Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Louise Brooks look-alike in new Dr. Who comic
Don't know if anyone has noticed, but there is a very obvious Louise Brooks look-alike featured in one of the newest Doctor Who comic books.
I recently picked up a copy of "Silver Scream," the first issue of a new ongoing series based on Doctor Who, a time traveling alien. I love the show - especially its recent incarnations.
Part of the body of literature that has grown up around this long-running British TV show are a slew of novels, comics and other spin-offs. Including this newest example.
In "Silver Scream," the good Doctor travels to 1920's Los Angeles where he encounters not only the Hollywood crowd but some aliens from God knows where intent on doing harm.
Louise Brooks is not the only silent film star depicted in this recently issued comic. Charlie Chaplin is also prominent - his character name is Archie Maplin. And in various panels I spotted Pola Negri, Douglas Fairbanks Sr., Adolphe Menjou, Rudolph Valentino, Chester Conklin, and Buster Keaton look-alikes. Some sample pages from the comic can be found here.
Apparently, the second installment, titled "Film Lovers Almanac," has recently been issued. This comic, of course, is not the first Doctor Who - Louise Brooks intersection.
Copyright thomas gladysz / Louise Brooks Society
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