Thursday, October 27, 2016

Judex



Ce poste sera couvrant l'un des grands héros de feuilletons français, qui peuvent avoir été un inpiration tant pour l'Ombre et Batman, et qui a beaucoup de croisements, particulièrement avec des personnages de pâte à papier.

November 1795--TALES OF THE SHADOWMEN VOLUME 6: GRAND GUIGNOL--"Is He in Hell?"--A crossover heavy tale of the Scarlet Pimpernel. Crossovers include: JUDEX (of course), FANTOMAS, PHILIP JOSE FARMER'S WOLD NEWTON UNIVERSE, TARZAN, BLACK COATS, MONSIEUR LECOQ, DOC SAVAGE, CONAN THE BARBARIAN, ORLANDO FURIOSO, DON QUIXOTE, THE MAGIC SWORD, LEONOX, and AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS.

December 11 to 13, 1795--THE WORLDS OF PHILIP JOSE FARMER 3: PORTRAITS OF A TRICKSTER--"The Wild Huntsman"--A mega crossover story written by Win Scott Eckert related to the Wold Newton meteor event. Crossovers include: PHILIP JOSE FARMER'S WOLD NEWTON UNIVERSE, TARZAN, DOC SAVAGE, SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE BLACK COATS, BULLDOG DRUMMOND, LORD PETER WIMSEY, A.J. RAFFLES, THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, SEXTON BLAKE, AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS, HAVE GUN-WILL TRAVEL, TALES OF THE SHADOWMEN, PATRICIA WILDMAN, JAMES BOND, THREE MUSKETEERS, THE MYSTERIOUS DOCTOR CORNELIUS, THE MYSTERIES OF PARIS, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, THE LESBIAN VAMPIRES, JUDEX (of course), CONAN THE BARBARIAN, THE LOST WORLD, JULES DE GRANDIN, OPAR, TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA, THE SUICIDE CLUB, IRONCASTLE, THE SEA WOLF, FU MANCHU, ARSENE LUPIN, THE GRAY MAN OF ICE.

1808 to 1810--TALES OF THE SHADOWMEN VOLUME 9: LA VIE EN NOIR--"Gods of the Underworld"--Rick Lai presents a crossover heavy story. Crossovers include: BLACK COATS, PHILIP JOSE FARMER'S WOLD NEWTON UNIVERSE, TARZAN, JAMES BOND, DOCTOR LEME, THE HUMAN COMEDY, JUDEX (of course), ARSENE LUPIN, SCARLET PIMPERNEL, THE MOHICANS OF PARIS, LES VAMPIRES (the subject of my next blog post), AVEROIGNLE, LE BOSSU, FU MANCHU, UNCLE BERNAC, CONAN THE BARBARIAN, LOVECRAFT'S CTHULHU MYTHOS.

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THE LEAGUE OF HEROES (NOVEL BY XAVIER MAUMEJEAN)
Release Date: 2005 (Setting is late 19th century)
Series: League of Heroes
Horror Crosses: The Mummy (Universal); Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos; Island of Doctor Moreau; Sweeney Todd
Non-Horror Crosses: Around the World in 80 Days; Sherlock Holmes; Tarzan; The First Men in the Moon; Peter Pan; Kid Colt; Le Baron Stromboli; Charlie Chan; Sinbad; Fantomas; Richard Hannay; Doc Ardan; The Coming Race; Lost Horizon; She; Wild Wild West; The Thinking Machine; Judex; Miss Mousqueterr; The Air Pirate and His Steerable Airship; At Bertram’s Hotel; The Mind of J.G. Reeder; The Nyctalope; Sexton Blake; The Lost World; James Bond; Poirot; Edgar Rice Burrough’s Moon series; From the Earth to the Moon; The Prisoner
The Story: Several heroes are gathered by Phileas Fogg to form the League of Heroes, protectors of Albion, against the evil forces of Peter Pan and others.

Notes: I could accept Peter Pan as a villain. I could accept England being called Albion. However, the appearance of Imhotep as one of the villains conflicts with the Universal film, so this must be a divergent timeline.

