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Friday, May 08, 2009

26 Bob Morane – A Treat for Fantasy Based Comics Lovers: Another Great Intro By S.Vijayan

Dear ComiRades,

As Recorded in the Previous Posts, This one is also in line to celebrate the 25th Year of Lion Comics Entry into Tamil Comics World. In other words, This July will mark the 25th Year of Editor S Vijayan’s Grand Entry into Tamil Comics and This Blog will celebrate that event by posting 25 Special Postings starting from May 1st. That is, 25 posts in the next 75 Days and we have posted two of them already.

Well, It’s a Known fact that TCU is obsessed with Numbers and Perfection. Comics Historians will mark certain Dates as Important Ones in the history of Tamil Comics. Dates such as Jan 15th 1972 (Launch of Muthu Comics), or the eventful day in July 1984 (Launch of Lion Comics), 15th Jan 1986 (Launch of Thigil Comics) etc. Now, Among all these Dates, there is one date which may miss Normal eyes. 29th September 1985 is the date and the Specialty of that date will be the discussed in the next Blog Post next week after a Special Post This Sunday.

Among the Characters Introduced by Editor S Vijayan, there are many which people will vividly recall without even thinking for a Nano-Second. But, there are certain characters which may not result in Top of the Mind Recall test. One such character is Bob Morane. Now, this 2nd World War RAF Pilot is one character who was marked to make his debut in Lion Comics as seen in this Advertisement which featured in Issue no 20 of Lion Comics. Nothing much was disclosed about this character. Many a ComiRade was wondering Like is he a Detective? Part of Any Elite Force?  Is He a Nomad who is in Search of Adventure? Is he Somebody who is searching the True meaning of Life?

Bob Morane is any and all of these.Born on 16th October,Bob Morane left Engineering in a Polytechnic to serve the nation in the 2nd world war. For An Ex RAF Pilot, Roger is an expert in many forms of Hand-to-Hand Combat as well as with weapons. He speaks a Wide Variety of Languages as well. One thing that is to be noticed is that he is Re-Christened as Sagasa Veerar Roger (An Adventurous Warrior Named Roger) சாகச வீரர் ரோஜர் in Tamil.

Lion Comics Issue No 20 – Africa Sadhi – Dated Dec 1985 – Forthcoming Series – Bob Morane The Standard Bob Morane Album’s Back Wrapper – Bob Morane’s Standard Pose
Lion Comics Issue No 20 Africa Sadhi Dated Dec 1985 Bob Morane ReChristened As Roger Standard Bob Morane Album Back Wrapper

Even though ear marked for Lion Comics, Editor S Vijayan (Considering the Genre of Stories) Launched him in Thigil Comics 7 months after the Advertisement. Now of all the 6 adventures featuring Bob Morane, you can see that twenty years is the time period that elapsed in between his 1st Story and his latest story.He is the Comprehensive List of Roger – Bob Morane in Tamil and the respective stories in French.

No

Comics

Issue

Issue

Title

Book Title In English
(Click Link for More Info)

