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Wednesday, July 01, 2009

58 1st July 1984 – The Birth Of Lion Comics: 25 and Still Going Strong

Dear ComiRades,

This Particular Post was Actually Planned for This Weekend and What changed yours truly’s Mind was the Communication Had with The Editor S.Vijayan Today. And The way he expressed His Happiness became the catalyst for this Post.

Well, July 1984 in Many ways is a Truly memorable Month with 3 Major Comics Series Getting launched simultaneously. Prior to that, The Only Comics of Some worth available in Shops was Indrajal Comics’ Tamil Edition, As Muthu Comics Had One of it’s Breaks and was not published for more than one year. And Some Other Regional Publications were also Publishing comics at this point of time and, we are talking about quality of international standards and hence they do not enter into the big picture.

The Time Period: Circa 1983. India Had Just Won the Prudential World Cup and Entire Nation was in a state of Surprise and their happiness was Not to be described in words. Those were the Days when India Didn’t Had the Best of the Tele-Communicational facilities and to talk from one state to another state within India Itself one need to book Trunk Calls and need to wait in queue for speaking.If that is the State for Calls within India, Then Imagine International Calls.Sounds Funny in the days of Mobile Phones and Video Conferencing and E-Mails? Well, that was True.

The Back Ground: Tamil Comics in those days was Limited to the Runs of Indrajal Comics (Tamil Edition), Falcon Comics, Malaimathi A.F.I Comics and The Legendary Muthu Comics. There were Some Comics which were Initiated with Local Content and Artwork (Mayavi Comics, Mathi Comics, Ponni Comics etc). However, By the Summer of 1983, The Only Comics which was available in Shops was the Tamil editions of Indrajal Comics as Falcon, AFI were Closed Long time Back and Muthu Comics also Had One of it’s Dark Period when it went into hibernation for years. Hence, There was a Clear Requirement for A Tamil Comics of International Quality.

The Entry: A Teenager (Yes, Teenager Only – No Typing Mistake) is about to enter into The Publishing Field and to look after His Family Business. He was Gifted In a Way as His Father was the Founder of the Legendary Muthu Comics which was Launched in a Memorable Day in Jan 1972. Well, I Just Imagined what I Was doing when i was a Teenager. Unlike a Typical Teenager of the 80’s, This Gentleman Had Great Exposure to International Comics and, British in Particular. His Name Was S.Vijayan and Later On his Name Has become Synonymous with Tamil  Comics. He Had Many Wonderful Ideas up in his sleeve and Was willing to Experiment, Which is The Hallmark of a Great Entrepreneur. Apart from all that, He was Hailing from a Small Town in South India Named SivaKasi and that further increased the Communication Gap as he was not in a Metro Such as Chennai, which is ideal for Publication.

The Initiative: Initially in 1983, The Idea was to Launch a Magazine for Children’s of All Age. In His Own Words, The Editor Says that what he had in mind was A High Tech Version of Chanda Mama. Something in the Lines of Poonthalir (Poompatta). Or Something Like Lion and Valiant in U.K. The Registration rules demand that for a Magazine, you need to register with the Registrar of News Papers in New Delhi. And in the Application form (TCU Know this, As We Had One Such Form when we were launching our Own) you need to mention the Proposed Name of the Magazine and, if that was already registered, then alternative Names. The Usual way of the Registration department is that, Once they receive an Application form, they check out if there is already

  • Any Magazine is getting published under the same Name or Resembles that Name

  • Any Magazine is under registration process by having applied before this applicant

  • Any Defunct Magazine with same Name, etc.

The Editor’s 1st Choice of the Name was “Appu” (Inspired By Adhimedhai Appu? அதிமேதை அப்பு) and the second choice was “Pudhaiyal” (புதையல் – Treasure). Having Applied for the Magazine registration, Our Teenage Editor Was Waiting for months for the Reply. When His Enthusiasm Level was on the Wax, He would Just Send some Telegrams to the Department.

Having Interacted with Many of The D.I.P.R’s Top Ranked Officials Both in Delhi and in Chennai in Person Many a Time, TCU Can emphathise with the Editor and their way of Working is Something different from how we function. Once His Enthusiasm Level Was On the Peak, He just thought that Instead of a Magazine (Which Requires Pre-Approval), why can’t we start a Comics Book itself, for which Pre-Approval of the Registrar is Not required.

The Process: Once the Magazine Idea Was Off Mind in the Early 1984, The Editor Started working on the Comics Book and the Title He chose was “Lion Comics’ with “Tiger Comics” Being the second alternative. After which, Other things (Size, Price, Number of Pages, Design, Number of Copies, etc) were decided in very short time frame. There was Only One thing that was to be decided: The Story Line.

The Hurdles: Once The Agent for the International Syndicate Has sent a Package to Our Editor and that Contained the Available storylines for Copyright to Publish in Tamil and one among such was the James Bond Story. Editor S.Vijayan was So happy about the Possibility of Bringing The International Spy who is already quite popular with His Movies across India. He Even translated the Sample Pages he Received and was waiting for the confirmation from the Agent.

Then Came the Real Shock. The Rights for James Bond were already allocated to Rani Syndicate of Thinathanthi Group and those samples were wrongly sent. This Situation is Similar to a Scene Like this: You are About to Produce a Tamil Film and your Manager says he Has got the Bulk Dates from None other than The Super Star Rajnikanth Himself and when you plan your next move in accordance with that, He Deflates all your enthusiasm by saying That, Rajnikanth Has Bulk Dates, But Only For Director Shankar Not for Us. All your dreams will be shattered and our Editor was in similar state.

Not the Man to be disturbed by such Hurdles, He Immediately started analysing Plan B. Muthu Comics has already Published One Story of Modesty Blaise in Way Back in Feb 1975 itself (Read Muthu Fan’s Comprehensive Post on this by Clicking HERE). So, Our Teenage Editor Finalaised The Storyline for his 1st Comics Book – Modesty Blaise.

Work In Progress: Once the Storyline was selected, the rest was easy and the Ordered Story arrived in the Ides of May and such was the Enthusiasm Level of the Editor, that He Translated the Story and Designed the rest of the Pages and when they were ready to Publish the 1st ever Issue of Lion Comics in the Month of June, Further Shocks were waiting. The Staff Artist, Lay Out designers, Circulation Executives all are Missing and the information was that They have Joined with Mr Mullai Thangarasan, who is about to start Metha Comics in the same period from the Town of Sivakasi itself.

Therein Started the “Delay-in-Publishing” syndrome for Lion Comics and The Book was Not ready for the Planned June Launch (One Month ahead of the other 2 so called rivals) and Had to Publish only in July 1984.The Cover Artwork was Done For a Cost of INR 60.00 And the amazing part of that was the cover and inner artwork was done in less than 5 Hours time. Hats off to the artist. This is How The Editor Explains the background Information in Singathin Siru Vayadhil. Read On:

Editor S.Vijayan Recollects those Wonderful Memories On The Launch Of Lion Comics Issue No 1 in 1984–Singathin Siru Vayadhil Part 1

Singaththin Siru Vayadhil Part 1 a
Singaththin Siru Vayadhil Part 1 b
Singaththin Siru Vayadhil Part 1 c
Singaththin Siru Vayadhil Part 1 d

Once The Design was Ready, Editor was in Full swing and He made sure that all the Promotional Buzz were in Sync by Advertising in Dina Malar (Quality Tamil Daily News Paper) and in Kal Kandu (One Of the Best Weekly Informative Magazines in those days with The Great Tamil Vaanan in Helm). He translated the 2nd issue well in advance and the Printing and distribution works of the 1st issue was done in such a break neck speed that they have shipped almost all the Books, Thus making it one of the Rarest books ever to get in Lion Comics History. Here are the Cover Scans and the first and last pages of the Book.

Lion Comics 1-July 1984-Kathi Munaiyil Modesty-Front Wrapper

Lion Comics Issue 1- July 1984- Back Wrapper With Story Synopsis
Lion Comics Issue No 1 Dated July 1984 Kathi Munaiyil Modesty Strip 36 The Vanishing Dollybirds Front Cover Lion Comics Issue No 1 Dated July 1984 Kathi Munaiyil Modesty Strip 36 The Vanishing Dollybirds Back Wrapper

Lion Comics Issue1-Dated July 1984-Kathi Munaiyil Modesty-Strip 36-The Vanishing Dollybirds-Art By Romero-Character Intro-Page 1

Lion Comics Issue No 1 Dated July 1984 Kathi Munaiyil Modesty Strip 36 The Vanishing Dollybirds Art By Romero Page 1
Lion Comics Issue 1-Dated July 1984-Kathi Munaiyil Modesty-Strip 36-The Vanishing Dollybirds-Art By Romero-2nd Page & Story 1st Page
Lion Comics Issue No 1 Dated July 1984 Kathi Munaiyil Modesty Strip 36 The Vanishing Dollybirds Art By Romero 2nd Page
Lion Comics Issue 1-July 1984-Kathi Munaiyil Modesty-Strip 36-The Vanishing Dollybirds-Art By Romero-Last Page With Extended Panels
Lion Comics Issue No 1 Dated July 1984 Kathi Munaiyil Modesty Strip 36 The Vanishing Dollybirds Art By Romero Last Page

This Particular Story was One Of the Average Stories In Modesty’s Series and Had Our Editor Had a Choice Now, Definitely He would Have Gone With a Story Line “The Gabriel Set Up / La Machine” or something like that. However, We are Speaking about a Teenage Editor with Lots and Lots of Passion and Lacking in Experience. The Editors that He was Facing at that point of time had Years of Solid Experience in Comics as well as Related Publishing.

