Exclusive : The return of the Original Hero- Bahadur

8 Dec

Adventures got a sneak peak to the invitation launching Bahadur’s website!!

For people who do not know Bahadur is one of the most famous heroes of Indrajal comics (yup the same one that published Phantom and Mandrake) and was created by Aabid Surti in the mid 70’s.

To quote Aabid himself:
“Bennett, Coleman & Co wanted me to create an Indian character that could take on the popularity of the four foreign comics that ruled the market in India then—The Phantom, Mandrake, Flash Gordon and Tarzan, During that time, the Chambal Valley was becoming increasingly notorious, and there were exhortations to people to group together to fight crime. So I developed the character of Bahadur as someone who helps create a citizens’ police force to fight the dacoits.” – From Wikipedia

Initially the website will feature some of the old strips , but there are plans to bring new content and new relevant issues to the fore, such as terrorism.

We are rooting for the first indigenous hero…

Stay Tuned to our site for an exclusive interview with Aabid Surti coming soon …

5 Responses to “Exclusive : The return of the Original Hero- Bahadur”

  1. Dee December 8, 2010 at 8:01 pm #

    Cant wait to read the full thing. This will be awesome!Cheers!

  2. Aalok Madhusudan Joshi December 9, 2010 at 4:13 pm #

    I hope so. I own the original comics, all of them so look forward to seeing them available online for all to see. The issues, most of them will feel dated, but they were very relevant at that time, or so I'm told. As long as Aabid sir will be writing, I'm sure the stories will still remain significant. As a guy who preferred Aabid Sir's scripts to the later ones by Jagjit Uppal I look forward to his same style of writing, and also hope that there is no modernisation, the stories pick up from where he left. In total, Aabid Sir did the following stories:THE RED BRICKS HOUSETHE BLOOD SUCKERSTHE MURDEROUS TRIOTHE CHALLENGE OF THE WITCHTHE BANDIT CHIEFTHE FIRE BIRDSTHE DOUBLE TRAPTHE KUNG FU KINGSTHE CHILD LIFTERSTHE INVISIBLE SAVIOURTHE GANG OF IMPOSTERS

  3. Manks December 9, 2010 at 7:26 pm #

    As always Alok.. you are correct :)..i however had a discussion with Aabid sir myself and they do plan to write more stuff.. dunno whether its gonna continue from where it left off or start anew…

  4. Aalok Madhusudan Joshi December 9, 2010 at 7:42 pm #

    I loved the Swashbuckler kind of feel Aabid Sir had…it made me feel like the ravines were far more interesting than modern 20th Century Bombay. (Remember, I was growing up then and I started reading, or rather having Indrajal read out to me when I was 3, so this must be within age 10)

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