Monday, April 17, 2006

Comic #127: Phantom - The 22nd Phantom - Part 2

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TCP First Anniversary Celebrations
Day 6 - 17th April 2006

It's here. The 1st birthday of this project. It started in a Chicago hotel room under the influence of dunno how many Marlboro Reds and of course, that big dollop of loneliness. At that time, the motivation wasn't all that great but I knew I wanted to do it. I scanned a few test pages but still couldn't get started. Finally, a powercut at my house got me scan the first comic. So much for motivation :-)

Let's talk some numbers -
# of years: 1
# of comics: 126
# of visitors: 59,077 (as of posting this comic)
# of countries: 46 (actually 104 but I decided to include only countries with 10 or more hits)
# of comments: over 1900!!! that's an average of 15 and who can forget the 100th comic :)

From TCP -
To the readers: You are amazing. I love you. Thanks for coming here everyday. I can't find any more words right now.
To the contributors: Misraji, Johnny Hotwire, Doctorsaab, Orejeevan, Desiguru, Sunshine, DupliKit Walker and Obi Wan - without you, this project would have died a long time ago. Thanks for keeping TCP alive.
IP: Thanks for never laughing at this and for linking me on your ryze page :-)
L1: Has been fun exchanging ideas, pity that many of our weird ideas will never find a place here ;-)
To all those who have encouraged and supported me: Please continue doing so ;)

The contest for "Old Jungle Saying" is still on. So keep entering your comments and I will announce the top 3 soon.

And all those who post their comments today, dont forget to thank all our contributors. Without them, this ride would've been over a long time ago because I alone could never have pulled this off, not for this long anyway ;-)

Interesting isn't it that the birth of the 22nd Phantom coincided with TCP's first anniversary? ;-) Look at baby phantom in the costume...cute na? roly poly

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P.S: I hope you didn't OD on the comics - there have been too many in the last few days. So I will be slowing down a bit and we will be back to 2 comics a week, and sometimes 3.

372 comments:

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Shubham said...

HURAAAYYY !!
1st comment on the 1st anniversary comic !!

sherlock holmes said...

Yahooooooooo first comment. what a jump from 4to 1 iam first . main hoon number ek . great work tcp . i hope to send in my scans soon . keep this great thing going . and yes as tcp mentioned thanx to all the contributors

Horizon said...

mSince both of you claim first. & sherlock didn't announce correctly I'm second

Horizon said...

Now the proper comment. Happy Aniversary TCP. May this blog lives long enough so that our children & grand children Enjoy this. But we need to put this in their heads first I suppose.

Sherlock holmes said...

oh when i entered to comment i was first but shubham beat me by a minute . anyway second is not bad

Sherlock holmes said...

atleast me third

Shubham said...

Thanks TCP, and thanks to all contributors.. Misraji, Johnny Hotwire, Doctorsaab, Orejeevan, Desiguru, Sunshine, DupliKit Walker and Obi Wan.. for giving Indrajal Comic Fans all over the world so much joy over the last one year..

I visited TCP for the 1st time in August 2005.. I have been completely hooked to it ever since.. Come to think of it, it would be nice if all commentors on this post can mention the 1st time they visited TCP.. :)

Thanks and Congrats once again !!

Sunshine said...

I guess I'm 4th!!

Horizon said...

No worries shelock. Third is your guaranteed place & no one can take it from you.

Sorry guys for being away. Was out of town with very limited access to the net. SO couldn't catch the action of the past 2-3 days.

Obi bhai where are you ?

Sunshine said...

Happy Anniversary TCP!!

I must have checked the site at least a 100 times since morning and still cd only be 4th :(

Shubham said...

koi baat nahi sherlock holmes.. i had lost out on the 100th comment race on the 100th comic post in a similar way.. just by a minute.. tumhara bhi no. ayega.. :D

Sunshine said...

@Obi: Thank you so much for scanning this wonderful comic. I had been wanting it so bad for so long. I really appreciate your efforts. You'll never know how happy this has made me. :D
@TCP: Thanks so much for posting this story, especially on the anniversary day. :-)

Obi Wan said...

