Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Diamond Mandrake Infos...

UPDATE: Thanks to Srinivas(Bhotla) & Ajay,got info's regarding some DCs,,also Balaji has promised to send 3 DC Info's which he having with him(info's means scans of Covers with 2/3 page-scans of stories for identification!).
Thanks you all,,,will put those scans soon ,,,may be sooner than later we'll complete DC-M Index with support from you guys! :D
Hello friends, after a long time,eh!! :-)
From the last few months I am preparing an INDEX of Diamond Mandrake published by DC(Ind) in 1992-2000 era! They had published 86 issues among those 30+ issues were simply re-print of earlier issues. I've prepared a list based on infos from my own collection and other fan's help like Peder,Ajay,Anurag etc and with their help,till now I've managed to collect information of 70+ issues, i.e. only 13/14 are left to be identified!! :-)
My request is ,to ALL those visitors/fans who have these following issues,please come forward and share necessary infos in order to complete the Index!

Those are :DC #72, 75, 78, 79, 82, 83, 85, 86
By the way, in this process,I'd requested some fans who claimed to have some of these missing DCs,,but somehow they are not interested to share even few statistics (i.e. Strip title,number of stories etc)..
I hope there are still some fans who have these books and "willing" to share....
Ajay/Anurag have supplied whatever with them,so I request others to come forward,if have any of those Numbers.... :-)
Thanks in advance....
And finally,here's few DC-Mandrake covers for you enjoyment(scans from Ajay,Anurag & myself)...and Cover-wise I've managed to get 65+ covers scans till now!:-)


Prabhat's Books and Comics said...

Good work! Keep it up.

SagNik said...

#Prabhat: Thanks friend,your words are always so encouraging!!keep it(commenting) up,,

Cheers!! :-)

bhotla said...

Luckily I have DC Mandrake 60 and 69 and I think the stories they cover are the following but please check with others:

60: D209 - Dr. Loqo's secret formula
69: D133 - Return of Cobra

Hope this helps with your efforts.


SagNik said...

@Bhotla:Thanks man!!yes,these are rite,,,I want to confirm,,thanks once again!!

PS - Have UPDATED my post,,,:-)

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Rafiq Raja said...

Thanks for those covers... I always liked Mandrake stories, even though there were lot of fantasies involved with it.... But isn't comics all about creativity :)

But, I felt Diamonds version with badly colored, were always discredit to the originals. But the sheer factor that they were available for throw away prices, they are good to have in your collection.


MaNdrAkE said...

You are welcome!
yes,Mandrake stories are truely fascinating,specially those from Fredrick's era(1965 onwards),allthough from '90s, stories became bit repeatitive/ordinary but till late '80s ,It was fabulous!!

Specially "MTM Sundays" were based on sci-fi tales,if anybody have noticed! :-)

And about DC coloring/representattion,those were pretty ordinary BUT UNEDITED and that was d only +ve point!:)

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