Friday's "Forgotten" Books - Dr. Nikola Returns - In Reference to Murder

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June 14, 2013



It's really an elixir of everlasting life that Nikola is after. Weren't all the master criminals after one of two things - immortality or to rule the world? Usually both at the same time. Thanks for the link to my tribute to Stanley Wood. Nikola is my all-time favorite villain. I think he also had a cameo appearance in the graphic novel series The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

BV Lawson

I think many of the 20th-century villains and anti-heroes in crime fiction owe a big debt to Dr. Nikola - there are so many aspects and tropes that can be found in later characters (Dr. Fu Manchu, Dr. No., etc.). And I think you're right about "The League" appearance. Maybe something for Hollywood to look into - everything old is new again!

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