The rains in Mumbai made my life miserable for the entire month. And to make matters worse, couple of my credit cards were lost in one of those rainy days, (blocked now). Well, all is not that well here. To cheer up, i turned up to my old punching bag – Books and especially comics. Euro-books Has come up with their own titles to kill the competition (and also to kill the comics reading population) and among the latest are the 12 books of iznogoud.
Iznogoud is not known to many of the Indian comic readers, unless and un till they are either (a) Tamil Comirades or (b) aged above 45 and still has the fire to read comics.
(a) Tamil Comirades – has already tasted the wonderful stories in Lion Comics (unfortunately Viswa’s blog has become private, or else you would have gone through a wonderful and complete introduction to Iznogoud – Come back Viswa, we are waiting). So they need no introduction to Iznogoud.
(b) Aged above 45 – Iznogoud was available in English in India in the 70’s (My Dad has read and passed it to me) and hence they can recollect. we had about 6-8 comics in English in those days.
Now, as we talk about, this being just a preview post (a rage that is getting as a Fad among comirades), we will discuss the details later on during the review post in the week end. here are the titles:
Now, then. These books are priced at INR 195.00 Each and are available as a set of 3 stories clubbed in a single bound volume (3 in 1’s) priced at INR 450.00 Each. If you go through the web page of the publishers, you will find no information about the books or for the matter the series.
Found out that, when they announced the series, they were flashing out “The wicked wiles of Iznogoud” as Coming soon issue. now, that issue is not to be found out meaning they have gone to all new stories without ever touching the Egmont, Daragud & cinebook published stories.
This is what we are going to review this week end:
so, till the review hits you, chill out.