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Monday, May 23, 2011

27 TCU Presents . . . 02: New Comics Intro - Euro Books – Phantom Daily Strips–24 Books வேதாளன்-முகமூடி வீரர் மாயாவி

Dear ComiRades,

Welcome back to TCU. Let us shuffle our memory cards and get back to the Chennai Book Fair 2011 post in TCU. At that time itself TCU has mentioned about the brand new Commando Comics and though it was well known to us, we kept the trade secret of the Phantom comics in waiting. Yes, TCU knew in 1st hand that Euro Books are about to publish the Phantom series in India with stories which were never ever published (in a book format, in colour). Since then, every time TCU paid a visit to the book shops (Which happens to be twice in a week), the only look was to know about the availability of Phantom series from Euro Books. Though we know that once they are packed, they will be sent to us, even before they reach the book shops. Still, TCU was waiting eagerly. And then, last fortnight, Yours truly received a call right in the middle of a meeting. As it was a call much awaited, Yours truly excused from the meeting and attended the call and got the news.

let’s get straight to the point – Phantom is back in India. Yes, Phantom is now available in New Comics Books in India and across the world. Thanks to Mr Om Prakash of Euro Books, TCU has got hold of the latest set of 24 books even before they reached the shops in Tamil Nadu. Old timers may recall that when the news about the Drona comics was known, it was Mr Om who delivered the book to us even before it reached the bookshops such as Landmark, Odyssey, etc. Even now, we have received a full set from him much earlier than they have reached the shops (Only this week the shops are showcasing these books).

Each one of the book is a compilation from the Daily strips and they are in multi colour and packaged amazingly with very good paper quality. They are also priced rightly. Initially they were priced at INR 55 per book. Later on, They revised the pricing and got it rounded off to INR 50 per book. This price is very much acceptable for a multi colour book in B-5 Size with a an average Page count of 84 (12 Books are 96 Pagers and the remaining 12 are 72 pagers). Here are the scans of Book 1 from this series which is the only one penned by Lee Falk before his demise. The 1st page of the story and the last page of the story are also provided to have a clear view of the printing quality.

Euro Books Book No 1 The Dakk Pirates

Euro Books Book No 1 The Dakk Pirates 1st Page

Euro Books Phantom Series Back Cover

Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 1 The Dakk Pirates Cover Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 1 The Dakk Pirates 1st Page Euro Books Phantom Series Back Cover

Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 1 The Dakk Pirates Page 01
Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 1 The Dakk Pirates Last Page

Though these books are dated as 2010 in the credits page, They were made to available for sales only from April 2011. Here is the complete index of all the stories and the creators info. Thanks to Steve Cottle and his wonderful Site, we have got the complete index. Here is the Link to Steve’s Site: I Love Comix

The Complete Index of the Euro Books – The Phantom Daily Strips series – Euro Books Dated 2010 – On Stands April 2011
The Phantom Series Euro Books 2011 Complete Index

Note: There are certain books which end before the total number of pages mentioned in the index. For Example, the last book has a total number of pages of 96. However, the story ends in page 81 itself. To maintain the continuity with the number of pages, the publishers have included the preview of other phantom stories as fillers for the remaining pages. Hence in the last book, we have the preview of The locus God (8 Pages) and the Secret Temple of Eden (7 Pages).

Behold, here is the complete cover gallery of all the 24 Euro books in the Phantom series. Those residing in Tamil Nadu, here is the contact Number of Mr Om Prakash (Mobile:09383588878 & Mail id: ompra_73@yahoo.com). Those in India, Kindly click on the Contact page to get the contact details of Euro Books to buy this wonderful set.

Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 1 The Dakk Pirates Cover Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 2 The Ghost Wall Cover Euro Books Phantom Series Book 3 The Treasure Hunters Cover
Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 1 The Dakk Pirates Cover Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 2 TheGhost Wall Cover Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 3 The Treasure Hunters Cover
Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 4 The Secret City Cover Euro Books Phantom Series Book 5 The Valley of Gorilla Man Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 6 Ghost Quest Cover
Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 4 The Secret City Cover Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 5 The Valley of Gorilla Man Cover Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 6 Ghost Quest Cover
Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 7 Ghost Pirates Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 8 The Animal Collector Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 9 The Immortal Man
Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 7 Ghost Pirates Cover Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 8 The Animal Collector Cover Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 9 The Immortal Man Cover
Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 10 Jungle Mystery Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 11 The Hit Men Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 12 The Connoisseurs
Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 10 Jungle Mystery Cover Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 11 The Hit Men Cover Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 12 The Connoisseurs Cover
Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 13 The Viper God Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 14 The Locust God Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 15 Stripes
Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 13 The Viper God Cover Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 14 The Locust God Cover Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 15 Stripes Cover
Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 16 U Boat Mystery Euro Books Phantom Series Book  17 Secret Temple of Eden Euro Books Phantom SerieBook No 18 The Crime Apprentices
Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 16 U Boat Mystery Cover Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 17 Secret Temple of Eden Cover Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 18 The Crime Apprentices Cover
Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 19 The Challenge Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 20 The Return of Chatu Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 21 The Doorman
Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 19 The Challenge Cover Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 20 The Return of Chatu Cover Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 21 The Doorman Cover
Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 22 The Jungle Gang Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 23 Ordeal At Sea Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 24 Graffitti
Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 22 The Jungle Gang Cover Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 23 Ordeal At Sea Cover Euro Books Phantom Series Book No 24 Graffitti Cover

As in the case of the regular posts, here are the details of the creator details of these stories. Some of these creators’ photos are not available online considering the fact that Phantom happens to be the most well known comic character across the globe.

Photo Tony De Paul   Olesen   Paul Ryan
Description Author – Phantom Daily Strips Author – Phantom Daily Strips Artist (Penciller) for Phantom Strips Artist (Inker) for Phantom Strips Artist (Penciller & Inker) for Phantom Strips
Pseudonym/Sign De Paul Reimerthi Olesen Williams Ryan
Full Name Tony De Paul Claes Reimerthi George Olesen Keith Williams Paul C Ryan
Nationality American Swedish American American American
Age 57 56 (D.O.B: 12th Jan 1955) 87 (Dec 1924) 54 (D.O.B: 16th Sep 1957) 61 (D.O.B: 23rd Sep 1949)
Info Links Wiki Page
Phantom Wiki
Interview
Total Story Index
Wiki Page
Swedish Wiki
Home Page
Interview
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Lambiek

Wiki Page Link
Phantom Wiki
Total Story Index
Wiki Link for Ryan
King Features Link
Lambiek Link
Home Page
Daily Ink Link

News for the Tamil Comics Fans: There is a good news waiting in the wings for the Tamil Comirades. Very Soon (In fact, very, very soon) we are going to read these absolutely wonderful stories in our own Language – Tamil. Yes sir, that is going to happen. A Well known Publisher (An old friend of Yours truly) has recently acquired the rights to publish these in Tamil and this is the 1st time that he is venturing into Comics/Graphic Novels. As this involves lots of trade risk, TCU is holding the name of the publisher for the time being. However, you’ll get to know that news officially very soon and that will also be posted in TCU as well. Remember, you read it first here.

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 Blog.

Thanks & Regards,

King Viswa.

27 comments:

  1. அருமையான தகவல் விஸ்வா.... மீண்டும் மாயாவியின் குகைக்கு ஒரு சுற்றுப்பயணம்

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  2. ஆகா தமிழில் வரபோவது என்பது மற்றுமொரு அருமையான தகவல்

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  3. மீ த பஸ்ட் செகண்ட் , தேர்டு அண்ட் போர்த்

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  4. Hello sir, thats a great news for Phans like us...The Ghost who walks is finally stepping back...brilliant...and let me tell you - the way you build up suspense by making some half announcement can put good suspense writers to shame...wont ask you for details...but will wait for your next post! Hail King Viswa!

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  5. நடுராத்தியிலும் வந்துட்டோம்ல

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  6. Excellent news to all the comics lovers across the world.

    I believe that this is the 1st time these daily strips are being published as a complete book in colour. this information needs to be be promoted.

    Those who are in Twitter and Face Book, kindly pass the info to your friends.

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  7. Hey, the official Euro books site doesn't have a news on this books. Hence, officially you are the one who broke the news over here.

    Thanks. will be buying my collection within 2 days and will put a review post in my site as well.

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  8. சூப்பர் நியூஸ். வேதாளர் மறுபடியும் தமிழில் புதிய கதைகளுடன் வருகிறார் என்பதே ஒரு நல்ல தகவல். ஆவலுடன் எதிர்பார்க்கிறேன். செய்திகளை முந்திக்கொண்டு தந்து விட்டீர்கள். நன்றி.

