Tuesday, March 16, 2010

30 years later Bahadur returns

India’s first neighbourhood comic book super hero is returning to the crime scene. Indrajal comics’ product Bahadur, that was first launched in 1976, will soon be available in a new avatar; and that too, on the Internet. The comic, that is being produced in a new and updated 21st century graphic style, will have vibrant colours and designs, unlike its older counterpart. Its language is being made to suit the target readers from the current generation.

The short and long story 
The lead character, Bahadur, was created by Aabid Surti and illustrated by the late Govind Brahmania, way back in the 1970s when the comic was sold for one rupee. Unfortunately, around the 1980’s, when Indrajal comics shut shop in India, Bahadur’s popularity and tales of valour were lost with it.

“Apart from India, there’s a huge fan club of Bahadur, abroad. I’ve seen these comics being sold as collector’s items for $100 in some places as well,” said Pramod Brahmania, Govind Brahmania’s son, who has taken over the responsibility of bringing out the new version.

Full report here Hindustan Times

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