Year

Author

Artist

1

Thigil Comics - திகில் காமிக்ஸ்

7

July 1986

Marma Kathi (Secret Sword)- மர்மக் கத்தி

Sword of Paladin

1967

Henri Vernes Gerald Forton

2

Thigil Comics - திகில் காமிக்ஸ்

32

Aug 1988

Thavalai Manidhanin Muthirai (Mark of Frogman)-தவளை மனிதனின் முத்திரை

Mark of the Toad

1979

Henri Vernes William Vance

3

Thigil Comics - திகில் காமிக்ஸ்

37

Apr 1989

Ratha Theevu (Island of Blood) - இரத்தத் தீவு

Seven Lead Crosses

1976

Henri Vernes William Vance

4

Lion Comics - லயன் காமிக்ஸ்

66

Jan 1990

Marma Kovil (Secret Temple) - மர்மக் கோவில்

Secret of 7 Temples

1968

Henri Vernes Gerald Forton

5

Muthu Comics-முத்து காமிக்ஸ்

226

Aug 1994

Nadakkum Silai Marmam (Mystery of Marching Statues)-நடக்கும் சிலை மர்மம்

Giants of Mu

1975

Henri Vernes William Vance

6

Lion Comics - லயன் காமிக்ஸ்

195

May 2006

Karuppu Kathiravan (Black Sun) - கருப்புக் கதிரவன்

Operation Black Night

1969

Henri Vernes William Vance

Bob Morane came into limelight through Novels in the early 1950’s as a RAF Pilot in the 2nd World war and After the war, Bob became a full-time explorer, freelance reporter and adventurer. The Novels started as a Straight Adventure stories and later on included elements of Espionage, Crime fiction, Treasure Hunting, Science Fiction and finally Fantasy. Most of the Bob Morane Stories start with the Plot line that he is travelling to some exotic location and Has to help out the needy (Invariably Beautiful females) or Someone seeking his help in a Dangerous mission.

Once the Fantasy Genre came into prominence, Bob became an Agent of Time Patrol, an organization from Earth's future that controls the time stream and stops time travelers from disrupting history (Similar theme can be found in Mandrake the Magician). Because of the reception, Bob Morane’s Stories remained loyal to the science fiction plotlines. The Ananke Series is widely considered as The Master Piece in the Science fiction from the Bob Morane Stories. The theme of the stories involved Bob Morane and Bill Ballantine finding themselves prisoners on a nightmarish, multi-leveled, other-dimensional world, and escape only after a series of harrowing adventures. It has since been revealed that the Ananké Saga was, in fact, ghost-written by Belgian writer Philippe Vandooren (who passed away in 2000) and who was a long-time editor-in-chief of the comics magazine Spirou.

Thigil Comics Issue 7 – Marma Kathi – Dated July 1986 – Bob Morane’s 1st Ever Story in Tamil Thigil Comics Issue 7 – Marma Kathi – Bob Morane’s 1st Ever Story in Tamil –1st Page – Billy?
Thigil Comics Issue No 7 Roger Marma Kathi Bob Morane Cover Thigil Comics Issue No 7 Roger Marma Kathi Bob Morane 1st Page

Corresponding Original –Sword of Paladin – Album Dated 1967 Cover - Reference

Corresponding Original –Sword of Paladin – Album Dated 1967-1st Page Reference

Bob Morane The Sword of Paladin Album 1969 Cover Bob Morane The Sword of Paladin Album 1969 1st Page

The Entry of Bob Morane to Tamil was through a Historical Fantasy which Involves professor Hunter’s Time Machine. Professor Hunter requests to test the Time Machine he invented and he wants to test drive it and as he is injured, He asks Roger and Bill. Later on that Night a Nameless Character sneaks into the machine and tries to start the machine. However, Roger has removed an Important key without which the engine will not start and hence he hides himself in the machine. Our friends travel to 14th century and there they are attacked by foxes and saved by a beautiful queen who is sorrow ridden. To clear the Family stigma, out adventurers travel to 778 BC and see the Heroic death of Roland and they inform about the traitors to king Charlemagne and as a prize, they get a Letter from the king clearing the  Name of the Yoland Family.

However, when they return to the Time Machine, they are attacked by the Thugs and the Nameless Villain takes the Key and when our friends gain consciousness, they find that the Time Machine is Gone. Not knowing how to get Back, they sleep for the night and when they wake up, they are in present day and as seen in the 1st page, Professor Hunter’s car entering their Home. They think it is a Collective dream only to Find the Sword of Paladin lying in the floor.(To Down Load this Adventure in French, Click HERE).

Thigil Comics No 32-Thavalai Manithanin Muthirai-Cover

Thigil Comics No 32-Thavalai Manithanin Muthirai-Page 1

Thigil Comics No 32-Thavalai Manithanin Muthirai-Page 2

Thigil Comics Issue No 32 Roger Thavalai Manidhanin Muthirai Bob Morane Cover Thigil Comics Issue No 32 Roger Thavalai Manidhanin Muthirai Bob Morane 1st Page Thigil Comics Issue No 32 Roger Thavalai Manidhanin Muthirai Bob Morane 2nd Page
Bob Morane-The Mark of the Toad-William Vance-1979 Album

