(Last Updated on : 29-11-2011)
Characters in Indian Comics
Series refer to those fictional characters that are featured in stand alone comics. The stories and tales about these characters are portrayed through graphic illustrations. These comics are published on a monthly basis to maintain the continued flow of the story. Popular characters in Indian comics series like Nagraj, Bahadur, Super Commando Dhruva, Doga, Chacha Chaudhary, Nonte Phonte, Batul The Great etc, use narrative artwork presented in separate panels which describe each scene and is accompanied by speech bubbles and sound effects to carry the story forward. Such stand alone comics often feature the adventurous tales of superheroes based on Indian mythologies and other funny characters that are published in a series format.
Some of the most prominent characters in Indian comics series are discussed below-
Bahadur is a fictional hero that appeared in Indian comics series published by Indrajal Comics. The character was created by Aabid Surti in 1976 and distributed in Hindi
, English and other Indian languages.
is a popular Indian comics series based on the character of the same name. It was created by Pran Kumar Sharma, a renowned cartoonist and is published by Diamond Comics. Chacha Chaudhary is released in 8 regional languages other than Hindi and English.
Billoo is a comics character that has been published as a standalone series. Billoo was created by Pran Kumar Sharma in 1973 and published by Diamond Comics. Billoo is inspired from the American character Archie.
Pinki is an Indian comics series released by Diamond Comics. Pinki was created by Cartoonist Pran in year 1978 and is available in 10 languages. Pinki is a 5 year old girl who has also appeared in Chacha Chaudhary and Billoo.
Doga is an Indian comics character published and distributed by Raj Comics publication. It was created by Sanjay Gupta, Tarun Kumar Wahi and Manu in 1992.
Shakti is an Indian comics published by Raj Comics. It is one significant of the titles in the Raj Comics universe, created by Anupam Sinha.
Nagraj (King of Serpents) is one of the most famous Indian comics series. Nagraj is a fictional character and is regarded as the longest-running Indian Superhero series. It was created by Sanjay Gupta during the late 1980s and the brand has improved a lot in 25 years of print.
Super Commando Dhruva
Super Commando Dhruva is superhero comics series published and distributed by Raj Comics. The character was created by writer and illustrator Anupam Sinha. It was inspired by the DC comics character Batman, and thus does not possess any super powers. Super Commando Dhruva is very popular amongst Hindi comics readers.
Nonte Phonte is a Bengali comic series created by writer and artist Narayan Debnath. It was serialized for the monthly magazine Kishore Bharati. The stories feature the title characters, Nonte and Phonte, and, Keltuda, along with their Hostel Superintendent.
Handa Bhonda, also created by Narayan Debnath is a comic book series that features two young boys, Handa and Bhonda. Handa is shown as an impish boy who tries to put others, including Bhonda in trouble. The comic was serialized for the monthly magazine Shuktara.
Other than these there are several other characters in Indian comics that are published as series such as Fauladi Singh, Parmanu, Bheriya, Bhokal, Inspector Steel, Tiranga, Bankelal, Ashwraj, Gojo, Yoddha, Super Indian, Gamraj, Supremo, Batul The Great and many others. Recently, Vimanika Comics has launched a range of series like The Sixth, Moksha, I am Kalki
which are based on various mythological characters like Karna
, Hanuman, Parashuram, Shiva and Kalki.