To commemorate National Heroes’ Day in the Philippines, just for fun and to see them in a different way, here are famous historical figures resurrected as popular foreign fictional comics superheroes.
Apolinario Mabini as Professor X
Gregorio Del Pilar as Leonidas (as fictionalized in 300)
Juan Luna as Dazzler
Melchora Aquno as Angel
Lapu-Lapu as Namor
Gabriela and Diego Silang as Invisible Woman and Mister Fantastic
Why: Just like Gabriela and Diego, Invisible Woman and Mister Fantastic are a husband-wife tandem (working within the Fantastic Four, of course). In both cases, the wife is much stronger than the husband.
Andres Bonifacio as Captain America
Jose Rizal as Batman
Why: We’re taught in school that Jose Rizal is a super-genius who can do anything. The only difference between this idealized version of him and Batman is that the latter is driven by a relentless desire to avenge the death of his parents.