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August 1900--TALES OF THE SHADOWMEN VOLUME 4: LORDS OF TERROR--"The Mark of Kane"--Sequel to the story featuring Erik the Opera Ghost's original version of the later "CHARLIE'S ANGELS". Crossovers include: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, JAMES BOND, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE, CITIZEN KANE, GIGI, PYGMALION, RIMA THE JUNGLE GIRL, ARSENE LUPIN, JUDEX (of course), SPIONE, CRAIG KENNEDY, THE SORCERESS OF THE STRAND, THE AZRAEL OF ANARCHY, SIMON CARNE, DR. MATERIALISMUS, THE QUAKER CITY, NYCTALOPE, ROULETABILLE, SHERLOCK HOLMES, NICK CARTER, LOVECRAFT'S CTHULHU MYTHOS, THE GREAT RACE, MONTE CARLO OR BUST!, THE ASSASSINATION BUREAU LTD., THE BLACK COATS, THE PERILS OF PAULINE, THE WILD WILD WEST, IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, THE CONSPIRACY OF MILLIONAIRES, LE ROUGE'S L'AMERIQUE DES DOLLARS ET DU CRIME, FANTOMAS, PHILIP MARLOWE, MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON, CASTING THE RUNES, ANGEL OF THE REVOLUTION, ADAM ADAMANT, THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE, THE MAN WHO BROKE THE BANK AT MONTE CARLO, SHOW BOAT, A RETRIEVED REFORMATION, MAVERICK, TRILBY, LOVEDAY BROOKE, THE WITCH OF PRAGUE, MARAHUNA, THE REPTILE, HAGAR OF THE PAWNSHOP, THE WORKS OF KIM NEWMAN, THE SHANGHAI GESTURE, and SHURAYUKIHIME.


TALES OF THE SHADOWMEN VOLUME 1: THE MODERN BABYLON “MASK OF THE MONSTER” (SHORT STORY BY MATTHEW BAUGH)
Release Date: 2005 (Setting is 1912)
Series: Tales of the Shadowmen
Horror Crosses: Frankenstein (novel); Sar Dubnotal; Jules de Grandin

Non-Horror Crosses: Judex; Sherlock Holmes; Rouletabille; Jules Maigret; Dupin; Rocambole; Baloo; Dr. Cornelius Kramm; Doctor Lorde

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April to June 1916--JUDEX--Events of the serial the introduced the title character.

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TALES OF THE SHADOWMEN VOLUME 1: THE MODERN BABYLON “PENUMBRA” (SHORT STORY BY JEAN-MARC AND RANDY LOFFICIER)
Release Date: 2005 (Setting is 1916, during the events of Les Vampires)
Series: Tales of the Shadowmen
Horror Crosses: The Vampires
Non-Horror Crosses: Batman; Fantomas; Judex; Rouletabille; Nyctalope; the Shadow; Doctor Mystere; The Merry Widow
The Story: Dr. Thomas and Martha Wayne are on honeymoon in Paris where they become targets of the infamous Vampires gang, and are aided by the vigilante hero Judex.
Notes: The Vampires are from the serial film Les Vampires. Batman’s inclusion here through his parents, based on the date of the setting, implies that this is the golden age version of Batman, and only his golden age tales, and other crossovers in this book, should be considered Horror Universe canon. Clearly there is a place for the Dark Knight Detective in this world, especially with some of his darker adventures. Fantomas is a pulp vigilante of the era, as is Rouletabille, the Nyctalope, the Shadow, and Doctor Mystere. Judex is a vigilante from the film serial of the same name. Interestingly, this story implies that the Shadow may be the true father of Batman. Though that wouldn’t fly as canon in the DC Comics Universe, it certainly may be true in the Horror Universe. The alias used by the Shadow of Col. Kentov is the same one used in Philip Jose Farmer’s Adventure of the Peerless Peer, thus I have an inclination to include that tale in Horror Universe canon as well despite its lack of horror crossovers. The Merry Widow is a film that is placed in canon due to references in this story.