Bob Morane-The Mark of the Toad-1979 Album-1st Page

Bob Morane-The Mark of the Toad-1979 Album-2nd Page

Bob Morane The Mark of Toad 1979 Cover Bob Morane The Mark of Toad 1979 1st Page Bob Morane The Mark of Toad 1979 Page 2

The response was mixed for the 1st adventure of Bob Morane and hence Editor put him in His Table and they remained there for more than 2 Years and when he made a comeback, it was a memorable one. Those days, the Editor Didn’t had a Editorial in Thigil comics and he Put a Special Box and requested the ComiRades to have a Closer look at the Pictures and he himself claimed that he hadn’t seen better pictures than This for a Long, Long time.

The Story Line was Thematic with Bob Morane’s. They come across a Girl walking under hypnotism and when they try to rescue her, they see Frog like creatures and leave the girl in her home and meet her father who happens to be an Advocate who is now turned into a Scientist. The Legend is that during the 1st Holy war, As the Villagers Killed Toad’s Daughter, he promised his vengeance on them before intervened by the King and Toad left that village and never to be seen again. Now, he has returned to wreck havoc to the village. However, there is a Sub Plot for this mystery and Bob Morane discovers that. The editor himself claimed that after Ric Hochet (Reporter Johnny), he found this story the toughest one to edit. To Down Load this story in French, Click HERE).

Thigil Comics No 37-Ratha Theevu-Dated Apr 1989-The 7 Lead Crosses-Cover

Thigil Comics No 37-Ratha Theevu-Dated Apr 1989-The 7 Lead Crosses-1st 3 Pages

Thigil Comics Issue No 37 Roger Ratha Theevu Bob Morane Cover  
Thigil Comics Issue No 37 Roger Ratha Theevu Bob Morane 1st Cover Thigil Comics Issue No 37 Roger Ratha Theevu Bob Morane 2nd page Thigil Comics Issue No 37 Roger Ratha Theevu Bob Morane 3rd page
Corresponding Original - Bob Morane 1976 Album–The 7 Lead Crosses–Cover Art By Vance

Corresponding Original - Bob Morane 1976 Album–The 7 Lead Crosses–1st Page

Bob Morane The 7 Lead Crosses 1976 Cover Bob Morane The 7 Lead Crosses 1976 1st Page

Encouraged by the positive response, The next Adventure of Bob Morane followed soon which also featured Vance’s Artwork. The story starts in Singapore - Asia where our friends are enjoying a break and in a local Bar they were forced to drink Whiskey which makes them to lose consciousnesses. Upon gaining it, they find themselves being Slaved by Captain Soldon who  plans to go for a treasure Hunt and requires man power and hence captures them along with many. They take out Jack from a Prison for he is the only person who knows where the treasure is. The Background story has links with Chinese Boxer rebellion in 1900 when a British Soldier Named Melony stealing the Chinese Royal Diamonds and stuffing them in 7 Lead crosses in order escape the preying eyes. They end up in a remote island  full of Man eating Bubbose’s.

Roger and Bill help Jack to escape from Soldon and they were captured by a Pirate Princess Li-Pin-Singh and they form a Unit and through many hardship, How they capture the diamonds in the end forms the rest of the story. To Download this story in French, Click HERE).

Lion Comics – Issue No 66 – Jan 1990 – Marma Kovil – The Secret of 7 Temples -Cover

Lion Comics – Issue No 66 – Jan 1990 – Marma Kovil – The Secret of 7 Temples –1st Page

Lion Comics Issue No 66 Marma Kovil Roger BobMorane Cover Lion Comics Issue No 66 Marma Kovil Roger BobMorane 1st Page

Corresponding Original – Bob Morane Album 1968 – The Secret of 7 Temples - Cover

Corresponding Original – Bob Morane Album 1968 – The Secret of 7 Temples – 1st Page

Bob Morane The Secret of the 7 Temples Album 1968 Cover Bob Morane The Secret of the 7 Temples Album 1968 1st Page

