Why do comic books get faithful screen adaptations, but the popular illustrated serials of 100 years before are gutted?

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  1. If you’re baiting me, it means you’re a nazi.

  2. I’ve wondered the same thing many times. Despite the offensive and outdated stereotyping, the old Fu Manchu films were FAR truer to the source material than most adaptations of pulp characters to the screen. That should be cause for alarm.

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