Tuesday, March 31, 2009 by PBC


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V26N08-1989-Bahadur-The Innocent Hostages

V26N12-1989-Bahadur-The Mistaken Identity
These are contributed by Ajay Misra. All credits to him only.
Saturday, March 28, 2009 by PBC
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Update (29th March):
There were some mistakes in my earlier English IJC list. But as I said this post is dedicated to my friend.

"Raghukula riti sada chali ayi, prana jayi par vachan na jayi."

So, not available English IJC will remain 98. Going to add three following comics in this post.

V24N25-1987-Phantom-Mysterious Lady of the Lake Part I
V24N26-1987-Phantom-Mysterious Lady of the Lake Part II
V24N27-1987-Phantom-Mysterious Lady of the Lake Part III

Check for fresh modified list in comment section.
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This post is dedicated to our friend Srikanth - "The Countdown Man". He heartily wished to see missing IJC in double digit today.

Brother you announced, so let be as you wished. Here is 4 more English & 1 Hindi Indrajal Comics. Now we are, according to all calculations, in double figures. Cheers!

After this post only 98 English Indrajal Comics remain including all repeated issue. However, it is important to note that missing 98 English IJC contain followings:
  1. 1 IJC which is available as King Version.
  2. 1 IJC which is available as Diamond Comics.
  3. 40 IJC which are available in Hindi.
Details are available in comment section.

If any friend can check & inform me the number of IJC only, would be very thankful. :

1. all issues in which Rib Kirby's stories are available as second story. Friend who contributes Frew, need these . My another computer in which all IJC are saved is out of order.

2. all half posted & damaged issues.

Thanks & enjoy!


Second story of this 3 parts comics is "The Snare of Fortune" ( Rip Kirby).

V21N25-1984-Phantom-The Dreadful Land of Kulaku Part I

V21N26-1984-Phantom-The Dreadful Land of Kulaku Part II




V21N27-1984-Phantom-The Dreadful Land of Kulaku Part III

V24N25-1987-Phantom-Mysterious Lady of the Lake Part I


V24N26-1987-Phantom-Mysterious Lady of the Lake Part II

V24N27-1987-Phantom-Mysterious Lady of the Lake Part III


V24N38-1987-Phantom-Antarikasha Ke Hamlavar Original version (IJC #289-1977-The Monster from Mars) is available in English.

V25N23-1988-Phantom-The Victims of Tyranny

These are contributed by Ajay Misra. All credits to him only.
Friday, March 27, 2009 by PBC

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V26N19-1989-Rip Kirby-The Cunning Scorpion


V26N23-1989-Flash-The Scheming Despot

These are contributed by Ajay Misra. All credits to him only.
Thursday, March 26, 2009 by PBC
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Posting this feedback of first 48 hours download of these files. It's shows clearly there is healthy balance in standard & high resolution downloads. Two links are not only serving all friends, but will help us to avoid double labour in future rescanning, reposting. It's my opinion.
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V24N43-1987-Phantom-The Dodging Villain Reprinted version of #313 (In English & Hindi original issue is available online.)

V25N06-1988-Phantom-The Alien Conquerors Reprinted version of #305 (In English original issue is available online.)




V25N13-1988-Phantom-Jadui Aag Ka Ghera Reprinted version of #5 (In English original issue is available online.)

V25N35-1988-Phantom-The Mystery Raiders Retilee Reprinted version of #311 (In English & Hindi original issue is available online.)

These are contributed by Ajay Misra. All credits to him only.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 by PBC


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V22N18-1985-Phantom-Vigil of the Ghost Part I


V22N19-1985-Phantom-Vigil of the Ghost Part II

V22N20-1985-Phantom-Vigil of the Ghost Part III

These are contributed by Ajay Misra. All credits to him only.
Monday, March 23, 2009 by PBC

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V21N46-1984-Phantom-The Forbidden Land of Karapura Part I


V21N47-1984-Phantom-The Forbidden Land of Karapura Part II

V21N48-1984-Phantom-The Forbidden Land of Karapura Part III

These are contributed by Ajay Misra. All credits to him only.
Sunday, March 22, 2009 by PBC



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V21N37-1984-Phantom-The Greedy Tyrant Part I

V21N38-1984-Phantom-The Greedy Tyrant Part II

V21N39-1984-Phantom-The Greedy Tyrant Part III

These are contributed by Ajay Misra. All credits to him only.
Thursday, March 19, 2009 by PBC
Do you read the first ever Diamond comics?



