Click to viewWelcome back to MangoBot, a biweekly column about Asian futurism by TokyoMango blogger Lisa Katayama. Back in the 1920s and 30s, when Asian immigration to the US and Europe was picking up steam, prominent science fiction writers like Philip Nowlan and H.P. Lovecraft created speculative scenarios starring…
What's wrong with this picture? If you ask the fans of Sci-Fi's Flash Gordon, they're likely to tell you that they're not too sure, but it just might be the hair. At least, that's one of the the possibilities as they wonder just what happened to the original character's Fu Manchu look.
Must-read graphic novels are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-see is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale.
Title: League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Vitals: A bunch of pulpy public-domain characters from 100 years…