About 6 Years Back, Yours Truly Entered The Exciting World of Media in the 1st week of April & to Celebrate the occasion of the Anniversary, Here is a Special Post on the Advertisements that featured in TCU’s Favourite Comics. This Post is not an exhaustive one. And also the fact that need to be taken into consideration is that the Next Issue, Coming Soon. etc are not to be taken as Advertisements in the strictest way. Hence we are talking about only Commercial Campaigns and Not Cross Over Promotions.
To start with, here are some of the advertisements which featured in Lion Comics and Muthu Comics. Many ComiRades think that Commercial Ads never featured in Our beloved Publication and Mr Vijayan, Editor Of Prakash Publications, himself mentioned in one of the Interviews that they are not very good in Marketing. These Ads Are very rare and the brands mentioned over here are Local Brands.Apart from these, Commercial Ads featured very rarely and As General Elections are Coming in the Next Month, the Self-Proclaiming Ad of Prakash Publishers are apt one to feature in this Post.
Anil Anna (அணில் அண்ணா) is a Magazine which has Very good History among Tamil Children’s Magazine since Independence when they Had Mr Tamil Vaanan (தமிழ் வாணன்) himself as the Editor of the Magazine. Later On when the Magazine Ownership changed in the Later 70’s, Mr Puvi Vendhan (புவி வேந்தன்) became the Editor and the Publishers are None other than Mathi Nilayam (மதி நிலையம்) who were the Publishers of Mathi Comics (மதி காமிக்ஸ்). And again, this series got shelved and for the final time it was Revamped in 1987 when The Publisher was from the Union Territory of Pondicherry. Anil Anna is known for setting very high standards when it comes to publishing Children’s Magazine. This Particular Ad featured in the 2nd issue of Anil Anna in 1987.
|Shell Shampoo Ad In Lion Comics - பெர்முடா படலம்||Shell ShikaKai Ad in Lion Comics = துரத்தும் தோட்டா|
|Election Ad in Lion தங்க நகரம் & Muthu பச்சை வான மர்மம்||VST Group Corporate Ad in அணில் அண்ணா - Feb 1987|
Now, Dan Dare Collector’s Edition is available in Odyssey Book Shops in Chennai, And this brought in picture the Falcon Comics of the Mid 60’s when they were in publication with very high standards. Even though Yours Truly is Not is Possession of these wonderful books, It is tough to forget the Ad of Remi Oil featuring the then Upcoming Actress, Later On The Chief Minister Of the State Of Tamil Nadu Madam J.Jayalalitha.This Ad is the Replica of the Same One which featured in Falcon Comics and Thanks to Mr Saathaan (சாத்தான்) for sending this Ad.
|Former Chief Minister Of Tamil Nadu – Madam J Jayalalitha in Remi Hair Oil Ad in Falcon Comics Magazine Dated 1966|
And then Comes Indrajal Comics. As a Comics from the Times Group, this series had the Longest Run in the annals of Comics publication In India and got published 800+ issues over a period of 27 Years (Yours Truly is in the finalising stage of making a complete list of all the comics that got published, Date wise, in Both Tamil and English). They also had some of the memorable Advertisements such as the BSA SLR cycle ad (After which Yours Truly fought with parents to Buy the same Blue Colour Cycle), The Poppins Campaign, The SBI, LIC, Binaca etc etc. Kindly click and enlarge the Ads and Enjoy them as everyone of the ads featured here are wonderful piece of Nostalgia.
If Times Group is the Power House in the North, then The Thanthi Group can match them when it comes to regional Reach. They also had one of the Un-interrupted run of 500 issues of Comics Called Rani Comics and they also feature some of the memorable ads. Like the 1st one which features Actress Ramya Krishnan and also the Medimix Ad which also features her as the Model.
And Finally, here are some filler Commercials which are placed over here to provide an interest for the ComiRades. Does Anyone remember the Ads for Ding Dong and Mixture? they appeared in 3-4 books in the late 70’s and that was the only progress they have made. No Info apart from that.
This One Is an Exclusive One. Thanks to Mr Haja Ismail, TCU Has a Spread Promo Sheet for the promotion of James Bond Comics which was in Publication in 1987.Have a Look at this as this is part of Very Rare Comics Memorabilia.
|Secret Agent James Bond Comics Ad Material – Courtesy Mr Haja Ismail – Distributed to All Comics Dealers in 1987|
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