Learning - Other | 5-18 yrs

6 Comic Books Your Child Must Read


Comics have been published from the 1890s. Originally they were published as short strips in newspapers. As they gained popularity, entire books were devoted to comics. Today comics are loved by everyone, children and adults alike. 

However, some people look down at comics as an inferior form of literature. Critics say that since comics are so image laden, children spend more time looking at the pictures than reading the words. Nevertheless, comics are a great way to get early readers to fall in love with reading. The flashy pictures may lure them to the book but eventually they start taking an interest in reading the stories as well.

Comics can also include valuable lessons for young children. Indian comics such as Tinkle and Amar Chitra Katha include many folk tales and fables that carry moral stories for children to follow. 

So, read through our list of suggested comics and pick up a few for your child. 



Launched in 1980, Tinkle is a timeless comic book that includes some of India's favourite characters. Your child will enjoy the stupidity of Suppandi and wonder at the cunning of Kalia the Crow. Meant purely for an Indian audience, Tinkle comics a...

Amar Chitra Katha

One of India's largest selling comic book series, Amar Chitra Katha includes comics and stories in more than 20 languages. Including stories from mythology and grandmother's fables, these comics are a great way to keep your child occupied while te...

Archie Comics

One of the most popular comic books of all time, Archie comics have entertained generations of readers since they were first published in 1941. The adventures of teenage Archie, Betty, Jughead and Veronica will be sure to enrapture your child...

Calvin And Hobbes

This comic series follows the adventures of six year Calvin and his stuffed tiger Hobbes. Full of witty remarks and non-stop excitement, your child is sure to fall in love with this cute comic. Calvin and Hobbes originally started as a newspaper c...

Scooby Doo

Scooby Doo was immensely popular on television so it’s no wonder that this canine crusader has carried his fame onto the comic book page. Your child will love reading about the adventures of Scooby and his gang as he fights crime and battles monst...

Toon Books

Toon books publish comics for children aged three and above. Filled with pictures and original stories, their intention is to get children to fall in love with reading. What's more, they provide unique content for different age groups to meet the ...

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