Thursday, January 19, 2012

Comic #76 : Speedy(S175) - A Rare Mandrake Sunday from '90s!

First of all,a belated happy new year to all of our visitors! In the first post of this year,let's enjoy this 'rare' MTM sunday strip from '90s! Now,why I'm calling a '90s strips - which is much newer than those '50s/'60s classic - a rare??Because,for some strange reason,MTM sundays & dailies from '90s are much tough to locate than those '60s or earlier!!A possible reason I guess,as lesser number of papers were carrying MTM strips in that period,as well as,hardly any publisher printed these strips made these much lesser accessible to fans!Even Frew opt for '30s classics in their short-stint with Mandrake in the '90s!But that is my guess only,may be there are other valid reasons as well.

Anyway,this time read the 3rd last official Falk sunday - Speedy(S175) - courtesy our extensive collector & avid fan Magnus & Dan.As you will notice,this 33-week strip have 3 different formats,as attached below(square,normal rectangle & vertical),that only indicates how difficult it was for Magnus to get a complete 6-week strip from various sources!



PBC said...

The collection of strips is really very tough task.

Thanks to all people concern in sharing this strip!

Check these two blogs for RARE Garth strips in Hindi & English, collected by Ramesh ji himself:

AJAY said...

Nice story . thankx for sharing .Pl post more in HQ , pl do not compress if u have in HQ

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HojO said...

@PBC:U r welcome!Yes,getting these strips are much tougher!So all kudos should goes to him only!I wonder how he's unearthing all these rare stuffs???? :o)

About Dr.Ramesh's blogs,yes he's doing a great job...someday we will edit those raw scans.The art of Garth was never that great but these were better than most Ijc issues!:)
I wonder if some have Rip Kirby's strips aswell???

@AJAY:U r welome.I didn't compressed,rather posted exactly Magnus' version after some editing & uploading!

AJAY said...

HojO : I have first 36 Rip Kirby stories , scanning slowly slowly

HojO said...

@AJAY: That's Ok! :)