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    16 Classic Indian Comic Books That Made Our Childhood Less Boring

    We bet you still have these comic books stored somewhere in your house.

    1. Tinkle

    Tinkle is India's most loved comic book of all time. From Suppandi to Shikari Shambu, all the characters are amusing, and charming in their own ways.

    2. Chacha Chaudhary

    Chacha Chaudhary is a frail but an intelligent old man, whose "brain works faster than a computer." He is always fighting against corrupt government officials, tricksters, roadside bullies, and local thugs alongside Sabu.

    3. Tenali Raman

    Tenali Raman had a solution to every problem that emerged in King Krishnadevaraya’s kingdom. Kids and adults alike loved his remarkable wit, brilliance, and wisdom.

    4. Champak

    Short stories, comic strips, puzzles, brain teasers, jokes, facts, writing contests— Champak has it all.

    5. Panchatantra

    Panchatantra is a series of fables featuring mostly animals as lead characters, where every story comes with a moral to live by.

    6. Vikram-Betal

    Vikram-Betal is a series of stories told to King Vikramaditya by the clever ghost Betal. At the end of the story, the king must answer a moral question pertaining to the story's characters, or risk his own death. Upon his answering the question, the sly ghost returns to his tree.

    7. Amar Chitra Katha

    Amar Chitra Katha was created by Anant Pai to introduce children to the great Indian epics, mythology, history, and folklore by retelling the stories in a comic book format.

    8. Nagraj

    Nagraj is a fictional superhero appearing in Raj Comics. He has the superhuman ability to release snakes through his hands at will and controls them via telepathy.

    9. Shakti

    Shakti is another superhero comic published by Raj Comics. This Indian female superhero can sense any woman's pain in the world. Her third eye can emit a fire beam which can incinerate her foes.

    10. Akbar-Birbal

    Akbar-Birbal stories are very popular with Indians. The stories revolved around Birbal outsmarting people with his witty and humorous solutions to every problem, making him the subject of everyone's envy.

    11. Chandamama

    The comic book's unique style of storytelling appealed to kids of all ages. Chandamama published mythological and magical stories in an entertaining way with colourful illustrations.

    12. Pinki

    Pinki is the story of a five-year-old mischievous girl, who messes up every time she tries to help her neighbour.

    13. Super Commando Dhruva

    Super Commando Dhruva, with his signature yellow and blue costume, is the founder of a fictional government-approved crime fighter organisation —Commando Force — which is determined to eliminate evil from this world.

    14. Billoo

    Billoo is a teenager similar to Archie from the Archie Comics series. He is fun-loving, liked by girls, and loves to play cricket with his friends. He is disliked by Bajarangi, a wrestler and Jozi’s father, Colonel Three-Not-Three.

    15. Bankelal

    Bankelal's tactics to kill King Vikram Singh and usurp the throne would always end up failing, which made the readers laugh and enjoy this comic.

    16. Doga

    Doga is a superhero who wears a dog mask to hide his identity. His comics feature stories inspired from true events, and thus making him more popular among older readers.

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