Sunday, December 30, 2012 by Venkitachalam Subramanian
Here is another classic Tarzan by John Celardo. This story had also been presented by Dr. Ramesh Bagwani, (albeit incomplete) from his collection of newspaper strips. Enjoy the complete story here.

Here is the original link to these strips, which were shared by EMILE.










http://www.mediafire.com/?vfxaxu2ftgbib2w

Happy New Year to everyone
Sunday, November 25, 2012 by Venkitachalam Subramanian

Here is the first of the Tarzan stories published by Dynamite Comics. Enjoy.












http://www.mediafire.com/?81g5ws4re3gvpta


Thursday, November 01, 2012 by Venkitachalam Subramanian
Here is another classic Tarzan by John Celardo. This story had been presented by Dr. Bagwani from his collection of newspaper strips.

Here is the original link to these strips, which were shared by EMILE (Who else?)







http://www.sendspace.com/file/nk5cyd

Enjoy


Monday, October 29, 2012 by PBC

Story & Art: Mac Raboy 
Original run: 1959-02-08 to 1959-04-05
Summary: Finding themselves plunging through an artificial lake on Saturn’s moon Titan (read S-074 The Ship of Gold), a horrified Flash and Dale suddenly stand face to face with the dreaded Skorpi, an all-conquering race who is preparing an Earth invasion from their hidden base.
Managing to evade his captors, a desperate Flash tries to contact the authorities on Earth, but first he needs to locate and save Dale, a task made much more complicated by the fact that the Skorpi are master duplicators...
(Source of summary: www.ipcomics.net) 


All credits go to "spax". 
by PBC

Story & Art: Mac Raboy 
Original run: 1958-12-21 to 1959-02-01
Summary: Preparing a shipment of mining equipment and a large money consignment at an Earth rocket port, Flash and Dale are suddenly overcome by two robbers in an unusual attack.
Watching helplessly as the cargo rocket takes off with Dale as a hostage, Flash scrambles together a rescue ship and follows the culprits to one of Saturn’s moons and a meeting with an unscrupulous character from his past...
(Source of summary: www.ipcomics.net) 


All credits go to "spax". 
by PBC
Story & Art: Mac Raboy
Original run: 1958-10-19 to 1958-12-14
Summary: As the world is buzzing with the news of a pompous playboy and his movie star partner crashing their space ship on the Moon, plans are set in motion for the delicate rescue mission.
Agreeing to pilot the rescue ship, Flash has his work cut out for him as he must reproduce the crash in minute detail to be able to reach the isolated space travellers – with unforeseen trouble ahead...
(Source of summary: www.ipcomics.net)

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by PBC

Story & Art: Mac Raboy 
Original run: 1958-08-24 to 1958-10-12
Summary: Agreeing to fly the powerful “Bumblebee” rocket in the upcoming Solar Derby space race, Flash soon learns that his decision incites acute jealousy in another prospective pilot, who swears to get even in another ship she will pilot in the race.
With a jealous Dale turning up as a surprise participant in the race, Flash has his hands full to avoid trouble from the opposite sex, but must also keep an eye out for real saboteurs aiming to doctor the race for their own purposes...
(Source of summary: www.ipcomics.net) 


All credits go to "spax".
by PBC
Story & Art: Mac Raboy 
Original run: 1958-06-22 to 1958-08-17
Summary: Taking a prolonged holiday away from all things space to come to terms with the outcome of his latest mission (see S-070 The Z Bomb Cloud), Flash is contacted by his old big-game hunter friend Brian Farr, who has an interesting new theory to offer.
Being a firm believer in the existence of living ‘flying saucers’ in Earth’s upper stratosphere, Farr persuades a sceptic Flash to pilot a reconnaissance ship to the right altitude to observe, and catch, one of the fascinating creatures...
(Source of summary: www.ipcomics.net) 