Diamond Comics #1 - Lambu Mottu - Murdon Ki Basti Main (Hindi) (29.3 MB)

It's has been posted at Anupam Agrwal's blog too.



Tribute to Lee Falk (1911-1999) - (52.57 MB)

It's has been posted at Bala's blog too.




The supplementary issue with Frew's Special Edition #1094 -Jan 1995

The Phantom Project Kit (14.04 MB)

These are contributed by Ajay Misra. All thanks & credits to him.
Monday, March 16, 2009 by PBC
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Last Bahadur Comics

News: Aabid Surti, the creator of Bahadur, is thinking about relaunching. I'm also eagerly waiting his return.

V27N05-1990-Bahadur-The Snake Charmers Bait

It's contributed by Venkitachalam Subramanian. All thanks & credits go to him.
by PBC



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V20N42-1983-Phantom-The Magnificient Emblem Part I

V20N43-1983-Phantom-The Magnificient Emblem Part II

Hindi Versions are available online.

These are contributed by Ajay Misra. All credits to him only.
Sunday, March 15, 2009 by PBC



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V25N41-1988-Bahadur-Uttar Ka Aatank

This Indrajal Comics is contributed by Anuarg Dixit. All credits to him only.
by PBC
I had zeal to read in childhood. I was lucky to read many classics in school as well as almost all works by Munshi Premchand (Hindi).

In Hindi literature, Munshi Premchand's Mansarover (8-volume short stories collection series) are my favorites. First time I read in class 7th. The librarian of my school was reluctant to give me books as I everyday took a book & return next day. He thought that I was not reading. That day I was returning Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's travels. He put a condition, if I could write summary, he would not only allow to take new book (as rule of our school library), but up to 3 books per day. I won the bet.

I just know there are many friends like me, that's why I'm posting many books & comics in one post.

Still I love to read contemporary & classical books in English & Russian starting from old Greek literature to contemporary best sellers. But 4 books are First among equals.
  1. Kane and Abel (1979) by Jeffrey Archer. The book tells the stories of two men born worlds apart. They have nothing in common except the same date of birth (April 18, 1906) and a zeal to succeed in life.
  2. Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less (1976) by Jeffrey Archer. It was said to have been inspired by Archer's real-life experience of near-bankruptcy.
  3. The Godfather (1969) by Mario Puzo. Most impressive character for me "Vito Corleone".
  4. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. The story began as a sequel to Tolkien's earlier, less complex children's fantasy novel The Hobbit (1937), but eventually developed into a much larger work. It was written in stages between 1937 and 1949, much of it during World War II. For many it's the father of fantasy. But for me, it's more than the grand father of fantasy.
One of my favorite author
Brief Biography of
John Ronald Reul Tolkien

(From www.biographyonline.net)


Early Life J.R.R. TolkienJ.R.R. Tolkien was born in 1892, Bloomfontein, South Africa. After 3 years in South Africa, he returned to England with his Mother Mabel; unfortunately his father died 1 year later, leaving him with little memory of his father. His early childhood was, by all accounts, a happy one; he was brought up in the Warwickshire countryside (many regard this idealised upbringing as the basis for the Shire in Lord of the Rings). In 1904, when John was just 12, his mother Mabel died from diabetes leaving a profound mark on him and his brother. After his mother’s passing, he was brought up by the family’s Catholic priest, Father Xavier Morgan. From an early age, J.R.R. Tolkien was an excellent scholar, with an unusually specialised interest in languages. He enjoyed studying languages especially Greek, Anglo Saxon, and later at Oxford, Finnish.
Although a scholar at King Edward VI school, he failed to win a scholarship to Oxford. His guardian, Father Xavier, put this down to his burgeoning romance with his childhood sweetheart, Edith. Father Xavier, thus, made John promise not to see Edith until he was 21. John agreed to his request, and faithfully waited until his 21st birthday. On this date he renewed his contact with Edith, and successfully persuaded her to marry him. It is a testament to his belief in faithfulness and honesty, that he was willing to wait several years to meet his wife; such sentiments of nobility appear frequently in his writings; for example, the magnificent love story of Beren and Luthien.