This Particular Story was Series No 36 (The Vanishing Dollybirds) in Modesty Stories with the Artwork of Enric Baldia Romero Assisting the Great narration of Peter O Donnell this strip was running in The Evening Standard between 21st Oct 1976 to 28th Mar 1977. As Usual, TCU Has those for you.

Modesty Blaise By Peter O Donnell & Art By Enric Baldia Romero – Strip 36 – First 4 Day Strips – London Evening Standard

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Modesty Blaise By Peter O Donnell & Romero – Strip 36 – Last 4 Day Strips – Extended Strip (4141a) Marked with Alphabet to Differentiate
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Here is the Advertisement for the 2nd Issue of Lion Comics and it was also another one of Modesty Blaise Adventures and it seems that “Modesty is the Best Policy” was the Editor Policy at that time. The Next issue was also the next story in Modesty Series (No 37 – The Junk Men) and He Had the 3rd Story of Modesty also got translated in the meantime.

Lion Comics Issue No 1 - Dated July 1984 - Kathi Munaiyil Modesty - Next Issue Ad – Strip No 37 – The Junk Men – Art By Romero

Lion Comics Issue No 1 Dated July 1984 Kathi Munaiyil Modesty Next Issue Ad

However, The 3rd Issue of Lion Comics Did Not feature Modesty and that will be discussed in our Next Post. As this is a Special Post, The Regular review and Creator details are Not Attached and they will be done very shortly in Our Comprehensive coverage of Modesty Blaise.

Last, But Not The Least: I Dedicate This Silver Jubilee Celebration Special Post On the occasion of the Launch of Editor S.Vijayan’s Lion Comics to The One and Only Muthu Fan, who Happens to be the Biggest Ever Modesty Blaise Fan.

As usual, post your comments in the comments section. For those who want to Pen their thoughts in Tamil, Kindly Use the Option Provided in the Widget section or Click Here.

Thanks & Regards, 
King Viswa.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

25 News 17: Prakash Publishers In Limelight - Nostalgia Post On Tamil Comics News

 Dear ComiRades,

June Has Been a Very Demanding Month for Yours Truly, Both in terms of Professional and Personal Life. And that Can be seen in the Number of Posts That has been made in TCU, The Least Number of Posts in any Month since TCU’s Inception. Well, Let’s Hope that Everything gets well in the Month of July which happens to be a Month of Some Importance in terms of Comics History.

As Part of the Ongoing Series, TCU is Back with some of the news articles that Most of the ComiRades Has read somewhere the other. Still in terms of documenting them and collecting them under one label, it helps to assort them here in TCU in this nostalgia Post on Comics News. It also Does answer the ComiRades who were enquiring why there was no Comics News for the last 2 months. Ever since the New Series on Prakash Publishers got started, We couldn’t deviate from the topic and Hopefully this post satisfies them, in a way.

Now, Records Point that This Particular article is Part of Muthu Fan’s Earlier Site (Before the Blog). However, TCU has read this article only When this particular post was Discussed and It helps to Have a ComiRade Such As Ayyampalayam Venki Sir to get the Scans and the Book in Minutes. Now, When Muthu Fan is Having this Article as part of his Site, Doesn’t it Indicate that When he started, He Was The King of Bloggers and History Tells that He IS and WILL BE. TCU Salutes The Great Muthu Fan for Showing Us The Way. Kudos To The ComiRade Who, Now, Officially Owns www.muthucomics.com site as well.

India Today–16th April 2003–Tamil Nadu Today–Special Feature on Media–Article On Tamil Comics–Article By Tamil Nadu Senior Editor K Muralitharan

India Today Tamil Edition Dated April 16 2003 Page 42
India Today Tamil Edition Dated April 16 2003 Page 43
India Today Tamil Edition Dated April 16 2003 Page 44

Now, Our Editor is such a Nice person that He recognised the effort made By Author of the Article and Immediately he Thanked Him in the very next Issue and Many-a-ComiRade will vouch that They Bought this particular India Today Issue Just for the Interview Alone, Unlike Ayyampalayam Sir Who Happens to Be a Long Time Reader of That.

Lion Comics Issue No 178 - Editor's Thanking Note On India Today Article On Comics – Note That Passing Reference Sentence

Lion Comics Issue No 178 Editor's Note On India Today Article On Comics

This Particular Article Has a Sweet Story to Share. The Date was 4th March 2007 and Yours Truly was About to meet another Comics Fan and when informed that TCU’s On the way, That Particular Gentleman Said that “I Have a ComiRade with Me & He is From the Same Pin Code as that of You” and Gave the Phone To Ayyampalayam Sir. Guess What our first Conversation over Phone Was? He Immediately Tipped on the Chutti Vikatan Cover Story and TCU Bought That Magazine and Met Him That Night Itself. Till Date it remains the only issue of that Magazine that TCU Has Bought.

In Fact, That 1st ever meeting was so memorable for another reason as well. He Gave the Information on the Availability of 300+ Indrajal Comics for sale from a Comics Book Seller. As it was very late, The Seller Closed the Shop and Went Off. TCU Bought them the very Next week and proudly completed the Indrajal English Set and Guess what? While Carrying them to Home, Ayyampalayam Sir Visited Yours Truly’s Home for the 1st Time. As a Memorabilia, TCU Has given that particular Chutti Vikatan Magazine to Ayyampalaym Sir & It remains with Him.

Chutti Vikatan–Children’s Magazine from Vikatan Group–Issue Dated March 1st 2007–Cover Story On Tamil Comics–Prakash Publishers
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As Usual, The Editor Thanked the Magazine and This article was reprinted in Lion Comics Issue No 199.

Lion Comics Issue No 199 - Editor's Thanking Effort to Chutti Vikatan’s Cover Story Just Prior To The Major Summer Holiday Season

Lion Comics Issue No 199 Editor's Thanks to Chutti Vikatan

When Deccan Chronicle Launched in Chennai, it actually gave a new way of Looking and reading things, which we normally would not notice. They are known to bring notice to some fact which we may not get to read in other News Papers. Here is One such article about a Die Hard ComiRade and One Of TCU’ Good Friend. In Fact, After this article, TCU Has personally visited him more than couple of times.

The reason for Masking the Address of the ComiRade is to lessen the Hindrances that arise once your identity is published in any media. As usual, This article was also got published by Prakash Publishers and This Particular ComiRade Happens to be a Personal Favourite for Editor S Vijayan and That Was The Reason why He Commented in This ComiRade’s Blog for the 1st Time Ever in any Blog on Comics.

Deccan Chronicle - Chennai Chronicle - Dated 12-01-2006 - Comics Collector News By Dominique – Coverage In Muthu Comics

Deccan Chronicle Chennai Chronicle Dated 12-01-2006 Comics Collector News By Dominique
Muthu Comics Issue No 303 Pondy Khaleel News w-o address

Another Long Time ComiRade and Ayyampalayam Venki Sir’s Best Friend Bharathi Nandheeswaran Sir Has written an article and that got published in the Tamil News Paper Dinakaran and here is the Coverage On that. Hopefully TCU will Meet Him in the Next Month.

Long Time Fan & Die Hard ComiRade Bharathi Nandheeswaran's Article -  Lion Comics No 157 – Dated Jan 2000 Millennium Special

Lion Comics Issue No 157 Jan 2000 Millennium Special Bharathi Nandheeswaran's Article
Dinakaran Tamil Daily 28-9-1999 The Story of Comics By Bharathi Nandheeswaran

And Finally, we end with what we started with – India Today. When Jolly Special Was Launched, India Today Promptly covered that it was no surprise that the man behind the Move was none other than Mr Muralidharan Himself.

India Today – Tamil Edition – Dated 14th June 2007 – Review & Intro Section – Reference Note with Cover Scan On Lion Jolly Special

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IT-JollySpl-02 Lion Comics Issue No 196 Editor's Thanks to India Today Jolly Special

By the Way, TCU Thanks again for all those ComiRades who Made the 50th Special Post truly memorable.

And finally before we close it out, Here is what’s in store for us in the month of July 2009 for the ComiRades:

  • Muthu Comics Issue No 312 – Watch Out for TCU’s Preview and Review Posts on this.
  • Meet The Great – A New Series in TCU Whereby Comics Editor’s Will Share their Thoughts with ComiRades. A 1st Ever Attempt in Tamil Comics Domain.
  • 1st Time ever in any Blog, an Interview With a Tamil Comics Creator of Great Legacy.
  • Maximum Number of Posts in a Month By TCU – Beating TCU’s Own Record of 12.
  • Couple of New Bloggers in Tamil Comics Ulagam.

As usual, post your comments in the comments section. For those who want to Pen their thoughts in Tamil, Kindly Use the Option Provided in the Widget section or Click Here.

Thanks & Regards,
King Viswa.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

106 One Man Show – Special Issues in Tamil Comics Ulagam & Editor S.Vijayan’s Contribution: TCU’s 50th Special Post

Dear ComiRades,

Welcome Back after a 3 Week Break from continuous postings at TCU. This is the 50th Post in this Blog and as usual, TCU has planned this Special Post well in advance and You Could be Reading what is the Possibly Lengthiest Comics Review Post and That is Something Very Special. Speaking about Specials, the theme of this post itself is “Special”. Now, what do we mean by special? Any Dictionary will tell that anything that is “Special” is Distinguished by a unique or unusual quality from the rest. Like wise, Special Issues in Comics are distinguished from the rest of the regular issues in the following way:

  • Increase in Shape (Bigger Size) as compared from the regular issues.
  • Increase in the No. Of Pages as compared from the regular issues.
  • Increase in the No. Of Stories as compared from the regular issues.

