Saturday, February 23, 2013

#201 - The Gift from 8 - Mandrake Daily strip no 203

I have waxed eloquently, so many times about Paulo's gifts of so many Mandrake strips for our enjoyment. The whole saga started with this particular daily strip. Unfortunately, we could not get the whole story from the paid archives and there were many holes. One of my very good friends from Australia came to my rescue and we were able to get the story completed. Mandrake fans in India had been able to read an edited version of this story (that too in color) in various publications of Diamond Comics. One version had been published by Dr.Ramesh Bagwani in his blog.

Enough talk. Now on to the story. What does Mandrake do when he receives a gift of 8 little boxes at 8 minutes to 8 on August 8 from  Ocho jewellery?

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Thanks to Paulo and my Australian friend Don Ladham for putting together this story. My part in this was just culling the Mandrake story from the PDFs and then putting it into a CBR file.



Thursday, February 14, 2013

#200 - Happy Valentine's Day!!! Mandrake Weds Narda The Complete Wedding Dailies!

A very Happy Valentine's Day to you all and if you are reading this after the day's passed, I wish you all a great 2013 ahead!

Would like to celebrate today by providing you three dailies that cover the complete Mandrake and Narda wedding in one stretch. These 3 dailies were compiled together with the valuable help of Venkitachalam Subramanian, Paulo and Lothar who have been gracious to share their collections.

Many thanks to Lothar for being so dedicated in his efforts to bring us all so many Mandrake stories. That is indeed a great dream of mine to one day have all the dailies and sundays stories in my collection. I think it is just a matter of time. Given Lothar's dedication, it is going to be achieved.

I have been away for a long time and have a lot of catching up to do. While I have been away, our dearest friend Venkit has been diligently trying to collect as many strips of Mandrake he can and is keeping this blog alive for all Mandrake fans across the world. That is an incredible effort and I really don't know how to thank him for all the strips he is able to collect and share with us.

We don't come across such dedicated fans and it is a privilege for me to know him. Thanks a lot again.

Here are the Dailies:

225Mandrake's Wedding at Cockaigne27 Jan 19972 Aug 199727
226Mandrake's Wedding at the College of Magic4 Aug 199724 Jan 199825

228Mandrake's Wedding at Xanadu6 Apr 199812 Sep 199823

Enjoy the Mega Post!
Had been waiting for a great occasion to post all these together as one post so readers could access them in one page. - D228