Sunday, September 29, 2013

#270 - D165_TheMysteriousChief_(09-20-76_to_12-11-76)

Just because I try to post a comic in this blog every week, some people are under the impression that this is my day job. Well I do have a day job, which is not this one, and always takes up a majority of my time, including weekends at times. So there may be instances, which will be on the rise for the near future, when I will not be able to post comic strips every week.

This story that I am posting today, is also based on someone's real day job and his perceived one - Hojo's. His day job was not being Mandrake's chef extra-ordinaire. It was something else. For regular subscribers like me, in those days, it did come as a surprise, when the revelation happened. See the story "The Thieves" posted a few weeks ago in this blog for a panel that shows a bit of contradiction.








The strips are courtesy my Australian friend, Donald Ladhams, who has been very active trying to get us daily strips from Australian newspapers. Paulo Marques, who is not an unfamiliar Mandrake fan extracted them from the PDFs and created the cbz file. I blew up the strips' size and tried a few edits. There are about 5 or 6 strips which have black smudges and one strip that got very white (Guess that is why they call it Black and White). Otherwise the strips are fine.

If there is a way anyone can clean these using PS, it is most welcome. Till then enjoy these strips.

Download RS version here

Download MF version here

Enjoy,

Venkit

5 comments:

HojO said...

were you still reading ijcs back then,when HojO was shown as chief?? it means fun,i guess!:) also,for those who read first "8" story in the original order...

HojO said...

This strip has two Beginnings,one is "Secret Chief" at 1st week and "Hojo's Secret!" in the 2nd week!! Wonder whether this happened with other strips too or it's just an an exception....anyway...

AJAY said...

Thanks for sharing . Just gone thru , some strips are beyond my capacity so not trying

3d said...

Thanks

Ranjan Gangopadhyay said...

thanks a lot for d post ........