Based on these parameters, we can classify special issues in Tamil Comics Ulagam. And when TCU Has gone through the the entire Comics Collections starting from the Initial Issues of Indrajal Comics in Tamil in the Mid 60’s to the latest Comic Book in the Month Of Feb 2009, there was a startling fact that need to to be recorded in the annals of Tamil Comics History.

Till 1984 (When Editor S.Vijayan Came into Tamil Comics Ulagam) there were only “So-Called” Special Issues from Indrajal Comics (One Issue in 1969 with 18 additional pages and hence that cannot be categorised as a REAL Special Issue) and Muthu Comics (Couple of Issues in Full Colour with almost the same Number of Pages and even these cannot be categorised as Special Issues). And after S.Vijayan’s Entry into Tamil Comics, there was Only One Special Issue from Mekala Comics (And this entire series will be reviewed in TCU Very, Very soon). Only One Special Issue in the entire History of Tamil Comics is Not Edited By Vijayan and that needs to be Appreciated and hence this Post is Made.

Year 1984: Most of the Better things in Life are Not planned and in falling with the same concept, The first Ever special Issue in Tamil Comics was also conceived suddenly and almost made out of compulsion, because of the Length of the Story. This is what the editor has to say about the first ever special issue:

From the Editor Himself: How The 1st Ever Special Issue in Lion Comics Was Originated Suddenly and the Back Ground Stories Behind it

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Hence, the 1st ever Special Issue of Tamil Comics was a forced One because the Story was a Lengthy One and could not be accommodated in the normal size of the Book and then Vijayan announced that the next issue will be a Special Issue and to Make sure that the High pricing was negated, He printed the Entire Book in Double Colour and in Big Size.

Lion Comics Issue No 4 Dated Oct 1984 Ad for 1st Ever Special Issue

Editor Explains: How The 2nd Special Issue in Lion Was Designed

Lion Comics Issue No 4 Dated Oct 1984 Ad for 1st Ever Special Issue SSV 3c

The first ever Special Issue in Tamil Comics was a Huge Hit and the Cover Design proved to be a Major Reason for that apart from Having the Steel Claw in the Cover, even though it is NOT THAT Steel Claw. There is a Nice and interesting Story behind this cover design and this particular cover design was not the original one to be used (TCU Has THAT Original Cover and will be Posted in No Comments 2 very soon). The Other specialty of this book is that it featured the 1st ever comics story written by Editor S Vijayan. More on that Later in TCU.

Lion Comics No 4:Irumbu Manidhan-Robot Archie- Diwali Special-Cover-Dated Oct 1984–1st Ever Special Issue-A4 Size-Double Colour-64 Pages

Lion#004 - Irumbu Manidhan

Year 1985: After the great success of the Diwali Special, The Editor got encouraged and as a result, he launched yet another special issue within 3 months time and this particular issue was also a Mega Success.

Lion Comics No 8:Kolaip Padai-Pongal Special-Front Cover-Dated Jan 1985

Back Cover- Archie- Marma Thevu-A 4 Size –Double Colour – 64 Pages

Lion#008 - Kolai Padai Lion#008 - Marma Theevu

As Explained by the Editor in the Above Scan, The New Hero John Master (From Fleetway) proved to be a Good Addition to the existing heroes of Lion Comics.(It was rather unfortunate that he was actually featured in Only 2 Complete stories in Fleetway/Eagle/?!). As a Norm in those days, This Special Issue also carried Robot Archie story as the 2nd Story and the 3rd Story was a Small story of “Thuppariyum Computer/துப்பறியும் கம்பியுட்டர்”.

Lion Comics No 13: Summer Special -  Front Cover - Dated May 1985

Back Cover – Robot Archie Nadhi Arakkan-A 4 Size – 64 Pages

Lion#013 - Cover - Sadhi Valai Lion#013 - Nadhi  Arakan

The Next one in waiting was The 1st Ever Annual of Lion Comics and as he had given a Special Issue Just a Month Ago, Editor Didn’t want to announce another High Priced Special Issue and Hence he Announced This Special very Cautiously with a Price of INR 3.00 Only. Unfortunately, This Scheme Continued for the Rest of the Years and the Annual Was An Almost Neglected Special. This is what the Editor Has to say about the 1st Ever Annual of Lion Comics. annual

This Particular Story of Spider is of Historical Importance as Spider Becomes a Custodian of the Law from this Story (Also, As He officially Becomes the Law Man from Spider Vs The Exterminator/நீதிக் காவலன் ஸ்பைடர்).It Has Become One of the Collectors Edition in Both English and Tamil.

Lion Comics No 15:Saithan Vinjani-Annual -  Front Cover - Dated July1985

Kudhirai Veeran Aarchie-Back Cover-Pocket Size – 180 Pages

Lion#015 - Cover - Saithan Vingnani Lion#015 - Kudhirai Veeran Archie

After the Annual, Then came the Diwali Special. And the Story that Changed the Reading Habit of The Tamil Comics Readers. Even though Western/Cow Boy Stories were already been introduced to Tamil Comics (Courtesy-AFI & Muthu Comics) and some of them become instant Hits (Cisco Kid) and other One Off Cow Boy Stories (The Most Memorable One being the Soodhadum Seemaatti/சூதாடும் சீமாட்டி) which got also re printed in Rani Comics in the 80’s. But, this One was Quite different from the rest and the back ground story on How Tex Willer came into Tamil Comics Ulagam Was quite fascinating. Read On:

Editor Explains: How One Of the Best Ever Heroes in Tamil, Tex Willer, Was Introduced & Back Ground Stories Behind it (Read Muthu Fan’s Post On this)

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What A Story it turned out to be? Long Before the Richard Gere Starrer Primal Fear and The Tamil Movie Anniyan/அன்னியன் hit the screens, Tex Willer introduced what exactly is a Multiple Personality Disorder.

Lion Comics No 19:Thalai Vangi Kurangu-Diwali Special-Front Cover-Nov1985

Lion Comics No 19:Back Cover-114 Pages – B5 Size

Lion#019 - Thalai Vaangi Kurangu Lion#019 - Thalaivaangik Kurangu - Back

As Mr Vijayan Entered into Tamil comics domain, There was a Crisis Looming in His Family circle as his Father and His Brother had Parted ways and hence Muthu Comics was out of print for years. Vijayan’s Hand was a Major factor in The Return Of Muthu Comics. This can be seen in the way this particular special was designed and Mr Vijayan was Instrumental in the return of Steel Claw. This Particular Issue Is Now Printed in Comics Classics in the Next Issue which may Hit the Stands in July 2009.

Muthu Comics No 144:Vinveli Kollaiyar -Diwali Special-Nov1985–A 4 Size-64 PagesTo Read Comics Doctor’s Comprehensive Review, Click HERE

Muthu#144 - Vinveli Kollaiyar

Year 1986: For the 2nd Year Running, Lion Comics Came out with a Pongal Special and the Heron Was Irumbuk Kai Norman. In those days (Especially after the Huge Success of 1st Ever Special Issue in Lion Comics Featuring a Steel Claw in the Cover), Steel Claw/இரும்புக் கை was Considered a Lucky Charm and if you Happen to Have any on the cover of the Comics, Then it bound to be a super hit in terms of Sales. And Mr Vijayan was On the Look Out for similar Heroes with a Steel claw and He found One in Eagle (The Mark 2 Eagle of the 80’s) and Hence he was introduced to Tamil Comics Amidst much Fan Fare. The Advertisements created a Lot of Hype and The Expectation Meter Reached The Maximum for this Book.

Lion Comics No 21:Manidha Erimalai-Pongal Special-Ads & Cover-Jan 1986-இரும்புக் கை நார்மனின் மனித எரிமலை-114 Pages – B5 Size

Editor S Vijayan's Tour 1 Lion Comics Issue No 20 Africa Sahi Intro Norman Editor S Vijayan's Tour 1 Lion Comics Issue No 20 Africa Sathi Intro Norman 2 Lion#021 - Manidha Erimalai

This is one piece of History that every Comics Lover Must Possess. It was one of those pocket sized Dynamites and it was off 324 Pages and THIS is actually the Original Special Issue and Read what the Editor has to say about how it was conceived:

  Kodai Mala6 1986 Intro By Editor Kodai Mala6 1986 Ad 1Kodai Mala6 1986 Ad 2

The Sudden-Change-Syndrome Has Actually Started with This Issue. Instead of the Announced Thavalai Edhiri, Kutra Thozhirsalai Made it to the Print and the Final Storyline Consisted Of the following Heroes:

1. Walt Disney’s Eagle man ஈகிள் மேன் -விசித்திரக் கடத்தல் Partly Multi coluor.

2. Irumbuk Kai Norman’s Panimalyil oru Pinam பனியில் ஒரு பிணம்

3. Sporty & Sydney Vichu Kichu 2 page உங்கள் அபிமான விச்சு கிச்சு

4. Robot Archie’s Kanaga Mosadi கானக மோசடி

5. The Spider’s Kutra Thozhirsalai குற்ற தொழிற்சாலை

6. Barracuda-Lawrance David’s Kaanamal Pona Vinjani காணாமல் போன விஞ்சானி

7. SI6 Hunters – Irattai Vettaiyar – Raththa Veriyan ரத்த வெறியன் Partly Multi coluor

Lion Comics No 25:1st Ever Pocket Size Bonanza–Summer Special-Covers-May 1986

Alternative Cover for the 1986 Summer Special
Lion#025 - Kodai Malar '86 Lion#025 - Kodai Malar '86 - Alternate  Cover

Following the Summer Special was the 2nd Annual of Lion Comics Featuring Tex Willer’s பவளச் சிலை மர்மம். Die Hard ComiRades May Recall the Continuity connection of this Story With Lion Comics Issue No 150 - மந்திர மண்டலம்.

