Sunday, September 30, 2007

#049: Indrajal Comic No.330 The BlackMailer

Thanks for voting! I am impressed by the fantastic response of fans wanting to see more colorful Indrajals. I tried to better organize my collection and am still looking for the Gold Hunting Alien which was the next one to be posted and explains my organization of comics is still work in progress.

Since, I cannot find it and don't want to keep you all waiting here is the BlackMailer compliments of the great Mishraji. Keep reading and commenting just anything you feel about the story/Mandrake/anything that you feel like sharing is fine. I guess more the comments per comic, people may visit the site often.

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Friday, September 28, 2007

Strange description of Lothar I had not come across until now !

Came across a page looking for Mandrake on the net and did not like how Lothar was portrayed:

Mandrake The Magician
A contemporary stage magician on par with David Copperfield and Penn & Teller, Mandrake travels the world among the celebrity jet set. While everyone assumes his magic is mere stage trickery (and, truth be told, 99% of the time it is), Mandrake does have real magic powers. He does not reveal these powers to the world at large for a variety of reasons: (1) Most people would scoff and refuse to believe him no matter what proof he offered (2) The people who did believe would try to force him to use his powers for ulterior purposes (3) He stays on top of the stage magician heap by using his magic to give his theatrical trickery just that little bit of extra “oomph” that separates him from the rest of the herd.
Mandrake is a wit, bon vivant, gourmet, and intellectual man of the world. His greatest enemy is boredom, and to that end he enjoys getting involved in other people'’ problems -- particularly when somebody nasty is trying to harm an innocent person (of course, in Mandrake’s circles, “nasty” and “innocent” tend to be relative terms…).

Lothar, his leopard print leotard wearing assistant, is a complete fraud. Lothar claims to be the deposed king of an obscure African nation, but everybody knows he’s a phony. Lothar attached himself to Mandrake by setting up a circumstance where he claimed Mandrake saved his life -- and now Mandrake is responsible for him!
Mandrake, amused by Lothar’s audacity, keeps him on as part of his act and as his major domo. Though a con man himself, Lothar is also a soft touch for a sob story and frequently brings people with problems (an astonishing number of them being young, beautiful women) to Mandrake for help."

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Saw a Strip on Ebay for Auction

Item number: 270170853606

Starting bid: US $189.00

End time: Oct-07-07 14:53:33 PDT (9 days 19 hours)
Shipping costs: US $9.95Other (see description)Service to United States(more services)
Ships to: Worldwide
Item location: Ingelheim, Germany
Starting time: Sep-27-07 14:53:33 PDT
Starting bid: US $189.00
Duration: 10-day listing
Payment methods: Money order/Cashiers check, Other - See Payment Instructions for payment methods accepted

this is a great original art drawing, done by the famous artist
F. Fredderiks !!!
it is the original daily strip of "Mandrake", from October, 26, 1981 !!
the strip is in normal size 15.5 x 4,5 inch (36 x 10 cm) and done in black ink, and in very good condition, and signed by Fredderiks.
Very nice piece of original art.
International shipping (registered) for 9.95 US$ WORLDWIDE!!!!

#048: Indrajal Comic No.257 Mandrake and the Bandits of Magna

Thanks everyone for voting!!!

Since the voting is almost done, the most voted Indrajal comic (for the first time in this blog) is presented here. Unfortunately, the scans are not of a high quality and if someone has this physical copy a better version of the scans can be made available at a later time. If anybody finds better quality scans please email me.

Also, am going to present another poll for voting the most liked daily strip in a couple of days.

For those of you, wishing for a colored scan on this blog, here it is.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

How much is a page of Mandrake Art worth?

Came across this info on the web: Makes you it really worth that much?

What do you think?
Phil Davis - Original Comic Strip Art for Mandrake the Magician Sunday dated 9-13-36 (King Features Syndicate, 1936).

What character, created and shopped around for ten years before being picked up, was the first costumed, superpowered force for justice on the comics page? If you said Superman, you're dead wrong. That distinction belongs to Mandrake the Magician, who began his crimebusting career a full four years before the Kryptonian-come-lately.

Created by 19-year-old Lee Falk (who would also go on to create The Phantom), it took ten years for Mandrake to find a home with King Features Syndicate. Strong on scripting, but weak on artistic ability, Falk hired Phil Davis, a commercial artist, to draw the feature, and history was made. Davis' strong, stylish art, coupled with Falk's taut storylines, made Mandrake a favorite with readers.

Aided by the giant Lothar, Mandrake has fought the good fight for over six decades. The strip offered here, a beautiful example of Davis' art deco stylings, has an image area of approximately 13.75" x 21.25" and is in excellent condition. Signed by Davis in the seventh panel, it would be hard to find a more attractive example of this classic strip.

Sold for: $10,925.00 (includes BP) Bid Source: Live: Phone Ended: Apr 1, 2004

Monday, September 24, 2007

Milestone: Visits to date Crossed 10,000!!!

Happy to know that on Sep,24, 2007 the number of visits to the blog has crossed the 10,000 mark. Thanks for visiting and voting for Indrajals...

Sunday, September 23, 2007

#047: D228 - Mandrake's Wedding at Xanadu 04-06-1998 to 09-12-1998 Part 5 of 5

Terrorist Plans Foiled on 9-11!!!

Here is the final part of the daily.

Thanks for voting and please continue to vote (if you have not already done)

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