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ISSUE NO. 656
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Hello reader! DEADMAN here, with another installment of my new series! It's a lot of fun, isn't it? This time, we're talking about the 1939 classic, LOST HORIZON, directed by Frank Capra. In this film, a plane crash strands outsiders in the hidden paradise of SHANGRI-LA...
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Everything in Shangri-La is beautiful, peaceful, and tranquil -- UNTIL...
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Click the PLAY button below to see LOST HORIZON condensed into just 2 minutes and 16 seconds. Spoiler alert!
Whenever I see this film, Shangri-La reminds me of my own paradise -- a place called Nanda Parbat! In LOST HORIZON, a man named Chang shows people the way to Shangri-La. In my story, a man named Taj Ze welcomed me to Nanda Parbat...
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Taj introduced me to Lotus, a nice girl who discarded her evil past when she entered Nanda Parbat. Lotus was assigned to show me around Nanda Parbat...
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In LOST HORIZON, the head honcho was the High Lama. In my story, his evil twin is the Sensei, head of the League of Assassins -- the people who shot me!
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The Sensei gave me lots of trouble over the years. He even showed up when I guest-starred in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #94. Here's Neal Adams' original art for the cover...
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Here's Neal's unforgettable portrait of the Sensei from that issue's splash page...
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And here's Neal's gorgeous original art for the page...
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In LOST HORIZON, a woman is young and beautiful in the tranquility of Shangri-La -- but when she leaves the hidden paradise, she immediately begins to revert to her true age, and FACE!
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Just like Lotus -- except she was made GOOD by the tranquility of Shangri-La -- and when she left the hidden paradise, she reverted to EVIL!
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But don't sweat it -- Lotus and I turned out OK, thanks to Rama Kushna, the spiritual force behind Nanda Parbat! Rama really gets around! Here she is delivering a message to my pal and Hollywood superstar (sort of), the white version of Nick Fury, via Steranko-vision...
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THE END!
Time to go back out into the cold, cruel world again. Same conditions!
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"Thanks! I needed more problems! As if TRON wasn't bad enough..."

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