Lion Comics No 27:Pavala Silai Marmam–Annual-Front Cover-July 1986

Lion Comics No 27:Pavala Silai Marmam–Annual-Back Cover-July 1986

Lion#027 - Pavachilai Marmam Lion#027 - Pavachilai Marmam - Back

Then Came the Diwali in Nov and after the great success of the Pocket Size Special Issue in the Summer, The Editor chose to play it safe with the Same Size and the Number of Pages. It featured the following heroes and stories:

Diwali Malar 1987 Intro Diwali Malar 1987 Ad 1
Diwali Malar 1987 Ad 2 Diwali Malar 1987 Ad 3

Lion Comics No 31:Diwali Special-Front Cover-Nov 1986

Lion#031 - Deepavali Malar '86

 

Pocket Size–324 Pages–Laminated Cover–INR 5.00

1. SI-6 Hunters - இரட்டை வேட்டையர் திடீர் துரோகி

2. Modesty Blaise La Mchine - மாடஸ்டி பிளெய்சி மரண யந்திரம்

3. Norman இரும்புக் கை நார்மன் இரத்தக் கண்ணீர்

4. Barracuda – Lawrans David லாரன்ஸ் டேவிட் ஆழ்கடல் யுத்தம்

5. The Spider – Vs The Ant ஸ்பைடர் தவளை எதிரி

6. Robot Archie Vs The Sludge ரோபோ ஆர்ச்சி பனி மனிதன் (Read Limat’s Post On This)

7. Sporty & Sydney Vichu Kichu 2 page உங்கள் அபிமான விச்சு கிச்சு

8. Buster ஜோக்கர்

Now, This Particular Issue is One of the Collector’s Delight and amongst the Most-Hard-To-Find-Books and it is Not a Surprise that Even though TCU Has two copies of this book, the cover’s are in damaged condition.

 

Year 1987: This was One of the Most Important Year in terms of History in Tamil Comics Ulagam. In Terms of Special Issues Also, it was a Good Year. Muthu Comics Released a “Sort-Off” Special Issue in the month of April as a “Tamil New Year Special” or we can term that as Annual also. The Tex Willer Story Was a Normal Issue which was called “Pongal Special”, a La Rani Comics which used to Publish Pongal Special, Tamil New Year Special, Diwali Special etc with just 8 More Additional Pages and we do not know weather it was sort of mocking them or something close to that.

Lion Comics No 33:Pongal Special-Front Cover-Jan 1987

Muthu Comics No 158:Tamil New Year Special-Covers-April 1987–Click HERE to Read

Lion#033 - Pazhi Vaangum Paavai Muthu#158 - Sadhi Valaiyil Mayavi   Kadathal Mudhalaigal

The Summer Special Was One of the Most Vividly Recalled one among all the other Special issues. TCU Bought this Summer Special When Yours Truly shifted from Hyderabad to Chennai in and The 2 Other Books that TCU Bought along with this Books are Still in Memory (மதி காமிக்ஸ்-முல்லை தங்கராசனின் புலித் தீவில்மாயாவி-Missing-அணில் அண்ணா-இன்ஸ்பெக்டர் விக்ரம் மின்னல் மாயாவி). The same Formula Was Same-Pocket Size–324 Pages–Laminated Cover–INR 5.00.

Kodai Malar 1987 Ad 1 Kodai Malar 1987 Ad 2

This Issue Contained Some of the Memorable Stories:

1. The Spider – Red Baron ஸ்பைடர் சிவப்பு தளபதி

2. Modesty Blaise மாடஸ்டி பிளைசி கார்வினின் யாத்திரைகள்

3. Barracuda & Frollo லாரன்ஸ் டேவிட் எலிகள் ஜாக்கிரதை

4. Tex Willer டெக்ஸ் வில்லர் பழிக்கு பழி

5. SI-6 The Hunters இரட்டை வேட்டையர் திருடனுக்கு திருடன்

6. Robot Archie ரோபோ ஆர்ச்சி வெனிஸ் நகரில் ஆர்ச்சி.

Lion Comics No 36:Summer Special–covers – Dated April 1987 – One of the Very Best Pocket Sized Specials, 2nd Best After Diwali Super Special

Lion#036 - Kodai Malar '87

The One-And-Half Year Old Thigil Comics (திகில் காமிக்ஸ் கோடை மலர்) Also Joined this Bandwagon and it came out with its own Summer Special And Boy, What a Special It was. It also followed the same Style as that of the previous Specials: Pocket Size–324 Pages–Laminated Cover–INR 5.00.

1. Wilson இரும்புக் கை ஏஜண்ட் வில்சன் திகில் பயணம்

2. Sexton Blake பேய் வீரர் செக்ஸ்டன் பிளேக் பிசாசு வனம்

3. Batman பேட்மேன் ஒரு அறிமுகம்

4. The Saint ரோஜர் மூர் விரட்டி வரும் மரணம்

5. Grimm’s Ghost Stories கருப்பு கிழவி கதை – சாபம்

6. Bear Paw ஜான் ரேம்போ - மோசடி நாடகம்

7. Grimm’s Ghost Stories கருப்பு கிழவி கதை கல்லறை கீதம்

8. Spider ஸ்பைடர் விண்வெளி பிசாசு தொடர் கதை

9. Bernard Prince கேப்டன் பிரின்ஸ் மரண வைரங்கள்

Thigil Comics No 17:Summer Special-Front Cover-May 1987

Thigil Comics No 17:Summer Special-Back Cover-May 1987

Thigil Comics Issue No 17 Dated May 1987 Kodai Malar Summer Special Thigil Comics Issue No 17 Dated May 1987 Kodai Malar Summer Special Back Wrapper

Then Came the Greatest Ever Tamil Comics Book and It Was Aptly titled As Diwali Super Special. It also followed the same Style as that of the previous Specials, Only that They Were Doubled: Pocket Size–532 Pages–Laminated Cover–INR 10.00 & Lucky Luke Story in Multi Colour. TCU Strongly Recommends To Read Muthu Fan’s Excellent Review Post on this Issue by Clicking HERE. As Part of the Promotional Campaign, Posters were sent to those ComiRades who Wrote and requested to the Lion Comics Office. Here is the Scan of the Posters:

Lion Comics Issue 42 October 1986 Lion Diwali Super Special Advertisement Leaflet Page 1 Lion Comics Issue 42 October 1986 Lion Diwali Super Special Advertisement Leaflet Page 2

Almost all the stories were the same as advertised, except for the S.I-6 Hunters Story which was Edited and Made Ready for the Pocket Size and then it was found out that the Total Number of Pages was Exceeding their Calculation and Hence it was withdrawn from the Special and it was replaced by a  Fleetway Short Story Called Tigers.

Lion Comics No 42:Diwali Super Special-covers–Dated Oct 1987–The Best Ever Special in Tamil Comics, To Read Muthu Fan’s Review, Click HERE

XIII Part 2 Lion Comics Issue 42 October 1986 Cover Lion Diwali Super Special

Even though the Redoubtable Muthu Fan Has already posted on this Book with More than Enough Details, TCU Has Plans to do a Individual Post on this Issue combining all the Memorabilia and collectibles related with This Mega Issue. Now, ComiRades may ask what Could Be that? Here is one such Sample:

super special 1987 ad

Year 1988: The Next Year, Mini Lion also joined the Special Issues Publication and they came out with a Summer Special of their Own which was (And Still is) Among the Rarest Issues to Get. Here Are the Advertised Stories for this Book:

mini lion summer special ad Page 2  mini lion summer special ad Page 1

B-5 Size – 100 Pages – 34 Pages in Double Colour – 8 Stories - Laminated Cover – Price INR 3.00

The Stories That Appeared in this Book Are:

1. Lucky Luke லக்கி லுக் ஒரு ஜோஸ்யனின் கதை, Read Carefully This is Not ஜுடோ ஜோஸின் கதை

2. Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge அங்கிள் ஸ்குரூஜ் யார் பிரபலம்?

3. Super Pilot Tiger சூப்பர் பைலட் டைகர் தங்கப் பாதை

4. Tony & Frett கை நிறைய வைரம் சாகச சிறுகதை

5. Tatty Mane பரட்டை தலை ராஜா

6. Walt Disney’s Scamp களிமண் குட்டையில் ஸ்காம்ப்

7. Reg Wootton’s Sporty & Sydney உங்கள் அபிமான விச்சு கிச்சு

8. One Eyed Jack ஒற்றைக் கண் ஜாக் வேட்டை

Mini Lion Comics No 14:Summer Special-Front Cover-April 1988 – One of the Very Few Specials from Mini Lion- Memorable One- 6 Stories

Mini Lion Comics Issue No 14 Walt Disney Uncle Scrooge Yaar Pirabalam Cover

This was the year in which the Historical 50th Issue Of Lion Comics was due and what an issue it turned out to be. The Editor has already given a Huge Hit in terms of Diwali Super Special. Still, this particular issue Is among the Very Best Issues Published By Him. When the advertisements were out, the expectation meter soared to a Possible Maximum and people were waiting to get it on their Hands.

dragon nagaram ad 1 dragon nagaram ad 2

As Usual, there were changes from the Schedule.