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TALES OF THE SHADOWMEN VOLUME 2: GENTLEMEN OF THE NIGHT “LOST AND FOUND” (SHORT STORY BY JEAN-MARC LOFFICIER)
Release Date: 2006 (Setting is 1916)
Series: Tales of the Shadowmen
Horror Crosses: The Vampires
Non-Horror Crosses: Judex; Maltese Falcon
The Story: Judex tips off the Vampires gang to an incoming shipment of a certain infamous Falcon statue.
Notes: Thus bringing in the novel of the Maltese Falcon into the Horror Universe.

TALES OF THE SHADOWMEN VOLUME III: DANSE MACABRE “TWO HUNTERS” (SHORT STORY BY ROBERT L. ROBINSON, JR.)
Release Date: 2007 (Setting is 1917)
Series: Tales of the Shadowmen
Horror Crosses: The Vampires
Non-Horror Crosses: Tarzan; Opar; Judex
The Story: One of Tarzan’s foes plots to kidnap Jane and their child, prompting Tarzan and Judex to work together.

Notes: Tarzan’s Horror Universe canon is his original stories by Edgar Rice Burroughs and crossover stories mentioned in this book. Opar is also a creation of Burroughs and the same rules apply. Judex is from a film serial, as are the Vampires. Originally, I had this set in 1915, in the Horror Crossover Encyclopedia, based on information from Win Scott Eckert, but the author of the story has informed me the story was set in 1917.

1917--JUDEX'S NEW MISSION--A sequel serial was released in 1917 titled Judex's New Mission (La Nouvelle Mission de Judex).

World War I circa 1917--NIGHT OF THE NYCTALOPE--"Justice and Power"--"Justice and Power" has a pain-maddened Leo Saint-Clair knocking heads with Judex during one of the closing battles of World War I circa 1917, which explains how the Nyctalope had his memories of the horrible tragedy that befell his family on Barsoom suppressed for so long.

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THE BLOODY RED BARON: ANNO DRACULA 1918 (NOVEL BY KIM NEWMAN)
Release Date:  November 1995 (Setting is 1918)
Series:  Anno Dracula
Animated Series Crosses:  Peanuts
Other Crosses:  The Shadow; Biggles; Sherlock Holmes; The Vampyre; Ashenden; The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari; Fantomas; Dr. Thorndyke; Bulldog Drummond; The Saint; The Island of Doctor Moreau; Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos; Batman (Silver Age); Harry Flashman; Doc Savage; Captain Midnight; Sidney Reilly; Lord Peter Wimsey; Lady Chatterley’s Lover; Arrowsmith; The Sun Also Rises; Averoigne; Enemy Ace; Grave of the Vampire; Hellraiser; Dawn Patrol; Robur the Conqueror; La Bete Humaine; Alraune; The Great Gatsby; A Rebours; The Black Cat; All Quiet on the Western Front; Sadie Thompson; Lemora; The Blue Angel; The Roaring Twenties; Gigi; Tarnished Angels; The Good Soldier Svejk; Jules et Jim; Le Roi de Coeur; The Last Flight; Billy Bunter; Judex; Dad’s Army; The Vampire Thrills; The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp; Faustine; Citizen Kane; The Bridge on the River Kwai; Oh! What a Lovely War; Paths of Glory; Metropolis; The Spy in Black; Near Dark; Forever Knight; Parade’s End; The Heap; Where Eagles Dare; Fright Night; Journey’s End; Dracula; The Big Parade; Anak Pontianak; The Blue Max; Necroscope; Revelations in Black; The Dragon Waiting; Paths of Glory; Under Two Flags; Doctor Who
The Story:  During World War I, 30 years after the events of Anno Dracula, the Diogenes Club tries to stop the Nazis from creating undead fighter pilots.  
Notes:  The Anno Dracula Universe is a divergent timeline, where Dracula married Queen Victoria during the events of Bram Stoker’s novel.  This led to a very different reality.  Snoopy appears in this story, having been shot down by the Red Baron.  In the main Cartoon Universe, Snoopy’s battles with the Red Baron didn’t really happen, and were merely part of Snoopy’s imagination.  It seems that in this divergent timeline, Snoopy indeed existed as a pilot in World War I, placing those imaginary scenarios and two popular songs in this divergent timeline.  Perhaps the Snoopy of the main reality gets visions of his alternate timeline counterpart, which inspire his playtime.  Other crosses listed above are also divergent versions that exist in the Anno Dracula timeline.

