Raj Comics

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Raj Comics
A division of Raj Pocket Books
Industry Comics
Founded 1986
Headquarters New Delhi
Key people
Sanjay Gupta
Manish Gupta
Manoj Gupta
Anupam Sinha
Website http://www.rajcomics.com

Raj Comics is a line of Indian comic books published through Raja Pocket Books, launched in 1986 by Rajkumar Gupta.[1][2] Some of its most well known characters include Nagraj, Super Commando Dhruva, Bhokal, Doga, Parmanu, Shakti, Inspector Steel, Tiranga, Kobi/Bheriya, and Anthony.[3] Raj Comics is credited as being one of the leading comic book distributors in India.[4]

The company mainly publishes four types of comics: medieval fantasies, horror, mystery, and superhero-centric comics, with a predominant focus on superhero content.[5] Their comics are usually published in the Hindi language, with only a few titles and special editions in English. It has produced close to 35,000 comics to date and has been read by people in India and abroad.[6] Raj Comics also publishes stories that do not focus on superhero characters in genres and topics such as mystery, fantasy, and knight tales. The company also publishes an online exclusive web series named Raj Rojana, with a new page uploaded every day.

Raj Comics publishes in multiple formats, which include e-book, print, and motion comics.[7] The company also sells hardcovers of their old and new comics, as well as bundled collections of their characters. A film based upon the character Doga is currently in planning as of 2014.[8]

In 2008 Raj Comics was the focus of a research project conducted through The Sarai Programme at CSDS's Sarai Media Lab. The resulting research was published as a free PDF via the Sarai website.[2]

King Comics[edit]

King Comics was a line of comics published through Raja Pocket Books. While the division was initially successful, its popularity declined and the line went defunct after only about 2-5 years of activity. It was intended that many of King Comic's characters would be merged into Raj Comics, but only a few characters such as Gamraj were merged. During its run the division published six monthly comics.[citation needed]

Jubilee And Kalpana-lok awards[edit]

In 2010 Raj Comics celebrated its Silver Jubilee by launching the Kalpana-lok Awards. Participants are nominated by editors at Raj Comics and can be voted on by readers and fans on the Raj Comics website.

Characters[edit]

Major and Active Characters[edit]

The major characters in Raj Comics divided among their respective

Heroes of Raj Comics Drawn by Lalit Singh, color by Pradeep Sherawat

Members of team Brahmand Rakshak (Protectors Of the Universe):

Members of team Research and Investigation Paranormalism [RIP] :

Characters based in ancient times :

Comedy characters :

Inactive characters :

Member of vistrit bhramand rakshAk ( extended protectors of universe)

Members of W.A.R

Series[edit]

Ongoing series[edit]

  • Sarvanayak (Nearly all major RC characters)
  • Balcharit (Origin Series of Super Commando Dhruva)
  • Doga Unmoolan (Doga ) almost complete
  • Akhiri-Last Survivors ( Multistarrer)
  • Sarvanayak Vistar ( Multistarrer)
  • Rajnagar Rakshak ( Super Commando Dhruva, Inspector Steel)
  • Kshatipoorti ( Aatankharta Nagraj)

Upcoming series[edit]

  • Sheelbhang (Nagraj)
  • Kyon hai Doga (Doga)
  • Swamibhakt Rakhawale (Doga)
  • Pappu Doga (Doga)
  • Dead Gods (Multistarrer)
  • Mind Games / illusion - Series (Super Commando Dhruva)
  • Neo (Super Commando Dhruva)
  • Shaktirupa (Super Commando Dhruva)
  • Naag Granth (Narak Nashak Nagraj and Krodh Ketu Kobi)
  • Sins of the father (Anthony-Multistarrer)
  • Punarotthaan (Multistarrer)
  • Mahanagayan (Multistarrer)
  • Shuddhikaran ( Kobi - Bhediya)
  • Adharmeshwar (Multistarrer)
  • Agdam-Bagdam (Bankeylal, Nagraj, Dhruv)
  • Fighter Force (Fighter Toads and Hunter Shark Force)

Past and current series[edit]

