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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

"The Mask of Dr. Fu Manchu"



The inspiration for Marvel Comics super-villain 'The Mandarin', due to return in Marvel Studios' "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings", 'Dr. Fu Manchu' was introduced in a series of 14 detective novels by Brit author Sax Rohmer, also appearing on television, radio, comic strips, comic books and in movies, as portrayed by Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee:


"...the supervillain's evil plots of world-domination...



"...are marked by his extensive use...



"...of thugs, street gangs and compromised members of elite secret societies to do his dirty work...



"...or by using fungi, bacilli and other chemical weapons to slowly destroy humanity..."



Christopher Lee played the character in "The Face of Fu Manchu" (1965), "The Brides of Fu Manchu" (1966), "The Vengeance of Fu Manchu" (1967), "The Blood of Fu Manchu" (1968) and "The Castle of Fu Manchu" (1969).




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