J.R.R.Tolkien in Oxford

From an academic point of view, his separation from Edith seemed to do the trick, and a year later he won an exhibition to Exeter College, Oxford where he would study classics. John did not particularly shine in this subject, and decided to switch to English literature. He was a competent scholar, but a lot of his time was spent researching other languages in the Bodleian library. It was here in Oxford that he became fascinated with Finnish, a language which would form the basis for Quenya; a language he would later give to his Elves. His love of languages remained with Tolkien throughout his life; in particular, he began developing his own languages, a remarkable undertaking. In fact, in later commented that languages lied at the heart of his writings; the Silmarillion and Lord of the Rings. He actually said, the stories existed to provide an opportunity to use the languages. Devotees of the book may not agree, but it does illustrate the profound importance he attached to the use of languages.

J.R.R.Tolkien First World War

At the outbreak of the First World War, J.R.R. Tolkien decided to finish off his degree before enlisting in 1916. Joining the Lancashire fusiliers, he made it to the Western Front just before the great Somme offensive. At first hand, J.R.R. Tolkien witnessed the horrors and carnage of the “Great War”; he lost many close friends, tellingly he remarked “By 1918 all but one of my close friends were dead”. J.R.R. Tolkien survived, mainly due to the persistent reoccurrence of trench fever, which saw him invalided back to England. He rarely talked about his experiences directly, but the large-scale horrors of war, will undoubtedly have influenced his writings in some way. Perhaps the imagery for the wastelands of Mordor may have had birth in the muddy horrors of the Western Front.
It was back in England, in 1917, that J.R.R Tolkien began working on his epic - "The Silmarillion". The Silmarillion, lies at the heart of all Tolkien’s mythology, it is a work he continually revised, until his death in 1973. The Silmarillion makes hard reading, in that, it is not plot driven but depicts the history of a universe, through an almost biblical overview. It moves from the Creation of the Universe, to the introduction of evil and the rebellion of the Noldor. It is in the Silmarillion that many roots from the Lord of the Rings stem. It gives the Lord of the Rings the impression of a real epic. It becomes not just a story, but also the history of an entire world and peoples.

Writing the Hobbit

Initially J.R.R Tolkien’s writings on the Silmarillion were known by very few. He found his time absorbed in teaching and other duties of being a professor. He also found time to write important papers on medieval literature. These included seminal works on, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and Beowulf. In 1945, he was given the Merton professorship, and gained additional duties of teaching and lecturing.
It was sometime after 1930 that Tolkien gained an unexpected inspiration to start writing the Hobbit. It was whilst marking an examination paper, that he jotted in the margins of a paper the immortal words “In a hole in the ground lived a hobbit.” Unlike the Silmarillion, the Hobbit was a simple fairy tale and adventure for children. Hinting at evil things, it still ends in a happy ending for all and is primarily concerned with a triumph of good over evil. In the course of the next few years, friends including C.S. Lewis, read his manuscript and gave good reviews.. In the course of time the publisher, Allen and Unwin, got to read it; with a glowing reference from, Rayner Unwin, the 10 year old son of Mr Unwin; the book was published to commercial success.