Me 5th me 5th!!!

Obi Wan said...

Have been in and out of meetings for the last 3 hours, hence missed out, but 5th bhi chalega (5th also will walk) :-)

Heartiest congratulations TCP. As I have already said around 1 billion times: Paaji tussi great Ho :-) May the force be with you, and this project, forever: old jungle saying :-)

Sunshine said...

Here's an old jungle saying: He who comes to Keela Wee without love is buried there.

(And he who comes to TCP looking for Carol Gracias will be snubbed there ;-) )

Obi Wan said...

Sunshine: Yeh to mera farz tha (This was just my duty) :-) We all have to contribute our small bit to keep this dream alive and kicking...hard :-)

Sunshine said...

People,how many comments we are going to post, BTW? 356?

Obi Wan said...

The race is on for the 100th comment guys.

Obi Wan said...

Sunshine: I think you meant 365 :-) Why the hell not, I say??? (Pls pardon my language guys) :-)

Sunshine said...

@Obi: Your duty - my pleasure! :)

Sunshine said...

Yes, I meant 365. Smelling pistakes - even while typing numbers :D

Sunshine said...

@Obi:I can pardon your language - but beware - there's a self-appointed moral police here at TCP!! I don't know what he'll say :-)

shoOOonya said...

Congratulations Guys

You guys are doing a great job or re-entertaining the world ...

Old is Gold .. and You are giving precisely ...

All the Best for the Years to Come ...

Somwthign tells me I know you (TCP) and L1Cache personally ....
i guess i got the connection too ... but how do i confirm buddy ?? My mind literally went pcs thinking about it ...

Obi Wan said...

Me leaving office for a meeting in Bandra. So, no further comments for the next 16 hours from me! So sad, I'll miss out on all the fun :-(

Shubham said...

"And he who comes to TCP looking for Carol Gracias will be snubbed there ;-)"

this is too good !!

BTW, i am game for any race.. 100 comments.. or 365 comments..

Sketchy Self said...

TCP is the only place one can come in 6th after 23 comments :D! so me 6th...don't feel all that late now! Congrats sir! keep up the great work!

Tull said...

@sketchy: I agree! My seventh!

TCP: it's amazing how small things translate a benign start to such wonderful things, na?! I discovered TCP when I was searching for Phantom, (I don't remember why I was, but maybe because I was destined to read TCP ;-) )
Congrats on one year and wish more such ones!
-Tull

Vikram said...

Thanks to everyone involved for such a great comic treasure. These did bring back so many memories!
I also first checked out the site back in 2005, and I hope it continues for years to come.
Keep up the good work, and CONGRATULATIONS!

Johnny Hotwire said...

Congratulations TCP on completing first year. And thans for starting this project. Also thanks to all the contributor of this site. It was year full with happiness and found memories.

Cloudy said...

Thanks to Sketchy and Tull who made it easier for me to say EIGHTH!

Thanks all contributors :-) Obi, may your stealth go undetected for a long long time! Don't worry, the good mark of the Phantom will protect you!

@Sunshine: Good one :-)

@Tin Tin: you might really be the 19th one here! (Why the obsession with 19?)

Cloudy said...

@TCP: Having lots of fun with SiteMeter? :-)

ThePhantom said...

Congratulations TCP.
Firstly Thanks and Kudos to TCP for comming up with this project and successfully carrying it on for 1 complete year with great dedication and commitment.

Hats off to You !!

Thanks to all the contributors...for having kept fuelling the project from time to time.

Thanks to all the visitors for constantly visiting and providing encouraging comments.

And last but definitely not the least....Thank You Mr Lee Falk for your great contribution. You have no idea how long you will live in all our memories......

Thanks to All of you and also

CONGRATULATIONS to one and all !!

:-)

Tin Tin said...

19th again! Am I on a roll or what?!!

@Cloudy - I believe deep thought was wrong - 19 is the answer to life, the universe and everything - not 42. Also, its in its prime :p

The phantom has no retirement plans - old jungle saying.