All credits go to "spax". 
Saturday, October 27, 2012 by PBC
Story & Art: Mac Raboy 
Original run: 1958-05-04 to 1958-06-15
Summary: A deadly radioactive cloud is travelling fast through space after a violent Z bomb detonation on a war-ravaged planet, threatening the Milky Way and Earth with total annihilation.
Desperately computing the effectiveness of various febrile responses to the mortal threat on Earth’s observation satellite, Dr. Zarkov elects to send out Flash and his daredevil co-pilot on a near-impossible mission to divert the cloud from its course – with unforeseen consequences...
(Source of summary: www.ipcomics.net)

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P.S. Tommorow S71 to S75. Have a nice time!
by PBC
Story & Art: Mac Raboy 
Original run: 1958-03-16 to 1958-04-27
Summary: Concluding his delicate mission on Neptune (read S-068 Missiles from Neptune), Flash suffers a massive ship system failure on his way back to Earth and is forced to abandon ship in a cluster of asteroids.
Floating aimlessly in space and being at the mercy of the treacherously moving asteroid belt, Flash has very little time to put a survival strategy in place and somehow effect an SOS to Earth before time runs out forever...
(Source of summary: www.ipcomics.net)


All credits go to "spax". 

by PBC
Story & Art: Mac Raboy 
Original run: 1958-01-19 to 1958-03-09
Summary: Answering an emergency summons, Flash and Zarkov learn that Earth is being bombarded by interplanetary missiles from the outer region of the galaxy and manage to locate the launches to the planet Neptune.
Volunteering to pilot a fast ship to the planet to avoid a catastrophe, Flash’ main brief is to act as a peace envoy, but should diplomacy fail and a missile strike prove the only option, Flash is prepared to carry out a suicide mission...
(Source of summary: www.ipcomics.net)


All credits go to "spax". 
by PBC
Story & Art: Mac Raboy 
Original run: 1957-12-01 to 1958-01-12
Summary: Finally back on Earth (see S-066 Weird World), Flash, Dale and Zarkov decide to unwind by taking the car for a spin in the American wilderness, but a new mystery is waiting just around the corner.
In the next American town on their itinerary people are being gripped by a fast-spreading plague manifesting itself as an acute sense of loneliness – what does it mean and who is responsible?...
(Source of summary: www.ipcomics.net)


All credits go to "spax".

P.S. S068 to S070 are also coming today.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by PBC
Thanks to Emile, not only old links (D01 to D24 and S000) are up again, but followings are added HERE also:

D025 - Alaska 5-21-51 to 8-21-51
D026 - Doldrums 8-22-51 to 9-29-51
D027 - Zazarof 10-1-51 to 1-11-52
D028 - The Hawks Boys 1-12-52 to 6-11-52
155.Buz Sawyer-VX

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by Venkitachalam Subramanian
Here is a classic Tarzan strip by John Celardo. This was sent to me by Emile.

Here is the original strip from Emile.


Enjoy,

Venkitachalam


Saturday, October 06, 2012 by Venkitachalam Subramanian

Here is the just completed Sunday Phantom story. Here is the original link from Emile who shared the story with us.

http://www.sendspace.com/file/yzd64c

Enjoy,

Venkit.

Friday, August 10, 2012 by PBC


Character: The Phantom

Title: Mexico’s Phantom (A Detente With Crime Part III)
Number: 235

Writer: Tony DePaul
 Artist:       Paul Ryan

Kind: Daily Strip
Start date: 2012-04-09
End Date: 2012-08-18
Count: 114 strips

Note: This is the third and last part of the story arc.

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Contributed by "Emile".
Thursday, August 09, 2012 by PBC
Story: Falco Pellerin
Art: Cesar Spadari
Cover artist: Antonio Lemos
Fantomen 14-15/2012
Fantomet 13-14/2012

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Enhanced Version (2000px width) 25 MB

Scanned by Kit Walker. All credits go to "Kit Walker".
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 by PBC

This 100 Page Special is reprinted version of followings:
  • "Wings of Death" (Frew: 976; Fantomen: 22/1989; Fantomet: 7/1990) by Michael Tierres, Felmang, and Ferri
  • "The Man in the Iron Mask" (Frew: 956; Fantomen: 8/1989; Fantomet: 18/1989) by Donne Avenell and Hans Lindahl
  • "Worubu" (Frew: 977; Fantomen: 14/1990; Fantomet: 23/1990) by Norman Worker and Jean-Yves Mitton.  Note: 
Note: As "Worubu" was scanned & shared in this blog earlier, Kit has skipped it.