Lord of the Rings

Due to the success of the hobbit, Allen and Unwin, encouraged J.R.R. Tolkien to write a sequel. Thus over a period of many years, J.R.R. Tolkien began writing the Lord of the Rings. This soon became quite different to the hobbit, both in scope and dimension. Putting its roots into the Silmarillion, it became an epic of unprecedented depth. No longer was Tolkien writing a simplistic adventure story; the triumph of good over evil is no longer so complete. Even in the mission’s success there is no obvious happy ending. There is a feeling of permanent change; nothing can remain as it is. As well as being a fascinating story line, the book deals with many issues of how people respond to certain choices and the influence of power and ego. It can be read in many ways, but it does offer an underlying moral and spiritual dimension, which is inherent in the development of the story.
Due to the sheer scope and length of the book, the publishers Allen and Unwin, were wary of publication. They worried about whether it would be a commercial success. Eventually they decided to publish the book, but split it up into 6 sections; they also offered no payment to J.R.R Tolkien, until the book moved into profit. The first edition was published in 1954, and soon became a good seller. However, it was in 1965 when the book was published in America, that it really took off becaming an international bestseller. Somehow the book managed to capture the mood of the 60s counter culture, and it became immensely popular on American campuses. Tolkien, became a household name, and Lord of the Rings would soon become renowned as the most popular book of all time.
Although the book has received the most powerful popular acclaim, it has not always received the same commendation from the literary world. In 1972, Oxford University conferred on Tolkien the honorary degree of, Doctor of Letters. This was not for his writing, but his researches on linguistic studies. Tolkien, however, would have taken no offence at this award. For him his linguistic studies were as important if not more so than his fictional literary endeavours.
He did not particularly enjoy the fame that came from his literary success, and in 1968 he moved to Poole to gain a little more privacy. His beloved wife, Edith, died in 1971, and J.R.R.Tolkien died a couple of years later in 1973. After his death his creations gained increased popularity and sales. Even before the release of the Lord of the Rings films, the book, "Lord of the Rings" was often voted as best loved book of all time. His son, Christopher Tolkien, carefully went through all his manuscripts, and published posthumously several histories of middle earth, encompassing various early drafts of stories and histories.
By: Tejvan R. Pettinger 12/01/07

Related Pages

References

  • The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien. Edited by Humphrey Carpenter. Glasgow, 1995, Harper Collins.
  • “Biography: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien” 26 Jun 02
    Carpenter, Humphrey. J R R Tolkien: A biography. Glasgow, 2002, Harper Collins.

Read more details at www.tolkiensociety.org, Wikipedia, www.daimi.au.dk

Check HERE for comics based on his books & books.

Note: Comics "The Lord of the Rings" is 'scanlations' of the German comics by loopyjoe , i.e. scans where the text has been changed into English. These comics were apparently published in Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Finland, Denmark and Sweden, in various languages but unfortunately not in English.

He says:

".......Unfortunately I DIDN'T KNOW ANY GERMAN! Nevertheless, with the help of a German-English dictionary, a transcript of the animated movie adaptation and of course a copy of Tolkien's novel, I was reasonably pleased with the results."

Big thanks to him for such a wonderful job.
Saturday, March 14, 2009 by PBC



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V22N10-1985-Phantom-The web of Deceit ( Reprinted version of #65 (2nd story)) (7.19 MB)

V26N10-1989-Phantom-The Giant Raptor Part I (14.14 MB)

V26N11-1989-Phantom-The Giant Raptor Part II (14.64 MB)

These are contributed by Ajay Misra. All credits to him only.
Friday, March 13, 2009 by PBC


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V25N18-1988-Phantom-Raiders of Amaland Part I (15.47 MB)

V25N19-1988-Phantom-Raiders of Amaland Part II (15.19 MB)

These are contributed by Ajay Misra. All credits to him only.
Thursday, March 12, 2009 by PBC


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V23N23-1986-Phantom-Secret of the Whispering Grove Part I (13.55 MB)

V23N24-1986-Phantom-Secret of the Whispering Grove Part II (14 MB)

These are contributed by Ajay Misra. All credits to him only.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 by PBC
Free Orkut and My Space Holi Graphics Glitters

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Bright colors, water balloons, lavish gujiyas and melodious songs are the ingredients of perfect Holi.


B&C Team

Wish you a very happy and wonderful Holi.


V21N51-1984-Flash-Mout Ka Uphar (15.45 MB)

V26N34-1989-Dara-Hatyara Taskar (15.98 MB)




436-1982-Phantom-The Reign of Justice Part I (27.21 MB)

437-1982-Phantom-The Reign of Justice Part II (30.97 MB)

438-1982-Phantom-The Reign of Justice Part III (28.93 MB)


V22N43-1985-Phantom-Curse of the Kimberly Diamonds Part I (16.48 MB)

V22N44-1985-Phantom-Curse of the Kimberly Diamonds Part II (12.8 MB)


V23N08-1986-Phantom-The Fearless Commander Part I (17.19 MB)

V23N09-1986-Phantom-The Fearless Commander Part II (12.47 MB)

Contributors:

Anurag Dixit- Hindi IJC V21N51 & V26N34.

Venkitachalam Subramanian- English IJC 436, 437 & 438.

Ajay Misra- English IJC V22N43, V22N44, V23N08 & V23N09.

All thanks & credits go to contributors.
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