Tin Tin said...

And yes TCP! Babys so darn cute!

motku said...

And I am the last...and the most. TCP and all the contributors - good stuff guys. Keep it up. Y'all Rock and Roll.

Sketchy Self said...

if not 365 comments, at least 36.5 comments! And I'm the one to do it! :D
Thanks to TCP...

Sketchy Self said...

...and all the contributors (half comment)!

bigfoot said...

great site.. great work .. thank you tcp and to all the contributors.. you guys are phenomenal..

thanks

Old Man Mozz said...

Once again great timing of the comic. Thanks again & again & again...TCP and all the contributors.

I visited the site in September 2005 on my umpteenth attempt to find a site in which I could read Phantom. I felt I had attained nirvana.

Shubham said...

In the 1st one year of TCP, 127 comics have been posted.. There are about 840 Indrajal Comics in all. At this rate, TCP could go on for at least 7 years !!

DesiGuru said...

Congratulations TCP once again! and I would really like to thank IP for her support, as we all know that if she has not supported this, it could have been dead by now! Thanks for Indrajaal, thanks for Phantom, thanks for bringing back a little of our forgotten childhood. I don't think you can urself completly realize how much goodness you have done by starting TCP. It may not have changed lifes, but it has impacted a lot of us in a different way! 126 times of happiness spread across 46 countries in this last one year! I don't want to be emotional, I really thank you from the core of my heart, and thank you IP as well, for all of your support to TCP.

Sunshine said...

@Sketchy: Nice try! (to post a half-comment!)

Sunshine said...

@Shubham/Cloudy: :D We all saw what happened to Carol seekers, didn't we? ;-)

Sunshine said...

Just wondering.. How come TCP is so quiet..?!

Obi Wan said...

Good morning world! We haven't even touched 50 yet, I find after returning from my 16 hour break from office! tch tch tch!!!

Obi Wan said...

Sunshine: I think tcp is waiting for us to complete at least a 100 comments, or maybe he wants to participate in the race himself for a change... for the 100th comment.

Obi Wan said...

One doubt: If tcp ever decides to participate in our contest for the 1st comment, will he be able to win??? :-)

Obi Wan said...

The Phantom always posts the first comment on TCP: old jungle saying :-)

Obi Wan said...

The Phantom only reads Indrajal Comics: old jungle saying.

Obi Wan said...

And now for the 50th comment:

The Phantom's anger turns water into steam: old jungle saying :-)

Obi Wan said...

Guys any thoughts on the tcp anthem???

Sunshine said...

Welcome back, Obi! :D You were terribly missed!

Sunshine said...

@Obi: Wd you mind translating the anthem for me?

manthiram said...

hi.
this is excellent...looks like i am #50...i don't comment much, but i really enjoy htese comics...takes me back to my childhood days...thanks a lot to all the contributors.

Sunshine said...

A beautiful woman clad in the finest jewels may walk in the jungle safely at midnight - Old JS.

Obi Wan said...

Koi shikayat nahi
Allah Se Bhagwan se
Rookhi sookhi khaate hain
Jeete Hain Shaan Se

Translation:
No complaint
with Allah or Bhagwan
we eat dry morsels (but)
we live with pride & honour

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS to TCP and thanks all for giving me the credit too..:)Would also give credit to all of u to for keeping "The Comic Project" so lively and encouraging .This blog will see many more anniversary ..hip hip hurray :)cheers IP

Shubham said...

"He who visits TCP and goes back without posting a comment, is doomed." OLD JUNGLE SAYING :))

Obi Wan said...

May you be the father of a thousand sons: old jungle saying.

Shashi said...

Mann...60th comment.....position...can't really make out...anyways..one greater than whatever was posted earlier.

saw 60 comments, and it felt like i am walking into a really fun party after it got over...but loooks like it will go on for some time...:)

Thanks once again for all the comics....and to all contributors and TCP...CHEERRSSS!!!!

Sunshine said...

Shubham: I like your 'New Jungle Saying'!! :)

Sunshine said...

