Publishers and Distributors believed that obtaining licenses from the foreign syndicates and comics publishers were more easy and cost-effective then employing artists and writers to create local comic strips or books. This started off with Newspaper comic strips, and saw itself being adopted by leading comics publications which entered this picture based story-telling field of India, like Indrajal Comics , Star Comics , etc. Other than the legendary Amar Chitra Katha ACK , which revolutionized a generation of kids with rich knowledge of our roots and heritage, only a handful of few decided to pursue the local talents with some quality, most notably Diamond Comics , Manoj Chitra Katha MCK , and Raj Comics. But there was one common trait in acquiring International licenses among these comics publications.
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Comic books The Golden Age Of Comics Comics have been in existence since the end of the 19th century, but it was after the depression that the popularity of newspaper cartoons expanded into a major industry.
Created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Superman is possibly the most recognizable comic book character to this day. The sales of comic books increased markedly during World War II. They were cheap, portable and had inspirational, patriotic stories of good triumphing over evil.
The tales very much reflected the events and values of the time. Though the superhero comics were the top sellers, other genres emerged during the Golden Age. Science fiction and Western-themed comics were some of the new styles of story-telling that started to appear.
The teen genre was also gaining interest. A comic strip featuring a red-head named Archibald "Archie" Andrews debuted in , becoming so popular the company that created it changed its name to Archie Comics in After the war, the superhero genre lost steam, marking what many consider to be the end of the Golden Age. The era itself, though, left an indelible mark on comic books with many of the characters remaining popular almost 70 years later.
The first superhero, Superman is still alive and well in popular culture today. Perhaps one of the most important impacts of the Golden Age was the cementation of the comic as a mainstream artform, with its own defined language and creative conventions. Rani Comics, claimed the upper-hand early in the competition by acquiring the rights to feature world famous British Secret Agent James Bond , in its line-up.