)
  • Halimaw, Kenkoy Komiks (1962)
  • Hanggang Kailan Kaya?, Pinoy Komiks (1982-1983)
  • Haplos ng Pagmamahal, Love Affair Komiks (1996-1997)
  • Hihintayin Ko ang Wakas Mo, Pilipino Komiks (1990)
  • Hindi Akin ang Daigdig, Continental Komiks (1971)
  • Hiram na Ligaya, Nobela Klasiks (1989-1990)
  • Huling Lahi ng Asuwang, Teens Weekly Komiks (1988-1989)
  • Huling Lahi ng Aswang, Liwayway (2004)
  • Huwad, United Komiks (1970)
  • Ikaw Pa Rin ang Hahanapin Ko, United Komiks (1966)
  • Ina, Ang Iyong Anak, Kislap Magasin (1979-1980)
  • Inang Mahal, Damdamin Komiks (1991-1992)
  • Inay… Huwag Mo Akong Iwan!, Kidlat Superkomix (1975-1976)
  • Inca, Teens Weekly Komiks (1978-1979)
  • Isang Hakbang sa Langit, Liwayway (1980-1981)
  • Isdaaahhh!, Kilabot Qualikomiks (1991-1992)
  • Isinumpang Dugo, Pinoy Komiks (1964)
  • Itim na Pangkasal, Damdamin Komiks (1990-1991)
  • Ito Po ang Inyong Lingkod, Pilipino Komiks (1955-1956)
  • Jambalaya, Aliwan Komiks (1991-1992)
  • Jungga, United Komiks (1971-1972)
  • Junior Captain Universe, Aliwan Komiks (1978)
  • Kamandag ng Lupa, Lagim Komiks (1963-1964)
  • Kamay ng Nasareno, Liwayway (1963)
  • Kamay ni Hilda, Aliwan Komiks (1979-1980)
  • Kaming Makasalanan, Pilipino Komiks (1960-1961)
  • Kandilang Bakal, Espesyal Komiks (1954-1955)
  • Kid Buffalo, Lagim Komiks (1967-1968)
  • Kondesa Alva, Planet Komiks (1970-1971)
  • Kontra- Bandido, Pilipino Reporter Komiks (1972)
  • Kung Sakali Man, Damdamin Komiks (1992-1993)
  • Kurdapya, Tagalog Klasiks (1954-1955)
  • Kurdapya, Tagalog Klasiks (1998-1999)
  • Kuwatro, United Komiks (1969)
  • Kuwintas ng mga Pasakit, Golden Drama Komiks (1998)
  • Lahing Asuwang, Holiday Komiks (1982-1983)
  • Lasong Walang Kamandag, Aliwan Komiks (1988-1989)
  • Leslie, Universal Komiks (1968-1969)
  • Lilac, Teens Weekly Komiks (1981-1984)
  • Limos na Dalangin, Espesyal Komiks (1961)
  • Little Bell, Kuwento Komiks (1989-1990)
  • Looban, Hiwaga Komiks (1952-1953)
  • Luha ng Bato, Espesyal Komiks (1973-1974)
  • Luha ng Kandila, Aliwan Komiks (1989)
  • Luha sa Ligaya, Nobela Klasiks (1990-1991)
  • Lumuluhang Bangkay, Holiday Komiks (1990-1991)
  • Lupa sa Lupa, Pilipino Komiks (1959-1960)
  • Maawa Ka, Puso!, Hiwaga Komiks (1961)
  • Machete, Pinoy Klasiks (1989-1990)
  • Machete III, Aliwan Komiks (1999)
  • Madam Tentay, Pinoy Komiks (1963-1964)
  • Madejas, Redondo Komix (1963)
  • Mandong Sikwat, Holiday Komiks (1982-1983)
  • Marco Antonio, Aliwan Komiks (1964-1965)
  • Maria Sagrada, Pinoy Klasiks (1993)
  • Maria Teresa, Tagalog Klasiks (1950)
  • Mariposang Dagat, Liwayway (1977)
  • Maruming Daigdig, Universal Komiks (1968-1969)
  • May Naghihintay na Ligaya, Golden Drama Komiks (1998)
  • Medalyang Pilak, Tagalog Klasiks (1951)
  • Medalyon, Pioneer Komiks (1991-1992)
  • Mei Lan, Tagalog Klasiks (1950)
  • Melodina, Pinoy Klasiks (1996-1997)
  • Mga Batang Bangketa, Universal Komiks (1970)
  • Mga Dagang Taga-Ilog, Bondying Movie Specials (1974-1975)
  • Mga Ligaw na Bulaklak, Pilipino Komiks (1956-1957)
  • Mga Lihim ni Margarita, Continental Komiks (1966)
  • MN, Pilipino Komiks (1953-1954)
  • Morbida, Holiday Komiks (1989-1990)
  • Mr. Macho Man, Pinoy Komiks (1990-1991)
  • Mutya, Pinoy Klasiks (1978-1983)
  • My Father, My Lover!, Universal Komiks (1970-1971)
  • My One and Only Love, Teens Weekly Komiks (1990-1991)
  • Nag-aapoy na Dambana, Continental Komiks (1966)
  • Nagbabagang Bato, Kislap Komiks (1966)