Even though Roger was slated to make his debut only in Lion Comics, His entry was in Thigil and he made his entry in lion comics exactly 4 years after his advertisement. The story begins with the protest from a News Paper Reporter Named Roselyn about her room and our friends help her out by swapping the rooms. Because of the Change, an aide of hers visits Roger in critical condition and informs about a potential danger and hands over a map. He was Supposed to meet her. And as usual, the adventure begins and our friends along with the reporter find out the secret of the 7 temples and as it turns out, Roman Orgonetz is the Man behind this. Now, Orgonetz is another one of Bob’s Famed Enemies who cross his path often. It is to be noted that Later on Orgonetz Joins SMOG as well. This is the 2nd and potentially last one of Gerald Forton drawn story to appear in Tamil Comics.

Muthu Comics – Issue No 226 – Dated Aug 1994 – Nadakkum Silai Marmam Cover

Muthu Comics – Issue No 226 – Dated Aug 1994 – Nadakkum Silai Marmam – 1st two Pages

Muthu Comics Issue No 226 Roger Nadakkum Silai Marmam Bob Morane Cover Muthu Comics Issue No 226 Roger Nadakkum Silai Marmam Bob Morane 1st Page

Corresponding Original – Bob Morane Album Dated 1975 – The Giants of Mu - Cover

Corresponding Original – Bob Morane Album Dated 1975 – The Giants of Mu – 1st Page

Bob Morane The Giants of Mu Album 1975 Cover Bob Morane The Giants of Mu Album 1975 1st Page

The Next appearance of Roger was in Muthu Comics what counts to be His only adventure in Muthu Comics.Yours Truly was Bowled over by the Cover art itself. The Plot Lines of Bob Morane can be compared with Martin Mystery in terms of Mixing with Historical events and giving a new meaning to them. (And Also the fact that both of them visited kolkatta, In fact Bob Morane has a friend in Kolkatta Police Chief, Mr Singh). This particular story involves how the Giant statues of Ester Island appeared (Just like the explanation given in Martin Mystery for Stone Hench). It is a Complete Fantasy and the lukewarm response by the ComiRades may have disheartened the Editor and as a result of this, he forced Bob Morane to remain in his Table rather than in the Book shops. To Download this Story in French Version, Click HERE).

Latest Bob Morane Adventure in Lion Jolly Special Issue No 195 – Dated May 2006–Title Page

Lion Jolly Special Issue No 195 – Karuppu Kathiravan -Dated May 2006–1st Page

Lion Comics Issue No 195 Roger Karuppu Kathiravan BobMorane Title Page Lion Comics Issue No 195 Roger Karuppu Kathiravan BobMorane 1st Page

Corresponding Original – Bob Morane 1969 Album – Operation Black Knight - Cover

Corresponding Original – Bob Morane 1969 Album – Operation Black Knight – 1st Page

Bob Morane Opearion Black Knight Album 1969 Cover Bob Morane Opearion Black Knight Album 1969 1st Page

Well, the rights for this story was bought in 1985, along with others, and they were translated and edited then itself. However as the storyline was considered Too Sci-Fi then and was lying in the Editor’s Table for Years as it will be tough to publish this story in a One Off Book and he was waiting for a Special issue so that he can club it with the other stories. And, he waited for 21 years and it got published in the Lion Jolly Special in 2006.

This Story Makes the Debut of the International Spy Cartel SMOG and their Beautiful and Deadly Leader Miss Ylang-Ylang (Pronounced as Long Long-Who is secretly in Love with Bob Morane) to Tamil ComiRades. The story line is something like this: Roger and Bill are Contacted by Sirilla through Telepathy to help her entire race from getting destructed along with Earth. Sirilla belongs to an Alien civilisation which is well in advance when compared to Planet earth in technology and they have Made a Rocket Named as Chevalier Noir – Black Knight (Changed as Black Sergeant in Tamil) which should be destroyed in order to save earth. SMOG also interprets these Telepathic conversations and soon a Two way race begins to capture Black Knight. This process involves our heroes turning into Super men by acquiring super powers and in the end they succeed in their mission. The Climax is a CHILLING one, to say the least.

