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Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Hungama-Vol.1 No.10-March,1998

    Presenting another rarely know publication.This time its Hungama,which was published from Kodambakkam in Chennai.A monthly children s magazine,It seems to have tried to emulate the Tinkle model.It has its own versions of 'Tinkle Tricks and Treats','Tinkle tells you why' and 'Tinkle Super quiz'.There is also an uncle Hari just like uncle Pai,to whom readers write their views and opinions every month,which in turn were published under a section called 'Readers opinion' just like the 'Readers write' section in Tinkle.
    Another Unique feature about this magazine was that both its front and back covers had the same artwork,i.e.mirror images of each other.
    More information and analysis about this publication can be found in articles in the following links

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Kiran Comics-Laurel & Hardy No.62

Presenting issue No.62 of Laurel & Hardy comic published by Kiran comics.

Monday, 27 June 2011

Chitra Bharati Kathamala-Secret Agent 005-Junior James Bond.

Presenting Chitra Bharati Kathamala No.70 featuring Junior James Bond.The story is titled,'Road To Jail'

Diamond Comics-Phantom-Urban Forest

Presenting a a more recent Phantom from Diamond comics titled Urban Jungle.I have not come across this cover on the net so far.This comic was published in the year 2000.

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Chandamama-August 1971

Presenting a rare Chandamama published in August 1971.

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Amar Chitra Katha-The Making Of A Swordsman-No.340

Presenting the first ACK post of this blog.This issue was published on September 1st,1985.The artwork is by Bapu Patil

Marvel Comics/Brijbasi-Barbie Fashion-Issue No.1

Presenting the first issue of  Barbie comics from Marvel published in India.This landmark issue hit the stands in April 1993 and was printed by Brijbasi Printers Pvt.Ltd based out of New Delhi.This comic series was a fortnightly.This issue is the only one that I have in my collection and anymore information about this series will be greatly appreciated.

Friday, 24 June 2011

Dolton Comics-Superman & Batman Vol.2 No.17

Presenting another Dolton cover.This issue was published on January 1st 1984.
These issues were published once every fortnight by Dolton.The earliest issue that I have is Vol.1.No.8 which was published on August 16,1982 and the most recent one I have is Vol.3 No.15 which was published on December 1st 1984.Considering that two issues were published every month between these two issues and taking into account the first seven issues(which I dont have),guess it would be safe to assume that atleast 63 comics were published by Dolton.If anyone has anymore information about the run of these comics,Please feel free to share.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Rani Comics-Phantom-Rowdy Raja

Presenting the first ever Phantom comic of this blog and No,it is not from Indrajal or Diamond, but from the lesser known publication house from the south,Rani Comics.The literal English translation of the Tamil title of this comic comes to 'Rowdy Raja'.The cover is funny and at the same time captivating.This comic was published on September 16th,1998.
More information about Rani comics can be found in this exhaustive article penned down by Rafiq Raja in his blog,Comicology.The link to the article is given below.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Falcon Comics-Blondie No.1

Presenting the first ever Blondie comic which was published by Falcon comics sometime in 1983.
More Information on Falcon comics and Blondie can be found in a wonderful write up by Hojo on his blog.

Star Comics-Superman Vol.1 No.4

Presenting a rare Superman comic published by Star comics.This is Vol.1.No.4

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Chandamama-June 1971

Presenting a rare Chandamama published in June 1971

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Sun Comics-Axa Comic India-Vol.1 No.2

Presenting another Axa comic published by Sun comics in Inida.This is Vol.1 No.2 and entitled 'The Chosen'.Btw,the rear cover carries an ad for a soft drink called 'Tingler'.I have never heard of it until I saw this ad.Do any of you remember having had this drink back in the days?

Friday, 17 June 2011

Diamond Comics-3D Comic-Chimpu Piklu And Bholu Golu

Presenting a 3D comic published by Diamond comics.No publishing date is mentioned.Must have been sometime in the 1980's.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Kiran Comics-Laurel & Hardy No.59

Presenting a Laurel & Hardy comic published by Kiran comics sometime in 1986.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Star Comics-Superman Vol.2 S/13

Presenting a Superman comic published by Star sometime in 1983.

Chandamama-January 1971

Presenting a rare Chandamama which was published in January 1971.

Friday, 10 June 2011

Falcon Comics-Beetle Bailey No.5

Presenting a Beetle Bailey comic published by Falcon comics,from the stables of Allied Publishers.This comic was published sometime in 1983

Sun Comics-Axa Comic India-Vol.1 No.3

Presenting a Rare Axa comic published in India by Sun Comics which was based out of Delhi.
Looks like it was published sometime in the 1980's.I wonder how the reception must have been for this bold comic during that period of time.It has more than enough panels filled with topless and kissing pictures to stir up a rabid controversy even in this day and age in India.Any more information about this fascinating comic series and about the publisher will be greeted with a warm welcome.
More covers from this mind blowing comic series will be posted in the future.

Star Comics-Amitabh Bachchan Supremo Comic Vol.1No.22

Presenting a Rare Amitabh Bachchan comic published by Star Comics,an off shoot of the more famous India Book House.Amitabh Bachchan portrays a superhero called Supremo in this comic series.Could not find any details about the year in which it was published,must have been in the early 1980's.Anymore information on this unique comic series and details on the number of Supremo comics which were actually published is greatly welcome!

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Diamond Comics-Mandrake No.1

Presenting the cover of first ever Mandrake comic published by Diamond comics which is based out of Delhi.This landmark issue was published in July,1991.

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Dolton Comics-Superman Vol.3 No.4

Another captivating comic cover from Dolton.This comic was published on 15th June,1984.
More Covers from this series will be posted soon.

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Dolton Comics-Superman Vol.2 No.24

Breaking the Tinkle monotony,here is a Superman comic published by Dolton Comics,a publishing house which originated from the stables of Chandamama and was based out of Chennai.This interesting comic which features a whole host of super heroes including Super Girl and Bat Girl was Published in April 1984

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Tinkle No.20

Tinkle No.20 Published in July 1982

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Tinkle No.19

Tinkle No.19 Published in June 1982

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Tinkle No.18

Tinkle No.18 Published in May 1982

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