Download Frew 1638 (except "Worobu") scanned & edited by Kit Walker.


Original version - 1000px width - 12mb

or

Improved version by me - 2000px width - 51 mb


Worobu story you can download HERE (Thanks a lot Kit Walker for uploading!)
Monday, August 06, 2012 by PBC
Story & Art: Mac Raboy
Original run: 1957-09-08 to 1957-11-24
Summary: Leaving Superba in yet another attempt to reach their home planet (see S-065 The Black Box), Flash, Dale and Zarkov immediately end up in more trouble as a huge swarm of space-moths are attracted to their ship and weigh it down towards the gravitational pull of a nearby planet.
Bailing out over the surface before the vessel disintegrates, the ship-wrecked crew find themselves in a reality inhabited by a number of incongruous races, including a rubber-limbed people with mischief in mind...
(Source of summary: www.ipcomics.net) 

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Wednesday, August 01, 2012 by PBC
Story & Art: Mac Raboy 
Original run: 1957-07-21 to 1957-09-01
Summary: Continuing their long journey towards Earth (see S-064 The Gatherer), Flash, Dale and Zarkov encounter an enigmatic black box floating in space and decide to bring it on board for closer inspection.
To their complete bafflement it contains a “space genie” expressing itself more than eager to please his new “boss” Flash – cue a long journey to the genie’s origins and a surprisingly ungrateful world...
(Source of summary: www.ipcomics.net)


All credits go to "spax".
Sunday, July 29, 2012 by PBC
Story & Art: Mac Raboy 
Original run: 1957-03-17 to 1957-05-19
Summary: Continuing their perilous journey through Mongo (see S-062 Rok), Flash, Dale and Dr. Zarkov arrive at an interplanetary fair, where a lethal but very lucrative space race to the distant star DDS3 and back is about to begin.
Accepting to pilot one of the ship after its occupant is injured during the warm-up, Flash gambles everything on winning the ship he is flying in for a return journey to Earth, but his unscrupulous opponent is prepared to do anything to prevail in a “suicide or success” contest...
(Source of summary: www.ipcomics.net)

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Saturday, July 28, 2012 by PBC
Story & Art: Mac Raboy 
Original run: 1957-05-26 to 1957-07-14
Summary: Setting course for Earth after the conclusion to their latest Mongo adventure (see S-063 Race to a Star), Flash, Dale and Zarkov are suddenly inexorably drawn towards a dense gas formation, unable to use their ship systems to arrest their course.
Emerging into an eerie space-ship graveyard, the trio, who now can breathe freely without space suits, is beckoned by their mysterious host and instructed to embrace their eternal space tomb...
(Source of summary: www.ipcomics.net)

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012 by PBC
Writer:  Tony de Paul
Artist: Cesar Spadari


All credits go to "Laki". 
Sunday, July 22, 2012 by PBC
Enjoy a good Egmont story! Hoping it would make "Kit Walker" happier who has been supporting this blog with his contributions!

Writer:  Tony de Paul
Artist: Cesar Spadari
Cover Artist: Tessa


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All credits go to "Laki".

Next Frew Post: It's also a good comics.
Friday, July 20, 2012 by PBC
Story & Art: Mac Raboy 
Original run: 1957-01-06 to 1957-03-10
Summary: Stranded in a deserted sky city (see S-061 Paxora), Flash, Dale and Dr. Zarkov teleport themselves back to Mongo's surface with the help of a hastily re-assembled robot.
Commencing their long journey to the Forest Kingdom, Zarkov begins to harbour doubts about his re-wiring of the robot, as the latter begins to display human emotions and starts using its acquired indestructibility to its own ends...
(Source of summary: www.ipcomics.net)

