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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Johnny hazard volume 2 1945-194 7 : Review

Johnny Hazard [Wing commander George in lion/ Muthu comics] : One of my all time fav comic character was created by Frank Robbins.

JH was an american world war air pilot who later turned into freelance pilot travelling around the world involving in lot of adventures outing wherever he goes.The hallmark features of his story are we can never the guess the plot line plus unique style of drawing"

5 gems of Johnny hazard featured in this book

They are

S.No Story Name No of pages Main villain
1 Fancy fluff  92 Renard 
2 The Flying freight mystery  62 Lady Mist
3 Major Risk 34 Major risk
4 The stout man  30 Mr.am
5 Danger a la carte 62 Gloves diamond

The size of book is real disappointment .It is very small when compared with books like Rip Kirby volumes, Agent X-9 Corrigan volumes etc.

288 pages total book cost around Rs 2500 .Definitely the costliest comics book that I have purchased so far in my life

One more thing what I liked in this series is naming of characters .Take a look at at some of character name

Brandy[His girlfriend]
Wild bill hiccup
Lady mist
Side pocket Sam[Friend]
Captain gore
Blitz martin
major risk
Gloves diamond

as far of my knowledge none of these stories came in lion / Muthu comics . A advertisement of flying freight mystery came in different story name[pazhi vangum pugaipadam]

Overall it is a must for ardent fans ofJjohnny hazard  .Waiting for the day to buy volume 1 as well

Hope editor of Lion comics will change his mind one day and publish classic detective special. Really miss this wonderful unsung hero in our tamil comics .

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Chicken Came First

Mukesh Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) is all set to compete with KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) by launching a new chicken restaurant chain, Chicken Came First (CCF) in India, RIL has collaborated with a UK-based chain quick service restaurant.

Yet an another restaurant chain to spoil our  health.But i am looking forward to it :)

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Spirou & Fantasio

Spirou and Fantasio is one of the most popular classic Franco-Belgian comicsSpirou and Fantasio are the series' main characters, two adventurous journalists who run into fantastic adventures, aided by Spirou's pet squirrel Spip and their inventor friend the Count of Champignac.Personally I liked this series very much

  • The Marsupilami - A very unusual creature captured in a South-American jungle by Spirou and Fantasio. Marsupilami is the name of the species, and the creature never acquired an individual name. Often referred to as "the little animal" even though it can terrorise anything and anyone!

I do hope this series will come in Tamil one day.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Blake & Mortimer

Blake and Mortimer is a Belgian comics series created by the Belgian writer and comics artist Edgar P. Jacobs
The main protagonists of the adventures are Philip Mortimer, a leading British scientist, and his friend Captain Francis Blake.

Main Villain :Colonel Olrik 


Jean Van Hamme has written 3 stories in this series 

They are 
1) The Strange Encounter
2) The Francis Blake Affair 
3) The Curse of the Thirty Denarii [ 2 volumes]

Overall it is an interesting series with good plots and lot of dialogues .Looking forward to read it in Tamil