Wednesday, December 12, 2007

#074: S026 The Garden of Wuzzu 30 Jan 1944 to 21 May 1944

Here is the First Story of the Sundays Pioneer Book Volume 1. This volume has 6 stories.
I scanned this in high resolution some time ago. At the time, I got this book through an interlibrary loan and was able to keep for two weeks. The first few pages have an interview with Mr. Lee Falk. Enjoy.

Download Strip Here


Dara said...

Nice release!

But what's thisss??

ALL in text-formats?? It's like a grafic-stories than a real Comic-strip!!

R ALL strips in such 'texttual' version????

Chandan said...

Let's enjoy what we get.Its a great thing that we getting to view all these.
Dara,let's hope the future strips are still better.
Thanks,MTM.You got a big catch.Thanks.

Grouchy's Comics said...

I found this format a nice change! I usually dont have the patience to read vintage strips. I was intrigued by this format and read it through.

many thanks for sharing it with all of us.

Indrajal Fanclub said...

Friend, can u provide a download link?

It is a rare collectin, agem of a job u r doing!! kEEP IT UP!

Phantom And Mandrake Fan said...

@Dara:This is how the book is. If you like it, good, otherwise feel free to not read them.
@Chandan: You are welcome. I like the attitude. Glad you liked it.
@GS: Glad you liked it. You are welcome....

Phantom And Mandrake Fan said...

@IndrajalFanClub: Glad you liked it. Appreciate your thoughts.

Anonymous said...

I am a big fan of Mandrake and I liked very much all these Sunday Strips.

Both art (drawings) and story (scripts) are fantastic, wonderful, with plenty of different things: travels, meetings with different people, culture, etc.

Of course, these strips lack color (like one French reprint from the end of the 70s) and I like colors. But: better black and white than... nothing.

And, for the people who do not like this Pioneer reprint: propose your own scans ;)

There was a Mandrake and The Phantom color reprint (in color, large sheets, probably A3 or greater) in France by Editions des Remparts (Lyon) from the Sunday story #1 till the end of the 40s, followed by a smaller (A4 ?) reprint on better paper...

I have them, but they are not available (in a storage bin, more than 1,000 Km away from me) and I never tried to scan them (not time and I didn't have an A3 scan). Else, I shared them.

Is there someone with these reprints on digital form ? Wonder to share them ?

PS: You do not read French ? Not a problem, get the US reprints (or UK, India, ...) and you will understand the stories :)

Phantom And Mandrake Fan said...

@Anon: Friend, Thanks a lot for the long comement. I fully agree with you (But: better black and white than... nothing). I have a lot of French Mandrake Scans although I do not know French. I have see the books you are referring. Send me an email and I can send you the scans. I was desparately looking for the Mandrake Sundays in English, and got a very good deal on Ebay 5 Mandrake Sundays from Pioneer in Mint Condition!!! My joy knew no bounds. I can share my French, Italian,Turkish & Spanish scans. Let me know what you want and what you collect as scans or spare comics. Appreciate you commenting.

Octon said...

B/W is very ok, for me as those old sundays, and also from the time towards coulor. I read them in b/w from my childhood, and, if my mermory not fail me, it was The UFO I read first! A great story. :-)

Dara said...

Just finished n Wuzzu's Garden is great!! it's more than my expectation ,,,though how Scratch appeared on Lohars arm was NOT explained at all...!!

But,Love that idea of give proper artistic dhape of grown bushes!!

Overall,very exciting adventure of M/L :-)