B-5 Size – 210 Pages – 5 Stories– Laminated Cover – Price INR 5.00 – Game Board Free With This Issue

The Stories That Appeared in this Book Are:

1. Huntsman Of the Deep Jim வேட்டை வீரர் ஜிம் மரணத்தை தேடி

2. Spider ஸ்பைடர் வீனஸ் கல் மர்மம்

3. Tex Willer டெக்ஸ் வில்லர் டிராகன் நகரம்

4. Zip Nolan ஜார்ஜ் நோலன் சந்தேகத்தின் நிழல்

5. Scream சிறுகதை கடலில் முளைத்த பேய்  

Lion Comics No 50:Dragon Nagarm – Summer Special-Front Cover-May 1988

Lion Comics No 50:Dragon Nagarm – Summer Special-Back Cover-May 1988

Lion#050 - Dragon Nagaram Lion#050 - Dragon Nagaram - Back

To Read Muthu Fan’s Special Post on Specials, Click Here.

To Read about the Memorabilia பேய் வேட்டை தாய விளையாட்டு related with this Issue, CLICK Here.

Muthu Special Ad

This Happened to be the 1st ever Special Issue of Note in Muthu Comics as it came in the Pocket size.

Pocket Size – 288 Pages – 5 Stories– Laminated Cover – Price INR 5.00

The Stories That Appeared in this Book Are:

1. Action Picture Library Terror in the Deep ஆழ கடல் மயானம்

2. Kabeesh சுட்டிக் குரங்கு கபீஷ்

3. Johnny Neero ஜானி நீரோ ஸ்டெல்லா சாகசம் கொலைக் கரம்

4. Jess Long ஏஜண்ட் ஜெஸ் லாங் விசித்திர வியாபாரி

5. Steel Claw இரும்புக் கை மாயாவி ஸ்விட்சர்லாந்தில் மாயாவி!

Muthu Comics No 167:Muthu Special– Summer Special-Front Cover-May 1988 – To Read Doctor 7’s Comprehensive Review, CLICK HERE

Muthu#167 - Muthu Special

As the Previous Special in Lion Comics Came in a Size different from than that of the Regular Pocket Size Special, And Proved to Be a Hit, The Diwali Special Also Followed Similar design and size. The Important thing to note is that Muthu Comics Started to Churn out Specials and they were in Pocket Size. Here is the Ad for the Diwali Special in Lion Comics:

Raththa Muthirai Ad 1 Raththa Muthirai Ad 2

The Announced Modesty Blaise Story was Replaced By a Fleetway short series (The King of Keg Island).

B-5 Size–194 Pages–5 Stories– Laminated Cover–Price INR 5
1. S.I 6 Hunters இரட்டை வேட்டையரின் எத்தனுக்கு எத்தன
2. Sporty & Sydney உங்கள் அபிமான விச்சு கிச்சு
3. SOS Squad அதிரடிப் படையின் விசித்திர விடுமுறை
4. Tex Willer டெக்ஸ் வில்லரின் இரத்த முத்திரை
5. King of Keg Island கெக் தீவு மன்னன்
Pocket Size–276 Pages–3 Stories– Laminated Cover–INR 5.00

1. Steel Claw இரும்புக் கை மாயாவியின் சைத்தான் சிறுவர்கள்       2. Jess Long ஏஜண்ட் ஜெஸ் லாங்கின் மரண நகரம்             3. Inspector Eagle / Garuda இன்ஸ்பெக்டர் ஈகிளின் காணாமல் போன சிப்பாய்

Lion Comics No 56:Ratha Muthirai–Diwali Special-Front Cover-Nov 1988

Muthu Comics No 172:Saithan Siruvargal–Diwali Special-Cover-Nov 1988

Lion#056 - Raththa Muththirai Muthu#172 - Saithaan Siruvargal

Year 1989: This Special, Viking theevu Marmam Was advertised without info on other stories. That Was very odd considering that The Editor usually marks out the Trailers of the Special issues with utmost care.

Pocket Size – 276 Pages – 4 Stories– Laminated Cover – Price INR 5.00

The Stories That Appeared in this Book Are:

1. Tex Willer டெக்ஸ் வில்லரின் வைகிங் தீவு மர்மம்

2. No 13, Marvel Street துப்பறியும் கமபியுட்டார்

3. Ghost Squad பிசாசு பட்டாளத்தின் ராத்திரி ரவுண்டு அப

4. Reg Wootton’s Sporty & Sydney உங்கள் அபிமான விச்சு கிச்சு

Lion Comics No 60:Tex Willer Viking thevu Marmam–Summer Special-Front Cover-May 1989 - டெக்ஸ் வில்லர் வைகிங் தீவு மர்மம்

Lion Comics Issue No 60 Dated May 1989  Viking Theevu Marmaml Summer Special

As the Announcement of the Muthu Summer Special Hit the ComiRades, Many of them Felt a Little Bit of “Extra Care” being given to Muthu Comics which was so far given Only To Lion Comics. And, that New Extra Care continued with this issue as well.

muthu comics Summer Special Ad 1 muthu comics Summer Special Ad 2

Pocket Size – 276 Pages – 8 Stories– 2 Stories in Colour - Laminated Cover – Price INR 5.00

The Stories That Appeared in this Book Are:

1. Chellam சித்திரக் கதை மாமன்னர் செல்லத்தின் அதிமேதை அப்பு இரு கதைகள் வண்ணத்தில்

2. Action Picture Library Tiger Trap புலிப் பொறி

3. Buster பஸ்டர் சிறுகதை

4.  Jose Luis Salinas’ Cisco Kid சிஸ்கோ கிட ஆவியின் கீதம்

5. Steel Claw இரும்புக் கை மாயாவியின் மர்மப் பணி (Read Limat’s Post on This Story)

6. Jess Long ஏஜண்ட் ஜெஸ் லாங் பார்முலா கடத்தல்

7. News Team (பிளீட்வே / ஈகிள்) சிறுகதை நியூஸ் டீம்

Muthu Comics No 176:Summer Special-Front Cover-May 1989

Summer Special-Back Cover: Read Comics Dr 7’s Review HERE

Muthu#176 - Summer Special Muthu#176 - Summer Special - Back

The Long announced “New” Mini Lion also shaped up this year and Here is the One (And Only) Mini Lion issue in this New Series and it is the Rarest Issue ever and TCU Has seen this Book Only in 3 ComiRades Collection. And the Best Part is that, Ayyampalayam Sir Has this Book in 2 Different Variations (Cover Colour Changed). When many of Us Have Not even seen this, Somebody Has 2 Of them. Some Justice?

New Mini Lion Comics No 22:Holiday Special-Front Cover-July 1989

New Mini Lion Comics No 22:Holiday Special-Back Cover-July 1989

Mini Lion#22 - Holiday Special Mini Lion#22 - Holiday Special back wrapper

The Usual Diwali Special Announcements were also there & That Particular Diwali was Not so memorable.

Diwali Malar 1989 Ad 1 Diwali Malar 1989 Ad 2

Pocket Size – 276 Pages – 6 Stories– 2 Way Reading Enabled - Laminated Cover – Price INR 5.00

The Stories That Appeared in this Book Are:

1. Tex Willer டெக்ஸ் வில்லரின் அதிரடிக் கணவாய்

2. Zip Nolan ஜார்ஜ நோலன் சிறுகதை

3. No 13, Marvel Street துப்பறியும் கமபியுட்டார்

4. Ghost Squad பிசாசு பட்டாளத்தின் ஸபாரி சாகசம்

5. Simon Fast அதிரடி வீரர் சைமன் ஆபத்தை தேடி

6. Reg Wootton’s Sporty & Sydney உங்கள் அபிமான விச்சு கிச்சு

Lion Comics No 64:Diwali Special-Front Cover-October 1989

Lion Comics No 64:Diwali Special-Back Cover-October 1989

Lion#064 - Adhiradik Kanavai Lion#064 - Aabathai Thedi

As Mentioned Above, That Particular Year’s Diwali was a Tough One and Even though they have announced Diwali Special, They Couldn’t Come Up with One. Here is the Ad for that.

Muthu Comcs Christmas Special Ad

Pocket Size – 276 Pages – 5 Stories– Special Gift with this Issue - Laminated Cover – Price INR 5.00

The Stories That Appeared in this Book Are:

1. Spy 13 டேவிட் ஆழ்கடல்

2. Jess Long அதிரடி ஜெஸ் லாங் இரவு மனிதன்

3. Top Secret Picture Library John Havoc ஜான் சில்வர் யுத்த வியாபாரிகள்

4. Steel Claw இரும்புக் கை மாயாவி மாயாவியுடன் ஒரு மினி

5. Inspector Eagle / Garuda இன்ஸ்பெக்டர் ஈகிள் ஐஸ் பெட்டியில் ஒரு பிணம்

Muthu Comics No 180:Christmas Special-Front Cover-Dec 1989

Muthu Comics No 180:Christmas Special-Back Cover-Dec 1989

Muthu Comics Issue No 180 Dated Dec 1989 Aazkadal Adhiradi Christmas Special Muthu Comics Issue No 180 Dated Dec 1989 Aazkadal Adhiradi Christmas Special Back Wrapper

Year 1990: One of the Toughest Years for ComiRades in Terms of Specials and the Only on that made to count was the summer special and This is the Only summer special that Yours Truly has Bought on a Summer Vocation (And till date remains so,as that was the Last Summer vocation to the Home Town for  Yours Truly). It Featured S.I.6 Hunters as the Major Story for Over 260 Pages (Of the 276 Pages) and it was noted for it’s Size. There were Couple of Sporty and Buster were there also.

