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Thursday, October 02, 2008

12 Memorabilia 1: Lion Comics - Dice Game


Dear ComiRades,

There are many Comics Memorabilia that we would have collected. The Lion Comics Key Chain, The Prakash Publishers T-Shirt, Lion Comics Comics Album, Rani Comics Note Book Labels, Prakash Publishers Seasons Greetings etc. However, the one that am going to Show is quite different from the rest of the ones that i have mentioned over.  

Am talking about the Dice Game (தாய விளையாட்டு) that was given with the 50th Special issue of Lion Comics (Dragon Nagaram). Have a Look at the Cover Scan of the 50th issue & the 1st page where the miniature version of the game is shown. Unlike Many ComiRades, I was not living in Chennai, Tamil Nadu at the time this Issue got released. Hence, the only contact for me with this dice game was that picture showing the game in the 1st page of the book. Have a look at the month of Publication & you will realise that our previous post on James Bond Comics issue no.1 was also released at the same time. What a Co-Incidence.




I sincerely believe that there will be many ComiRades who will be in the same position as of yours truly. Hence I just wanted to start this section where the comics memorabilia will be updated for those who came in late. So, Have a close look at this very rare Dice game. If anyone who has this dice game, Take a Snap / Scan of the same and mail it to tamilcomicsulagam@gmail.com and who knows, you may end up getting a surprise gift from the TCU Team. (Well, TCU stands for Tamil Comics Ulagam, of Course).

Here comes the Surprise element of the post. The Dice game has a origin. The Scream Magazine Has given the same with their 1986 Holiday special. Here is the scan of the same. 

Now, Now. Hasn't this post turned to be different? If so, all credit goes to My Partner in crime Dr.Sathish who reminded of this timely so that we can start a new section on comics memorabilia.

Hope you liked this new section. Based on the comments and suggestions, we can start new sections like this in our Blog. All you need to do is, hit the comments section and pen your thoughts on this.  


Many a ComiRade may question that our next ComiPost is advertised as James Bond issue no 2 & we are uploading this as a sudden thought. Not truly, sir. Our series still continues with the second issue of James Bond comics issue no.2 as the next post. Wait for that.  

Well, That's all for the time being. Thanks for all your support on keeping this blog alive and don't forget to add your views in Comments section.  

Thanks & Regards, 
King Viswa.

12 comments:

  1. கிங் விஸ்வா=மின்னல் வேகம் ஜேம்ஸ்பாண்ட் பதிவிற்கு கருத்து எழுத வந்தால் பேய் வேட்டை தாய அட்டை வந்துவிட்டது.தீபாவளி ஸ்பெஷலிற்காக காத்திருக்கிறேன்.காட்டிக்கொடுக்கும் crimeதுறைத்தலைவர் சத்திஷ்ற்கும் பாராட்டுக்கள்,பகுதியை தொடருங்கள்.நன்றி

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  2. What a post, rekindling the memories of the golden past. I still remember seeing the 50th edition on stands, with the Dice Game Advertisement on the cover. But Rs.5, at age of 9, was a little too much for my pocket, which used to receive only Rs.5/- per week as Pocket Money for all the fantasies :). Later, when I was scouting like a treasure hunter in Old comic shops, I was able to obtain this edition, but the Dice Game was never to be found anywhere.

    I still remember those Rani Comics Labels which they used to give every year after the summer holidays. I used to flaunt them at Schools on my notebooks, with everyone checking out where it is from, etc. What a wonderful memories, thanks for rekindling them Viswa. By the way, who has the Original English & Lion Comics Tamil edition between yourself and Sathish. It's a great one for your collection, unfortunately a missing piece in mine.

    Rafiq Raja
    CómicólógY

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  3. அன்பிற்குரிய திரு ஷங்கர்விஸ்வலிங்கம் அவர்களுக்கு,

    காட்டிக்கொடுக்கும் க்ரைம் துறைத் தலைவர் பட்டம் வழங்கியதற்கு நன்றி. இந்தப் பதவியில் என் பணி மென்மேலும் சிறப்புடன் தொடரும் என்பதை தெரிவித்துக் கொள்கிறேன்.

    Dear Rafiq,

    Same Blood! I too had missed many Special Issues when they were available in shops due to budget constrains.

    My pocket money was always NIL & I used to persuade my late Maternal Grandfather to buy me comics when I used to go to Erode during vacations.

    Since I was allowed to buy only one book, I always chose to buy reprints of Irumbukkai Mayavi in Muthu. He was my favorite, as you can see from my photo.

