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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Amar Chitra Katha-Oz Naatu Mayavi

Presenting a rare gem of a Tamil cover today. This can be described as one of the ten 'mythical' forefathers of Amar Chitra Katha (ACK) as we know it today.I call them as mythical, because everyone knows that the first ten issues exist, but it is extremely hard to find one.

 As history goes, the first ten issues of ACK were reprints of popular western folktales and it was not until issue No.11 that indigenous stories began appearing, starting with 'Krishna'.Another interesting fact is that these ten issues were published only in regional languages and not in English.

This is issue No.8 and titled in Tamil as 'Oz Naatu Mayavi' which as you would have guessed from the cover stands for 'Wizard of Oz'. This comic was published sometime in 1967


HojO said...

great thing! i have only 2 from those 10...and an irony that,while all those 10 stories were Western/English comics,published in Non-English versions only,but from #11 they tried Indian stories and then Eng versions were made available! strange policy,ain't?

And yes,due to their cancellation of western-fairytales,those 10 r rarer by-default as from #11 onwards,all were reprinted several time(unlike ijc) and so much easy to get from markets...

Sunil Patel said...

Hi Joe,

Nice Blog.


Sunil Patel

Vineeth Abraham said...

Terrific blog, Joe. Lots of comics I have never seen before. Have bookmarked so that I can have a look at all the comics posted , at leisure.

Vineeth Abraham

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Murugan ramaiah thiagarajan said...

Great work joe

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