There's a special place in our hearts for these comics we grew up with

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There's a special place in our hearts for these comics we grew up with

There's a special place in our hearts for these comics we grew up with

If you are an 80s or 90s kid, then you will surely your comics more than anything else. There was a world without the internet and it was filled with comics. Sitting under the tree, hiding inside the blanket, or sitting in a corner in the library only to get an extra hour of reading sums up our love and memories of these books.

We have put together a list of comics that will bring back all those fond memories of childhood. This list compiles TV shows, old comics, favourite books, and even a board game.

Goosebumps

Most of us spent a good time when were 12 to 14 years old reading 'Goosebumps' which we borrowed from the school library. The books follow children, who find themselves in scary situations, usually involving monsters and other supernatural elements. 

The original series comprised 62 titles but was followed by various spin-off series. These books were an entirely different level of fun and scary stories! 

Some of the covers alone were enough to give a 12-year-old me nightmares. Also, it was adapted as a TV series that air on Hungama TV.

Tinkle

Buying a copy of 'Tinkle' comics at the tiny bookshop at the railway station, and reading it all the same day with the 'rel-ki-patri-ki-awaaz' in the backgroud was a different high back then. With characters like Suppandi, Shikari Shambu, Kapish, Butterfingers, Kalia the Crow, puzzles, quizzes, I just couldn't put it down.

Today, the digitalised version of 'Tinkle' is available online. But nothing can match the joy of reading the hard copy. Well, those stories stay with you forever.

Panchtantra

Remember those old tales of Indian history in 'Panchatantra Ki Kahaniya'? A series of interesting short stories, from 'Brahmin and the Goat to Jackal' to the 'War Drum', each story made us a little bit wiser.

Learning lessons was never this fun. Remember how they always had a moral lesson to give at the end?

Archie Comics

Well, before Bollywood introduced us to romance, young Archie did it.  Despite being US-based, 'Archie Comics' were just as adored in our country as much as in America. 

The young Archie was no less than a superhero for us. We especially loved reading his and his pal’s antics and Jughead’s clever cracks. His shenanigans with Betty and Veronica always left us wanting for more.

Tintin

Well, Tintin, a young reporter, always encountered dangerous situations and was later saved with the help of his four-legged friend Snowy. The series was a European comics of the 20th century. 

Originally published in French, it was introduced in English after its massive popularity and dedicated readership.

Chacha Chaudhary

Remember these creative stories with the basic theme of good vs evil? Pran Kumar Sharma created such loveable characters which are still going strong ever since 1971. 

Chacha Chaudhary, Sabu and Pinky have been our "chuddy buddies" ever since we learnt to read. The "computer se bhi tez" and ever-so-polite Chacha walking with the red turban and the wooden stick has been both a great companion and an inspiration for us.

Nancy Drew Mystery Stories

In a genre flooded with a male protagonist, it’s always good to have a  strong female lead. 'That’s why Nancy Drew' was an absolute gem of a  series with such creative and amazing mysteries, which had us turning the pages as fast as we could!

Champak

'Champak' was the maximum source of entertainment back then. This little  book had everything -- stories, quizzes, games, challenges, and some times even gifts. We used to buy it literally every month because pehla pyaaar!

Let’s go and look in the storeroom for a box of these hidden treasures and binge-read them all over again!