Saturday, March 15, 2008

#099: Dailies 163 & 164 Tempo Books Paperback Edition

NEW POLL Added for seeking readers choice for the 100th post.
What would you like to see???


Interesting scan I came across when Derek asks Mandrake to take away his powers.... from a 1949 April NewsPaper (Toronto Star). This appears to be Daily 050 Derek. Anyone has it in English?
UPDATE: Pictures of the Paperback after scanning, kept book & binding intact...





Happy St.Patrick's Day!
Mandrake Daily stories published in Paperback!!
Published by Grosset & Dunlap in the comic book series Tempo Books - Mandrake the Magician.
I came across the book on eBay and was able to win it. Since Peder Bjorkmann mentions that this is very rare find, I decided to scan it and post it for the Mandrake fans around the world.
I thought of posting this earlier in the week, but have been tied up with many things (one of which is Kitchen Remodeling although the contractors are doing it is proving to be a very stressful experience)
Here are the 2 dailies presented in this book:
Daily 163: The Evil Twin From 16 Feb 1976 to 19 Jun 1976 for 18 Weeks &
Daily 164: Narda and The Sheik From 21 Jun 1976 to 18 Sep 1976 for 13 Weeks

To keep up with the tradition of scanning stuff, the book has been scanned from cover to cover.
Enjoy....





















D163 TheEvilTwin (TempoBooks_Balaji Part 1 of 2)
D164 NardaAndTheSheik(TempoBooks_Balaji Part 2 of 2)

25 comments:

dArA said...

nice stuff!
Thnx... :-)

Anonymous said...

Good work buddy. Keep it up. Thanks.

bahadur said...

Bala,GREAT EFFORT.
I know your 100th post is very much round the corner and i want it to be a big one.
i mean,can u put up a few hints around as to guess what it might be?

Colonel Worobu said...

How much did you pay for this? I bought this in a used book store in Bangalore for Rs. 50 a few years ago....I hope you did not destroy the binding by scanning it.

Anonymous said...

Awesome......

Mozz

Anonymous said...

These versions are undoubtedly the best ones.....
Got some more..?

Rex

Colin said...

Great stuff this!

And I am sure that you were careful about the binding --- LOL!

Now for the 100th post...got to be something no-one else has ever posted before????

Prabhat said...

Nice stories! I think, you are going to present an almost unknown gem. Eagerly waiting for your 100th post.

Phantom And Mandrake Fan said...

@Dara: You are welcome, as always you are the first to comment...
@Anon: You are welcome, enjoy, let us know your name next time
@Bahadur: You are welcome, I am hoping it may be big, it may be a long awaited comic or strip, have not decided yet...
@Col. W:I paid US $12 from a guy in Canada. U got an excellent deal Rs 50 that's an awesome deal. Are you from Bangalore, bcos I am from Bangalore and will be visiting June for a month. Send me an email we can exchange more info. I took care to not damage any binding since, I may resell it at a later time.
@Anon: You are welcome, enjoy, let us know your name next time
@Rex: You are welcome, I have a lot of vintage scans in different languages and different scan quality. I am always looking for books to add to my collection, let's hope I get them.
@Colin: You are welcome, glad you are enjoying it. Yes I have been careful with the binding. That's correct, it will be something that has not been posted yet.
Want to keep it a surprise....
@Prabhat: You are welcome, I hope so too, keep checking, hope to have it ready for next weekend, let's see

adibud34 said...

Awesome stuff! These two comics sound like fun ones! Thanks!

Ajay said...

This Particular comic I got more than 10 copies @ Rs10 / each in Hyderabad . Given to so many persons ec except one single copy left with me . Thses stories have been printed in Indrajal: Sea of Horrors ( ( #281) & Satan's man ( #294 ) . That is why I had not scanned this particular comic. Great efforts Bala, I know , You must would have faced lot of problems whils scanning it. We all are waiting for 100th post .

Deb said...

Awesome! Thanks, MTM.

deratt1 said...

Excellent scans - I knew of the paperbacks, but have never been able to get one! Hope your kitchen issues will be happily resolved in time for the big "100". Cheers!

The Phantom Head said...

Excellent. I think both Falk and Fredricks were at their best during seventies.

After a change in teriff plan, big file size is no more a concern for me. :-)

comic60 said...

1 more to go!!!
Know its going to be BIG one, cant wait.

Phantom And Mandrake Fan said...

@Aditya: You are welcome...wanted to make 99th & 100th post like terminator & T2..let's see if I can do that
@Ajay: You are welcome. You are a very generous fan. Glad to hear your appreciation.It did take some effort some hours in scanning, cleaning/trimming pictures, uploading to Imageshack (sometimes very slow) and mediafire and then creating the post in blogger. Really, one has to have lot of time and patience in doing these big posts. I ask myself has it been worth what I did sometimes. Don't know how long I can continue...(100th post has already taken so much time). I don't know how you were able to scan 100s of Indrajals. Hats off to U.
@Deb: You are welcome. Enjoy.
@Deratt1: You are welcome. Enjoy. I wanted to see a paperback myself, never had one until now.
Hope to get most of the Kitchen stuff done. Let's hope. Thanks.
@TPH: ou are welcome. Enjoy. You are right, I agree. Thanks for the PDF on Keeping track of Indrajals on different blogs. Also, please do not quit scanning the Amar Chitra Katha so soon. Just saw ur blog. Please wait till u get to 100so that my collection will include ACKs. :-) My friends were so happy to hear about the ACK blog, mentioned it in a few get togethers here.
@Comic60: You are welcome. Enjoy. U r right, just one more run...Hope I do not get out.

Comic World said...

These unedited stories always offer more joy to read in.Many thanks to you for providing them.

Anonymous said...

Bala,4 pictures to PROVE that the book's still intact!!! wow!! ;o)

It's not that tough to keep the book in shape eevn after scanning etc,if one take care a bit...

Colonel Worobu said...

Bala,

I just sent you an email

Col.W

Colin said...

@fenriser:

Why the scam?? Comments should only be made not directions to malware or other stuff.

Anonymous said...

Sure...
That's great news for us.
Keep it going and please continue posting unedited BW versions like these.
Thanks again.

Rex

adibud34 said...

Hey, could I make a request of you? I was wondering if you could please post "The man-hunting witch" sometime in the near future...the hindi one is up on TPH, but nobody has put the english one up as of yet....thanks! It has such an intriguing title! :)

comic60 said...

Whys isn't "All of the above" an option in the poll :D

dArA said...

Derek 'asks' Mandrake to take away his powers...in 1949

wow!!!! I never imagined 'such' things.....as like thie posted D163,Derek always shown as a power-hunry greedy person...like some later strips in '90s too!

Even later,Fredricks made him such a heart-less person who went to kill his brother Mandarke(Seize of Xanadu:D232)....SO,such a vintage strip,where Derek himself asked for taking away his pwer...wud b exciting to read!! :-))

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