The Bob Morane Book which was Not Published in Lion Comics – Circa 1991 – Marana Yathirai

Corresponding Original – Bob Morane 1977 – Album – Temple of Dinosaurs

Lion Comics UnPublished Title Roger Marana Yarthirai Bob Morane Muthu Comics UnPublished Marana Yathirai Cover Reference Panel 1 Muthu Comics UnPublished Marana Yathirai Cover Reference Panel 2 Bob Morane Temple of the Dinosaurs Cover

Now, Every one knows that TCU Provides such information that will be a surprise to many. Here is one such piece. Around 1991, Prakash Publishers Planned to release an Album of Bob Morane and even the Cover was also got printed. However, for reasons known to the Editor, This one never saw the Day Light. However, this Book deserves a Special place in the history as the artwork was ASSISTED by Coria for the 1st time. ComiRades may Recall the Cover Design with the Tex Willer Starring Ratha Muthirai. (This French Book can be downloaded by clicking HERE).

The Creators Behind Bob Morane and their respective links: (Now, then. Vance deserves a Individual Blog Post of His Own and hence we will discuss about him later on).

Henri Vernes (Not Related with Jules Verne) was a School Drop Out at 16 and Lived a Life in the way he wanted ever after. He fell in Love with a Chinese Woman (Yes, WOMAN) and at the age of 19 travelled with her to China and you can relate the Chinese origins for his plot line to this visit. When he came back, he married a Diamond cutter’s Daughter and moved from Paris to Belgium in between serving his nation during the 2nd world war in the intelligence division (And thus the Espionage Plotlines). in 1953, His story in Morabout  Junior was an instant Hit (Conquerors of the Everest) and he started his Bob Morane Saga the very next month.

That Started the Great Run for Henri Vernes and Bob Morane and ended in 1977 in the publishing Crisis when Morabout junior was closed. Ironically the last adventure was Bob Morane in Bermuda Triangle.After that also Vernes went on writing. Later on in the 80’s he started the Adult based Novels with a Central Character Don and he wrote those novels under the Name Jacques Colombo and when Flueve Noir Picked Up the rights for Bob Morane in 1988, he recycled some of the Plots from Don to Bob Morane in Comics form.

  Henri vernes William Vance Photo Gerald Forton
Description Author of Bob Morane Character Artist for Bob Morane Comics Artist for Bob Morane Comics
Pseudonym Henri Vernes (And a Dozen others) William Vance Forton
Full Name Charles-Henri-Jean-Dewisme William Van Custem Gerald Forton
Nationality Belgium Belgium France
Age 91 (16th October 1918) 74 (8 September 1935) 78 (10th April 1931)
Info Links (Bob Morane) BioGraphy, WikiPedia WikiPedia, Lambiek, Works Lambiek Link, Official Site
Works Bob Morane, Don Bruno Brazil, Bob Morane, XIII, Blueberry Bob Morane, Tiger Joe, He Man, Jonah Hex
Famous For Bob Morane XIII Bob Morane & Tiger Joe

Bob Morane Character was Drawn by as many as 5 different artists.Even though Gerald Forton was the one who gave a “Niche” look to Bob Morane, It was the 18 Albums drawn by William Vance that are most sought after by the ComiRades all over the world. When Vance was spreading his Wings, He introduced his Brother in Law Felicisimo Coria (Whose Style is Inspired on Vance – Obviously). Here is a Comparative Look at the various style of all the artists:

Dino Attanasio’s Bob Morane Art

Gerald Forton’s Bob Morane Art

William Vance’s Bob Morane Art

Coria’s Art (Vance’s Brother in Law)

Leclercqs Bob Morane Art

Dino Attanasio Style 1 Gerald Forton Style William Vance Style Coria Style Leclercq Style

Bob Morane was in His peak during the early 60’s and there was even a Full length feature film was made titled L'Espion aux Cent Visages (The Spy with a Hundred Faces) which had Jacques Santer taking the mantle of Bob Morane for the 1st Time ever in Screen. This film was directed by Fannoy and a Special Screening was made on 8th Jan 1961 & this remains the only ever screening of the film as it was destroyed in the fire later on.

