Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Comic #80 : Mandrake Sunday : Dr Ffark's Cosmic Circus(S152)

 Another '80s strip.Another from Indrajal era.Another from Magnus' collection.

 And this is my 150th post at The Lost World something that took allmost 5 years!I have been lazy,I know but truly enjoyed every bit of blogging courtesy our fellow bloggers like TCP,Zaheer,Sudhanshu,Anupam,Bala,Prabhat,Walker to name a few & of course,the ardent visitors! :_))
 Also,if one look at the nature of these posts,it's quite evidently I was more frequent on Mandrake(73 posts ; 49%) than anything else.There was at least one Mandrake comic in allmost all of my milestone posts and this is no exception either! :o) [The 2nd & 3rd most frequent other heroes/series are Indrajal Comics(48 posts ; 32%) & The Phantom(41 posts ; 27%). ]

ENJOY!!
  • S152 - Dr Ffark's Cosmic Circus(1984):
[NOTE:This Sunday was appeared in Indrajal Comics in V23 N19(The Dragour From Vega-3/ভেগার শাসক ড্রেগার) on 1986. I have attached a couple of vintage Indrajal pages(with the issue cover) and their strip counter-parts.]



                                     DOWNLOAD S152

Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Smurfs

 For those who came in late....Smurfs are a group of small blue fictional creatures,created and first introduced as a series of comic strips by the Belgian cartoonist Peyo (pen name of Pierre Culliford) on October 23, 1958. A characteristic of the Smurf language is the frequent use of the word "smurf" and its derivatives in a variety of meanings. The Smurfs replace enough nouns and verbs in everyday speech with "smurf" as to make their conversations barely understandable: "We're going smurfing on the River Smurf today." When used as a verb, the word "Smurf" typically means "to make," "to be," "to like," or "to do."


 I was personally introduced with this funny series of 3-inch race in Anupam's blog on 2007 with a few scans and loved this series at very first instance.But there was no more new story available on-line or physically,until last week when I accidentally discovered this series,now under a new publisher Papercutz, on flipkart.com/homeshop.com etc. These books are available in full-color @decent price and the printing quality is top-class on glossy pages.I hope our one of the old bloggers & visitors,Grouchy Smurf aka Pattu,will love to hear this(if he hasn't already bought the titles) as he was one who told us about these funny smurfs! :-)




Currently following 9 titles are availble:
  • The Smurfs and the Magic Flute
  • The Purple Smurfs 
  • Smurfette
  • The Smurfs and The Egg
  • The Smurfs King
  • The Smurfs and the Howlibird 
  • Astrosmurf
  • The Smurf Apprentice 
  • Gargamel and the Smurfs
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Some covers....



Thursday, February 23, 2012

Comic #79 : Mandrake Sunday : The Bee Thief (S170; Italain)

Do any fan have this strip in English??Till date,I have only managed to get this Italian version of this '93 sunday courtesy one & only Magnus.There are few more strips we have from '90s in mixed Eng+Italian version.Between,can you find out the similarity of the basic plot with some classic Mandrake daily,eventually that was published in Indrajal?? :)

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Also check out these 2 vertical sunday pages from a couple of Post-Falk sundays,The Bullies(S178) & The Invisible Person(S179).Do these ring any bell?? It certainly will,if you are a seasoned Mandrake fan! ;o) 



Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Comic #77 & 78 : Mandrake Sundays : Lothar's Workout(S141) & The Rat Men(S145)

Enjoy two colored MTM sundays from the '79 and '80,respectively.These were earlier published in the Indrajal Comics aswell. Lothar's Workout was appeared as 2nd story in Ijc No.331(Lothar the Mighty)/সংখ্যা ৩০৯(শক্তিমান লোথার) and The Rat Men was the title story of Ijc No.422(Mandrake's Godchild)/সংখ্যা ৩৯৯(আকাশপারের মৃত্যুদূত).
This time you can read the original unedited colored strips courtsey dear Magnus & Dan.


  • Lothar's Workout(S141):



  •  The Rat Men(S145):