Palos took his name from the tagalog name of eel, implying that he was slippery and hard to catch. Palos is a kind of hero who helps the poor through his skills as a thief. He often victimizes fellow thieves and gangster syndicates. He hides his identity during daytime, where he lives as a normal person, and becomes a thief in the night.
- Alyas Palos, Tagalog Klasiks (1961)
- Palos Kontra Gagamba, Tagalog Klasiks (1962-1963)
- Ang Maskara ni Palos, Redondo Komix (1963-1964)
- Palos: Counterspy, Redondo Komix (1965-1966)
- Palos Strikes Again!, Redondo Komix (1966-1967)
- Palos Fights Back!, Palos Komiks (1969-1970)
- Alyas Palos II, Pioneer Komiks (1981-1982)
Movie and TV Adaptations —
In the 1960s, the novel was adapted into the silver screen with an upcoming star Bernard Bonnin in the lead role. Alyas Palos made Bernard Bonnin a household name and defined Bonnin’s showbiz career. Several adaptations followed with Bonnin being the only actor to have portrayed the role. These movies include Alyas Palos (1961), Palos Kontra Gagamba (1963), Palos: Counterspy (1966), Palos Strikes Again! (1966) and Alyas Palos II (1982). In 2008, Palos was adapted into television series by ABS-CBN as part of the network’s Primetime Bida line-up.