Monday, January 28, 2008

#43 The Phantom : Marathi Indrajal

DEAR FRIENDS, THIS MARATHI INDRAJAL IS DEDICATED TO DR. RAVINDRA GOKHALE AND CHANDOBA WHO ARE OUR MARATHI MANSE!
Dr. Ravindra, as promised, i am posting this marathi for the first time and specially for u! please keep visiting! All those who cannot read marathi, pl. find an english version attached here, by tuesday. Enjoy!


























Download Marathi Comic: http://www.mediafire.com/?fxttmeqodl9

15 comments:

Comic World said...

A welcome change in language...though i don't know Marathi but still the pages are attractive to look at..also i can sense the theme behind the story as i am having it in Hindi and had read several times.

Indrajal Comics Club said...

thank you!!!

this is the first marathi comic on the net!!! u have done it...
and thank u one more time for sending me the physical spare copy of this comic

bahadur said...

Nice debut,Sameer.Its so heartening to see you come up with something different and the most loving part is you have dedicated it to ICC and Dr.Gokhale.
That shows your commitment and also love for your seniors and viewers.
Great comic,i can understand Marathi fairly...iam going to enjoy it.Thanks.

Chandan

The Phantom Head said...

Thank you. Reagional IJC are most welcome though I can't follow marathi 100%.

It seems I'll have to create another language column in IOB.

If you post its english version also then it'll be the first indrajal in three languages as its gujrati version is posted by kit walker on his blog.

Colonel Worobu said...

Cool stuff! The ads are nice even if they are in Marathi. I usually love to see the inside of the back cover to see the date.

I would love to see some old Tamil Indrajals some day :o)

Krishna said...

Sameer
This is a classic story! I have the english version and its great! Pl post many more of this lineage- the old phantoms as the art work and the story lines are far better than the recent ones
Best
Krishna

Anonymous said...

Dear Sameer
You kept your promise. This is a great comic too for a starter. Am sure main course will follow later. No rush,let me digest it slowly. Thanks for that.
In terms of nostalgia, I think Indrajals esp. Phantoms will always be remembered. You go thro' phases when u r growing. As a child of 9 year old or something I used to go to bed with Phantoms under my pillow hoping that I will at least visit the Denkali and the skull cave in my dream. It never happened though. At one point my parents were so concerned with my obscesion with the Phantoms that they hid all my treasured comics and thraetened to give it away to 'raddiwala' which they nearly did. I used to take my comics to the school for the benefit of my friends and have suffered the agony of some being confiscated by my teachers.I was reported to the head as comics were thought to poison the language. Some great deals were made by trading comics with cousins and friends. Often a 'bad deal' with especially with younger children got reported to the parents. I particularly remember an old comic in which Phantom becomes'Adhbhoot Burkhadhari' a heavy weight champion boxer to raise money for the reconstruction of burnt out school for the disabled kids. If my memory serves me well it was the only time Diana Palmer doubts Phantom's true intentions and dumps him for being greedy and power hungry. This comic made quite an impact on my 'bal man' (childhood innocent mind) and for some reasons I wanted to acquire as many copies of this comic as possible. Without telling my sister I traded one of her Flash gordon comic(she used to fancy blond Flash) with grave consequences as I traded it with Caroline, my sisters on and off girl friend who was actually Seema but was named Caoline after Col Week's daughter(her father was a Major in the Indian Army, smoked a pipe like Col Weeks and she had freckles like Caroline). All the kids in the neighbourhood were named appropriately. A pot bellied boy was Gooran, a pretty thick mopped haired Rex and his brother Tom tom, one of our spctacled teachers Ms Tagama, a fat girl Wamba, and her father old man Moze. I also remember we all laughed when a friend of mine obviously answered 'bandar'when asked who are the dwarf tribe in Africa as most Phantom Phans will remember pygmies as Bandars.
Sorry got to go as been called up here in the Field hosp in Basra.
Ravindra Gokhale

The Skull Cave Treasures said...

Thanks Doc! I was awaiting ur comment, and u opened up ur heart and led me through your childhood as i alway sgo through these Indrajals! tell me any of ur favorite comics, i will definitely post one!

Indrajal Comics Club said...

krishna, can u mail me at chandoba@gmail.com?

Grouchy's Comics said...

Marathi Ijc! Great going! What is the title of the english version?

dholey said...

thanks a lot for this marahti comics ...... i will love to see the same in English and Hindi too ....

Bagadankalli said...

Hi Sameer,

When will you post the English version?

pradeep said...

Thnks a lot. I was in search of Marathi Indrajal Comics......

Keep it up.

Regards

PRADEEP

JOEY said...

Raj Thackeray sends his greetings to you, I am sure.. :-) Marathi Manoos, including Phantoms are all that he can think of..

Kants said...

Hey man, I just wonder so much of pain you have taken to post all these comics for us. I am a die hard fan of Indrajaal comics. While Phantom and his secret world facinates me, I like Rip Kirby at the same time for the good stories in his comics.

Thanks for making these comics available to everyone.

Praveen, Surat