Comics are our best pals, they are the best entertainers in leisure. The awesome colorful graphic illustrations and interesting dialogues of comics makes it really interesting. Their stories are captivating, they are simple and short, and this has made comics really popular among the people of all ages. Back in the 90’s, comics were incredibly popular and no 90’s childhood is complete without the comics. Today we will be ranking Indian Comics in our article.
So Let’s Take A Look At 5 Most Popular Indian Comics That Made Our Childhood Awesome!
Before we start, here’s a look at the book we just missed in our top 5 list. Gokulam! A monthly children’s magazine, Gokulam was originally in Tamil and published in English in their later years. Gokulam had some amazing children stories which taught us the balance between tradition and modern values.
Chandamama is a classic Indian monthly magazine for children, it is famous for its illustrations. Originally Chandamama was started in Telugu white film producers B.Nagi Reddy and Chakrapani and is considered to be one of the oldest brands in the field. This magazine started the unique trend of storytelling from a third person’s perspective with a moral at the end, just like how our grandparents told us. The stories drew inspiration from Indian and foreign history mythology, epics fables and parables to create entertaining and educational literature for children. The stories of King Vikramaditya and Vetala especially made the magazine extremely popular. Chandamama is published in 13 languages and has a readership of about two hundred thousand.
Champak is a popular fortnightly magazine for children published by Delhi Press Group. It was founded in 1969 by Mr. Vishwanath. Their short stories, puzzles, brain teasers and jokes made the vacations fly by. Champak enjoys a readership of nearly four million.
3. Chacha Chaudhary
who doesn’t remember Chacha Chaudhary with his glorious mustache and his alien bodyguard Sabu from Jupiter. Created by the famous cartoonist Pran Kumar, the comic comes in 10 Indian languages and has sold almost 10 million copies. It has also been made into a television series, it became extremely popular among the kids and the elderly alike.
At second place is Tinkle digest. Tinkle is the monthly comic magazine that started all those fights in the library. Founded by our very own Anant Pai, Tinkle has been an integral part of growing up in India. Originally owned by the India book house, the brand was acquired by ACK media in 2007. While the stories, puzzles and quizzes targeted school children they are equally popular among the adults who grew up with the famous characters like Suppandi, Shikari Shambu, Kalia The Crow and the like. Launched in April 1980, the magazine enjoys a readership of seven hundred and eighty thousand readers.
1. Amar Chitra Katha
With more than 90 million copies sold in Indian languages, Amar Chitra Katha tops our list of the most popular comic book. Founded in 1967, Amar Chitra Katha rekindled the interest of children in Indian history, epics and mythology with its four hundred titles in a comic book format. Amar Chitra Katha was also created by Anant Pai or Uncle Pai as we knew him. The series also have stories from the famous Panchatantra, The witty tales of Akbar and Birbal, and The Adventures of Tenali Rama which became really popular among the children.
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