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May 1925--BELPHEGOR--The Celeritas Detective Agency appears in this serial and also previously appeared in JUDEX.

1925--THE SHADOW OF JUDEX--"The Dreadful Conspiracy"--A young Doc Savage is suspected of murder. Crossovers include: JUDEX (of course), BELPHAGOR, DOC ARDAN, JULES DE GRANDIN, MAIGRET, SOLAR PONS, FU MANCHU, BOB MORANE, ANTON ZARNAK, TALES OF THE SHADOWMEN, AUGUSTE DUPIN, THE BRIGADES DU TIGRE, JOHN DEVIL, BLAKE AND MORTIMER. Some entries, such as this one, list the large number of crossovers without much detail because Sean Levin's website already covers them in much greater detail.

TALES OF THE SHADOWMEN VOLUME 10: ESPIRIT DE CORPS “THE PRIVILEGE OF ADONIS” (SHORT STORY BY CHRIS NIGRO)
Release Date: November 30, 2013 (Setting is 1929)
Series: Tales of the Shadowmen
Horror Crosses: Werewolf of Paris; Hunchback of Notre Dame; Frankenstein (Skywald Comics)
Non-Horror Crosses: Felifax the Tiger Man
The Story: Felifax battles the Werewolf of Paris while his surrogate sister is kidnapped by Quasimodo.
Notes: Author Chris Nigro explains in this story the appearances of the Hunchback in such a late time frame as the late 19th and early 20th centuries, considering the setting of the original story. In particular, he references the meeting between the hunchback and the Frankenstein Monster in Skywald’s Psycho # 4. Felifax is an obscure French jungle hero whose original adventures have recently been reprinted by Black Coat Press. He has only appeared in two stories not by the original author. One is this story, and the other is “The Eye of the Tiger-Man” also by Chris Nigro and found in the Shadow of Judex anthology also published by Black Coat.



1929--THE SHADOW OF JUDEX--"The Judex Codex"--Raymond Mystère and Henrietta de Marigny explore a Mayan temple in Guatemala.   Other crossovers include:  JUDEX, MARTIN MYSTERE, D'ARTOIS, LOVECRAFT'S CTHULHU MYTHOS, TITUS CROW, INDIANA JONES, TOM SWIFT, THE SHIP OF ISHTAR, NOSTROMO, AGUIRE:  THE WRATH OF GOD, DOCTOR MYSTERE, THE PINK PANTHER, LORD OF THE RINGS, MEN IN BLACK, PHILIP JOSE FARMER'S WOLD NEWTON UNIVERSE, CONAN THE BARBARIAN, THE SHIP FROM ATLANTIS, IMARO, OPAR, CAPTAIN OWEN KETTLE, EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS' MOON SERIES, FU MANCHU, IRONCASTLE, THONGOR, L'OMBRE, 

May 1934--THE NYCTALOPE STEPS IN--"The Nyctalope's New York Adventure"--Crossovers include:  JUDEX (of course), THE SHADOW, THE WORKS OF P..G. WODEHOUSE, MR. MULLINER, JEEVES AND WOOSTER, THE CASEBOOK OF GREGORY HOOD, THE WORKS OF ANTHONY BOUCHER, SHERLOCK HOLMES, FERGUS O'BREEN, NICK NOBLE, ELLERY QUEEN, MR. AND MRS. NORTH, THE WORKS OF GEORGES SIMENON, MAIGRET, ZIGOMAR, NERO WOLFE, TECUMSEH FOX, THE SAINT, PROSPER LEPICQ, COLONOL DUBOIS, TAXI, THREE STOOGES, THE WORKS OF DAMON RUNYON, and THE BLACK BAT.