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012 by PBC
Story & Art: Mac Raboy 
Original run: 1956-11-04 to 1956-12-30 
Summary: Emerging on the surface after his run-in with the Dactyl-Men of Mongo (read S-060 Journey South), a soaked Flash discovers that Dale and Zarkov have been abducted from their seagoing vessel, but also that the sea is filled with perfect reproductions of the ship.
This is merely the beginning of a bizarre chain of events as a baffled Flash is apprehended and brought to a city above the clouds where he encounters several identical copies of Dale, Zarkov and himself in an existence where nothing is quite what it seems...
(Source of summary: www.ipcomics.net)

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Monday, June 11, 2012 by PBC
Story & Art: Mac Raboy 
Original run: 1956-08-26 to 1956-10-28
Summary: Leaving Norlandia in an ice-ship to continue their journey towards Mongo's southern continent (see S-059 Axe of Mongo), Flash, Dale and Zarkov come under sustained attack by revengeful Wolf-Men mistaking their prey for hostile Norlandians.
Managing to repel the first attack, the trio are nevertheless in for a rough ride as a number of successive communities along the sea route grab their chance to teach their perceived arch enemies a deadly lesson...

(Source of summary: www.ipcomics.net)

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Sunday, June 10, 2012 by PBC
Story & Art: Mac Raboy
Original run: 1956-06-10 to 1956-08-19
Summary: As the planet Mongo approaches Earth’s orbit on its six year journey round the galaxy, Flash, Dale and Zarkov stand ready with a ship to repeat their first space flight ever (see S-001 On the Planet Mongo), this time to visit their many friends on the South continent.
But approaching the planet, the ship carrying the trio is felled by a powerful axe launched from an ice-ship in the polar region of Mongo, forcing Flash to make a perilous emergency landing in forbidding territory...
(Source of summary: www.ipcomics.net) 

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Saturday, June 09, 2012 by PBC
Story & Art: Mac Raboy
Original run: 1956-04-01 to 1956-06-03
Summary: Landing on the planet Rota to exchange gold for badly needed uranium on Earth, Flash and Dale are not the only visitor’s to the robot-run community: the exiled Djonn Toth also approaches the planet in a purpose-built ship for his special condition.
Having become uranium dependent after a horrific power plant blast on his home planet, Toth destroy the master brain running Rota and demands an unlimited uranium supply backed up by a threat to release Armageddon on his hapless onlookers...

(Source of summary: www.ipcomics.net)

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Friday, June 08, 2012 by PBC
Story & Art: Mac Raboy
Original run: 1956-01-22 to 1956-03-25
Summary: Heading for the Arctic Circle to assist in the launch of a space weather station, Flash spots an alien amphibian ship rising from the Arctic Sea.
As a puzzled Flash continues his flight, he soon passes over an isolated, unidentified outpost in the icy no-man's land and decides to investigate if the two discoveries are related – with good reason...
(Source of summary: www.ipcomics.net)

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Thursday, June 07, 2012 by PBC
Story & Art: Mac Raboy
Original run: 1955-11-13 to 1956-01-15
Summary: Approaching Earth's space traffic satellite hub on their way back from a mapping mission (see S-052 Dark Planet Prison), the unarmed Flash, Dale and Zarkov are almost caught by a slave traders' ship before being rescued and brought safely to the station.
With the slavers' ship safely detained on the ground, a delicate task of filtering out the culprits (who have hidden amongst the mass of human slaves already held in the ship) begins, a task made all the more complicated when it transpires that two person’s from Zarkov’s past are amongst the unfortunate passengers...
(Source of summary: www.ipcomics.net)

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Wednesday, June 06, 2012 by PBC
Story & Art: Mac Raboy
Original run: 1955-06-26 to 1955-08-28
Summary: Charting planets in a star cluster, Flash, Dale and Zarkov approach a barren planet when they pick up a distress signal from the surface, where three murderers have been exiled as punishment for their crimes.
Unwittingly landing their ship to offer assistance, the rescuers are suddenly overpowered by the group and left to die on the “Dark Planet” as the homicidal exiles take over their ship...
 (Source of summary: www.ipcomics.net)