Bob Morane Novel

Magazine

TV Series

Radio Drama Series

Animation

Video Games

Bob Morane Novel Marabout Junior Logo French Actor Claude Titre in Bob Morane TV Series in 1963 1 Bob Morane Radio Series Bob Morane Animated Version 1998 26 episodes each of 24 minutes Bob Morane Game
*Written by Henri Vernes
* Started writing in 1943
* Morane Started in 53
*Don was recycled later
* Info Link = Novels
* Started 16th Mar 1953
* The Infernal Valley–1st Week
* Continues till Closure in 1977
* Total = 142 Weeks

* Info Link = Magazine
* Started 28th Mar 1965
* 26 Episodes of 30 Min’s
* Screenplay = J.M Arlaud
* Bob Morane = Claude Titre
* Info Link = TV Series
* 5 Different Radio Series
* 1st One Started in 1960
* Screenplay = Jean Maurel
* Bob Morane = Jean Berger
* Info Link = Radio Series
* 2 Seasons of 13 Episodes
* Started in 1998 (Total=26)
* French-Canadian Make
* All are Based on Comics
* Info Link =Animated Series
* Started in Nov 1987
* Monthly 1 Game=4 Months
* 4 Sets of Games were made
* Made By InfoGrames Co.
Info Link = Video Games

As Mentioned in May Day Post, The Next TCU Post will be about a Never Before, Never after incident in the entire History of Tamil Comics and ComiRades need to wait till Sunday to Read that. However, Similar Incidents Have occurred in U.K Based Comics Publications more than Half a Dozen Times.

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 section or Click Here.

Thanks & Regards,
King Viswa.

26 comments:

  1. Interesting content. When you get a chance, also write about other old Tamil comics also.
    Keep up the good work.

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  2. விஸ்வா,

    பாப் மொரானை நான் கண்டறிந்தது கறுப்புக் கதிரவன் கதை மூலமாகவே. அதன் பின் அவரின் தொகுப்பொன்றை எடுத்துப் படித்த போது தொடர முடியாமல் பாதியிலேயே வைத்து விட்டேன். ஆனால் தமிழ் காமிக்ஸ் ரசிகர்களிற்கு அவர் 23 வருடங்களிற்கு முன்பாக அறிமுகமான போது அவர் ஏற்படுத்தியிருக்க கூடிய அதிர்வை எண்ணிப் பார்க்கிறேன்.

    கறுப்புக் கதிரவனிற்கு கிடைத்த வரவேற்பின் பின் ஆசிரியர் பாப் மொரான் கதைகளை வெளியிடுவாரா என்பதற்கு எதிர் காலம் தான் பதில் கூற வேண்டும்.

    தவளை மனிதனின் முத்திரை கதையின் பிரென்ச்சு ஆல்பத்தின் அட்டை சிறப்பாக உள்ளது. நடக்கும் சிலை மர்மம், ரத்த முத்திரை ஆகிய கதைகளின் அட்டைகளும் கவர்கின்றன.

    தமிழில் வெளியாகியுள்ள கறுப்பு வெள்ளைப் பக்கங்கள் கதையின் மர்மத்திற்கு சற்று கூடுதல் சுவையைத் தருவதாக நான் உணர்கிறேன்.

    மொரானின் ஒவிய ஒப்பீடு நன்றாக இருக்கிறது. பொர்ட்டொன் அவரை வரைந்த விதத்தில் ஒர் விபரிக்க முடியாத இளமைத் துள்ளல் தெரிகிறது.

    திரைப்படம் பற்றிய தகவலிற்கு ஒர் ஷொட்டு.

    சிறப்பான தகவல்கள், அருமையான வடிவமைப்பு, அழகான படங்கள். தேடல் வியர்க்கும் எழுத்து என வழமையான விஸ்வா. இன்னம் 22 பதிவுகளும் இவை போன்றே அமைந்திட என் கட்சி சார்பில் வாழ்த்தி விடை பெறுகிறேன்.

    பிரதமர் ஜோஸ் வாழ்க. அவர் அன்புத் தங்கை கர்லா புருணி வாழ்க !!!

    உற்சாகத்துடன் தொடருங்கள்.

