Chitra Bharti Kathamala was a popular Indian Comic publication during the early 80s. In early 80's reading culture was at its peak and comic business was a highly profitable business as already proved by super success of Indrajal comics,Amar Chitra Katha,Manoj Chitra Katha,Dalton Comics and many other publications at that time. Sensing the business opportunity in comic industry a already well established name in school/college books publication house,S.Chand & Company of Delhi thought of trying its hand in comic publication and started Chitra Bharati Kathamala,which use to publish comics based on Historical stories,science fiction,comedy series and on well known historical persons life story. The head office of Chitra Bharti Kathamala was S.Chand and Company Ltd. Raamnagar, New Delhi Pin 110055 (The company is still publishing educational books, and its head office remain the same as above, though they do not publish the comic series anymore) The Chitra Bharti Kathamala enjoyed moderate success. The company used to publish one comics every fortnight making it a total of 24 issues in a year. The comics were published both in Hindi and English languages.
Characters and Themes Following were the regular characters in the Chitra Bharti Kathamala Universe -
* Secret Agent 005 – Junior James Bond
* Space Star
* Private Detective Kapil
* Bhabhi Ji
* Apart from these regular characters, the theme ranged from fairy and knight tales, general/social/comical stories to the biographies of the historical personalities and details of the historical monuments and events.