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 All credits go to "spax". 
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 by PBC
Story & Art: Mac Raboy 
Original run: 1955-06-26 to 1955-08-28
Summary: As an African volcano erupts, a mysterious gas released from the crevices that have opened up in the blast spreads a sleeping sickness amongst the local population.
Conducting a uranium survey nearby, Flash and Dale spot engineers from an underworld society breaking into the open to seal the rift, resulting in a close and potentially deadly encounter... 
(Source of summary: www.ipcomics.net) 

 All credits go to "spax".
Monday, June 04, 2012 by PBC

Story & Art: Mac Raboy 
Original run: 1955-04-03 to 1955-06-19

Summary: Gazing at Venus from Dr. Zarkov’s Earth laboratory, a curious Flash and Dale decide to pilot a ship to the planet in order to penetrate the thick mist enveloping it and see what lies below.
Eventually reaching the planet, the couple steer their vessel through the shroud, but as they appear on the other side they inadvertently destroy an aerial probe launched by local scientists and must fight for their lives as the inhabitants seek to punish the “invaders”...
(Source of summary: www.ipcomics.net)

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 by PBC
Almost 16 and half months ago, I received it with 4 spanish pages (18, 19, 20, and 21). Thanks to team effort, we are reading complete story today.
  • Scans contributor: Wichien Abhichartvorapan
    Spanish pages were scanned by him.
  • Translation team: Emile, Wichien Abhichartvorapan & Venkitachalam Subramanian
  • Strips texts replacement: TPH
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Story: Harry Harrison 
Art: Dan Barry
Original run:  9/28/1966 to 2/11/1967
Summary: Relaxing after his tumultuous time on the planet Ognom (Read D2-067 Ming IV), Flash is ordered to urgently pilot a supply ship to the planet Titan in the wake of two previous relief ships disappearing without trace.
Starting out on the crucial mission, it is not long before Flash’s ship also exhibits disturbances and is inexorably drawn towards a sector in space that goes under the name of “Sargasso in Space”...
(Source of summary: www.ipcomics.net)

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Friday, May 18, 2012 by PBC
Story & Art: Mac Raboy 
Original run: 1954-10-24 to 1955-01-09
Summary: Returning to the US with Pebbles, the orphaned boy from the asteroids (S050 The Star Tree), Flash decides to pay Dr. Zarkov a visit at his laboratory, but the visit is cut short when a space vessel lands nearby, prompting the two men to investigate.
Finding no-one inside the ship, Flash and Zarkov are suddenly put to sleep by a knockout gas and taken to a distant planet, where they rendezvous with other ships carrying their frightened human cargo...
(Source of summary: www.ipcomics.net) 


 All credits go to "spax".
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 by PBC
Story & Art: Mac Raboy 
Original run: 1954-08-08 to 1954-10-17
Summary: Approaching Earth on their return flight from the asteroids (S-049 Bandit of the Asteroids), Flash, Dale and Pebbles are forced to make an emergency landing in South America when their ship hits a tropic electrical storm.
Emerging from their craft in the Amazon jungle, the three space-travellers are met by a baffling sight: a frozen winterland dominated by a bizarre man-eating tree with hungrily writhing branches...
(Source of summary: www.ipcomics.net) 


 All credits go to "spax".
Saturday, May 12, 2012 by PBC

Story & Art: Mac Raboy 
Original run: 1954-05-09 to 1954-08-01
Summary: Starting the long journey back from Cortinus (S-048 Thanatos), Flash and Dale fail to receive a reply from the Earth’s space station, and on arrival the station is eerily orbited by the crew’s frozen bodies.
After thawing the personnel, Flash realises that the self-inflicted freezing merely constitutes an unorthodox survival technique after an inexplicable theft of the station’s entire oxygen supply. With the trail leading to a nearby uranium prospector’s station, Flash begins his pursuit...
(Source of summary: www.ipcomics.net) 


 All credits go to "spax".

