Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Comic #95 : RK-D154 : A Post-Indrajal Rip Kirby Daily

 SUBHO BIJOYA(শুভ বিজয়া) & HAPPY DUSSHERA to the ALL friends & visitors!! :)
  This strip was the 1st Rip Kirby daily after the cancellation of RK licence by ToI. The last Indrajal-Rip story was "The Foiled Coup(V26 N29; July 1989)"  based on RK-D153(newspaper title is unknown,ran from 1988-07-18 to 1988-11-05).
  In my early years,I was never a big fan of this cool detective but over time I did like some stories and the ones by RK's last writer, John Prentice(1986-1999), were my favorites among the all RK stories published in the Indrajal Comics between 1982-1989.So I was kinda in a hunt for the RK strips published in the late '80s to '90s. Courtesy of delboj who gave the link of PTN Archive,I have extracted the pdf files from there and followed by a jpeg conversion,the strip is here![Well,from that site one can extract the whole comic-page/day only that used to carry several other strips incld. Rex Morgan,Blondie,Beetle Bailey,Hagar the horrible etc. as you can see in the following page.]

  The scan quality is mediocre but PTNA is the only known source of Rip Kirby's last decades worth.Also,I have no idea if there was any magazine that carried RK '90s strip in English.Well,as I had mentioned before,a Bengali newspaper ABP used to carry RK daily strips in Bengali till the end(1999) but neither they have any on-line archive prior 2001 nor they are interested(I have sent numerous number of mails for the permission,with a payment,but till date I yet to receive a reply!).

  Now,before going for the actual strip let's have a peek,for nostalgia sake, at the initial & end dates of "The Foiled Coup" in the original strip-format & in the Indrajal's format! :)
  • RK-D 154 : Title is Unknown : Ran from 1988-11-07 to 1989-02-04 ( Story revolves around the beautiful Pearl Shelby,the senator's daughter, and her mysteriously disappeared finance which needed Kirby's intervention that leads a good suspense & drama-filled adventure.While one will find Pearl in a quite important & central role,Desmond was missed indeed - appeared only in a few panels!!)
Also,check the 1st strip of the next daily: RK-D155, dated 2-6-1989:


AJAY said...

Thanks a lot for sharing Rip Kirby . Eagely waiting for next Rip Kirby upload

Mahasthobir said...

রিপ কারবি আমার খুব প্রিয় চরিত্র। রিপ কারবি অতিমানব তো নয়ই বরং মাঝে মাঝে হেরেও যায়...অবশ্য আবার বুদ্ধির লড়াইতে শেষ পর্যন্ত শেষ রক্ষা হয়।
এই পোষ্টের জন্য অনেক ধন্যবাদ।
আর শুভ বিজয়ার শুভেচ্ছা।

Venkitachalam Subramanian said...

Would you be able to share the original PDFs?

HojO said...

@Ajay & MS: U both r welcome.
@VS: Ok,I will post the link of original pdf files.

HojO said...

PDF file has been added!

Ajnaabi said...

Hojo, r they posted else where ?
1/ Mandrake 29 & 56 (Australia/NZ)
2/ Mandrake the magician adventure book - master of illusion
If not i will post...
PLz remove this after reading...

Ajnaabi said...

Btw, would u mind if i post your Scanalation "Devil's Island" on my blog ?

HojO said...

@Ajnabi : Few books of ur list might have been posted by Balaji years ago(min. 3-5 yrs),but ALL links are dead,so better you post..

And why shud I have any problem to spread the work of MC? it's ok! :)

Ajnaabi said...

ok, i will post your scanalation, but will skip the mandrakes.thanks

Ayan Mondal said...

ভাই লিঙ্ক তো কাজ করছে না। দয়া করে সংশোধন করুন।