Today is April 14, which means it is Vishu or Bihu or Baisakhi or Bisu or Naba Barsha or Tamil Puthandu or Pana Sankranti depending on which part of India you live. It is also Songkran or Pee Mai Lao or Chaul Chnam Thmey or Thingyan based on which part of South East Asia. For people in all these areas, it is Happy New Year today.
Here is a picture of a usual Vishu Kani:
Happy Vishu to one and all.
What better way to celebrate the New Year than lay back and read 2 comic strips featuring Mandrake and his greatest enemy - the COBRA.
The first strip is a Sunday strip - S097 (The COBRA Returns).
The color strips are from the one and only Magnus, while I procured the B/W strips to replace the Swedish strips. So we do have the whole story in English. The last panel was a heavily edited one from AWW.
The second strip is a daily strip D220 (Pursuit of the COBRA).
This strip was from a new friend but an old Mandrake enthusiast Paulo.
Keep watching this space for a lot more surprises and some never before seen Mandrake strips.