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April 29, 2007

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Fantomas

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Paul Pope traces the history of the masked super-villain to France:

Decades before Lex Luthor, The Joker, Diabolik, Satanik, Catwoman, Fu Manchu, Doctor Mabuse and all the rest, there was Fantomas, arguably the first costumed super-criminal ever, who terrorized Paris in his monthly magazine appearances.

I’ve mentioned it before, but Pope’s blog is a gem — full of fun insights and sketches.

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Posted April 29, 2007 at 1:05 | Comments (0) | Permasnark
File under: Books, Writing & Such, Briefly Noted, Society/Culture
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