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Kick-ass Bongs Nos. 1 and 2

Koushik, supersleuth

Bantul the Great


About Samit Basu

Novelist. Best known for fantasy and science fiction work. Most recently, The City Inside (Tordotcom)/Chosen Spirits (Simon and Schuster)


9 thoughts on “Kick-ass Bongs Nos. 1 and 2

  1. The funny thing in Bangla comics and also in many other articles/stories that are published serially (or,dharabahik bhabe)is the footnote “cholbe”, obviously indicating that the stuff is being produced serially and will continue in the next edition.
    But, every time I see this, I can’t help thinking of it to be a somewhat unflattering commentary on the content-almost as if ‘cholbe’ means ‘hmm,will do,somehow’.

    Posted by Rony | June 29, 2005, 9:19 am
  2. Kicks ass. Brings back memories of self as a grimy seven-year old, reading the comics in dark corners of the house. Funy thing is, at the time I really couldn’t differentiate between the quality of these and the much jazzier amar chitra kathas.

    Posted by newt! | June 29, 2005, 11:23 am
  3. ‘Funy’! Unbelievable.

    Posted by newt! | June 29, 2005, 11:24 am
  4. Hey, have you heard of a Bengali comic character called Timpa? I don’t understand Bengali but the series was also translated into English. It was a take-off on Tintin.

    Posted by The Bangalorean | June 29, 2005, 12:44 pm
  5. your post somehow makes me remember the phrase that often surfaced in the footnotes of ‘chacha choudhury’s’ comics:
    “chacha choudhurir buddhi computer er cheyeo prokhor”.

    that signature itself i guess made it the ‘kick-assest’ strip of the country:D.

    Posted by DD | June 29, 2005, 7:43 pm
  6. Oh, Bantul is so cool! I remember going through my cousin’s stash of Bantul and Nonte-Phonte on summer vacations. And of course Betaal and Mandrake, and later, the Bangla editions of Tintin. I think every home I’ve ever been to in Bengal has some hand-me down Bantul comics tucked away between couch cushions. The memories!

    Posted by thalassa_mikra | June 30, 2005, 4:17 am
  7. ohhhh!! this is really nostalgic …

    Posted by Bonatellis | July 1, 2005, 8:19 am
  8. Beautiful….:-)……

    Posted by GREATBONG | July 4, 2005, 9:46 pm
  9. Oh I loved Batul! I still have a stash at home, the flimsy paper and everything!

    Posted by Indranil | May 8, 2009, 11:47 pm

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June 2005


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