Wednesday, May 09, 2012 by PBC
Story & Art: Mac Raboy 
Original run: 1954-01-24 to 1954-05-02
Summary: Returning from Callisto (S-047 The Mind), Flash is told by a concerned Dr. Zarkov that Dale has uncharacteristically joined an archaeological expedition in Africa led by the eccentric Dr. Eric Sark.
Racing to the Libyan desert to catch up with the expedition, Flash learns that the doctor is trying to harness the powers of a mythological being who in reality is a visitor from outer space – but Dale has already succumbed to the strange force...
(Source of summary: www.ipcomics.net) 


 All credits go to "spax".
Sunday, May 06, 2012 by PBC
Story & Art: Mac Raboy 
Original run: 1953-09-20 to 1954-01-17
Summary:  Receiving a visit from Flash at his Earth laboratory, Dr. Zarkov proudly shows off his latest project: a single-seater space ship designed for a reconnaissance flight of Jupiter's fourth moon Callisto.
Happily accepting the chance to man the first solo flight into outer space ever, Flash soon lands near a sprawling city on Callisto, but is severely warned by a lone eremite to beware of “the city of doomed souls”...
(Source of summary: www.ipcomics.net) 


 All credits go to "spax".
Thursday, May 03, 2012 by PBC
Story & Art: Mac Raboy
Original run: 1955-01-16 to 1955-03-27
Summary: Landing on Earth after their reluctant visit to a slave planet (S-051 Child Men and Giants), Flash and Dr. Zarkov suddenly find themselves confronted by prehistoric monsters from a world long gone by.
Unbeknown to the two baffled Earthmen, aliens from the distant star Antomni have set a plan in motion to colonise Earth by reversing the evolution of man and mutate its inhabitant to more controllable life fo rms...
(Source of summary: www.ipcomics.net)

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by PBC
Hoping you'll like to read Sunday strips by Mac Raboy (S45 to S106).
S45, S46 (3 missing pages) & S94 were already shared.

Story & Art: Mac Raboy
Original run: 1953-06-07 to 1953-09-13
Summary: Settling down on Earth after his brush with interplanetary piracy, (S-045 Moon Pirates), Flash is offered, and eagerly accepts, the leadership of a fact-finding expedition to a recently sighted satellite behind the Moon.
Blasting off from Earth, Flash and his party land on the unexplored celestial body, but soon the expedition turns into a fight for survival as the environment seems to close in on the hapless visitors and a menacing presence is seen lurking nearby...
(Source of summary: www.ipcomics.net)


All credits go to "spax".

Tuesday, May 01, 2012 by PBC
Here one more - 8th Frew in a row. :)

Story: Donne Avenell
Art:     Carlos Cruz
First Print: Fantomet #22 - 1996

Scanned & edited by Laki.

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P.S. Till today, only 159 Frew (as comic book) are shared in this blog.
Frew had reprinted several times same stories/strips. All Daily & Sunday strips were also shared. All other series  in English (except Indrajal which are coming at "Indrajal Online") are also available here.
So, we are missing very few stories upto #1000 and less than 1/3 upto #1629 only. In this counting, the posts of this blog are taken only.

Monday, April 30, 2012 by PBC

Script & Art:  Hans Lindahl 

1st publication:  Fantomen 15/2000

Scanned & edited by Laki. 


Part 2 was shared last year: HERE

Can anybody upload 2nd part and post link in comment section?

I can upload it after few weeks only.

Sunday, April 29, 2012 by PBC

Story & Art:  Germano Ferri

About Germano Ferri, there is information inside this issue.


The art & story are close to the classical Phantom of our childhood, i.e Barry's Phantom.





Scanned & edited by Kit Walker. All credits go to him.



By the way, next post is also Frew. :)
Saturday, April 28, 2012 by PBC


Now we have independent twitter a/c: @bookscomics
and 
facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/bookscomics

Some more facebook "like" are required to use all functions.