Lion Comics No 68:Summer Special-Front Cover-May 1990

Mini Lion Comics No 35:Winter Special-Front Cover-Winter 1991

Lion Comics Issue No 68 Dated May 1990  Thikku Theriyaadha Theevil Summer Special Mini Lion#036 - Winter Special

The Diwali Special Was a Memorable One as it featured The Amazing Spider’s Second Story in Chronological Order with Reg Bunn’s Art work and Jerry’s Script.

Pocket Size – 244 Pages – 4 Stories– 2 Way Reading Enabled – Non Laminated Cover – Price INR 6.00

The Stories That Appeared in this Book Are:

1. Spider ஸ்பைடரின் மீண்டும் ஸ்பைடர்

2. Robot Archie ரோபோ ஆர்ச்சியின் நதி அரக்கன் (Re Print)

3. Inspector Eagle/Garuda இன்ஸ்பக்டர் ஈகிளின் பகலில் ஒரு கொள்ளை

4. Manix மின்னல் மனிதன் மேனிக் (Wait for a Surprise About the Story’ Author)

Lion Comics No 72:Meendum Spider - Diwali Special-Front Cover-Nov 1990

Lion Comics No 72:Minnal Manidhan-Diwali Special-Back Cover-Nov 1990

Lion Comics Issue No 72 Dated Nov 1990  Meendum Spider Diwali Special Lion Comics Issue No 72 Dated Nov 1990 Minnal Manidhan - Meendum Spider Diwali Special

Year 1991: This was Supposed to be the Year of the Revival of Thigil Comics when it started with the Announcement of 2 Summer Specials. In the End, Only one was Out and it turned out to be Tex Willer’s Thriller in the 1st Part & Fantasy in the 2nd. Normal Size – 132 Pages – Laminated Cover – Price INR 5.00

Thigil Comics No 51:Saithan Samrajiyam-Summer Special-Front Cover-Apr 91

Thigil Comics No 51:Saithan Samrajiyam-Summer Special-Back Cover-Apr 91

Thigil Comics Issue No 51 Saithan Samrajyam Front Cover Thigil Comics Issue No 51 Saithan Samrajyam Back Wrapper

One of the Most Debated Issue (Is it THE 200th Issue? Yes, it is). However, it was later on credited and Numbered as issue No 197. Here are the Announcement of the stories:

Muthu Special Ad 1 Muthu Special Ad 2

Pocket Size – 224 Pages – 4 Stories– Non Laminated Cover – Price INR 6.00

The Stories That Appeared in this Book Are:

1. Jose Luis Salinas’ Cisco Kid சிஸ்கோ கிட் மோசடி கழகம்

2. Mandrake மந்திரவாதி மாண்ட்ரேக் பயங்கரப் பல்வலி

3. Johnny Hazard விங் கமாண்டர் ஜார்ஜ் தெரியாமல் செய்த கொலை

4. Code Name Barracuda லாரன்ஸ் டேவிட் பறந்து வந்த பயங்கரவாதிகள்

Muthu Comics No 197:Diwali Special-Front Cover-Oct 1991 (No 200)

Muthu Comics No 197:Diwali Special-Back Cover-Oct 1991 (No 200)

Muthu Comics Issue No 197 Diwali Special Parandhu Vandha Bayangaravaadhigal Fleetway Barracuda Muthu Comics Issue No 197 Diwali Special Parandhu Vandha Bayangaravaadhigal Fleetway Barracuda Back Wrapper

Year 1992: Most Memorable Year for Editor S.Vijayan in terms of Personal Life. Yes, it was the Year in which he Got Married. As the Tex Willer Story was Big,This was Priced at INR 6.00.In the true sense, Not a Special.

Lion Comics No 81: Tex Willer-Pazhi Vangum Puyal-டெக்ஸ் வில்லர் பழி வாங்கும் புயல்-Tex Special-Front Cover-Feb 1992

Lion#081 - Pazhi Vaangum Puyal

The Summer was made to be the most awaited as the announcement was circulated, Old Timers were Jumping in Joy as there were many signs of the Revival in Lion Comics. First of all, The Old format of Story Synopsis in the Advertisement. Second, it was the title, Super Special, which was considered to be Lucky considering the 1987 Special. The Storyline was also a mixture of New Heroes and Re entries of Golden oldies. So, Naturally the expectation was so high. Add to that the Posters were sent to the ComiRades who wrote to the Lion Comics office requesting them.

Holiday Super Special Ad 1 Holiday Super Special Ad 2

 

Holiday Super Special Ad 3

 

 Normal Size – 228 Pages – Laminated Cover – 6 New Stories - Price INR 10.00

The Stories That Appeared in this Book Are:

1. Spider Crime Genie ஸ்பைடர் பாட்டில் பூதம்

2. The Rat Pack பெருச்சாளிப் பட்டாளம் அறிமுகம்

3. Rip Kirby ரிப் கிர்பி மரண மயக்கம்

4. விந்தை மனிதன் ரேடார் ஒரு லாலிபாப் படலம்

5. Agent x-9 ஏஜன்ட் காரிகன் மீண்டும் டாக்டர் செவன்

6. Reporter Jack மறையும் மாயாவி ஜாக் வைர வேட்டை

Personally speaking (And Collectively also) this special left a lot to be desired. The Rip Kirby Story was a Classic One and should be ranked among his all time best stories. The Rest was a Tough Choice.

Personally also, This book turned out to be a Disaster. A School Mate of TCU’s (A.V.Jothi Murugan) took 4 Special Books to read (1987 Diwali Super Special, This One, 1986 Pongal Special & 1992 Diwali Special) and None of them were returned. Yours Truly is yet to forgive him for that and even though he is still in sight and Got blessed with a Baby Girl last Year.

Lion Comics No 83:Holiday Super Special-Front Cover-May 1992

Lion Comics No 83:Holiday Super Special-Back Cover-May 1992

Lion#083 - Holiday Super Special Lion#083 - Holiday Super Special - Back

 Normal Size – 244 Pages – Laminated Cover – 2 New Stories - Price INR 10.00 – Diwali Special.

One of the Very Best Tex Willer Story and the Villain Scores the Brownies in the Beginning and as the reason for his hatred towards Tex Unfolds, The story reaches a Poetic Climax. The Name of the Villain is still etched in the minds of the Readers: El Myuordo. The Other Story was a Rip Kirby All out Action Adventure (In Trail of Mangler - ஒரு வெறியனைத்தேடி).

Lion Comics No 86:Tex-Kazhugu Vettai-Diwali Special-Front Cover-Oct 1992

Lion Comics No 86:Tex-Kazhugu Vettai-Diwali Special-Back Cover-Oct 1992

Lion Comics Issue No 83 Dated Oct 1992  Kazhugu Vettai Tex Willer Diwali Special Lion Comics Issue No 83 Dated Oct 1992  Kazhugu Vettai Tex Willer Diwali Special Back Wrapper

Year 1993: One of the toughest years for ComiRades as the specials dried out and so were the Number of Comics with Mini Lion and Thigil Long Gone from the Market. Are we going to see a Radically different take on this comics and its related one from the Comics Doctor? Only time will tell.

Lion Comics No 90:Ratha Veriyargal-Summer Special-Front Cover-May 1993

Lion Comics No 90:Ratha Veriyargal-Summer Special-Front Cover-May 1993

Lion#089 - Iraththa Veriyargal Lion#089 - Iraththa Veriyargal - Back

Even though the Promos were good, somehow the other, this Special was Not that Inspiring. Although it featured two of the greatest Investigative Heroes of Comics World together: James Bond 007 and Sherlock Holmes.

Muthu Comics No 220:Diwali Special-Front Cover-Nov 1993

Muthu Comics No 220:Diwali Special-Back Cover-Nov 1993

Muthu Comics Issue No 220 Dated Nov 1993 pazhi vangum pani Muthu Comics Issue No 220 Dated Nov 1993 Sherlock Holmes Kadalorak Kolaigal Back Wrapper

Year 1994: The 100th Issue of Lion Comics. Aptly named as Century Special and the Advertisements were in the true sense of Lion Comics with Synopsis and the Core group was also encouraging.

century Special Ad 1
century Special Ad 2

B-5 Size Normal Size–340 Pages–8 Stories–Laminated Cover–Price INR 10.00-Lucky Luke in 2 Colour

The Stories That Appeared in this Book Are:

1. Tex Willer டெக்ஸ் வில்லர் இரும்புக் குதிரையின் பாதையில்

2, Robot Archie ரோபோ ஆர்ச்சி விண்வெளி மோதல்

3. The Saint ஜேம்ஸ் பாண்ட் யுத்த வியாபாரிகள்

4. Lucky Luke லக்கி லுக் ஒரு பியானோவின் கதை (இரு வண்ணங்களில்)

5. The Spider ஸ்பைடர் பனி பிரபு

6. Rip Kirby ரிப் கிர்பி வைரச் சிலை மர்மம்

7. Rich Hochet ரிபோர்ட்டர் ஜானி காற்றில் கரைந்த கொலையாளி

8. Modesty Blaise மாடஸ்டி பிளைசி இரத்தச் சிலை.

Lion Comics 100:Lion Century Special-Summer Special-Front Cover-May 94

Lion Comics 100:Lion Century Special-Summer Special-Back Cover-May 94

Lion Comics Issue No 100 Dated Century Special Saint Agent James Bond Back Wrapper Lion Comics Issue No 100 Dated Century Special Saint Agent James Bond Front Cover

Although, this was Not announced as a Diwali Special, This special was a Reprint of the Golden Oldie Steel Claw’s Full Length Adventure in Pocket Size for 180 Pages.

