Welcome back to TCU. This must be the first time ever that yours truly has posted a new post within say, 10 hours, of the previous post. As they say, there is a first time for everything, Right?
Apart from the regular CBF 2014 posts, we are going to see some introduction posts in this month. Amongst them is the one which i have been waiting for many, many years and NO, it is not Thorgal. Enter Bruno Brazil in Multi colour in Tamil language for the 1st time. Of course, Unlike Captain Bernard Prince stories which were created just couple of years back on popular demand, Bruno Brazil stories are not new stories per se. They are the coloured versions of the stories which were published earlier.
When yours truly opened the book, there was a nice surprise. To make this book truly of old times (Remember that this book was first released in May, 1967), there was a filler page from the Fleetway classic Sporty & Sydney by Reg Wootton. To know more about the history of Sporty, kindly Click here.
As usual, the first page of the book was that of the Editorial from Group editor S.Vijayan. One wonderful change in the credits box was very much visible and TCU officially thanks fellow ComiRade Ayyampalayam Venkateswaran for that. Could you Spot the visible difference? Try and comment the answer in the comment box below the post.
Here is the advertisement for the books which are currently on sale. The most eagerly awaited amongst is that of the one featuring Thorgal, which is 3rd from left to right. In the golden periods of the 80’s, we used to have many advertisements / promos of forthcoming issues and also current issues on stand. The reason was, we used to have 4 / 5 different comics brands from our own publication. The same is also happening now. Feels great.
This story was first published in May 1967 under French title, which could be translated as “The Shark which died twice” and the rough translation for our version is “ The Shark which forgot to Die” and after reading the story, one feels that our title is lot more closer to the story arc. Just read the story and do comment on this.
As mentioned above, the story was first published in the 60’s and at that point of time, William Vance drew the entire album in Black & White and here is a sample image for those who want to check the visible improvement in the art with the addition of colours:
Of late, some of the notable blog posts are getting printed in the books in order to cater to those who are not that much accessible to the social media community. Here is a printed version of the post which was done on Christmas eve, about forming a grand library in the Comics HQ.
Here are sme of the letters to the editor and do read the letter from avid reader and comics historian Mayiladuthurai Gopu Sir (Anyone remember his wonderful letter about Lion diwali special 1987?).
Unlike Last year, we are going to have at least 2 issues in the month of February. One is from Jill Jordon and the other is the long awaited come back of Bob Morane who was re christened as Roger in Tamil. Old timers may recall the post in TCU about the publication history of Roger in Tamil. For those who came in late, Click Here
Well, that’s all for this post and as we are going to launch 4 new titles in this CBF 2014 & We shall see another quick introduction post tonight & Our coverage will also continue for tomorrow as well. Remember that the Editor will be on stall from evening onwards.
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,