    The rest (Lion, Mini Lion, Thihil) I used to borrow them from a friend in exchange. But the Dice Game somehow made it into my collection when I started collecting seriously 12 years ago. I actually acquired the 50th issue only recently.

    Unfortunately neither Viswa nor I happen to have the English edition. Actually I downloaded it from here.

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  4. From The Desk Of Rebel Ravi:

    Vishwa,
    thanks for reminding these old golds.I do have the dice game in my village. will go to my home this month end and will take a snap of that and mail to you.

    Sathish,thanks for the link. i never thought that vijayan sir will copy like this. Anyway, this cannot be called as copying. as he is giving the tamil version to us just like the stories that he is presenting us for over 30 years.

    Rebel Ravi,
    Change is the Only constant thing in this world.

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  5. Hi viswa / Rafiq

    Following are the some of heroes who must have made their debut in lion / muthu comics long time ago .But still they didn't .Only Mr.vijayan has the answer for it

    1) Agent 000 - Lion
    2) Mr Bell - Lion
    3) Action hero Nick Thunder -Lion
    4) Jane Bond - ad came in March 2000 issue or it is a james bond ?
    5) Crime Lawyer Drake -Lion
    6) China Man - Lion
    7) Code name minnal - Lion
    8) Detective Jerome - Muthu


    You guys have read any of these stories featuring these fellows ?

    Also i am wondering what happened to these three title of text viller which are still in coming soon state

    1) Ghost Hunt - It came in Comics express for a short time .
    2) Thigil nagaril Tex
    3) Kanavai kollaiar - Ad came in title no 163

    adios

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  6. Dear Arun,

    Thanks for mailing your query. Today i was in Pondy & just now returned. We purchased a Very recent Lion Comics Vengai Vettai (It must be my 5th or 6th copy of this book). on seeing the Advertisement for Tex Willer's Kanawai Kollayar, Dr Sathish, Venkateshwaran and Yours truly were discussing about the books which were advertised and not published yet. What a co-incidence.

    Amazing. Isn't it. By the way, just wait for some time as am working on this special post with the advertisements of the books you have mentioned and possible reasons for not appearing & Reasons for the delay from the Man Himself, S.Viajayan.

    Hey, By the way, Let me tell this to you for a fact that, Detective Jerome's Book that was advertised will not be published in Tamil. May be another story from Detective Jerome; But not the story advertised. Will explain the reasons put forward by M/s Prakash Publishers in the detailed post on this topic.

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  7. Hi Vishwa,
    Nice Update on the Dragon nagaram dice game. I do wonder what happened to the iceberg comics after the 3rd issue? Have they released the 4th issue?

    if so, what is the title? i saw their web site with 2 different advertisements citing them as the 4th issue (Even rafiu covered them in his blog) Kindly do update on the same. Expecting uy post on the shops of comics availability in chennai.

    Cheers.

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  8. கிங் விஸ்வா

    பாராட்டுக்கள்.
    தொடருங்கள்.

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  9. Hi,
    I found your blog today its interesting!
    Regards,
    R.senthilkumar

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  10. very nice work you did. after dragon nagaram, there was another special from lion comics featuring tex willer. it had short stories of irattai vettayar, adiradi padai, keg theevu mannan along with a big tex story.

    i forgot the title. along with that book also they gave another dice game which i saw in my uncle's home in mumbai in late 80's.Unfortunately, my uncle is no longer with us & hence i couldn' find out the origin of that dice game.

    can you please do that for me?

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  11. very good memorabilia post.

    why havent you done another on the one?

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  12. FROM SPIDER,
    ITS A PLEASANT SURPRISE TO SEE THE MY FAVOURITE DICE GAME AT LEAST IN THE E FORM.I WAS FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO HAD IT IN THE PAST BUT THANKS TO MY COUSIN BRO I LOST IT IN THOSE DAYS I USED TO PLAY LOT OF DICE GAMES ON WEEKENDS WITH MY FRIENDS AND COUSINS. GAME OF BUSINESS WAS MY ALL TIME FAVOURITE.THOUGH I HAVE MANY DICE GAMES INCLUDING THE VERY FIRST ONE GIVEN TO SUMMERSPL1986 AS I MENSIONED ABOVE PAEIVEETAI WAS MY FAVOURITE I DONT WHY? I NEVER THOUGHT THESE MEMORABILIAS WOUID GET SUCH IMPORTENCE ANY WAY I LOVE TO SHARE THE SCANS OF THOSE MEMORABILIAS THROUGH TCU.

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