Updated on 16 October, 2021
Melkor Mancin Comics are the comic versions of some famous characters from the world of Moroccan folk arts and culture. The comic strip character is called M'hammadi, which is a popular name for a comic book hero, usually appearing in black and white Islamic style format. M'hammadi is a comic book character created by Moroccan comic artist Hassoun Djemaa el M'heddi. This type of comic was used for many years as an illustration in black and white Islamic style comics and was very popular with western cartoonists.
The story of M'hammadi revolves around a young girl, Mustafa Ayoub (or Mustafa el Ayoub) who lives in a small village. She is a shy and poor girl who is forced to leave her home to pursue her education. While going to school she has the unfortunate accident of falling into a hole in the ground and being captured by a band of youths who later become known as the "Mancinuders". Mustafa is locked up in a cell along with a young boy who happens to be one of the "Mancinuders" and they soon learn that they have the power to shape-change into any animal they desire. Using this power they are able to free Mustafa from her cell and take her to their home where she is transformed into a dog.
The life of the young girl becomes hard for her as she is shunned and tries to run away from the house but is captured once again and taken to another prison where the "Mancinuders" have her guarded. However, Mustafa makes a deal with a merchant to get her out of the prison and he agrees, only if she promises him that she will stop running after him. She does, and in return he lets her live with him as a pet. Since she is now in his home he allows her to come and go as she pleases and whenever he feels the need to use his animal form, he uses her to do so.
Mustafa is seen frequently as an innocent but troublesome young girl, and she often has a tendency to go off into mischief. But despite her good intentions she soon finds herself in a situation that requires her to take charge and try to bring order to whatever she encounters. Melkor Mancin Comics feature a variety of interesting and compelling characters, all of whom are set in some sort of fantasy world. They include a wide variety of races and alien beings that exist on Melkor's planet. Some of the more famous members of the Mancin crew are named Kaya, Jade, Zsanett and Mina who all appear throughout the comic strip and have their own traits and characteristics that make them unique.
The comic strip itself was created by Australian cartoonist Glen Barns and was first published in April 1985. Although it is one of the oldest continuing comic strips it is not widely known in English-speaking countries. The strip is still fondly remembered by fans of the Mancin empire and a number of dedicated fans continue to read it on a regular basis. This is in part due to the distinctive style that has been developed over time and which has remained consistent between different publishing efforts.
The story begins in the everyday lives of two teenage girls. The teenage girl, Kaya, is seen regularly performing mischief whilst her best friend Mina looks on in boredom. Kaya often ends up getting into trouble and her delinquent nature often makes her into a bad girl. Mina often ends up getting into the same trouble and the relationship between them becomes strained.
Melkor Mancin Comics series have become very popular in Australia and a large number of people enjoy reading it. The characters in the comic strip are drawn in a very cartoonish style, giving them a kind of authenticity that other comic strips have sometimes lacked. The style of drawing is part of what makes the strip so endearing. It is a rare breed of comic strip that manages to be both clever and funny all at the same time and this combination is what makes the strip so popular with both adults and children.
Mancin comics are available in print as single strips or are available in a collection of five or more strips. There are also a few tie-in event books available from time to time which have had Melkor Mancin join in on the fun. Most of the events that feature Kaya, Mina and their friends take place in the city of Melkor, a fictional African city. There are also some Mancin coloring pages available as well as a Mancin coloring book.