My fascination with comics is a bit more than you could stand! And don't tell me I didn't warn you. Now I present a Comic Hero, which was another first of India. Yes, you guessed it right from the title of this post, SUPREMO! Published by Star Comics, an unknown publishers now in India, but back than (in 80s), they were HOT! Star Comics published India's first ever 3-D comics. The 3-D Comics craze died after a few issues, but these were in high demand back then. I am still in possession of few issues of those 3-D comics with me. Someday, I will scan one of them, just to keep a piece of history.
Now, back to Supremo! Yes, it was a comic about costumed hero, with a falcon who talks to him. And he is someone else when not in Supremo disguise. You can ask, what’s new about it? This seems like any other costumed hero, but beholds, the personality he is when not Supremo is the catch. It was a comic featuring our very own Superstar, Amitabh Bachchan. Yes, Amitabh played himself in this comics, and while shooting for movies, he gets information about someone in danger by his falcon (I don't remember the name), and takes on disguise of Supremo to save the people. The stories were written by our very own Gulzar.
Gulzar who once penned down the adventures of Supremo (an 80’s comic series inspired by Amitabh Bachchan’s action films) says, “I had a tough time putting together Supremo because I was to make him a combination of Phantom, Superman and Amitabh Bachchan. And with a market that was saturated with Phantom, Superman, Tarzan and Flash Gordon comics. A Supremo speaking Indian English didn’t stand much of a chance. But I am sure Cartoon Network characters will have a longer shelf-life.”
I am not sure how much issues were published, and sadly I don't have any issue with me. I love to buy any or all issues of Supremo. I am fan of Amitabh Bachchan. If anyone wants to sell it, or even rent it, I am ready. I can return the comics after scanning it. I would love to share the scans as well. Please, if anyone has any issue of Supremo, do let me know. In fact, I am so desperate, I can pay for the scans as well. You get the scans done by someone and I will pay for it. I am posting one of the ad for the comics here, as this is the only thing I have on this....
This is what I got on Net for Supremo!
Real Name: Amitabh Bachchan
Identity/Class: Normal human
Affiliations: Vijay, Anthony (sidekicks); unnamed falcon
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: India
First Appearance: Unknown
Powers/Abilities: Supremo has no super-powers. He has the combination of strength to defeat his human adversaries and intelligence to get out of traps laid for him.
Comments: Apparently he looks very much like Mr. Amitabh Bachchan - one of the greatest actors in the history of Indian Cinema. Supremo was supposed to be the costumed alter ego of Indian film superstar Amitabh Bachchan. He has 2 boy sidekicks -Vijay and Anthony (they are again normal human beings and do not wear any special costume). Incidentally the names of the sidekicks are taken from famous screen roles of Mr. Bachchan. He has a falcon as a pet, who also acts as scout.