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Monday, 5 September 2011

50th Post !! :)

  After a considerable  gap ,I am pleased to present the 50th post of this blog,something which I never foresaw  would happen when I first started this blog as a medium to digitally archive my collection of comics.The support and patronage of fellow comic enthusiasts has been encouraging and the number of unique visitors who arrive each day from various parts of the globe has added a 'thrill' element in running this blog.As of today,visitors from 46 countries have passed by this blog.


Modern Classics-Vol1.No.1  
The first cover today is from Modern Classics publishers.They seem to have published quite a few comics under the 'Boyhood Legends Of Superman' series.This is the very first issue of the series and could also be the very first issue from the Modern Classics stable.Presenting Vol.1 No.1 published in 1987.








SPECTRUM COMICS-INDIA
  The next two covers come from Spectrum comics which germinated from the Times of India stable in 1985 and sadly, withered away pretty soon thereafter.Physical copies of these comics are pretty hard to find in present times.Luckily for me,I stumbled upon a bunch of these comics quite recently and I am pleased to share a couple of interesting covers from that bunch in this special post.

Dennis The Menace-June,1986.
  Not many people know that the mischievous yet lovable,cute and cuddly Dennis was published by Spectrum.The story is titled 'Birthday Boy'.This is Spectrum Issue No.20





Arak Son Of Thunder-February,1986.

  A native American Superhero of whom I had not heard of before until I stumbled upon this issue.The cover looks captivating and so does the story titled,'The Sword And The Serpent'.This is Spectrum Issue No.11.





                            BIG FUN Bubble Gum-Cricket Cards  
   Since this is a special 50th post,apart from the comics, I wish to present another nostalgia triggering item from the past.Big Fun bubble gums were a rage in India during the 1980's and 1990's but suddenly vanished from the face of the earth in the early 2000's.They were popular not only for their syrupy flavor and a captivating wrapper but mainly for the cricket collectibles which came along with the Gums.First were the paper wrappers around the bubblegum itself which contained pictures of cricketers and contained Runs for Batsmen and Wickets for Bowlers.Then,as the new millennium neared,the wrappers evolved into full blown,attractive cards which contained a cool picture of a cricketer in the front and vivid statics of that respective cricketer in the rear of the card.I preserved both the wrappers and the cards right from my childhood before losing the prized wrappers to a termite attack.The cards, which are from a more recent (1999-2000) period have stood the test of time and its my pleasure to share a few of them with you today.Hope you guys like them and please do share your memories about this awesome bubblegum.

Sachin Tendulkar









Lance Klusener







Courtney Walsh





   And Thats it guys! hope you have enjoyed the 50th post special.I have not come across the covers/cards posted here anywhere else on the net so far (Pls correct me if I am wrong).I wanted this post to contain unique and never before seen pictures on the net and hope I have done that.
  
   Thanks for coming and please keep visiting and continue leaving your thoughts and suggestions! :)

15 comments:

Venkitachalam Subramanian said...

Belated congrats on ur 50th post. If u recall in one of my previous visits, I had commented about Spectrum comics. Glad that u could find some comics. Once I am done with the "IJCs in HR", I shall share the Spectrum comics.

All the best.

PBC said...

Congratulations for milestone post! Your collection is amazing.

Maverick said...

@Venkit-Thank you very much for your wishes :).Ya,I do remember your comments on spectrum comics.Was thrilled to finally get my hands on these elusive comics finally.Will share the rest of the covers soon.Looking forward to getting a glimpse of spectrums in your collection as well :)

Maverick said...

@PBC-Thank you very much for your wishes.Could not have done it without your encouragement and support right from the beginning of this blog. :)

AJAY said...

Dear Maverik

Congrats on great achievement . Hope u will post some comics full too

Venkitachalam Subramanian said...

Any specific reason for not scanning and posting complete comics? Not putting pressure, but looks like you do have a collection of some unique comics. I wouldn't mind a couple of AXA comics to start with:-)

Stephen said...

I used to love those Big Fun cards. I still own those Modern Classics comics. I also still own the Indian Action comics and Dolton comics. Kudos for blogging about them!

koolcals said...

I have more than 500 diiferent cards.Wanted missing cards.Also full informations.Can anybody help?

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Maverick said...

@Venkitachalam Subramanian- Thanks for your wishes.Lack of time is the main reason for posting comic covers alone.

Maverick said...

@Stephen- Thank you very much for your appreciation.

Maverick said...

@Ajay- Thank you very much for your wishes :)

Sagar Kokne said...

Good Article :)
Join on FB Page of Big Fun Cricket cards
https://www.facebook.com/BigFunCricketCards

ashok said...

excellent post..i still remember the BIG fun days!

check out
http://ashokism.blogspot.in/2012/04/golden-days-of-books-for-children.html

Ankush Sharma said...

Any one still having big fun cards.....

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