Saturday, July 27, 2013

#262 - D164_Narda And The Sheik_(06-21-76_to_09-18-76)

Here is yet another Mandrake newspaper strip handled by the Dynamic Duo - sent to me by my Australian friend Donald Ladhams, with Paulo Marques, helping me with extracting from the PDF files and editing of the strips. There were a few missing strips and Paulo was able to get those.  I just increased the size of the individual files. We have not done extensive cleaning. So you will be still seeing some dark lines and black spots. 

For IJC lovers, this came out as #281 The Sea of Horrors.

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Balaji had posted a Tempo Books version of this story in this blog quite a while back. You can download that version over here and here.

Enjoy the story and post your thanks to Don & Paulo.


Sunday, July 21, 2013

#261 - S177_TheCloud_(11-29-98_to_04-11-99)

Magnus Magnusson, is a name not unfamiliar to Mandrake comic strip fans all over the world. Most of the color Sunday strips available with most of us were procured by this one man. I had the privilege of becoming one of his e-mail friends when I started sharing English versions of the Swedish strips that he had shared with all of us freely.

This was one of the strips Magnus had been looking for and so I dedicate this strip to one of the greatest fans and collectors of Mandrake strips on this earth - the one and only Magnus Magnusson!!

BTW, this was one of the 4 daily strips that were edited and published as Sunday strips during the 1997-99 time-frame. So I thought it would be interesting to post the first strip of the corresponding daily strip here.

For IJC lovers this came out as V22 N41 TheStrangeCloudShip.

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Thank you Magnus, for all the wonderful strips that you have shared with us all these years. This is but a small token of my gratitude for all that.



Friday, July 12, 2013

#260 - S159_TabooIsle_(06-19-88_to_11-06-88)

I had earlier posted S157 & S158. I am posting here the next one in the list. For IJC fans, S158 & S159 came as part of the first stories in IJC  V26N21 & V26N22.

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