Tuesday, November 04, 2008

18 News 8: Chanda Mama + Amar Chitra Katha (in The Hindu) and Ka-Suvadi (in தின மணி)

Dear ComiRades,

Apologies from Yours truly for posting this with a Delay of 48 Hours. My Lap-Top and My Brand New Scanner let me down on my plans for an immediate update on these two news articles which appeared on Sunday's News Paper (2nd November 2008) related to comics. Here are they:

(1) Online Transformation of Chandha Mama (அம்புலி மாமா) and Amar Chitra Katha (அமர் சித்ரா கதா)
Kindly open the link and Read the article completely for yourself. Very Very informative, The Hindu Style. ComiRades may recollect that Yours Truly has already updated on the Online integration of Amar Chitra Katha on 24th September 2008 dated post itself. For those, who are short in Memory, Kindly Click Here.

Kindly become a Member of the Chanda Mama site so that you can receive their daily update of Jokes, Comics and stories everyday.

Source: The Hindu, English News Paper  

Dated: 2nd November 2008

Page Number: 13

Reference: &

Scan Courtesy: Avadi Venkateshwaran.

(2) Update & Interview on The Tamil Comics Initiative through a Web Portal Named Ka-Suvadi

This too has already been covered in this particular Blog through this Post.

Source: DinaMani Tamil News Paper's Supplement DinaMani Kathir 

  Dated: 2nd November 2008

  Number of Pages: 2 Pages


Scan Courtesy: Avadi Venkateshwaran.

As a Pattern, Yours Truly will Be Introducing / Highlighting Comics Houses in the cyberspace. Here is the latest entrant to the exciting world of Blogging:

Comics Pookal - காமிக்ஸ் பூக்கள்: This is a Very Recently Created Blog on Tamil Comics & Comics related subjects where you will get to know all the Creative Genius' of The Tamil Comics Field and loads of Information on Magazines Like அம்புலி மாமா, ரத்னா பால, பூந்தளிர், கோகுலம், சிறுவர் மலர், அணில் அண்ணா, பூந்தளிர் அமர் சித்திரக் கதைகள், Paico Classics etc. The person who is in charge of Tamil blog is None other than Mr Venkateshwaran. Kindly visit the Comics Garden by clicking here. Let me Put a Trailer for something which is going to happen very soon in this Blog: He is going to Post a Book which got published in Pre-Independence days. And he has that Book Cover-To-Cover. Wow. Happy Days are Ahead.

Well, that's all for the time being. 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 Widgets Section, Just above the followers link. The next New Review on this blog will be of Lion Comics Issue No 205 (எமனின் எல்லையில் - Tex Willer Adventure). However, the next Old Review Post will be on the 4th issue of James Bond Comics.

Thanks & Regards,

King Viswa.


  1. Good to see a revived media coverage for Chandamama and ACK's online presence.

    I had posted about Chandamama online presence in my blog sometime back, over here.

    There are some good collection items you can pick from there, and I wish all our comic stalwarts would make use of it.

    Rafiq Raja
    - "Comics, Comics, Everywhere"

  2. அய்யா,

    மிகவும் நன்று.

    ஆனால், இந்த க-Suvadi என்கிற இணைய தளத்தில் விஷ கிருமிகள் (Virus) பல உள்ளன, தயவு செய்து மக்களை அந்த தளத்திற்கு செல்ல வேண்டாம் என கூறுங்கள்.

    தகவலுக்கும் பதிவுக்கும் நன்றி.

    அம்மா ஆசை இரவுகள் விசிறி

  3. Hello,

    (1) these scans are not opening up.
    (2) The other site ka-suvadi is full of virusses.

    kindly take care of all these.

    i read your blog & hence it is your responsibility to ensure that you do not cause much damage to my PC.

    apart from all these, i do believe yours is the only blog on the news updation, content and nostalgia site for Tamil comics. why don't you try your hand with Tamil language?

    Ever Yours,

  4. From The Desk Of Rebel Ravi:


    This particular update on the comics news is, just as you have mentioned in the post itself, repetitive. Hence, there is nothing much to say other than appreciating you for bringing us into knowledge about the comics & related news.

    by the way, saw DRONA in DVD yesterday. it was not even an average film. the plot was basically borrowed from other films like phantom (the legacy), lord of the rings (ring there - amrut here), the mummy 1 (cult which keeps the secret), and many to which i failed to count.

    the most terrible fact is that i couldn't completely watch the movie and had to forward and forward the scnes to complete the DVD.

