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Prithviraj Kapoor Is Alexander The Great

Prithviraj Kapoor Is Alexander The Great

At Beth Loves Bollywood, Beth watches Sikandar, a 1941 Hindi-language, sword and sandals movie in which Alexander the Great’s army sings these words as they march on Hindustan: “Life exists because of love, so let it be spent in love.”

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Page from “The Master Puppet.” Jason Orfalas, pencils. Claude St. Aubin, inking. Peter Gutiérrez, story. It’s included in the Eisner-nominated collection, Shi: Kaidan, and is one of the perks for The Cultural Gutter's indiegogo fundraiser.

Page from “The Master Puppet.” Jason Orfalas, pencils. Claude St. Aubin, inking. Peter Gutiérrez, story. It’s included in the Eisner-nominated collection, Shi: Kaidan, and is one of the perks for The Cultural Gutter's indiegogo fundraiser.

At the Gutter: Fire Fang Has Risen From The Grave!

Comics Editor Carol writes about the Yellow Peril vampire, Fire Fang, as part of her contribution to the Mysterious Order of the Skeleton Suit’s Secret Santa Exchange:

Fire Fang is the total yellow peril package. He has the long nails, the Ming the Merciless collar, and if he were in color, he would be, as Jules Feiffer says, “the color of ripe lemons.”* Lemon yellow or no, he continues the tradition of villains such as Fu Manchu or Li H’sen Chang from the Doctor Who episode, “The Talons of Weng Chiang.” Mostly, Fire Fang is not so much a Chinese vampire as a Chinese vampire played by Christopher Lee. It’s not a stretch for Lee since he has played Fu Manchu.

Trailer for the Czech animated feature, Alois Nebel. The film will be screening at both the Toronto International Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival. Cartoon Brew has more.