Friday, February 26, 2016

Mandrake The Magician........

The Legend of Mandrake ,The Magician......


         Of All the Characters Created by Lee Folk My favourite is Mandrake the magician.Born and Bought up in "The College of Magic" along with his twin Brother Derek and the Beautiful Aleena,The Enchantress we come across many adventures of them, in their formative Years.

          Their tutor and Mentor at The College of Magic is Theron, The Grand master of Magic and as we will know later,The Father of mandrake and Derek.But there is also Evil lurking the Halls of the Collegium as an evil presence is seen not only in the College of Magic, but throughout Mandrakes life.Lucifer, Son of Theron, the Grand master and Half brother to Mandrake and Derek.
          







Once while trying to Kill mandrake Lucipher had to face the Wrath of Theron. his face was burned and he ran away from The Collegium magicum.But this made him the Eternal enemy of Mandrake.In later Years Lucifer also came to be Know as The Dreaded Cobra who always wore a Silver mask to Hide his Hideous face.   Theron's Long life and all magic in the College of magic was founded on a Couple of Crystal Cubes.After his studies are over Theron gives these cubes to mandrake for safe keeping.
After His studies were over Mandrake goes to Live in His new Home Xanadu, A very complex ,Protected Fortress high on a Mountain.By this time he had a constant friend Lothar,The World's Strongest man, who was actually an African prince.Narda, Mandrakes Love interest appears in the second mandrake Story. She is the princess of Cockaigne, A small European State. Lothar's love interest is karma, A Model.The Xanadu Members is not complete without Hojo, major Domo and the secret Chief of the the International Crime fighting organisation "Inter Intel".Lenore, Mandrakes Younger sister makes up the mandrake family......
By this time mandrake has become worlds most famous magician and Crime fighter.He has also made enemies all over the Globe.One Interesting area in Xanadu, mandrake's Home is "The Rogues Gallery" where the photos and Details of his Greatest enemies was in Show.the Foremost of his enemies is of cource The Cobra,Aka Lucifer.Clay Camel, master of Disguise, The Mole, Who can travel underground using his helmet with the Rays and Even Derek His embittered half Brother is some of his Greatest Rivals. 
Mandrakes history is not complete Without these three memorable Characters. The Police chief commonly Called "Chief". Jed, Hojo's assistant at Inter Intel and Magnon, Emperor of the galaxy and mandrake's close friend. He has a daugher named Nardraka after mandrake and Narda.









4 comments:

  1. A nice write-up Aroon ji..As I have already mentioned @fb, there are so many things to write/discuss on Mandrake and his pals' adventures that it won't suffice in one single day.I did these kind of discussion in my blog for 7-8 years and have enjoyed. I do love Phantom,FG,Kirby,Dara etc too but I think whenever I try to express something about this magician fella,I can't stop myself easily! ;-) I am most fascinated with XANADU - their hill-top mansion and it's amazing(and crazy) drive-way! there is nothing like XANADU in whole comic-world...even Skull Cave comes 2nd for me....

    Among all those fantastic adventures,there was a special one appeared on late '80s,ran for four+ years....that is KRAKEN adventure.I am somehow addicted with this voyage which started off with an aim to find out a legendary sea-monster of same name! Loved every other adventures associated with this....

    PS - There were a total of 10 stories in KRAKEN series but unfortunately we have only 6 stories in indrajal pages(upto 'Singing rocks'). But now thanks to various scanners and contributers we have all 10 sundays.if u need any,can send u a copy....

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  2. Thanks for The Feed Back, Yes I have always been fascinated by The mandrake Stories........

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  3. Thanks.Between,as I have said before,if you get any Mandrake Indrajals in Malayalam/other Souther versions OR from other publishers(non-Ijc) as spares,plz keep them for me...I will surely take. Same goes for Betal and Tarzan,if you get spares,keep them plz...

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