Amar Chitra Katha goes online
Nostalgia time folks! All those who grew up reading that lovely comic Amar Chitra Katha have cause to rejoice. Happened to chance upon ACK Media’s comic in it’s digital avatar along with a host of other offerings like free and paid digital comics, a wiki style information source, aptly called ACK Pedia. It is also possible to submit stories and artwork.
The site itself is quite neatly laid out with easy to browse selections and it is fun to look at those covers again, along with Tinkle, the comic we read as kiddies before ‘graduating’ to the more ‘serious’ ACK titles! 🙂
I was intrigued by the thought of actually having the entire collection and hopped over to the link. Out of a total collection of 439 titles, they currently have 242 in print, along with 6 special issues (Valmiki’s Ramayana, Dasha Avatar, Jesus Christ, Bhagawat – The Krishna Avatar, Mahabharata (Set Of 3 Book’s) and Ram Charit Manasa).
This entire collection is available for Rs.10,340 (includes free shipping within India), which comes to around Rs.42 per comic and I think it is a decent enough price at today’s rates. I think I still have some of them lying in our ‘box of books’, along with other comics like Phantom, Mandrake, Bahadur and Flash Gordon, and am mulling the prospect of adding the ones I don’t have. Acquiring a slice of childhood memories, if you will 🙂