    Rebel Ravi,

    Change is the Only constant thing in this world.

  5. Dear vishwa,

    Dilwaale dulhaniya le jaayenge, hum dil de chukein sanam, hum aapki dil main rehtey hain, hum aapke hain kaun, roop ki rani & chooron ka raja, tu kiladi main anari, kiladiyonkan kiladi,etc.

    this is just to show that me also know hindi. Imagine if this is just a glimpse, then the total volume of my hindi knowledge.

    jokes apart, you are continuing your good work on the news updation, new comics review, nostalgia, trivia (what happened to the answers sir? who won), etc.

    all the best.

  6. I hope everyone had a chance to download the old chandamama issues from the archives at the Chandamama site.

    I see now that they have removed all the files except for some 3 years in the 50's.

  7. BN: ERB did alert me about the removal of the archives. Obviously, Chandamama would have recognized that this might be brooding all illegal file sharing. I didn't get time to download all, may be someone else would have done and might be sharing to others sooner.

    By the way, they are now slowly moving all their archives to QuickTime format.

    Rafiq Raja


  9. Hiya,

    Buddy you say that news for rani comics is also in your list by having the Header. Till now there is no update on Rani Comics.

    Anyways, am hoping against hope that you will start rani comics after you complete james bond comics.


  10. மொக்க பட சங்க தலைவருக்கு,
    நீங்க என்ன துரோணா பார்க்க சொல்லி எனக்கு துரோகம் செய்தீங்க. சரி, அத நான் மறந்துட்டு உங்களை க்வான்ட்ம் ஆப் சோலஸ் பார்க்க சொல்லி, விமர்சனம் செய்ய சொல்லுறேன். அத செஞ்சு நீங்க பண்ண பாவத்திற்கு பரிகாரம் தேடிக்கீங்க.

  11. Tamil: site does not exist.

    Rafiq: I don't think chandamama whould have had any concerns about illegal downloads as they are the ones who were providing the files for download to start with, anyway. I think they removed the content so that their reissue of the classics in the new glossy book will get some sales.

  12. SIR,




  13. vishwa Ji,

    Nice One on the news about comics blog. even on magazines like Uyirmmai, they write occasional articles on Comics. Have you tried them out? Check out for kanaiyaazhi as well.

    By the way, have you heard about Runaway Comics? while browsing, i came across this:

    This story line is very much related to us & even the poster looks very familiar.

    can you help out on this?

  14. You are doing a wonderful job.Please try to post the remaining pages of Vengala Silai marmam [By Mullai Thangarasan]

  15. Rafiq: Thanks for your visit. thanks for the additional info on Chandamama webiste. Yes,it was sad that they have removed some of the downloadable contents.

    அம்மா ஆசை இரவுகள்: Thanks for the visit & warning. Yes, there are some virus contents in the site of ka suvadi & i will make sure that the Bloggers & readers to take precautionary moves on that site.

    Anony - Ilavenil: Thanks for the visit & comments. Of late, Ayyampalayam Venki Sir & Rafiq also started updating of News paper articles on Comics and related stuff. kindly visit them as well. Yes sir, will try Tamil very soon.

    Rebel Ravi: Thanks for the effort that you made towards Drona. I Agree that it was not a great Movie. Anyway, my posting was all about the comics book of Drona and not about the film.

    Udhayam Sami: You are a Hindi Pundit. What can i say more apart from this?

    BN Usa: Thanks for the visit & comments sir. Yes, i do agree that the removal of the download's was something to do with the Classics issues.

    Tamil: Thanks for the visit & kindly note that your blog is no longer available.

    Blogger: Thanks for your continued support to us. Will start very soon on rani comics. Have collected all the data such as the original English issue, Scans of the all the covers of different versions, tamil issues, Reprints, Other publications prints, etc Kindly wait.

    Josh: Sir, am extremely sorry had i hurt your feelings by asking you to watch Drona. To make it even, i request you to watch the telugu Film " Hare Ram". Am yet to watch the Bond flick and going by the reviews, it seems that i was destined to be saved from this flick.

    VKS Sundhar: Thanks for your visit & Comments. Lion comics website is no longer active & you can cal them at 04562 - 272649 and request for subscription. You can always refer My Name for any clarification.

    Chezhi: Thanks for the visit & Sorry. The runaway comics is very new to me & will consult with our fellow bloggers on this and revert you.

    G.Nithish: Will update on the vengala silai marmam little bit later as it is a full length story of 3 pages each in all the editions of James bond comics.

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