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Monday, November 3, 2014

BTT #24 - Stories from the First-Phase Anandamelas(1975-1979)

 Four stories from four different Anandamela from the first-phase....i.e. from 1975(1382) - 1979(1386) period when this was a monthly magazine.
  In the first phase of Anandamela,we had 51 issues in the first 51 months i.e. for a stretch of 4 years and 3 months(Apr'75 - Jun'79) before the magazine shifted from monthly to fortnightly but the size reduced drastically,almost half of the original shape...

I was searching for these 51 issues since the last few years and before the last week,I was missing 5 issues from which I got 4.....so the score is 50/51 and only 1 remains to track(Boishak/1385) ! :) [till Dec'13 I had only two issues but since Jan'14,I was getting these issues regularly,alongwith the later years aswell..]

These are the new haul...

The four selected stories....
Now a Tarzan 'news'(from 'Joyistha/1384')...as Tarzan was halted for some 6-7 months,so publisher had to explain the reason and so.. :-)
Few Tarzan pages from these issues..

Apart from Tarzan,the famous Noleda...

Besides these Anandamela,that day was fruitful with many Bengali and English novels/books,some of which I was searching for long!

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 By the way,one of out visitors,Suman once pointed out to Mr. Herze - the famous creator of TINTIN - about a small mistake in the story "Bombete Jahaj" that first published serially in 1976-77 Anandamela issues(where he probably saw that mistake). The same story later published as book on 1996 and that mistake was rectified there,as promised by Herze himself!! :-)

 Here you can see both 'original'(from the 1977 Anandamela) and the 'rectified'(book) version from 1996..

11 comments:

Ranjan Gangopadhyay said...

nice post ............
nelodar kotha monei chilo na ........

NIL said...

পোস্ট পড়ে মনে হল আনন্দমেলা প্রথমে বড় ছিল পরে ছোট হয় তার পরে আবার বড় হয়ে যায়। এই ছোট আকৃতি কবে থেকে কবে ছিল?
টিনটিনের ছবিতে কি ভুল ছিল বুঝতে পারলাম না। সবশেষে অনেক ধন্যবাদ গল্পের জন্য।

HojO said...

@RG - yeah,Noleda!! the short-lived and not-so-well-drawn series but still a funny strip,and vintage!
Btwn, u r Welcome.

HojO said...

@NIL : Anandamela-r ei 'odbhut birborton' onek fan-kei confuse kore thake,incld. me too until a fellow blogger Mahashobir posted some of the very early AM from '75 -'79 on 2011...tar age amio jantamje AM suru thekei choto chilo r mid'80s e giye boro hoy - ja sothik noy!!

Statistically,"first phase" bolte Apr'75 - June'79 bojhae,ei 4.25 year-e 51 ta AM beroy,sob "boro" akarer r Monthly!
Tarpor hotat AM Pakkhik hoye jay r akar "choto" hoy..ja chole 18/7/79 - 22/4/84 obdhi(125 issues)....
Erpor prae 3 months AM bondho thake industrial-strike er jonno...jokhon abar suru hoy,on 25/7/84,dekha gelo akar "abar hoyeche boro" r tar sathe suru holo ek durdanto series - "Sherlok Holmes"(anubad:Subhadra Sen,aka:Subrata Ganguly)..

Erpor size-wise r kono 'poriborton' hoyni...KINTU page-quality wise ekta boro change ase(in better way) jokhon newspaper quality theke hotat Anandamela glossy-page e chapano suru hoy...from May'86...

HojO said...

By the way, 1975-1987 ,ei phase-e Anandamela quality-wise chorome chilo,ja aro 7-8 yr chole r tar por kome jay..kromosho!!Oi '75-'87 period-er just 13-ta issue baki ache...out of ~250 total!

Souvik Sarkar said...

Dhanybad Dada Tabe chabi duto dhandhar moto laglo anek koreo kono tafat khuje pelam na. Chokh duto geche mone hoi. Tafat ta janale anandito hobo.

Ujjal Dutta said...

Thanks for sharing this nice and informative post, interesting too.

@Souvik, Tintiner Speech balloon ta ektu kheyal koro....

NIL said...

Thanks for info.Now got what wrong in tintin pic.

HojO said...

@Souvik & Nil: Ujjal babu ja bollen...speech-balloon ta kheyal koro,1977-er versione dekha jacche 'speech-indicator' ache duto,jeno Tintin r Kuttush dujonei eki katha bolche,but seta to thik noy,tai Herze pore sudre den r jokhon 1996 e boi publish hoy,corrected version dekha jay(1 speech-indicator).

@Ujjal dutta: Welcome and thanks!!

debu said...

dear

can you please upload these tarzan comics in full, as i am looking for the same for long time. i read few strips from anandamela, so eagerly waiting to read the whole comics. :)

debnath

Partha Gangopadhyay said...

Can I also get all these comics?