Sunday, December 5, 2010

KREA COMICS

In my last comics-hunting I came across an unknown comic publication series (at least for me) - KREA Comics. Krea comic was the comic enterprise of the Krea Media Pvt. Ltd. India. Where it began or how long it was in function is hard to say for me but it is evident that this publication started around or after 2005. 

Krea comics folllowed the footstep of Amar Chitra Katha and even surpassed it  when choosing the subject or stories for their comics lines. The stories were derived from the Indian Mythologies and Folklores and biographies of the great Indian people. On the international front it delivered the great classics like Treasure Island, Dracula, Jungle Book, Shakespeare's works, fairy tales and the stories of Sherlock Holmes. 

With the subjects and themes so vast and vivid, I believe reading the Krea comics would have been a delight as its the only chance to get the world famous great classics in illustrated form from an Indian Publication. 

Apart from the variety what I loved most is the great illustrations and great printing quality. Though the price seemed to be a little higher and the pages were less in numbers, the comics were a soothing sight for sore eyes - so clean and fresh. 

The frequency is perhaps not fixed and it came in irregular intervals. Also by far I have seen the comics published only in English (though other language options may be available)
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Below is the list of comics published in the Krea Comics (not complete) - 
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Theme - Stories from Indian Mythology and Folklore 
  • Panchatantra - Collection of Witty Tales
  • Panchatantra - Collection of Best Loved Tales
  • Panchatantra - Collection of Evergreen Folk Lore
  • Panchatantra - Collection of Witty Folk Lore
  • Tenali Raman - Collection of Witty Tales
  • Birbal
  • Hanuman - The Diving Child
  • Hanuman - The Wonder Child
  • Ramayan
  • Krishna - The Wonder Child
  • Ganesh
  • Arjuna
  • Bhima
  • Karna
  • Garuda
  • Lav and Kush
  • Shiva
  • Buddha
  • Bheeshma
  • Indra
Theme - Indian Biographies
  • Mahatma Gandhi
  • Jawaharlal Nehru
  • Nethaji Subhash Chandra Bose
Theme - World Biographies 
  • Napoleon  Bonaparte 
  • Alexander the Great
  • Hitler
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Winston Churchill
Theme - World Classics
  • Treasure Island
  • Robin Hood
  • Invisible Man
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Dracula
  • Around the World in Eighty Days
  • Oliver Twist
  • Jungle Book
  • Robinson Crusoe
  • King Arthur
Theme - Shakespeare's Works
  • The Merchant of Venice
  • Julius Caesar
  • Midsummer Nights Dream
  • Macbeth
  • Taming of the Shrew
Theme - Fairy Tales
  • Snow White and other Stories
  • Little Red Riding Hood and Other Stories
  • Beauty and the Beast and Other Stories
  • Albaba and the Forty Thieves
  • Adventures of Sindbad
Theme - Detective Comics
  • Sherlock Holmes - The Blue Carbuncle
  • Sherlock Holmes - The Hound of Baskervilles
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2 comments:

akfunworld said...

Thanks bro for one more classic post about an unknown comics publication. I'm surprised to know that this publication was started about 2005 and still unknown to me. But now i'll search for at least one comics of this publication.
As always your this article is also rocking and i'm expecting more articles of this kind from you.
Keep it up bro you rock.......
and i have a request for you, but i'll give that at the comment portion of your article Mission to kill(Sherbaaz), so please read it and if possible try to complete it. I'll be highly thankful to you................

Anupam said...

@akfunworld -
Thanks brother for always be the first to encourage me in my posts. Its a pleasure when someone admires the labour and time taken to post comics or articles. I respect you for that.

You are not like others who just come and grab. and find it useless to say few words.

btw, lets leave this endless hopeless point.

About the publication, I too came to know about it few days ago. Its not surprising as many comics are still being published, but we do not know them. Time will put it before us. So its just to wait and watch situation.

I have read your request and will certainly talk to others. Because I myself do not download much comics so most of the time I don't know the link of the comics already uploaded on the net.

As for Sherbaaz or Makdirani - I just have 4-5 digital comics of them. Rest I don't know where are they but all have been uploaded.

Also, when giving links I will try to put the link of the page instead of the direct link to the file.

Give me some time to plan this thing.

Take care...keep coming