Obi: Thank you so much for translating. I knew I cd rely on you :)

Sunshine said...

@IP: You deserve a special big thanks from all of us here :-)

Sunshine said...

hmmm?!.. I think all are waiting to post the 100th comment..

Sketchy Self said...

Phantom dancing (especially after a baby) puts Prabhu Deva to shame (old jungle saying :D)

Sunshine said...

Where's indianmalang?!

Shubham said...

"Itna sannata kyon hai bhai??"
- New Jungle Saying :))

kiddo said...

COngratulations!!!

Obi Wan said...

Actually a lot of the usual supspects are missing. IM is ona declared vacation to an undisclosed destination, RS is also missing, net_asterix also not there. And what about the guest appearance by L1Cache like in the 100th comic??? :-)

Sunshine said...

hmmm, yes - quite a few are missing..

Sunshine said...

Including TCP himself!!

Cloudy said...

Obi in full flow with the Old Jungle sayings! :-)))))))

Here's one from the current comic: (To see the new baby,) The Phantom ran so fast that the earth caught fire

Cloudy said...

New Jungle Saying: TCP makes even the most silent readers speak!

DesiGuru said...

phantom has a new home, TCP, new jungle saying :-)

DesiGuru said...

and now i m posting my comment as 75th ! hurray!

DesiGuru said...

i just took a break from India Pakistan match to post the comment, as i was hoping 75th position will be available during the match! see TCP between cricket match :)

net_asterix said...

I here you and here is my comment.....Congrats on the anniversary, TCP. (I was travelling and so missed the 1 in 10 spot). this comment is from the airport (First of sorts for me).

Indrajal Comic Reader said...

Congratulations TCP, Just keep it coming, love to read all the old Phantom & Mandrake Comics. Hope more contributions come to this blog.

motku said...

I still claim the last position.

Sunshine said...

Boy!I do all the hard work and never get any remarkable position. Hmph. 1st,36.5th,50th, 75th - all taken.

Obi Wan said...

I claim 81st position.

Obi Wan said...

And the 82nd.

Obi Wan said...

Not to forget 83rd.

Obi Wan said...

Add 84th to the list.

Obi Wan said...

85 is as good a no. as any methinks.

Obi Wan said...

86 is not too bad either.

Obi Wan said...

but 87 has it's own charm.

Obi Wan said...

But it's still not as attractive as the 2 fat ladies 88.

Obi Wan said...

89 happens to be the last no.of the 80s.

Obi Wan said...

90 is the 1st no. in the 90s.

Obi Wan said...

91 ki baat hi alag hai (91 has different talk) :-)

Obi Wan said...

92 is the year in which I completed my IXth.

Obi Wan said...

93 is an awesome age to die at.

Obi Wan said...

But if you live to 94, 'tis even better.

Obi Wan said...

95 ka kya kehna (what to say of 95)?

Obi Wan said...

Completed my 1st year of college in 96.

Obi Wan said...

Border released in 97.

Obi Wan said...

Started my MBA in 98.

Obi Wan said...

My 1st long stint in Bombay(2 months summer training) happened in 99.

Obi Wan said...

And I hereby claim the 100th position :-))

Phew!!!

manthiram said...

obiwan...you were 99....thanks for leaving the 100th postition open
;-)

Sunshine said...

Now, the 100th position has been taken too. See what I mean? :-)

Sunshine said...

Anyway, Congrats, Obi. :-)

Sunshine said...

Or shd I say Congrats, Manthiram?

Sunshine said...

Let me count and see who is 100th..

Sunshine said...

I think Obi's got the the 100th position.. but counting the comments is so tough..

Obi Wan said...

I object milord!!! Manthiram, I am 100th, the comments counter proves it!!!

Sunshine said...

Isn't 107th a special positipon?! :D

Obi Wan said...

I am ina benevolent mood today, sunshine, go for 111 :-)

Sunshine said...

I think 100th position is all yours Obi - I sat and counted.

Sunshine said...

Who is 'milord' BTW? :-)

Sunshine said...

