Pop Culture Roundup: View-Master; Hembeck; Asterix

Via Calvin's Canadian Cave of Cool: 3-D View-Master slides adapting Jules Verne's "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea."


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Via The Untold Story: A great 1980s Fred Hembeck Marvel Comics house ad.

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The latest Asterix story draws inspiration from the Wikileaks scandal and even features a character inspired by Wikileaks founder, the embattled Julian Asange.
After their last escapade in Scotland, the boisterous Gauls will be back in their homeland in "Asterix and the Missing Scroll", fighting alongside a reporter inspired by the real-life WikiLeaks founder to counter a propaganda war launched by their Roman foes.
...  "Julian Assange was a model for this character," said writer Jean-Yves Ferri, adding "Confoundtheirpolitix" was almost called "Wikilix", in reference to the website known for revealing top secret documents.

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