I guess everybody loved that Mandrake-thriller:'Headless Figure'. Thanks to all visitors for visiting & appreciating my small effort in this blog....more to come ! :-)
As am writing this post,the on-going Poll is just 9 minutes away from closing & 50 votes within 6 days is good enough to judge what's the most wanted! ;-) Surely,I'll post those Indrajals according to the visitor's choice.
Between,many years passed since that day I'd re-started my Indrajal collections .That was in 2002/03, I guess. Then ,IJC was allmost out of my mind as I thought it's impossible to get them after so many years! But,in that day,when I was just near the Sealdah Rail-station, suddenly I found a old-book seller selling some comics,magazine and holla! some old ijcs were lying wid other stuffs!!! I was in a hurry(to reach my University) ,but it was something for which I was ready to skip my classes. ;-) !Well, that day I got only 3 Indrajals ,each in a different language (Bengali,English & Hindi) & also different heroes(Phantom,Mandrake & Rip). Well,those mere 3 Indrajals sparked my enthusiasm to collect more of these gems which were my child-hood craze!It was like a revive of ol' memory ,allthough later I got only 1/2 more from that seller. Well,after a couple of years I found another seller near our JU & got many IJCs from him as well !Later,even I found so many other places where I collected a considerable numbers of Indrajals/ACKs etc ,but still those few initial collections are very close to my heart,as those were the early days of this craze for some apparently lost(& timeless) gems!
I still remember ,in 2005, during my project work of M.Sc., I was asked to do some on-line google search(for some study material).But,first thing hit my mind was nothing but to search these timeless gems;Indrajal Comics!! Well,with professors & scholars constantly around,it was not possible for me to do so ,neither I'd a PC then. ;-( Well,I'd finished my project work on a day,incidentally which was 'begining' of some revolution among Indrajal-maniacs!!!
Yup,I'm talking about that special day, 17th April,2005 ,when TCP had started his dream(n wild,then) project of digitizing some Ijcs of his collections!!! However,my Project-Seminar was on 18th April & even at that day I was on-line!!! But,wid shear bad-luck(& was tensed too) always accompanied by some senior scholars ! :-/ So,can't search for ijcs on net(neither I'd a bit idea how a revolution just began, silently!! ).I was rather more interested in my IJC-hunt in the old markets!
Then,there was a longggg gap for some professional reason.
Later in the February of the last year,2007, I had 'discovered ' TCP & ohh.....it's like my dreams have completed a full-circle!:o)
P.S.- Today I went through some of the earliest posts(& comments) at TCP & the nostalgia associated wid those posts charged me to share these thoughts finally(which were in my mind since long).
Between, IJC-Poll has been closed & Criminal Team(Mandrake) is the winner wid 19 votes. I'll put it soon...again,thanks for the visits.....and keep coming. :-)