This week I received some rare comics from Mr. Ajay Misra Sir. In these comics I found two comics of another rare publication - Tan Man Comics. Before this I had only saw one cover image of the talked publication.
Meanwhile I am presenting before you the information which can be derived from the comic books -
Tan Man Comics was a comic venture of the Laxmi Prakashan , Ghia Mandi, Mathura. The published comics were distributed by the mighty India Book House (the name behind Tinkle and Amar Chitra Katha). The publication was in function around the early 1980s.
Till now I have found the only character published in Tan Man Comics was the famous 'Hatim' from the tales of Arabian Mythology.
In publisher's own word -
"Drawn from Arabian Mythology rather untoched hitherto the character is symbol of boldness, truthfulness and kindness" -
Hatim in Fairy Land (The first issue of Hatim)
The comics were in big size or giant format with just 20 pages. Priced at Rs. 3/- to 4/- the comics were only printed in English (other language options may be available)
I have come to known 8 titles of this great series and publication. Here is the list -
(The serial started with #101 (and not from #001)
#101 - Hatim in Fairyland
#102 - Hatim and the Big Demon
#103 - Hatim Killed the Wicked Magicians
#104 - Hatim and the Cruel Queen
#105 - Hatim in Wonderland
#106 - Hatim and the Jewel Thieves
#107 - Hatim Rescues the Princess
#108 - Hatim and the Cannibal
Tan Man Comics - Hatim Gallary -
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Anupam Agrawal (For ICE Project)