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  9. கடைசியாக வேதாளரின் கதைகள் தமிழில் வந்து கிட்ட தட்ட பத்து வருடங்களுக்கு மேலே ஆகி விட்டதல்லவா?

    கடைசியாக ராணி காமிக்ஸில் தானே வேதாளர் கதைகள் வந்தன?

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  10. buy it online here: http://www.indiaplaza.com/phantom-mini-series-24-titles/books/ebkph24col.htm

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  11. Hi Anna,

    Nice Information (Is there any chance of tamil comics release).

    Anna pls send me the Irattai Vettaiyar Links and Thanga Kallarai - 1. (Sorry for the inconvenience anna).

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  12. விஸ்வா,

    தகவலை விரைவாக அறியத்தந்தமைக்கு நன்றி நண்பரே.

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  13. Good News. What about Lion Comics? Any news ?

    Please send me "Irattai Vettaiyar Links" to mss230479@gmail.com

    Mariyappan S

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  14. விஸ்வா!
    வேதாளனின் கதைகள் தமிழில் புத்தம் புதிதாய் வருவது குறித்து மெத்த மகிழ்ச்சி. லயன் குழுமத்தில் சமீபத்தில் புதிய இதழ்கள் ஏதேனும் வந்துள்ளதா?

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  15. வெல்கம் பேக் வேதாளரே,
    \\லயன் குழுமத்தில் சமீபத்தில் புதிய இதழ்கள் ஏதேனும் வந்துள்ளதா? \\

    எனக்கும் அதே கேள்விதான்.

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  16. நல்ல தகவல். ஹிக்கின்பாதம்ஸ் புத்தகசாளையிலும் இந்த புத்தகம் கிடைக்கிறது. இன்றுதான் வாங்கினேன்.

    Naresh.

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  17. ஹாய் விஷ்வா,
    காமிக்ஸ் வறட்சியில் தவிக்கும் எங்களுக்கு ஒரு உற்சாகம் ஏற்படுத்தும் பதிவு. அந்த நண்பரின் முயற்சி வெற்றி பெற வாழ்த்துகிறேன்.

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  18. அற்புதமான பதிவு நண்பரே!! இதில் இடம் பெற்றுள்ள படங்கள் பிரமாதம் மிகுந்த சிரத்தையுடன் போடப்பட்டமைக்கு, மிக்க நன்றி
    இந்தப்பதிவு அ.கொ.தீ.க. தலைவருக்கு போட்டியாக போடப்பட்டதுபோல் தெரிகிறதே!!!!!
    அன்புடன்
    ஹாஜா இஸ்மாயில்

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  21. Nice information Vishwa,i already have procured 12 of these 24 titles from flipkart.In my opinion it doesn't sounds very nice to post the d/l of these strips here as it certainly will discourage many potential buyers from purchasing these books in hard copy.

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  22. //In my opinion it doesn't sounds very nice to post the d/l of these strips here as it certainly will discourage many potential buyers from purchasing these books in hard copy.//

    Comic World: Very Much True. Hence i've removed the links provided by Mr Ravindhar.

    Ravindhar: Thanks for the links. May some time later, they can be given. Not now.

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  23. Hai It is not a joke,Iloved indrejal comics books while i was at 10 years ,really they brought me good and valiant person and back side scientific inventions were very good.VEDHALAN,MONTRAKE,FLASH GORDEN HERO STILL THEY ARE LIVING IN MY MIND.i WANT TO GET IT FOR MY GRAND SONS AND DAUGHTERS.aANY BODY HAVING OLD TIMES OF INDIA PUBLISHING CARTOON COMIC BOOKS PLEASE SEND TO ME ,
    MY PHONE NO;0421 4254089

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    post. They are really convincing and will certainly work.
    Nonetheless, the posts are very short for newbies.
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  25. Will we ever see the return of dc or gotham comics that were priced at 10,15,25 rupees or even the rs90 giant super-specials?Or am i living in a dream world,the same stories at landmark now cost upward of 600ruppess...the best thing about eurobooks is they are priced wonderfully right,50 for phantom and 250 for 4 lucky luke adventures(who is very famous like tintin and used to be sold for one story at 200-300).What else will the wonderful eurobooks bring us?

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