Saturday, June 14, 2014

#287 - S174 Dr.Holton'sReputation (08-25-96 to 02-09-97)

Well, this is the continuation of the story in my previous post. Once there is a solution to a complex problem people just forget about the problem and the panic it caused and try to evaluate the actions and the activists with new moral glasses. Two things come immediately to my mind. The first is the evaluation of the actions under the team led by Sri. KPS Gill who broke the back of the Khalistani revolt in the late 80s and early 90s. The second of course is the on-going second guessing by the Obama administration of the actions of the Bush administration following the the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack. Just two examples of ungrateful nations trying to put a moral facade after the problem has been sorted out by others who were prepared to wade into territories that many of us would not dare venture into. We would only twiddle our thumbs and wish the problem away, much like most of the world is wishing away the Boko Haram & ISIL issues.

Similarly once the problem of the Swarm was over, the moral police turned on Dr. Holton  and the way the problem was identified. When his senility itself came into question, Mandrake and Magnon had to intervene and come to his rescue.

Thanks to the one and only Magnus Magnusson for the color strips.

Download and enjoy the story here.



Ranjan Gangopadhyay said...

thanks for the comics .....

HojO said...

thanks for the rare ones to all the Diggers(i.e. the people digging out these rare stuff and serving us!)..

Btwn,a little trivia : This is the ONLY Mandrake Sunday that was published by Diamond Comics group(in Comic World mag) as all other MTM stories in DC-M digest(and CW) were from dailies...

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Unknown said...

Hi Venkitachalam,

I have discovered your blog recently. It's a treasure trove of great classic mandrake Strips.

You are selflessly uploading such priceless scans.

However, I found links of some of your uploaded strips dead.

If time permits, could you please re-upload the following strips:

D022 - The Octopus Ring
D026 - Lothar The Champ
S174 - - Dr. Holton's Reputation
S178 - Th Bullies

With regards...

Abhideb Bhattacharya