Story: Claes Reimerthi
Art: Kari Leppänen



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Scanned & edited by Kit Walker. All credits go to him.
Friday, April 27, 2012 by PBC
This issue contains 3 Phantom stories:

1.The Gulf of Aden Pirates
Story: Nils Kajander 
Art: Kari Leppänen
2. A Detente with Crime
Story: Tony DePaul
Art: Paul Ryan
3. The Guardian Angel
Story: Michael Tierres
Art: Felmang and Germano Ferri


Scanned & edited by Kit Walker
Thursday, April 26, 2012 by PBC


Here is one more Frew!

Frew #1626: The Jungle Vampire
Story: Claes Reimerthi
Art: César Spadari



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Scanned by "Kit Walker"
Edited by me.

Have a nice reading!








These are coming soon!




Frew should start publication in India! Even at price of the Indian Market, they shall be winners and we too.
Monday, April 23, 2012 by PBC
After long time posting a Frew.


Frew #1625: The Jungle Vampire
Story: Tony DePaul
Art:Felmang and Germano Ferri



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Scanned by "Kit Walker"
Edited by me.

Have a nice reading!
Saturday, April 21, 2012 by Venkitachalam Subramanian
Emile was kind enough to send us a Tarzan strip, which had completed its reprint run recently.


Name: D135 | jc44 - Tarzan Tells His Story Part I - 1962-05-07 to 1962-12-15.zip
Size: 11.66MB
URL: http://www.mediafire.com/?4d42fl5r2jb8zot

One of John Celardo classics.

All credit and thanks to Emile.
Thursday, April 19, 2012 by Venkitachalam Subramanian
Without much ado, I present here the latest daily strip of the Phantom, that just concluded last week. I am still in my role of guest host of this blog.


Archive:
Name: The Phantom - D234 - The Den Of Tigers ! (A Detente With Crime Part II) - 2011-12-12 to 2012-04-07.zip
Size: 17.6MB
URL: http://www.mediafire.com/?g15tljacbjbjv3t

All thanks and credits to Emile for this strip.
Saturday, April 14, 2012 by Venkitachalam Subramanian
Today is April 14th. It is celebrated as Vishu in Kerala, one of the southern states of India. Kerala is often known as "God's own country". This occasion signifies the Sun's transit into the Meda Raasi (first zodiac sign), according to Indian astrological calculations, and represents the vernal equinox. Vishu is also considered as the Malayalam New Year day and thus the importance of this day to all Malayalis regardless of their religion or sect.

So Happy Vishu to one and all.

Vishu          

The most important event is the Vishukkani, which literally means " the first thing seen on the day of Vishu after waking up". The Vishukkani consists of a ritual arrangement of auspicious articles like raw rice, fresh lemon, golden cucumber, betel leaves, arecanut, metal mirror, yellow flowers konna (Cassia fistula), and a holy text and coins, in a bell metal vessel called uruli in the puja room of the house. (See above) A lighted  lamp called nilavilakku is also placed alongside. This is arranged the night before. On Vishu, the custom is to wake up at dawn and go to the puja room with eyes closed so that the Vishukkani is the first sight of the new season.  Devotees visit temples like Sabarimala Ayyappan Temple, Guruvayur Sree Krishna temple to have a "Vishukkani Kazhcha" in the early hours of "Vishu" day.
"Vishu" is celebrated with much fanfare and vigour in all parts of Kerala. Setting off firecrackers is part of the celebration, especially for children. People wear new clothes for the occasion and elders of the family gift money, called Vishukkaineetam, to children, servants and tenants. It is also a day of feasting. 

This day is also celebrated in various parts of India - as Bihu in Assam, as Baisakhi (Vaisakhi) in Punjab,   Vaishakhi), Tamil Puthandu in Tamil Nadu, Bisu in Southern Karnataka, Pana Sankranti in Orissa, Naba Barsha (Bengal).

This day is also celebrated outside India as Songkran (Thailand), Pee Mai Lao (Laos), Chaul Chnam Thmey (Cambodia), Thingyan (Myanmar/Burma).

On this auspicious occasion here are 2 Phantom strips from the collection of Emile Schwartz to enjoy. One is a daily strip and the other a Sunday strip.  All credits and thanks to Emile.