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  3. விஸ்வா,

    நல்ல முயற்சி.

    this is the first time am seeing some of the covers. never saw marma kathi. thanks for the same. and also for the downlaods.

    i have read the last 2 issues and thought they were not upto the mark. what about the other stories? are they also like this?

    here i have a major question: many people may not like rip kirby and mandrake stories. but i have read so many of their stories in english which were master class in comics scripts.

    does the fault lie with the story selection and hinting the bug to the editor? if you or some one can answer this, i will be happy.

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  4. by the way, how do you have all these covers of the books which never got published?

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  5. //That is, 25 posts in the next 75 Days//

    வாழ்த்துக்கள் தல...,

    இது மிகப் பெரிய கடினமான பணி..


    அற்பணிப்பு உணர்வுமிக்க உங்களால் கண்டிப்பாக முடியும். அனைத்துப் பதிவுகளையும் எதிர்பார்க்கிறோம்

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  6. பாப் மொரேன் கார்ட்டூன் சுட்டி டிவியில் ஒளிபரப்பாகி வருகிறது! கண்டு மகிழுங்கள்!

    தலைவர்,
    அ.கொ.தீ.க.

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  7. //Bob Morane is any and all of these.Born on 16th October,Bob Morane left Engineering in a Polytechnic to serve the nation in the 2nd world war. For An Ex RAF Pilot, Roger is an expert in many forms of Hand-to-Hand Combat as well as with weapons. He speaks a Wide Variety of Languages as well. One thing that is to be noticed is that he is Re-Christened as Sagasa Veerar Roger (An Adventurous Warrior Named Roger) சாகச வீரர் ரோஜர் in Tamil.//




    ஒரு காமிக் பாத்திரத்திற்குப் பின்னால் இவ்வளவு பெரிய நிகழ்வுகள் நான் அறியாதது

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  8. //Henri Vernes (Not Related with Jules Verne) was a School Drop Out at 16 and Lived a Life in the way he wanted ever after. He fell in Love with a Chinese Woman (Yes, WOMAN) and at the age of 19 travelled with her to China and you can relate the Chinese origins for his plot line to this visit. When he came back, he married a Diamond cutter’s Daughter and moved from Paris to Belgium in between serving his nation during the 2nd world war //




    இந்தக் கதையே ஒரு சினிமாவுக்குரிய திருப்பங்களுடன் இருக்கே தல..,

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  9. ஓட்டுப் போட்டாச்சு தல.,

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  10. this comparison of artwork is good.

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  11. very good item on roger.

    kindly write aout tex villar also.

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  12. the 1st link itself contains all the 46 comics in french.

    thanks a lot. the stories got good rating.

    giants of mu: 7.5/10 (http://74.125.153.132/translate_c?hl=en&sl=nl&u=http://www.stripinfo.be/strip.php%3Fstrip%3D4967&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dbob%2Bmorane%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26start%3D280&rurl=translate.google.co.in&usg=ALkJrhjNZnMKdnDCtbZfGYgUn9txtigbxA)

    seven lead crosses: 7.42/10 (http://74.125.153.132/translate_c?hl=en&sl=nl&u=http://www.stripinfo.be/strip.php%3Fstrip%3D4969&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dbob%2Bmorane%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26start%3D280&rurl=translate.google.co.in&usg=ALkJrhgQ2HvvaibUK2WR63y_Q-f0vrB7pw)

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  13. Hi Viswa,
    I like William Vance’s art work rather than stories. We are very lucky to have such a nice artwork in Tamil.
    Viswa - Any special post regarding election time?

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  14. Hi Viswa, Thanks for the this nice info. Today's before only i got change to read Nadakkum Silai Marmam.

    Marma Kathi... yea.. i remember this one alos. I read this almost 23 years before... also i remember some pages...

    And remaining sotroes, i dont remeber whether i read or not... may be i read it.....

    First time(?) u r providing links also....

    we can see, bob more is look like XIII because it is drawn by William Vance....

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  15. விஸ்வா!

