Thursday, February 21, 2008

#Comic No.78:Invasion Of The Earth

Update:A short Mandrake quiz
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1.What was the age of Theron at the time of Mandrake's birth?
2.How old was Theron when he married Lucifer's mother?
3.What was the name of Mandrake's mother?
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This Mandrake thriller is dedicated to a humble friend and author of a magnificent blog solely devoted to a famous Indrajal Hero...yes, you guessed it right he is Bala, author of a splendid blog "Mandrake The Magician".
Devotion of Bala to this silky hat magician is just simply great..he is doing a highly appreciative work to unearth the comparatively less popular strips and comics of Mandrake in comparison to Phantom which enjoys a universal majority of the popularity. Keeping a low profile he remains busy in arranging more and more no. of comics/strips for us in different-different languages from his contacts scattered all over the world.
Though personally i am not having very much acquaintance with him but his consistency,
humbleness and no-nonsense approach urged me to write something which i feels about him,thus resulting in this post.
We hope that he will continue in the same fashion bringing out the gems out for us which are otherwise very rare and hard to find out.A very big hand for him for his gigantic applauding work.
[Note:Hindi version of this comic has already been posted at TPH.]




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27 comments:

comic.crazy said...

CW,
Nice of you to dedicate a post for Bala and his MTM. He deserves the applause for his dedication and consistancy of posting Mandrake comics especially the rare and unique strips and dailies.

CC

Simply Complicated said...

Thanks buddy for posting the scanned pages of this comic. Great work again!!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome...

Mozz

bahadur said...

Sorry CW,can t answer many but i think Theron was some 400 plus old,got the info from CHANDAN CHRONICLES.
Nice post, specially considerig the respect for Bala,he deserves it.
Great effort,keep it up.Have always wanted to read this one in english.Thanks.

The Phantom Head said...

Are you suggesting we all other bloggers are doing nonsense work? ;-)

Bala's consistency could only be termed amazing keeping in mind the quality of his posts.

Fantastic story this. One of the oldest I read originally.

Frank said...

1: 375 yrs
2: dont know for sure but maybe 5-10 yrs before mandrake was born. (i.e. 365 yrs)
3: princess eleanora

dArA said...

1. 275 year.

2.Lucifer was 15-18 year elder than Mandrake(exact diff. varied for 3/4 years in various srips)....so,conidering this..Theron was around 255-260 when married Luicfer's mother!

3.Eleanora - daughter of a Duke!

Btwn,this Magnon(and Central Galaxy)story is a real fascinating one!:-)

comic60 said...

MY general knowledge is bad, so hope others answer the questions :).
anyways, thanx for the comic.

Comic World said...

CC: Yes,he deserves moments of praise from fellow bloggers too.
Simply Complicated: Thanks,welcome and keep visiting along with your inputs.

Comic World said...

Mozz: Welcome.
Bahadur: Chandan theron has not yet became 400 yrs old..he is a century younger than.
I wish if crystal cube has been existed then Mr.Lee Falk was the most deserving person to be blessed with its longevity enhancing rays so that he could have continued the magic of his pen for us and our children and their children and their children and......

Comic World said...

TPH: "Are you suggesting we all other bloggers are doing nonsense work? ;-)"
TPH doesn't your words sounds same like the words of Mr.George Bush when he announced in the aftermath of 9/11
"Either you are with us or against us"!!!! ;-)

Comic World said...

Frank: Variation of a century... :-)
Wait for the answers..
Dara: Wait for the answers...
Comic60: Thanks and welcome

The Phantom Head said...

Sorry, I fail to draw a parallel between the two. I was just saying that jokingly in response to these words or yours:

...his consistency,
humbleness and no-nonsense approach urged me to write something...

Comic World said...

TPH: My those words mean that its not so that if am praising a fellow blogger then i am against the rest fellow blogger;same as Bush failed to understand there are also some neutral paths between being with him or with opposition....and yes i also quote those words in same humorous spirit alike yours :-)

Frank said...

@comic world: all my answers are 100% correct except question 2, which i am doubtful, but first & third are 100% correct,and source is mandarke's indrajal comics!

Comic World said...

Frank: Only 3rd of your answer is correct so far.Don't take reference with Indrajal as they have edited/omitted many facts at a regular basis,consult Mandrake strips or Diamond Mandrake versions which were published almost 100% in unedited form.

The Phantom Head said...

1) 276 years
2) 260 years

But there is confusion as Falk didnot follow chronological order strictly, or should we say the later ideas went contradictory to some previous one. In one of the stories Theron did say that he was 380 years old when Mandrake was born. (No indrajal consulted.)

Any prices? Well, I have one still due for delivery. hope you remember.

Comic World said...

TPH: Yeah,there are contradictions about the real age but we will follow the most conventional hypothesis for the answers.
I do remember very well about your due price,anytime wish up your choice and it will be coming up subsequently.

The Phantom Head said...

Answers???

Phantom And Mandrake Fan said...

CW: Thank you very much for appreciating my efforts. Really felt very good reading the intro. Very nicely put, that was the intent of starting a blog on Mandrake. I just did not find any blogs having so much material and wanted to have something different.
I have been waiting to have this comic for a long time, could not remember the name. You just made my day. Thank you so much.

Comic World said...

Taking the most accepted theories (Reference Diamond Digest) the answers to the short Mandrake Quiz are:
1.276 years
2.260 years
3.Princes Eleanora

Comic World said...

MTM: Welcome Bala,i was always a silent admirer of your appreciative efforts,low profile humbleness and low appetite admiration hunger.
I am happy that i could help you any way in making a day for you. :o)

The Skull Cave Treasures said...

Dear Cw, hoe do u manage to get so many comments? I feel people dislike my efforts as ai only get 5 - comments! ( Radha kyu gori ... main kyu kala?)
But u always are there, so Kudos to this one too!

Comic World said...

SCT: Sameer its the matter of time only,once you get settled nicely along with comblogging you will also be receiving thick response.
In CW initial days i was also worried a bit while measuring comments with TCP but then i understood that these things do come slowly...(Boli muskati maiyya lalan ko bataya,kaari andhyarii raato me tu aaya,isiliye kaalaa...;o))

Indrajal Comics Club said...

am i late here? ))))

sameer, dont be upset, he is here for more than a year and has done a wonderful job,, if u look at his early posts, u will see the nos of comments he received despite the good work.. there was only one blog that time, TCP. but that blog got all attention, because it was 2yrs old!!! still CW never stopped and continued his good work ,, dont look at comments.. as cw rightlt said,, thses things do come slowly

Indrajal Comics Club said...

and thanks for the wonderful comics. CW,

i dont have the original copy.. (((

Comic World said...

ICC: Yes you are late and being missed too...come back soon.
You have a hawk eye...rightly counseled SCT.
Don't worry about this comic,your required list is in my mind,will be keeping a eye on them.

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