Posted May 11, 2012 by Tony Tuason in Comics

Filipino Comics Legend Tony DeZuñiga has Passed Away [UPDATED]


-We’ve been informed that the wake will be held at the Heritage Park at Taguig starting 10:00AM tomorrow – Saturday, May 12, 2012 until Tuesday, May 15, 2012. He will be cremated.


Tony C. DeZuñiga was supposed to be 80 years old this year. He was born at November 8, 1932.

Ongoing wake at Chapel 4 of the Mortuary and Crematory of the Heritage Park, Bayani Road, Fortg Bonifacio Taguig City.

Cremation will be at the Heritage Park Crematory on May 15, 2012, Tuesday.



Today we are burdened with the sad news that Filipino comics legend Tony DeZuñiga or “Mang Tony” as most people in the local comics industry call him has passed away, he was 79 years old.

He is the first Filipino artist to work for the so-called “Big Two” in comics publishing, Marvel and DC Comics. The Los Angeles-based artist is also best known for co-creating “Jonah Hex,” a disfigured Western anti-hero and “Black Orchid,” a bullet-proof superheroine. In 1978, he flew back to the Philippines to scout for Filipino comic book artists. He has helped aspiring Filipino creators and artists pursue their dreams, and has participated in events that helped flood victims this recent years.

Mang Tony will surely be missed and will never be replaced.


Tony Tuason

Tony is just your average guy who loves comics, toys, games, movies, and all those geek goodness.