    லயன் குழுமத்தால் வெளியிடப்பட்ட பாப் மொரானின் எல்லா இதழ்களையும் படித்திருந்தாலும் அவற்றில் நீங்கள் குறிப்பிட்டுள்ள விஷயங்களை இப்போதுதான் கவனிக்கிறேன். இனி உங்களுடைய உழைப்பை பாராட்ட வார்த்தைகளுக்கு பஞ்சம் ஏற்பட்டுவிடும் போலிருக்கிறது. அசாத்திய முயற்சி. படிப்பதற்கே நிறைய நேரம் தேவைபடுகிறது போது படைக்க எவ்வளவு நேரத்தை செலவிட்டிருப்பீர்கள். அதுவும் 75 நாட்களில் 25 பதிவுகள் என்பது... சாமீ... பின்னோட்டம் போட எனக்கு நேரம் இருக்குமா என்று தெரியவில்லை..!

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  16. விஸ்வா,

    பாப் மொறேன் கதைகளை படித்து நான் பல முறை கடுப்பாகி இருக்கிறேன். ஆனால், இந்த ரத்த தீவு, தவளை மனிதனின் முத்திரை மற்றும் மர்ம கத்தி ஆகிய மூன்று மட்டுமே இவர் கதைகளில் தேறும். மற்றவை எல்லாம் காதுல பூ ரகம்தான்.

    விஜயன் அவர்கள் ரசனை சில நேரங்களில் மாறுபடும் என்பதற்கு ரிப் கிர்பி, மாண்ட்ரேக், மற்றும் பாப் மொறேன் ஆகிய மூவருமே நல்ல உதாரணங்கள் (ரிப் கிர்பி கதைகளில் கொலைக்கரம் ஒரு மாஸ்டர் பீஸ் - மறக்காமல் படியுங்கள்).

    வெள்ளிவிழா பதிவுகள் நல்ல முயற்சி. நானும் என் பங்கிற்கு ஏதாவது செய்ய இயலுகிறேன்.

    புலா சுலாகி,
    கவலைக்கேது நேரம், குறுகிய வாழ்வில்.

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  17. just some statistics for the post:(as you are obsessed with numbers)

    >39 links leading to further information
    >45 scans in this post
    >3 photos
    >1short biography of author
    >6 stroy synopsis'

    and my comment was 750th comment in your blog.

    புலா சுலாகி,
    கவலைக்கேது நேரம், குறுகிய வாழ்வில்.

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  18. **"One of the longest and most popular juvenile adventure series in the world, The basic concept was pure adventure: Bob Morane is a retired French air force major and WWII air force hero (in the RAF) with the rank of Commandant (Major?). He was born on 16 October 1926. He lives on the Quai Voltaire in Paris but also owns a country estate in the Dordogne, a palazzo in Venice and the hidden valley of the Blue Lake in the Andes. His friend and regular sidekick is a tough, burly scotsman, Bill Ballantine, who owns a chicken ranch in Scotland. Together, they fight evil throughout the world, sometimes in space and even through time itself.Some of their allies and recurring character include: CIA spymaster Herbert Gaines; kindly Professor Aristide Clairambart, an archeolist specialised in dead civilizations; spunky investigative reporter Sophia Paramount; the head of the Time Patrol, Colonel Graigh; Sir Archibald Baywater, the Head of Scotland Yard; and the Yellow Shadow's own niece, Tania Orloff, in love with Bob"

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  19. Hi viswaji, very good post. i havn't read Marma Kathi. U can download 2 Bob Morane comics in the following link.

    http://rs128.rapidshare.com/files/32685084/bob_morane-01-operation_chevalier_noir.cbr
    http://rapidshare.com/files/32685540/bob_morane-13-die_sieben_bleikreuze.cbr

    Mariyappan.S

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  21. hi great blog.

    Is there any place I can download these as comic book version

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  22. //Anonymous said..
    hi great blog.

    Is there any place I can download these as comic book version//

    Hi,
    If it in the French language, all these books have download links in the post itself.

    As for as Tamil versions are considered, A Big NO is the answer.

    Thanks for the comment.

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  23. I'd like to get these comics ! If you can help me, contact Alain there :
    alain.suchyj@wanadoo.fr
    Thanks in advance.

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  24. This post couldn't be more on the money!!!

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