1940--THE SHADOW OF JUDEX--”Ilsa’s Crossing”--Judex helps a resistance members flee the Nazies while seeking out documents of Nazi scientists. The War Wheel is mentioned. The War Wheel was encountered by the Blackhawks, Batman, Captain America, Sgt. Rock, and Easy Company.



Early 20th Century--DEFENDERS # 2--In the 2012 revival of the series, Judex is revealed to have been a member of a European super-hero team in the early 20th century.


TALES OF THE SHADOWMEN VOLUME 7: FEMME FATALES “FACES OF FEAR “ (SHORT STORY BY MATTHEW DENNION)
Release Date: November 27, 2010 (Setting is 1959 and contemporary)
Series: Tales of the Shadowmen
Horror Crosses: A NIghtmare on Elm Street
Non-Horror Crosses: Judex; Batman
The Story: In 1959, Dr. Jonathan Crane tests his fear toxin on a little girl. Her fear is so strong that it pulls Freddy Krueger from his future time period, allowing Krueger to possess the girl.
Notes: Dr. Jonathan Crane will go on to become Batman’s foe, the Scarecrow. In the comics, the Scarecrow first appeared in the 1940s. In the Horror Universe, there was a Batman in the 1940s, with his sidekick becoming the second Robin in the 1960s. Presumably, Crane was younger in the Horror Universe and went on to be an enemy of the second Batman. In Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash, Freddy dissipated at the end of the story, as he often does when he’s defeated. This time, he must have moved backward through time, being incorporeal within the timestream. This story isn’t the first instance of Freddy possessing someone. In the second Nightmare film, Freddy possesses Jesse, the boy who moves into Nancy’s house five years after Nancy defeated Freddy. His anxiety as the new kid allowed Freddy to slowly take over. The more control he gained, the more fear Jesse had of losing control. Thus, the fear of losing control gave Freddy more control. Then in Nightmare 5, Freddy tries to possess an unborn child still within the womb, this time by convincing the child in his dreams to willingly be a vessel. Judex is the hero of this story.


The Television Crossover Universe Podcast

TVCU #10 - Matthew Dennion






February 16, 2016
Television Crossover Universe

Returning guest host Chris Nigro joins the TVCU Crew to talk with Matthew Dennion about Tales of the Shadowmen, Sherlock Holmes, G-Fan, Judex, Batman, Freddy Krueger, the Invisible Man, Latitude Zero, Kaiju, Polar Yeti, Atomic Rex, French Pulps, Victorian literature, crossovers, and Black Coat Press.


April 1987--TALES OF THE SHADOWMEN VOLUME 11:  FORCE MAJEURE--"A Fistful of Judexes"--An interview with a security company that carries on the legacy of Judex.  Crossovers include:  HOUSE OF CARDS, BERGERAC, TEDDY VERANO, THE BLACK COATS.

ALTERNATE REALITIES:

TVCU-2--A remake was made in 1934 under the same title, directed by Maurice Champreux, and starring René Ferté as Judex.

TVCU-3--Another remake was done in 1963 by director Georges Franju under the same title. The story was shortened and simplified but remained true to the original. American magician Channing Pollock was cast as the mysterious hero.

TVCU-4--The setting of a screenplay for Judex by Robert L. Robinson, Jr., which is available from Black Coat Press. The story places Judex in the modern era, circa 2007, and Mr. Robinson informs me he is trying to get a Judex television series created!!!

There were some Tales of the Shadowmen stories that I didn't have dates for, so I have left them off until I can find the dates. I have all the books, but they are buried right now unfortunately.

Thanks to Win Scott Eckert, Jess Nevins, and Jean-Marc Lofficier, for bringing Judex into my world.

And coming soon... Les Vampires!

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