Hopefully The New Year has been good to you all. Always a New Beginning Makes us to feel much better and let us hope for the best from 2009. Queries were coming Left, Right and Center in spite of My request of Not to ask on the "New" set of Tamil Comics, which i predicted will make their "Possible" Debut in this particular Year.
Here is the News Update on the Comics Front which may be Interesting to all of TCU Readers. First among the equals is the article on Muthu Fan (முத்து விசிறி) which got published in Deccan Chronicle (Daily News Paper Which Gets printed in Chennai having H.O in A.P) on last Wednesday. The article got published in "Chennai Chronicle" on Page No 26. Unlike the Other D.C Articles, this one was written well and, Surprise - Surprise, Has the author's Name on the article as well. Mr Bijoy Bharathan Has penned this articular Article in a nice way and let us hope that he writes many of such articles in future.
MuthuFan Was not available to comment and once he comes back from the Family vocation, TCU will have the updating part as well. This cross reference is to make sure that Deccan Chronicle does not repeat what they have done in July 2008. This article also reveals that How our MuthuFan got inspired by reading Tamil Comics. The portion of the article in which MuthuFan gets mentioned is Highlighted by TCU to make it easy for the ComiRades.
The Second Article is is about what we can expect from the Year 2009 (Sort of the Predictions made by TCU in the last post) whereby they have mentioned about the Graphic Novel Version of Chennai Based Visionary Author and Creator Mr Gaman's on Gandhi. Interesting. TCU will have a Update on this as well with a Possible interview in the near future. This particular Article also appeared on 31st Dec 2008's Chennai Chronicle page No 26.
The Next article appeared in Time Of India on 2nd Jan 2009 on Page 8 of the Supplementary Chennai Times. This was about the Book from Chandamama. Ramayana - ராமாயணம் is brought back to life in an illustrated form by the famed Chennai based Publishing house. The price appears quite nice on the fact that it is a complete book without any parts/sequels. TCU Has covered News Articles on Chandamama earlier as well and Click Here to have a look on the previous Media articles relating to Chandamama. Chandamama, one hopes, will also provide a complete edition of the popular stories on "Vikram and Vetal - விக்ரமனும் வேதளமும்" and "Mahabharat - மஹாபாரதம்" in the near future.
The Next one in the long list of articles based on Comics is from The Indian Express where they have a reference article which is connected with the latest post of Mr Kanavugalin Kadhalan (கனவுகளின் காதலன்). Yes, it is about Movies based on Comics and There is this talk about Watchmen, the 1986 epic which is about to get released as a Movie in March 2009.
TCU Will do a Complete Review of the Movie as and when it hits the Indian Theatres in This Quarter. Good Times are here again for all the comics Fans who love their movies made out of their favourite books.
Then the other scan is about the reviews of other comics such as Lone Ranger (Who is known to all of us through Rani Comics As Mugamoodi Veeran Billy - முகமூடி வீரன் பில்லி), Red Sonja, Scream Queen, Jack of Fables and the much acclaimed Silver fish.
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 Widget in the sidebar. The next Old Review Post will be on the 6th issue of James Bond Comics (Pending - Apologies as TCU Has Missed the Book). TCU Will be back another post on Wednesday with an interesting topic which will make the old timers happy.
Once again TCU Wishes all the readers a Happy and Wonderful New Year.
Thanks & Regards,