Diamond Comics Digest is a series printed by Diamond Comics in India. Diamond Comics was established in 1978 by Gulshan Rai, publishing original Indian comic characters like Chacha Chaudhary, Billoo, Pinki, Motu Patlu and more. Diamond Comics also started publishing foreign comic books such as the Phantom, Mandrake the Magician, Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, He-Man and James Bond in Hindi as well as in English.
Diamond Comics Digest is the title appearing on the Phantom comic book series, running from 1990 until 2000 with 101 editions released. They were published in English, Hindi and Bengali languages and were printed on a monthly basis.
Each edition contained varying page length, from 68 to 100 and are smaller in size to traditional comic books, measuring 15.5cm x 19.5cm. The original 101 editions were printed in color on poor quality paper. Some of these comics have since been reprinted by Diamond Comics, on better quality paper, in black and white.
3 different logos were utilized by Diamond Comics on the front covers of their Phantom comics. As you can see below, issue 1 bears 3 different logo’s.
Another example below with issue number 18.
Diamond Comics also gave-away Phantom comics with certain food items such as breakfast cereal or snacks. These comics were generally smaller in size and contained a ‘sample’ of a Phantom comic strip. See below 2 Phantom comic given by Creamwich biscuits.
#17 – A Few Internal Pages
#55 – Assamese Language
Diamond Comics gave-away Phantom comics with certain food items such as breakfast cereal or snacks. These comics were generally smaller in size and contained a ‘sample’ of a Phantom comic strip.
See below Phantom comics given away by Creamwich biscuits and Kellogg’s cereal.