I know there is a self appointed moral police guy here. Is there a Judge here, too?

Sunshine said...

You so generous, Obi! :D Thank you so much!

Sunshine said...

I'm going to say something that's going to get on Obi's nerves... ;-)

Obi Wan said...

sunshine: Objection milord is an extremely popular cliched dialogue of Bollywood! The milord is proverbial in this particular case, not real, at least I hope not :-)

Sunshine said...

I mistyped Obi. I meant you 'are'so generous. I don't want the purist to think..I am..an incomp.. Well, ok,ok - I take that back. :D

Obi Wan said...

sunshine: behichak bolo(speak without hesitation), but only at your own risk :-)

Sunshine said...

@Obi: I see! Thanks for the patient explanation.

Obi Wan said...

sunshine: Disgushting I say :-)

Sunshine said...

Lol.. I have spoken. I'm hiding in the deep woods now :-)

Sunshine said...
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Sunshine said...

I'm going to have to ask Phantom to protect me until it's safe to come out in the open again :-)

templetiger said...

awesome going.. TCP makes up for having to get up early morning and see another rainy day

my fav jungle saying

He who comes to Keela Wee without love is buried there.

Johnny Hotwire said...

When you guys started checking comment counter. I think only comment which announce its position and thats also correctly should be included... Oh now obi and Sunshine you have to count each and every commments now.

Rules are Rule.
Have a happy day counting... ha ha ha.

Sunshine said...

Ok, as long as I'm here, let me get the next position.

Sunshine said...

Rules have changed now, Jhonny :-)

Johnny Hotwire said...

Ok MyLoard! as you wish

Sunshine said...

125th was mine :D Although I didn't claim it then.

Johnny Hotwire said...

You cannot fight a Lady... Old jungle saying.

Sunshine said...

Everyone's being so charitable today!! :D

Obi Wan said...

As if we had a choice sunshine :-) I totally agree with Johnny Bhai's old jungle saying!

Obi Wan said...

Mera kaam karne ka mann nahi kara raha aaj (I don't feel like working today). I think I'll just go and tell my boss that!
Leaving work for TCP is not a punishable offence: old jungle saying.

Johnny Hotwire said...

better way. Post TCP link on your office notice board or email to office mailing list. They may declare a week off as everybody want to take a leave to read 126 comics. or they may fire you but at least you can read all the comics again.

Even phantom take leave to read adventure of phantoms in cronicals -Old Jungle saying

Sunshine said...

Lol..

@Obi: I'm sure people here are thinking I've gone nuts - I've been looking at the screen and laghing all morning.

As if we had a choice - lol - :D

Sunshine said...

@Jhonny/Obi: You guys have become experts in Old Jungle Sayings.

Sunshine said...

Ok people, this is probably my last comment today. I'll be traveling and won't be able to access TCP untill tomorrow morning. You all have fun! I hope I can manage to get some 300+ position tomorrow!

Johnny Hotwire said...

@Sunshine:
"I'm sure people here are thinking I've gone nuts"

As they don't know you before?

He he, she is not here, so I can post something like this and still escape. by the time she will come here, my post will be buried so deep she may not notice it...

People keep posting I need to hide.

Obi Wan said...

I have no such fears on the 'people will think I am nuts' issue, everybody in my office already knows that. In fact, those were the grounds on which I was hired in the first place!

Obi Wan said...

Johnny Bhai don't worry, as your good friend, I will take that extra effort to point out comment no. 136-137 to sunshine once she is back :-)

The Comic Project said...

@All: been busy but want to say just two things
1. Rules are rules - and you can't change them. If the 6th comment is actually the 3rd, then how can 100th be 100? Announcement is the count.
2. Don't you think you are spamming hehe ;-) Any other place, they would have kicked you out but on here, this is exactly the reason you are loved :D:D

More from me later. Promise.

Shubham said...

are yeh TCP bhai sahab kya deep woods chale gaye hai??

Shubham said...

ya phir TCP ne maun vrat dharan kar liya hai?

