Monday, December 22, 2008


Recently I was happened to see a new Tamil comics in market with the brand name of JUNIOR DIMOND.

It is a 32 page issue with the size of less than A4. It is featured by ROADSIDE ROMEO’s three stories. You may aware that one Hindhi animated filim also released for the same hero.
Cost of the book is Rs.40/- which I feel costly for just 32 pages.
“Road side Romeo” is a Gang leader of 3 dogs and one cat those who resident at Mumbai. All the three stories are about their looties. Quality of the art work is good and script also ok. Storyline will attract kids. Translation & value for money? – no comments.
Find some the inner pages of the issue.

The stories are produced by Yashraj Films Pvt limited with the partnership with Disney as they mentioned. (It is our domestic creation)
As they advertised the same issue is available in English, Hindhi, Marathi, Telugu, Gujarati, Oriya and Kannada. Last page for you.

I brought this issue on 2nd week of December at Thrichy . There is no information about date of release and number of issue. But, you can see a advertisement for Oct’08 issue. I have no idea about how many issues came under this brand. Even the shop keeper also have no idea.At the same shop English version also was available with big size.
These kind of publishers are well established and having corporate background. But still they couldn’t make a impact on Tamil comics industry. I think lack of love on Tamil language should be the reason for poor scoring in their attempt.
Kindly add your comments on this topic

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sankaralal comics

Hi friends,

Many of you might read Sankaralal novels by Tamilvanan. There was a comics named AMIT published sankaralal stories in comics format.


Marma theevu:

You can see two different artist (Bujjai & T.G Shity) has done art work. This books were published from some part of Kerala state. Presentation of Innoru serrpu yenge quite better than the other issue.
Mr. King viswa also having two books on sankaralal comics. Requesting him add more information on this topic. As there is no pages are allotted for preview/review, it is hard to find informations about other issues of the comics.
Looking for your comments.......

Thursday, October 16, 2008

தேசமலர் காமிக்ஸ் (Desamalar comics)

You may surprised to see a new comics in our market in these days. But it is true that Desamaralar comics from Madhurai still releasing comics from their press.

I brought this issue during may’08 of this year (As a new book). I am sure it is the only comics released in Tamil other than Lion/Muthu/CC during 2007~2008. I think they are releasing books only in summer holidays (3 per yer – That too between march – may). I didn’t see any further issues from Desamalar comics.
I was not impressed to read the story after seeing the quality of pictures and presentations. Any way I read it. It is featured with a story created by Srikanth. Nothing special with that story.

You can see Desamalar is having wide variants in their publishing industry.

Mr. Srikanth’s script is in good standard when comparing with our local comics production.. But his art work is not at all in good standard. My opinion on Mr. Srikanth’s work is he can leave the art work to somebody, so that we can get some comics from him.
கமெண்ட்ஸ் ப்ளீஸ்

Monday, May 12, 2008


பொன்னி காமிக்ஸ் மற்றும் மலர் காமிக்ஸ்.

Ponni comics during 80s:

This comics is dated on 1981. It featured by a hero called Mayavi who have the power of invisible using his wrist watch. See some inner pages and next issue adds.
See one more comics released on the same period

Ponni comics was released from Madurai town by Kalai ponni publishers. Their main business was production and markting of tamil cine song books. They also publised some Mayajal Novels under the name of Kalai ponni.(Author - Yuvaraj) Taking about history of Ponni comics, i have no idea when they started and what is the first issue. The above two are the oldest book in my collection. Could anybody tell the history of Ponni comics.
Ponni comics - During early 90's.
I have some books which were released during early 90s. Story and art work done by Tamil comics artist Srikanth. I personaly like Srikanth's Eye catching cover pages and good tamil slang.Mayavi didn't appear in this books. They have published stories under the diffeerent names also. Like "Malar comics", "Malar ponni comics"

Have a look at last page of one issue.

Coming soon add.... . Watch the logo of Malar comics. It looks similar to our Muthu comics logo.
Here are some of the Back cover scans of Malar comics. Note that mostly all the titles are similer to old Muthu/Lion comics's titles.

Irrumukai Mayavi in Ponni comics :
Ponni comics have released some issues during 98~99 which was stared by our evergreen hero Irrumbukai mayavi's (created by Srikanth). Its a 100% copy of Mayavi character. Watch the cover pages of these duplicate Mayavi stories.

I think these series of stories were the last few books in Ponni comics history. Srikanth continued his writing in Thinapoomi - Siruvar moobi. He wrote duplicate Mayavi stories in that too.
Let me stop the posting here. Looking for your valuable comments.
Note : I have very less collection on ponni & malar comics. So, i not able to give complete history of ponni comics. Those who knows more about ponni comics can share here.