Tuesday, November 11, 2008

My Childhood Comics - Vintage Covers

Lately I have been seeing the vintage covers by CW now and then, and felt very sad not to purchase any comics in the last 3 months. I was aware that with every day, the availability of the gems are going more and more scarce, but I had my problems.

Finally I decided to grab atleast a respectable amount of old treasure, and this time I really meant OLD, I was determined to purchse very very old comics only, those which are almost lost and thouse which are unique. I found about 40 of them, here sharing the covers of the 10 of them, which I recall reading in my 'Chunnu-Munnu' days...









16 comments:

Nadeem said...

These are mouth watering comics.

Waiting eagerly for these rare comics.

SagNik said...

and u said tht u got 1000 comics of some 80-90 publishers somewht 2 months ago??u ddin't bought those?? :((

Silly Boy. said...

I am also of the opinion that efforts should be made to save the 'real' Indian comics. Foreign comics can be traced but these Indian Comics if they are lost they are gone forever. They should be saved for the posterity because they were the part of our culture. You are doing an awesome work. Please post the ohter covers also and if possible the whole comics of Sukhi Ram-Dukhi Ram. Where did you get these old gems? Please answer.

kuldeep said...

Hi Anupam

I donot belive this.. that u still have this comic well preserved. simply amazing...

The 'chutki' comic reminded me the old lanes of my native place Raigarh ( chattisgarh) where i read all this comics..

that time all this comics was comming so frequently that it was difficult to arrange money to read all by borrowing from book stall..


the character 'anghutelal' also created a rave when manoj publised comics of this series.. his first comic was of same name and sequel was 'akash ka rajkumar'. after few comic the the series ended without any trace.

if you recall that it was pawan comics who started publishing 'chandrakanta santati' in comic format but the ending of this comics were without any trace.
i can recall this comic till 1985.. after that i simply lost track of lots of comics..

from that time Raj comic started dominating market..

I will earnestly request you to upload fauladi singh, chotu lambu and lambu motu series..


I endorse opinion from sily boy above that this comics should be saved for the posterity because they were the part of our culture.

you are doing a very great job.. keep it up.

thanks a lot for rekindling old memories..

Ashish Pathak said...

Bro..
Comics wanted !!! covers show karke sirf aap ham logo ko tadpane ka kaam kar rahe hai...ye achhi baat nai...

wo gana suna hai...

comics padne walo ko cover dikhana achhi baat nai...achhi baat nai....

please upload them....

The Skull Cave Treasures said...

Dear Anupam, dont loose heart. In pune, you still get a lot of indrajals...you have to have a lot of patience and petrol in your bike!

nice work, keep it up!

Anupam said...

@Nadeem - That is the sweetest comment I have heard. I would be posting my one of these rare gems today, working on editing and then would post it. Hope you would love it as much as I do...

@Sagnik - These are a part of those treasure Buddy. If you have gone through the post I have written about problems, its that. He wanted me to come on Tuesday only, as he has kept these comics at his home and its the day he is free to show me. But I failed to check with him on tuesday, I tried my best for a day off on tuesday but i couln't succeed. So I went on sunday, requested him to show me a part of them and finally brought 40 comics from them...Even today on this tuesday, I tried but couldn't allowed to take leave from the job...



@Silly Boy - Nice to hear that you share the same opinion and I would try to do my best. Its just the busy life that I can't find the time needed...


@Kuldeep - LONG TIME BUDDY, HOW ARE YOU?
I will try to post your request very soon, but today do check one of the ten covers listed...

@Ashish - I know I am bad. Ek gaana meri taraf se bhi
"Naayak nahin khalnayak hoon main..."

Don't worry, Bad person also do good deeds sometime, so I will post today...

@TSCT - I too like Indrajals Buddy, but for that we have a long team putting their efforts to save them. But for our Indian comics, I find very few people working and I just want to add into their strangth...I just want to build a big e-library of our own comics, but if would be possible only when we love and make a promise to save our childhood memories, for me my golden treasures - my comics...

Ankush said...

Wow....remember at least a few of these comics :-)

Anonymous said...

I loved anguthelal when I read that as a kid.

Please please get that one available soon!!!

please

cool said...

Dear Anupam,

I really m very grateful to c that u have comics of Anguthelal. I have searching 4 them since quite long. I read 1st of them when in class 3rd. Many of ppl didnt even hear the name of it.

I request u with all, that please do upload them asap.

My email is coolman578@gmail.com

Be in touch.

Hope to hear from u soon.

Cool !!!

Anupam said...

@Cool,
I too got very excited when I saw these titles at the old book shop as it was one of the childhood heroes that we didn't get the chance to see again like Ram-Rahim or Crookbond.

Though the problem with the comics is that they both have following parts, thus leaving the story 'TO BE CONTINUED...' That's why even though I have these extremely rare comics, i am not able to share them...

Cool said...

Dear Anupam,

Thnx for ur response. Buddy, nevertheless thy have continues parts, i wud like to have them......its not abt the story over here, its abt the character and feeling of going back to good ol' days, as i remember the 1st time i read Anguthelal comics..so just want to cherish tht again. So i request u 2 plz do share both of them.

Hope to hear from u soon.

jay8383 said...

hey ,thanks a heap for the great work,...memories are not shackles they are garland as someone has said and your effort has certainly revived, even if for a short while, all that pleasure that we have lost somewhere in our progressive lives.

please try to upload Chandrakanata Santati if you have it.

Cool said...

Dear Anupam,

Can u plz post Anguthelal comics, even though thy have other parts, but plz can u upload them.

Thanks !!!

Abhishek Kapoor said...

Sorry i haven't seen earlier that Makdi rani is already in ur list

Anshuman said...

You are indeed doing a great job. This is the only way to preserve them. can you please upload the angoothelal ones, angoothelal ka hungama I have read first part long back in late 80's never found second part and last part.