Shubham said...

ya phir TCP ne sanyaas le liya hai??

Shubham said...

I..

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am..

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going..

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to..

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post..

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the..

Shubham said...

150th comment !!

Shubham said...

HURRRAAAY!!
what an achievement !!
1st and 150th comment !!!!

Obi Wan said...

tcp: Humka maafi dei do(Give us forgiveness) for the spamming, but hum nahin sudharenge(we will not be corrected) :-)
On the comment counter front, you see, for the 1st 20 comments, the 'normal' rule of saying your position aloud for it to be counted applies. For all comments after that, the 'normal(again)' rule of the comment counter being your position is applicable. It's quite simple really :-)

shubham: Mubarak Ho!

Horizon said...

Sorry guys for missing out the action. Been a hell lot busy in meetings, so missed all the fun.

Obi bhai, the clarification for the comment counting is perfect. I think we two are the ones who stood firmly for this announcement rule, so we decide the rules here.

@TCP: This is not spam my friend, its just a token of appreciation from all of us for the good work that you are doing. Keep up the good work
&
Guys n gals keep appreciating.

Desoumal said...

Hey... great work! Rock on man...

I run the first and only videoblogging site from India. I would love to actually take these images and make an iPOD version of each of these pages...

Do you wish to collaborate? Let me know...

http://csfvlog.blogspot.com
(desoumal (at) gmail (dot) com).

Cloudy said...

@Obi, Sunshine: Great entertainment guys! And we got to read Obi's life story as well!!! With housie-type comments :-)

@TCP: I'm all for making up rules as we play! A game's got to evolve right?

155th, by the way.

Cloudy said...

And TCP, it's great fun to shout you down on your own blog!!!!!

Obi Wan said...

Horizon & cloudy: Don't take too much panga with tcp. Sau sunaar ki ek lohaar ki(100 of goldsmith, one of ironsmith): old jungle saying.

Obi Wan said...

tcp: Cloudy, our official 'game-keeper' has passed her judgement. I guess we have to consider it as final(Not that I mind opf course) :-)

Obi Wan said...

achha I don't know about the others...

Obi Wan said...

but i am going to maaro fight for the 200th comment

Sketchy Self said...

i'm right there with you obi wan! take it to 190 and i'll take over from there :D

motku said...

I will take the last.

DesiGuru said...

Akamal gone! pakistan is strugling today...

DesiGuru said...

and i m here, trying to watch cricket as well as post comments...

DesiGuru said...

or shud i say spam?

DesiGuru said...

basically, i know that most of our TCP members are watching cricket!

DesiGuru said...

and this is a good time to claim 175 position, like i claimed 75th position yesterday :-)

DesiGuru said...

another wicket! pakistan is in trouble now! 148 for 7! Razzaq gone in just 3 balls!

DesiGuru said...

i must say that i read all the comment before started spamming here, and i really enjoyed it...

DesiGuru said...

the countdown to 100... old jungle sayings... and MyLord! it was fun!

DesiGuru said...

damn office, i missed the action... shud hv been here posting during that time...

Sketchy Self said...

stop...

Sketchy Self said...

spamming...

Sketchy Self said...

TCP...

Sketchy Self said...

desiguru!

Sketchy Self said...

I'm 175th!!!
YAY!

DesiGuru said...

game is interesting, but i hv to post few more comments before i can log off and watch the match with full concentration!

DesiGuru said...

oh nooooooo

DesiGuru said...

its gone!

Sketchy Self said...

hehehehe....i'll be back!

DesiGuru said...

Sketchy Self! ok, u can claim the 175th one, i will now try for 200th position!

DesiGuru said...

which is not very far now! inzzi just hit a six...

DesiGuru said...

and i know what u r doing, u r just wanting for me to post some more comments, so that once i reach near to 200, u can spam and get the position, but this aint gonna happen now!!!

DesiGuru said...

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DesiGuru said...

200th

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sooner

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Indianmalang said...

I am back!!!!!!!!!!!!
Congrats TCP on its First Anniversary!!

Indianmalang said...

200th comment YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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