Tuesday, March 20, 2012

#178: MEGA Mandrake Flame Pearls Sundays Post

How are you all doing? Here is a mega mega Mandrake post that I always wanted to read all of the stories at one stretch. It is one of my biggest posts covering a period of almost 2 years.

Happy Ugadhi/GudiPadwa (Happy New Year) and Shri RamaNavami (Lord Rama's birthday) to all.

Thanks a lot to all these fabulous people (in no particular order): Paulo Marques, Lothar, Magnus Magnusson, Venkitachalam, Steve Cottle (Ilovecomix) for their priceless contributions and efforts.

They have been very instrumental in searching for these stories, scanning them, cleaning them, organizing them and making it available to all of us who do not have access and resources to these stories.

Thanks also to Australian Women's weekly for publishing Mandrake Sundays and making it available.

If some publisher were to publish all these stories in full color, I will be very glad to buy it. Hope that day comes around soon. Enjoy reading them.

It will take a while to read them all in one stretch and is worth your time.

Here are the Flame Pearls adventure stories:

S014 The Flame Pearls Pt.1: Attempted Assassination From 21 Apr 1940 to 26 May 1940
6 Weeks

S015 The Flame Pearls Pt.2: Magnetic Island From 2 Jun 1940 to 11 Aug 1940 11 Weeks

S016 The Flame Pearls Pt.3: The Three Cows From 18 Aug 1940 to 22 Sep 1940 6 Weeks

S017 The Flame Pearls Pt.4: The Amazons From 13 Oct 1940 to 22 Dec 1940 11 Weeks

S018 The Flame Pearls Pt.5: The Ghost Ship From 29 Dec 1940 to 20 Apr 1941 17 Weeks

S019 The Flame Pearls Pt.6: The Witch of Tago From 27 Apr 1941 to 22 Jun 1941 9 Weeks

S020 The Flame Pearls Pt.7: Land of the Giants From 29 Jun 1941 to 2 Nov 1941 19 Weeks

S021 The Flame Pearls Pt.8: The Hungry Isles From 9 Nov 1941 to 12 Apr 1942 23 Weeks


AlbÂș said...

It's amazing! Thank you very much.
Alberto Spain

Venkitachalam Subramanian said...

Wonderful post, Balaji. Am happy to be a small part of this international effort by people spread over 3 continents to bring these gems available to the loyal fans of Mandrake.

Daily Ink, by its recent postings, should soon be entering the realm of the Flame Pearls soon. But it will be more than 2.5 years before the series is over in color. It will be another 3 months before it starts.

Thanks once again for this post. Just imagine - Mandrake gestured hypnotically and an international coalition took place to bring his strips to life on the NET! And how!!

Keep posting. Looking forward to your next Dhamaka post for Vishu, maybe?

HojO said...

THANKS A BUNCH for this mega post!!It's a pleasure to read ALL Falme peral stories in one go!! :))

AJAY said...

Thanks Bala . really a great post . Thanks to all involved , rare one too

HojO said...

That would be *Flame Pearls* & not Falme perals....lol! ;o))

The Whispering Grove said...

This is HUGE! THANKS to all!!!

Sumit said...

Thanks a lot for this wonderful post. But I am Unable to download from mediafire. After clicking the Download button the page is getting refreshed again and again. Can Anyone pls help??

praveen said...

Thanks a ton for such a nice post.
Please have a look to a few old links which are not working eg. some links of the post #097. I'll be grateful.
Sumit, try after a gap. Hope it may help.

PBC said...

Bala ji, you had changed your batting style. Runs are coming and coming. :)

Anonymous said...

I'm afraid of s016 has corrupt files. Could anyone put the right ones please?
Thanks a lot an congratulations for so huge work you're doing.