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Kulafu. Kulafu was created by the Filipino creators Francisco Reyes and Pedrito Reyes and appeared in the comic strip “Kulafu” (1933-1941).

Kulafu is a Jungle Hero. Kulafu’s Filipino parents are hiking in the jungle somewhere in the southern Philippines in the years before the Spanish conquest. While Kulafu’s parents are drinking water from a stream, a giant hawk grabs the infant Kulafu and carries him to the hawk’s nest and leaves him there as food for the hawk’s young. Kulafu crawls out of the nest and falls into the arms of a group of unusually intelligent apes. Kulafu grows up to become a Tarzan-like figure, helping ordinary Filipinos and fighting against dragons, siukoy (mermen), and other creatures from Filipino legend.

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