Thursday, November 22, 2007

#069:D029 - The Witch of Kaloon 04-12-1943 to 10-23-1943

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
Blogging from LA, California visiting my Brother-In-Law's family. Having lots of fun with kids and enjoying great company. I give thanks to my family & GOD for what I am today.
I thank all the contributors today (not that I don't thank them everytime when I read a strip or a comic scan) for sharing their collection of Mandrake Strips and comic collections.
To celebrate thanksgiving, am posting a full daily story with high quality scans made by Tom Williams (from Canada). Special thanks to him on this day for sharing his collection. I hope he is reading the blog as my emails to him have gone unanswered. I hope he is doing well.
Enjoy the story. Since this is a daily strip thought people could enjoy the strip better by reading them offline. Special compliments to Google, MediaFire and Imageshack, without which the blog could have never have existed.




















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15 comments:

Grouchy's Comics said...

Happy Thanksgiving Bala. Thanks for the vintage strip. It is indeed special.

Dara said...

wow!it's gr8! :-))
Happy Thanksgiving dude!!

BTWN,recently got a incomplete series of...guess?? Kraken!!
One 'wise' guy had collect them frm our Bengali Newspaper ABP (published Mandrake sundays till end;B/W)n pest on hard-papers!
However,he lost a good amt,only left these few..
It has
Pt1:Kraken ;Pt3:Young Prince; Pt6:Game of Magiciana (never in IJC;Incomplete),Pt8:Island of dead flowers(complete)

Hope one day,we'll collect ALL 9Parts in Color n Complete! :-)

Thnx

Ciro said...

Yes! These are the strips i love!

Dara said...

Just finished The Witch of Kaloon !!
An Amazing ,thrilling vintage(1943) Mandrake strip,which's quite UNUSUAL than his other adventures....it's really grippin' from very begining n with a perfect ending!!

It's may b sound crazy,but then,while reading,I felt similarities with some spooky thrillers(novels) of ol' era!may b great Falk was inspired! ;O)

comic60 said...

thanx dude.

Chandan said...

Dear MTM,Iam disappointed,i thought a indrajal wud be next.
Will wait for my turn.
But your vintage strip has blown away all my blues,so no regrets.
Great effort.
Only thing why i prefer IC's over these strips,is because of colour format as things become more lively.
and complete version . I wish all these nice strips were published by IC's.

Continue ur great effort and enjoy ur visit.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the scans. Keep up the good work.

Dara said...

Hi Bala,
where r ya???

Post something yaar!! anything wud b ok ....on Mandrake!

SG

Dara said...

There r a MANY Mis-conceptn over Sy Barry's own Art-work(1962 -1994) of PHANTOM....

I've throw some light over this sensitive issue(for an ardent Phan like me n ALL over the world) ...

Plse visit at
:http://dara-indrajal.blogspot.com/

And leave ur Valuable Feed-back...

Phans,It's Important!!

Dara said...

There r a MANY Mis-conceptn over Sy Barry's own Art-work(1962 -1994) of PHANTOM....

I've throw some light over this sensitive issue(for an ardent Phan like me n ALL over the world) ...

Plse visit at
:http://dara-indrajal.blogspot.com/

And leave ur Valuable Feed-back...

Phans,It's Important!!

deratt1 said...

The dailies are some of my very favorites - I love the black and white pen and brush work on these stories. Thanks for this treat!

Phantom And Mandrake Fan said...

@GC:Thanks. You are welcome.
@Dara: Glad you liked it. Fantastic. I am so happy to hear you get all those strips. Hope we can post them here.
@Ciro: Agree
@Dara: True, I liked it very much.
@comic60: You are welcome.
@Chandan:Will post IJCs soon. Agree that if they were in color it would look even better.
@Anon: You are welcome. Next time leave me a name so we can address U better. Enjoy the visit.
@Dara: Been extremely busy, will post soon. You have a very nice blog. Will comment soon.
@deratt1: Sure,You are welcome.
Enjoy.

Stu said...

Good comic, dude! I got the first half of this in a showbag about 20 years ago and this is the first time Ive read the ending.

Francesco said...
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pgibe said...

Thank you for posting it: I have read the first part of the history many years ago and I was still curious to see how it would end.