Saturday, March 8, 2008

TPH #046 Chhipe Dushman - Garth (Indrajal Comics #V25N42)

This post is dedicated to Sameer, who is doing a brilliant job with his IJC collection and Digital Camera. He has achieved a distinct identity by making some very nice posts about passionate IJC lovers in Pune. Those were a treat to read. Hope he continues in the same passionate way as he has been doing so far.
by Edgar A. Guest
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, when the road you're trudging seems all uphill, when the funds are low and the debts are high, and you want to smile but you have to sigh, when care is pressing you down a bit - rest if you must, but don't you quit. Life is queer with its twists and turns. As everyone of us sometimes learns. And many a fellow turns about when he might have won had he stuck it out. Don't give up though the pace seems slow - you may succeed with another blow. Often the goal is nearer than it seems to a faint and faltering man; often the struggler has given up when he might have captured the victor's cup; and he learned too late when the night came down, how close he was to the golden crown. Success is failure turned inside out - the silver tint of the clouds of doubt, and you never can tell how close you are, it may be near when it seems afar; So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit - it's when things seem worst, you must not quit.
This is another Garth story which I first read as a newspaper strip. The IJC version is edited heavily and that takes out some of the pleasure. The drawings are good specially all the action moments, for example the sequence of scenes where Garth jumps on to the boat from some height and another one involving boat breaking by ship. As with other Garth strips, this strip was also having some nudity (published uncensored in Hindustan Times) but TOI rightly arranging for proper outfits. The story revolves around the drug barons operating from Pakistan. This area was (and still is) one of the most infamous supplier of drug products worldwide.
(31 Pages, 1024px width, 8.6 MB)

12 comment(s):

  1. Thanks dear! Never read it before. Can add a new number in my collection.

  2. Garth after a long time. Thanks TPH. Although in Hindi I shall try to read. If anyone has scans of this english please post them

  3. these crappy cheap idiot garth comics i never liked!!!!! i love only bahadur... lolzzz\\

    hahhahahahahaah )))))

    do i sound like someone??? ))))))

    just kidding..


    great post, you are doing a good work, and shud keep doing this,, u people have made my life,sob sob....i mean, u, cw, icc, mtm, tcp(where i never commented)are really legend for me... sob sob!!! i mean, here in zumritalaiya, we dont get any ijs, is there any other person apart from me whos from my place, come forwrd and give me some ijs...still i have managed to collect only 400 ijs,sob sob

    do i again sound like someone??????

    kidding again

    in a good mood today, fought with the 2nd person today morning...

  4. that poem was fantastic..u r really an artistic person.. would love to meet u and chat with u only about music

  5. Oh wow, TPH! I am checking out your blog after quite a long time, and oh man, you have some English ones! Yahoo!!! :) Thanks to both you as well as the persons who scanned them! This particular Garth one I have in my collection back home in India. I always enjoyed reading Garth as there was always some good action in those comics!

  6. TPH i have not read this comic thats why was refraining from commenting,but when today i took it out from my collection and went through it,but couldn't read more than 4 pages,couldn't draw initial interest to keep the momentum going..hence just turned all the page and stopped at Ripley's Believe or Not.
    There i find some interesting stuff as in its one of the article it was mentioned that in 1815 in New Orlon battle American's were helped by a pirate Jyan Lafitte against Europeans...(does it brings any memories Phantom Phans!!!!)
    In Indrajal No.405/406 the thirteenth Phantom story was mentioned and in that story the name of Phantom's brother in law was Jya Lafitte,a pirate,who helped Americans in a battle and in lieu of which his all crimes were pardoned.
    This was one of the Falk's specialty to use the famous historical events in the back drop of his stories,a trend which was very well cashed in Block Busters like 'Titanic' etc..

  7. Sorry guys for being absent for a while. I have been busy of late.

    Grouchy: I really feel sorry I can't provide you many comics in language you feel more comfortable in. Lets see when the big guns can listen to your desire.

    ICC: I already am a big fan of your sense of humour. You impressed me once again. But why to chase dear swami? He is a nice sweet guy with a big heart. He offered me few Indrajals without demanding anything in return.

    I would love to meet you for a discussion on music. Also appreciate your fondness and expertise on that topic.

    CW: That's pretty natural. For someone who never read/liked Garth it is just another comic character out of thousands that exist. One cannot be expected to develop a liking for some strange charcter at this stage of life. Its same as I don't like Dara/Aditya (even don't feel like reading them for checking the contents) because I never read them on paper before.

    Your information on pirate Jyan Lafitte is good. This is one of my all time favourite phantom comic. If you remember I had requested this one as my prize for Quiz - 2 that I won as a lone runner.

  8. hi ! this is regards to your ACK blog comments, where you have mentioned that the initial euporia is over and you are not getting any responce.
    but i would like to point out to here in good faith that you are to be blamed for it because you have made changes to leave comment box where in if one goes not have a google log in or one does not have a blog one cannot leave any comments however much one wishes to.
    i have been wanting to give comments and thank you for your efforts but have not been able to do because you have put restrictions on who can leave a comment and i am sure there are many more who would agree with me.
    so remove those restrictions and you will see the comments starting to flow.

  9. hahahha

    swaMI has offered u comics? without expecting anything? mark my words, he will send u 5 comics and then he will send u the list of 50 comics he wants.. then he will send u mails every hour, will call u every 1/2 hr, will spend 1000 bucks on phone,will call u when u r in ameeting or enjoying a nice music concert with ur wife, and if u disconnect his phone, then u are a goner!!!! he will send u 2 page full email saying how he is being avoided, how nobdoy loves him, and blah blah.....
    i am already ruined !!!))))))) so beware...
    i dont want to see u in this condition )))))
    lolz lolz lolz

  10. hahaha

    that's a horrible experience. thankfully i don't have such a vast collection as you have. and i don't have even a single spare indrajal. but still its very cruel to paint him like this. haha. he may start his own blog and take your 'khabar'.

  11. tph

    sale, hasta bhi hai aur uper se advise bhi deta hai? )))) lolzz lolzz..

    swami is inactive now a days!!! why did u avoid him? if u have 500 spares, why didnt u give him a single one? huh?? this is not fair, tph )))

    swami is going to china and tibet,, after sometime u will see a book " a swami who sold his indrajals"

    hihihihihihi hahahhahhaha huhuhuhuhuh

    lolz lolz lolz