Muthu Comics No 228 - Oct 1994 –Diwali Special – Front Cover - Steel Claw Reprint Mandhira Viththai - Original Issue 119 - Nov 1980
Muthu Comics Issue No 228 Dated Oct 1994 Steel Claw Reprint Mandhira Viththai Original Issue 119 Dated Nov 1980 Cover

Year 1995: The Summer Special was also one of the Most innovative Special issues as they announced 16 Stories and as it was Named Top 10 Special, there will be Only 10 of them making it to the print. Which 10 Stories will they be? was the contest that ran for months.

Top 10 Special Ad Intro 1 Top 10 Special Ad Intro 2 Top 10 Special Ad 1
Top 10 Special Ad 2 Top 10 Special Ad 3 Top 10 Special Ad 4

Crime Novel Size–428 Pages–10 Stories–Laminated Cover–Price INR 10.00 – Lucky Luke in Multi Colour

The Stories That Appeared in this Book Are:

1. Tex Willer டெக்ஸ் வில்லர் பாலைவனப் பரலோகம்

2. Robot Archie ரோபோ ஆர்ச்சி ஆர்டிக்கில் ஆர்ச்சி

3. Modesty Blaise மாடஸ்டி பிளைசி மரண ஒப்பந்தம்

4. Mik மின்னல் மனிதன் அறிமுகம்

5. Rich Hochet ரிபோர்ட்டர் ஜானி கொலைக் கடிதம்

6. Spider ஸ்பைடர் எதிரிக்கு எதிரி = எதிரி

7. Lucky Luke லக்கி லுக் ஜாலியை தேடி

8. Bernard Prince கேப்டன் பிரின்ஸ் நியுயார்க்கில் பார்ன்

9. Maddock’s  Marauders மின்னல் படை புரட்சிக் கொரு பயிற்சி

10. Agent X-9 ஏஜன்ட் காரிகன் மனைவி = மரணம்

Lion Comics 112:Lion To 10 Special-Summer Special-Front Cover-May 95

Lion Comics 112:Lion To 10 Special-Summer Special-Back Cover-May 95

Lion#112 - Lion Top 10 Special copy Lion#112 - Lion Top 10 Special2

Year 1996: This was the year which saw a new style of Special Issues. Yes, the Single story specials were back and the trend started with this issue.Normal Size–180 Pages–1 Story–Price INR 15.00 .

Lion Comics 120:Tex-Marana Mul-Summer Special-Front Cover-Apr 1996

Lion Comics 120:Tex-Marana Mul-Summer Special-Front Cover-Apr 1996

Lion Comics Issue No 120 Dated Apr 1996 Marana Mul Tex Willer Summer Special Lion Comics Issue No 120 Dated Apr 1996 Marana Mul Tex Willer Summer Special back wrapper

Normal Size–180 Pages–1 Tex Willer Story and 2 Short Stories–Price INR 15.00 .

Lion Comics 126:Nalliravu Vettai-Diwali Special-Front Cover-Nov1996

Lion Comics 126:Nalliravu Vettai-Diwali Special-Back Cover-Nov1996

Lion Comics Issue No 126 Dated Nov 1996 Nalliravu Vettai Tex Willer Diwali Special Lion Comics Issue No 126 Dated Nov 1996 Nalliravu Vettai Tex Willer Diwali Special Back Wrapper

Year 1997: Same trend of One Story Special’ Continued. However, with a change. One Story for 2 Special Issues. Yes, This particular Tex Willer Story is a Classic One and was too lengthy and the pricing of INR 25.00 was Not approved by Many and hence it was split up in 2 different Specials. For all those who claim Tex Willer is all Slam Bang, TCU Suggests this. May be, it will make you to cry.

Lion Comics 131:Summer Special Part 1-Front Cover-Apr 1997

Lion Comics 132:Summer Special Part 2-Front Cover-May 1997

Lion Comics Issue No 131 Dated Apr 1997 Karsanin Kadandha Kalam 1 Tex Willer Summer Special Lion Comics Issue No 132 Dated May 1997 Karsanin Kadandha Kalam 2 Tex Willer Summer Special

Year 1998: Well, Blueberry’s Magnum Opus was Uncorked and Hence came out a Special of Unimaginable Proportions. A Story for 320 Pages and it is Not over yet. Can you believe it?

Muthu Comics 259:Mega Special- Summer Special-Front Cover-Apr 1998

Muthu Comics 259:Mega Special- Summer Special-Back Cover-Apr 1998

Muthu#259 - Mega Special front Muthu#259 - Mega Special

Year 1999: 150th Special Issue of Lion Comics and As Usual, Tex Willer is Back and the Trend Continued.

Lion Comics Issue No 150:Summer Special-Front Cover-June 1999

Lion Comics Issue No 150:Summer Special-Front Cover-June 1999

Lion Comics Issue No 150 Dated June 1999 Mandhira Mandalam Tex Willer Summer Special Lion Comics Issue No 150 Dated June 1999 Mandhira Mandalam Tex Willer Summer Special Back Wrapper

Almost similar trend in the Diwali Special as well, except for the Part it had a Iznogoud Story as well.

Lion Comics No 155:Tex Willer-Ratha Nagaram-Diwali Special-Cover-Nov 1999-டெக்ஸ் வில்லர் ரத்த நகரம்-லயன் தீபாவளி சிறப்பு மலர்

Lion#155 - Iraththa Nagaram

Year 2000: It was a Breadth of fresh air when this particular special was announced and it was a Immediate Hit the moment the Stories were disclosed.

Millenium Special Ad 1 Millenium Special Ad 2 Millenium Special Ad 3

Believe it or not, All the stories which were advertised were carried out in the Special.

 Normal Size – 356 Pages – Laminated Cover – 5 New Stories-Price INR 25.00–Lucky Luke in Multi Colour

Lion Comics No 157:Millennium Super Special-Front Cover-Jan 2000

Lion Comics No 157:Millennium Super Special-Back Cover-Jan 2000

Lion#157 - Millenium Super Special Lion#157 - Millenium Super Special back wrapper

It was Not a Special, per se. In the Review Of this Book, one of the letters to the Editor also pointed out the same. The Other Special was also a One Story Special, Though it was in Pocket Size and off 160 Pages.

Lion Comics No 161:Summer Special-Cover-Jun 2000:Review HERE

Lion Comics No 162:Annual-Cover-July 2000-Ratha Boomi

Lion Comics Issue No 160 Dated June 2000 Siruthaigal Samrajiyam Tiger Joe Cover Lion Comics Issue No 162 Dated July 2009 Ratha Boomi Lion Annual

Pocket Size Special Issue after Long time and it was also in the line of Single Story Special and it was a Gargantuan Tex Story for 320 Pages.

Lion Comics No 164:Marana Thudhargal-Diwali Special-Front Cover-Oct 2000

Lion Comics No 164:Marana Thudhargal-Diwali Special-Back Cover-Oct 2000

Lion Comics Issue No 164 Dated Oct 2000 Marana Thoodhargal Tex Willer Diwali Special Front Wrapper Lion Comics Issue No 164 Dated Oct 2000 Marana Thoodhargal Tex Willer Diwali Special Back Wrapper

Year 2001: What turned out to be the Last ever Pocket Size Special, or for that matter, last pocket size book from either Lion or Muthu Comics. Again another Single Story Special.

Lion Comics No 169:Tex Willer-Mexico Padalam- Lion Annual-Cover-July 2001-டெக்ஸ் வில்லர் மெக்சிகோ படலம்-லயன் ஆண்டு மலர்

Lion Comics Issue No 169 Dated July 2001 Mexico Padalam Tex Willer Lion Annual

Year 2003: The Lion Comics Revival Year. The Last year in which we saw 2 Special issues in a Single year.Thick wrappers were back and the trend still continued with this issue also featuring one single (and Big) story of Tex willer.

Lion Comics No 179:Tex Willer - Summer Special-Front Cover-May 2003

Lion Comics No 179:Tex Willer - Summer Special-Back Cover-May 2003

Lion Comics Issue No 179 Dated May 2003 Irulin Maindhargal Tex Willer Summer Special Lion Comics Issue No 179 Dated May 2003 Irulin Maindhargal Tex Willer Summer Special Back Wrapper

Joe Kubert’s Art work was stunning to say the least and the Diwali Special was an Historical One. Because, Even before the Rest of the world could read the Complete Story, The Tamil ComiRades were able to read this first up. Yes, The English and Italian versions were discontinued after the 1st part and only after Mr Vijayan has published them in Tamil, the rest of the World could see them in One piece together as a complete story. Read More on this HERE in Muthu Fan’s Post.

Further Recommended Reading: Joe Kubert on this Series & How he came to draw Tex – READ HERE.

To Purchase this Piece of History (One among 14 Tex Stories in English – Click HERE.

Lion Comics No 182:Tex Willer – Diwali Special-Front Cover-Oct 2003

Lion Comics No 179:Tex Willer – Diwali Special-BaCK Cover-May 2003

Lion Comics Issue No 182 Dated Oct 2003 sathan vettai Tex Willer Diwali Special Lion Comics Issue No 182 Dated Oct 2003 sathan vettai Tex Willer Diwali Special Back Wrapper

Year 2004: The Return of the King. After the Re-Launch, The Editor was thinking of Something Big and this INR 100/- Priced Special was the One it proved to be. All the 3 INR 100 Special will be reviewed in TCU Later. A Big Blueberry Colour Poster and a Lucky Luke Page Marker were given along with this issue.

