Captain Barbell

Captain Barbell

CAPTAIN BARBELL
Written by Mars Ravelo
Illustrated by Jim M. Fernandez
Pinoy Komiks, 1963-1964

CAPTAIN BARBELL made his first appearance in Pinoy Komiks in May 23, 1963. Like Darna, he also had an alter-ego named Tengteng, a thin, weakling and asthmatic person whose only dream was to become strong and muscular.

Movie Adaptations
1. CAPTAIN BARBELL
Stars Bob Soler (Captain Barbell), Dolphy (Tengteng), Martin Marfil, Bert Olivar, Victor Bravo, Vic Varrion, Rebecca, Jay Ilagan
Directed by Herminio “Butch” Bautista
D’Lanor Productions, 1964

2. CAPTAIN BARBELL BOOM
Stars Dolphy (Captain Barbell/Tenteng), Lotis Key, Panchito, Babalu, Katy de la Cruz, Bayani Casimiro, Martin Marfil, Rocco Montalban, Georgie Quizon, Joaquin Fajardo, Roldan Aquino, Max Vera, Zony Quizon, Er Salazar, Maricel Soriano
Directed by Jose “Pepe” Wenceslao
RVQ Productions, 1973

3. CAPTAIN BARBELL
Stars Edu Manzano (Captain Barbell), Herbert Bautista, Sharon Cuneta, Dina Bonnevie, Beth Bautista, Tonton Gutierrez, Leroy Salvador, Nova Villa, Lea Salonga, Dennis da Silva, Bing Loyzaga, Ruel Vernal, Rez Cortez, Ricky Davao, Mon Lee
Directed by Leroy Salvador
Viva Films, 1986

4. CAPTAIN BARBELL
Stars Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. (Captain Barbell), Ogie Alcasid (Tengteng), Regine Velasquez, Rufa Mae Quinto, Albert Martinez, Jeffrey Quizon, Snooky Serna, Antonio Aquitania, Sarah Geronimo
Directed by Mac Alejandre
Viva Films, 2003

TV Adaptation
CAPTAIN BARBELL
Stars Richard Gutierrez, Rhian Denise Ramos
Directed by Mike Tuviera and Dominic Zapata
GMA-7, 2006-2007