Homo Magi 

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11.10.2020

Hallo Salamander,

da liest man ein Buch über britische Comics („Masters of British Comic Art“) und findet einen lustigen Hinweis auf Holmes und auf Esoterik beides im selben Satz. Hier der Satz:

Her first competitor was the Daily Express‘ Paula, a bespectacled film-script girl whose crime fighting strip was written by the notorious Dennis Wheatley and drawn by Sexton Blake’s Eric Parker.”[1]

Der Holmes-Hinweis ist der Verweis auf die Serie „Sexton Blake“. Hier ein paar erläuternde Worte dazu:

Sexton Blake is a fictional character, a detective who has been featured in many British comic strips, novels and dramatic productions since 1893. Sexton Blake adventures were featured in a wide variety of British and international publications (in many languages) from 1893 to 1978, comprising more than 4,000 stories by some 200 different authors. Blake was also the hero of numerous silent and sound movies, radio serials, and a 1960s ITV television series.

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He was originally created to be similar to earlier 19th-century detectives, but during the late 1890s, Blake's authors consciously modeled him on Sherlock Holmes.[2]

Und die Esoterik? Dennis Wheatley ist kein unbekannter Name für diesen Bereich:

Wheatley mainly wrote adventure novels, with many books in a series of linked works. Background themes included the French Revolution (…), Satanism (the Duke de Richleau series), World War II (…) and espionage (…). Over time, each of his major series would include at least one book pitting the hero against some manifestation of the supernatural – making them into fantasy and specifically contemporary fantasy. He came to be considered an authority on Satanism, the practice of exorcism, and black magic, toward all of which he expressed hostility.[3]

Das der mal eine Serie um eine bebrillte junge Dame für die Comics geschrieben hat, war mir auch neu. Man lernt nie aus – und wenn man Esoterik richtig betreibt, dann lernt man auch an seltsamen Orten nicht aus.


Dein Homo Magi

[1] David Roach Masters of British Comic Art, S. 84, Oxford, 2000

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


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