Name: The Phantom S175 - The Shadows of Rune Noble ! - 2011-09-25 to 2012-04-01.zip
Size: 9.88MB


Name: D233 - A Detente With Crime Part I - 2011-08-15 to 2011-12-10.zip
Size: 15.46MB










Thursday, January 26, 2012 by IUnknown
Wishing You All a Happy Republic Day 




Hello Friends,

Today I complete the two years of my association with Books & Comics. I am posting one of the remaining 3D comics with me. You will need Anaglyph 3D glasses to read this comics.  I hope you enjoy it.
Regards

IUnknown
Sunday, January 15, 2012 by PBC
Enjoy Sunday strips by Ralph Reese Bruce Jones & Gray Morrow (1990–1991)!
I think, it's S178 - "Princess Simila" (10/14/90 to 8/11/91). 


The contributor "Durgesh Velhal" says:
hello sir, these strips are collected from newspaper. 4 strips are missing, but that's not my fault because the newspaper had skipped those strips.


Mediafire Link (1600 px width)
Saturday, January 14, 2012 by PBC
Before I start posting some rare strips, sharing a Hindi book for online reading. It's a worth book for collection. If you read this book once, always like to open again and again.

Two words about this book: Raag Darbari (Melody of the Court, one of the ragas, 1968) is one of the most famous Hindi novels written by Srilal Shukla, an author known for his social and political satire. 

Shrilal Shukla (1925 - 2011), an IAS officer, is renowned for his objective and purposive satire in contemporary Hindi fiction. In 1957, he published his first novel, Sooni Ghat ka Sooraj (The Sun of a Desolate Valley) followed by a series of satires Amgada Ka Pamva (Angada's Foot) in 1958. His Raag Darbari  is the first satirical novel of its kind in Hindi spanning a wide spectrum of post-Independence rural India, specifically Avadh. It was Shrilal Shukla who took wit, irony and sarcasm to great heights in Hindi literature. He was awarded the Sahitya Academy Award, the highest Indian literary award, in 1970 for this novel.

Novel on deteriorating values in the cities of India as compared to the village life. The novel highlights the failing values present in post-Independence Indian society. It exposes the helplessness of intellectuals in the face of a strong and corrupt nexus between criminals, businessmen, police and politicians. Though a lot has changed in 40+ years since the book was first written, but you can see almost everything even today. The core of our society has not changed. 
Page 1: शहर का किनारा। उसे छोड़ते ही भारतीय देहात का महासागर शुरू हो जाता था। वहीं एक ट्रक खड़ा था। उसे देखते ही यकीन हो जाता था, इसका जन्म केवल सड़कों के साथ बलात्कार करने के लिए हुआ है। जैसे कि सत्य के होते हैं, इस ट्रक के भी कई पहलू थे। पुलिसवाले उसे एक ओर से देखकर कह सकते थे कि वह सड़क के बीच में खड़ा है, दूसरी ओर से देखकर ड्राइवर कह सकता था कि वह सड़क के किनारे पर है। चालू फैशन के हिसाब से ड्राइवर ने ट्रक का दाहिना दरवाज़ा खोलकर डैने की तरह फैला दिया था। इससे ट्रक की खूबसूरती बढ़ गई थी, साथ ही यह खतरा मिट गया था कि उसके वहाँ होते हुए कोई दूसरी सवारी भी सड़क के ऊपर से निकल सकती है। .........
 ............ आज रेलवे ने उसे धोखा दिया था। स्थानीय पैसेंजर्स ट्रेन को रोज की तरह दो घण्टा लेट समझकर वह घर से चला था, पर वह सिर्फ डेढ़ घण्टा लेट होकर चल दी थी। शिकायती किताब के कथा-साहित्य में अपना योगदान देकर और रेलवे अधिकारियों की निगाह में हास्यास्पद बनकर वह स्टेशन से बाहर निकल आया था। ..........
 Every page of the book has humour. The language and humour stood out everywhere, both in dialogue and in narration.

Note: The English translation published by Penguin Books is also available. Didn't read translated version myself, so just check before buying.



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