  • Nobody’s Child, United Komiks (1970)
  • Octavia, Hiwaga Komiks (1960-1961)
  • Odinah, Universal Komiks (1971)
  • Olvidame, Tagalog Klasiks (1953)
  • Orang, United Komiks (1969-1970)
  • Paalam sa Pag-ibig, Pinoy Komiks (1963)
  • Pagkakasala Ba..?, Liwayway (1969)
  • Palaboy, Hiwaga Komiks (1957-1958)
  • Pasan Ko ang Daigdig, Aliwan Komiks (1986-1987)
  • Paula, Liwayway (1968-1969)
  • Pautang ng Langit, Tagalog Klasiks (1960)
  • Petrang Paminta, United Komiks (1969)
  • Pitimini, Liwayway (1978-1979)
  • Pitong Gatang, Tagalog Klasiks (1959)
  • Pitong Krus ng Isang Ina, Continental Komiks (1967)
  • Planet Man, Planet Komiks (1968-1969)
  • Pubring Alindahaw, United Komiks (1970)
  • Pugad ng Agila, TSS Komiks (1975)
  • Pusong Buhay, Pinoy Komiks (1990-1991)
  • Reginang Pulubi, Liwayway (1964)
  • R.O.T.C., Hiwaga Komiks (1954-1955)
  • Rosa Mistica, Pinoy Klasiks (1986-1987)
  • Sa Bawat Punglo, Pilipino Komiks (1962-1963)
  • Sa Kuko ng Halimaw, Kidlat Komiks (1970-1971)
  • Sa Muling Paglipad ng Lawin, Aguila Qualikomiks (1986)
  • Sa Pinto ng Impiyerno, Tagalog Klasiks (1962)
  • Sa Pinto ng Impiyerno, Kilabot Qualikomiks (1993-1994)
  • Saan Ako Nagkamali?, Nobela Klasiks (1991-1992)
  • Sandra, Tagalog Klasiks (1957-1958)
  • Santo Domingo, United Komiks (1972)
  • Sargon, Universal Komiks (1972)
  • Sidrang Butangera, Liwayway (2007-2008)
  • Singko Pilado, Teens Weekly Komiks (1989-1990)
  • Sosayting Dukha, Hiwaga Komiks (1962-1963)
  • Sugat sa Balikat, Tagalog Klasiks (1961)
  • Susanang Daldal, Hiwaga Komiks (1961-1962)
  • Tagapagligtas, Hiwaga Komiks (1961)
  • Takas sa Langit, Pinoy Klasiks (1991)
  • Talahib, Espesyal Komiks (1962)
  • Tanikala, Pioneer Komiks (1979)
  • Tanikalang Apoy, Pilipino Komiks (1958-1959)
  • Taong Buwaya, Universal Komiks (1967-1969)
  • Taong Kabayo, Universal Komiks (1964-1965)
  • Tatak, Espesyal Komiks (1958-1959)
  • Tatak ng Alipin, Liwayway (1974-1975)
  • Tatlong Magdalena, Hiwaga Komiks (1959-1960)
  • Tatlong Pangako, Hiwaga Komiks (1952)
  • Tender is the Night, Superstar Komiks (1981-1982)
  • Teresa, Tagalog Klasiks (1953)
  • Teresa Martirez, Bondying Movie Specials (1974)
  • Three Daigdig, Hiwaga Komiks (1953)
  • Tiisin Mo Kung Kaya Mo, Pilipino Komiks (1989)
  • Tikang, Liwayway (1966-1967)
  • Timbuktu, United Komiks (1965-1966)
  • Tinik at Kamandag, Lagim Komiks (1966-1967)
  • Tiya Teresa…, Tagalog Klasiks (1960)
  • Torkwata, Hiwaga Komiks (1956-1957)
  • Tres Ojos, Aliwan Komiks (1992)
  • Tsandu, Teens Weekly Komiks (1977-1978)
  • Tsandu, United Komiks (1968-1969)
  • Tsandu at Polyana, United Komiks (1972)
  • Tsandu Meets Anna Karenina, United Komiks (1970)
  • Tsandu versus Chanda, United Komiks (1972)
  • Tsandu Vs. Dr. Bruto, United Komiks (1969)
  • Tsandu Vs. Tay Ching, United Komiks (1971)
  • Tsandu: Mariang Alimango, United Komiks (1970)
  • Tulisan, Hiwaga Komiks (1961)
  • Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, United Komiks (1970)
  • Ulo, Superstar Komiks (1978-1982)
  • Ulo ni Drakula, United Komiks (1964-1965)
  • Utak, Pinoy Klasiks (1988-1989)
  • Valentina, Universal Komiks (1968)
  • Vengadora, Kidlat Komiks (1969)
  • Walang Bakas na Maiiwan…, Pilipino Komiks (1975)
  • Walang Kasing Lupit, United Komiks (1964)
  • Walang Pangalan, Hiwaga Komiks (1959)
  • Wanted: Isang Nagmamahal, Golden Drama Komiks (1997)
  • Water Lily, Hiwaga Komiks (1957-1958)
  • Zombie, Universal Komiks (1972)