Flashback to my childhood comic days!
For almost a century, young readers around the world fell in love with The Phantom Comics and Mandrake the Magician. If I remember right, I first read these comic strips by Lee Falk, in one of the Tamil dailies that carried a translation of them at a set frequency every week.
To many the Phantom embodied the spirit of doing the right and protecting the underprivileged, and the Mandrake was about his magic and his super-strong friend Lothar. I was drawn to Phantom for how his forefathers managed to keep the legacy of the ‘man who never dies’ alive across generations by passing on the values and the skills; and to Mandrake for his hypnotic gestures and scientific-looking explanations which sounded plausible to my younger self. Reading the attached panels in a recent set of comics I bought, I was reminded of why I like these two heroes.
Anyone else grew up with these legends?
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