Big Size–420 Pages–5 Stories–Laminated Cover–Price INR 100.00-Lucky Luke in Multi Colour

The Stories That Appeared in this Book Are:

1. Lucky Luke லக்கி லுக் லக்கி லூக்கிற்கு கல்யாணம் முழு வண்ணத்தில்

2. Tex Willer டெக்ஸ் வில்லர் சிகப்பாய் ஒரு சிலுவை

3. Steel Claw இரும்புக் கை மாயாவி பூமியிலோர் படையெடுப்பு

4. Iznogoud மதியில்லா மந்திரி பாக்தாத்தில் தேர்தல்

5. Blueberry கேப்டன் டைகர் காற்றில் கரைந்த கூட்டம் (3 Parts Clubbed Together)

Lion Comics Issue No 186 Dated May 2004 Mega Dream Special front Cover Lion Comics Issue No 186 Dated May 2004 Mega Dream Special Back Cover
Lion Comics Issue No 186 Dated May 2004 Mega Dream Special front Cover Lion Comics Issue No 186 Dated May 2004 Mega Dream Special back Cover

 Year 2005: The 300th Special issue of Muthu Comics featured the same hero who was there in the 250th Special Issue. Yes, Blueberry was Back for this special issue which was priced at INR 25.00 and even now one of the most available book in the second hand book market.

Muthu Comics Issue 300-Puyal Thediya Pudhayal-Front wrapper-May 2005

Muthu Comics Issue 300-Puyal Thediya Pudhayal back wrapper-May 2005

Muthu#300 - Puyal Thaediya Pudhayal Muthu#300 - Puyal Thaediya Pudhayal back wrapper

 Year 2006: After the Himalayan Success of the MDS (Mega Dream Special), The Editor Got enough evidence of the Revival in Comics Reading as the Entire Print Run was sold out and that particular special was Now on demand among the T.C Hunters. Hence, Editor Announced this Special. He himself agreed that The Stories in this special were not in the same league as that of the MDS.

Big Size–360 Pages & 66 Pages in Normal Size –7 Stories–Laminated Cover–Price INR 100.00-Lucky Luke in Multi Colour

The Stories That Appeared in this Book Are:

1. Tex Willer டெக்ஸ் வில்லர் கானக கோட்டை

2. Rip Kirby ரிப் கிர்பி தேவதையை தேடி

3. Martyn Mystery மர்ம மனிதன் மார்டின் பழி வாங்கும் ரா

4. Modesty Blaise மாடஸ்டி பிளைசி மரண மாமா

5. Bob Morane சாகச வீரர் ரோஜர் கருப்பு கதிரவன்

6. Ric Hochet ரிபோர்ட்டர் ஜானி மரண எச்சரிக்கை

7. Lucky Luke லக்கி லுக் தாயில்லாமல் டால்டன் இல்லை

Lion Comics Issue No 195 Dated May 2006 Lion Jolly Special Front cover

Lion Comics Issue No 195 Dated May 2006 Lion Jolly Special Back cover

Lion Comics Issue No 195 Dated May 2006 Lion Jolly Special Front cover Lion Comics Issue No 195 Dated May 2006 Lion Jolly Special back cover

 Year 2007: In Actual Plan, There were 2 Different Specials, one each for Lion’s 200th Issue (INR 25.00) and another One (Cow Boy Special at INR 100.00). However, as there was some issues with the Normal run of the Issues, Both of them were clubbed into one Special and TCU got the information that even this special is completely sold out, just like MDS.

Big Size–386 Pages & 16 Pages in Normal Size–7 Stories–Laminated Cover–Price INR 100.00-Lucky Luke in Multi Colour

The Stories That Appeared in this Book Are:

1. Lucky Luke லக்கி லுக் தலைக்கு ஒரு விலை Multi Colour in Big Size

2. Tex Willer டெக்ஸ் வில்லர் பனிக் கடல் படலம்

3. Cicko Kid சிஸ்கோ கிட் பரலோகப் பானம்

4. Steve Randal கவ் பாய் ஸ்டீவ் காதலிக்க நேரமில்லை

5. Blueberry கேப்டன் டைகர் இளமையில் கொல் Young Blueberry 3 Parts

6. Steel Claw இரும்புக் கை மாயாவி மின்சார திருடர்கள் (Read Limat’s Post on This Story)

7. Robot Archie ரோபோ ஆர்ச்சி ஜூ ஜூ படலம் Normal Size Supplement of 16 Pages

Lion Comics Issue No 200 Dated July 2007 Lion Cowboy Special Front Cover

Lion Comics Issue No 200 Dated July 2007 Lion Cowboy Special Back Cover

Lion Comics Issue No 200 Dated July 2007 Lion Cowboy Special Front Cover Lion Comics Issue No 200 Dated July 2007 Lion Cowboy Special back Cover

Recommended Reading for The Above Special Issues:

No Special Book Related Comic Blog Post Links in Other Comics Blogs
1

Lion Comics No 19:Thalai Vangi Kurangu-Diwali Special-Nov1985

Muthu Fan’s Comic Post On Tex Willer In English
2

Muthu Comics No 144:Vinveli Kollaiyar -Diwali Special-Nov1985

Comics Doctor Seven’s Comprehensive Review Post
3

Muthu Comics No 158:Tamil New Year Special-April 1987

Comics Doctor’s Over View Post On Pongal Specials
4

Lion Comics No 42:Diwali Super Special-Dated Oct 1987

Muthu Fan’s Comprehensive Review Post On this Special
5

Muthu Comics No 167:Muthu Special– Summer Special-May 1988

Comics Doctor’s Comprehensive Review Post On This
6

Lion Comics No 50:Dragon Nagarm – Summer Special-May 1988

TCU’S Related Memorabilia Post To This Special Issue
7

Muthu Comics No 176:Muthu – Summer Special-May 1989

Comics Doctor’s Comprehensive Review Post On This
8

Lion Comics No 161:Summer Special-Jun 2000-Tiger Joe

TCU’s Comprehensive Coverage of this Special Issue
9

Lion Comics No 50, 150, 157: Special Issues

Muthu Fan’s Nostalgic Post On the Special Issues
10

Lion Comics Issue No 200 Dated July 2007 Lion Cowboy Special

Rafiq Raja’s Ever Updated Post On Cow Boy Special

Note: Apart from the Above Mentioned Special Issues, there were some other issues (Annuals – to be precise) like Adhiradip Padai, Naduk Kadalil Adimaigal etc which were priced at INR 3.00 and was off almost of the same Number of Pages and hence they were Not considered Here and will be reviewed in the month of July.

Now, Most of the Recent Special’s are available with the Publishers (Including the INR 100 Priced Jolly Special and other Tex Willer Specials) and all you need to do is to call them by looking at the side bar of this Blog for the contact Number of the Publisher. For Those who feel that is a tough Job, Here is the Number: 04562 – 272649.

TCU Thanks: One thing That TCU Has found out through Blogging is that it Has an Array of Supporters and Hoards of Well Wishers. Even though Every one of the ComiRades who has visited is to be thanked and The Ones who left a Comment and being a follower must be worshiped, it is Not possible to mention all of them here. Hence, TCU Handpicks a Certain Few.

Muthu Fan: For the Simple Fact that HE is the Inspiration for the Comics Bloggers and Also for the fact that when in dire situation of requiring Rarest Cover Scans, He is the One Who Helps out TCU.

Doctor 7: Apart from being the Partner in Crime, He is THE One who Helps Out TCU in MOST of the Things.

Ayyampalayam Venki Sir: He is the One Who Taught TCU on Scanning and PhotoShop and if the TCU Site Design is Worth Copying, it is Because of Him.

Haja Ismail: Some Of the Rarest Cover Scans are Provided By Him and also for his Unending support through Phone Calls And Visits. He Visited TCU This week and that Meeting will be discussed later on.

Yuva Krishna / Lucky Look: It Was THE friendly meeting that TCU Had with Him on 08th October 2007 that made TCU to understand That Blogging is Quite a Simple Task and He is the One Who Advised TCU to Become a Blogger. On That Same Day Itself This Blog was Started (Even though 1st Post was Made in 2008 Sept Only).

There were quite a few others like Ravi (செந்தழல் ரவி - Who gave the Link to TCU for the first Time in One of His Posts and also encouraged to Write in Tamil, Apart from Routing Comic Queries to My Mail ID), ERB (The One Who Gave His Secret Agent James Bond Comics-English Edition for our Blog), GEC (ஒலக காமிக்ஸ் ரசிகன் who used to Answer the Queries part over here and also a Staunch Supporter of TCU), Poet Tamil Kutty (கவிஞர் தமிழ் குட்டி – Who became TCU’s 1st Ever Follower and Offered Great Help in those Days when Blogging was Quite New To TCU by Installing Some Widgets).

Apart from the above, there are a Lot of others who need to be Thanked individually and if i Name them here, The list will be bigger than this post. Hence, To All the ComiRades who have Helped TCU to attain such a Status, Here is a Simple Thanks. At the End of the Day, That is the Best thing TCU Can Offer apart from assuring that Regular, Original Content and ideas on Tamil Comics Without Factual errors will be provided here in TCU.

As usual, post your comments in the comments section. For those who want to Pen their thoughts in Tamil, Kindly Use the Option Provided in the Widget section or Click Here.

Thanks & Regards,
King Viswa.

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