  • Tune Mara doga ko ( Doga )
  • Thrill-Horror-Suspense Series
  • Huoooo-Series
  • X-Series
  • Friendy Series
  • Goldheart Series
  • Kaal Series (Ashwaraj, Gojo, Bhokal, TilismDev, Parmanu, Ins. Steel, Super Indian)
  • Nagayan Series (Nagraj-Super Commando Dhruv)
  • AmarPrem Series (Kobi-Bheriya-Bhokal)
  • Japan Series (Aatakharta harta Nagraj)
  • City Without A Hero (Multistar)
  • Khazana series (Nagraj)
  • Trifana Series (Nagraj)
  • Maharavan Series (Bhokal)
  • Dracula Series (Multistar)
  • Narak Nashak Nagraj origin Series (Narak Nashak Nagraj)
  • Crow Series (Anthony)
  • Born In Blood Series (Doga)
  • Express Way Series (Doga)
  • Aatankawadi nagraj series (Multistarrer)
  • Chamatakari bhokal series ( Bhokal )
  • Mard aur murda series ( Doga-antony )
  • Mahanagayan series
  • Parmatma series ( Parmanu )
  • Raktadaan series ( Doga )
  • Jalyash series ( Bankelal )
  • Tilismi olympic series ( Bhokal )
  • Raj 20 ( Amazing friends of nagraj )
  • Nagraj ke badd series (Nagraj )
  • Swarna nagri ( Nagraj-Super Commando Dhruv- fighter toads)
  • Belmunda ka khajana series ( Nagraj-Super Commando Dhruv- Fighter Toads)
  • Genius series ( Super commando dhurva )
  • Aadamkhoro ka swaraga series ( Super commando dhurva )
  • Axe series ( Super commando dhurva )
  • Aakhri dhurva series ( Super commando dhurva )
  • Pagal nagraj series ( Nagraj )
  • Made in India series ( Ins.Steel)
  • Wafa series ( Doga )
  • Doga diries series (Doga )
  • Doga collection series ( Doga )
  • Mritiyjivi series ( Narak nashak nagraj )
  • Makbara series ( Narak nashak nagraj-gagan-Vinashdoot-tahira- Monty)
  • Kar Bura ho Bhala series ( Bankelal )
  • Aag series ( Tiranga)
  • Tandoor series ( Doga )
  • Bankelal lok se lok series ( bankelal )
  • Bankelal nagar se nagar series ( Bankelal )
  • Nagina series (Nagraj )
  • Nahi bachega nagraj series ( Nagraj )
  • Rajnagar rakshak series ( Super commando dhurva- Ins. Steel)
  • Curfew series ( Doga )
  • Aarambha series ( Yoddha)
  • Hedron series ( Nagraj-Super Commando Dhurva )
  • Champion killer series ( Super commando dhurva)
  • Guru bhokal series ( Bhokal )
  • Game over series ( Super commando dhurva )
  • Andhi maut series ( Super commando dhurva )
  • Aagraj series ( Nagraj )
  • Doga Hindu Hai Series ( Doga )
  • Khoon series ( Doga-Super Indian)
  • Palra series ( Multistarrer )
  • Mai hu bheriya series (Bheriya- Nagraj-Super Commando Dhruv - Doga- Parmanu)
  • Ins.chetta series ( Doga )
  • Nikal pada doga series ( Doga )
  • Nagraj hai na series ( Nagraj )
  • Lavva series ( Nagraj )
  • Hatyara kaun series ( Super commando dhurva )
  • Candakaal series ( Super commando dhurva )
  • Khoni khandan series ( Super commando dhurva )
  • Aab marega parmanu series ( Parmanu)
  • Lakshya purusha series ( Doga )
  • Ek katora au Do Ktora Khoon series ( Thrill-Horror-Suspense)
  • Chamatakari bhokal series ( Bhokal )
  • Jalyash series ( Bankelal )
  • Germany series ( Aatakharta nagraj)
  • Italy series ( Aatakharta nagraj)
  • Raktabeej series( Multistarrer)

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raj Comics: About Us
  2. ^ a b "Raj Comics for the Hard Headed : s a r a i". sarai.net. Retrieved 2016-02-02. 
  3. ^ "Why Nagraj, Dhruva, Doga aren't finding space on big screen? (view pics)". India TV News. Retrieved 2016-02-02. 
  4. ^ "Raj Comics now in regional flavor". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 2016-02-02. 
  5. ^ Lent, John A. (2001-01-01). Illustrating Asia: Comics, Humor Magazines, and Picture Books. University of Hawaii Press. pp. 58–59. ISBN 9780824824716. 
  6. ^ "After a hiatus, Indian comic book industry growing steadily". DNA India. Retrieved 2016-02-02. 
  7. ^ "Raj Comics to launch motion-comics". Bollywood.com News. Retrieved 2016-02-02. 
  8. ^ Pratap, Rashmi. "Super-heroic ventures". The Hindu Business Line. Retrieved 2016-02-02. 

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