Franchise / Fantômas
The character of Fantômas is a curious example of Adaptation Expansion
; originally, he starred in a series of turn-of-the-(20th)-century
French novels, as a masked Diabolical Mastermind
. These novels were later adapted into movies. Somehow, however, the character also ended up as the star of a Latino-American comic book series during the 1970s
Fantômas was also the name of a villain in three films starring Louis de Funès
and Jean Marais. This version also was a criminal mastermind, but more like a Spy Fiction
supervillain and wore a blue rubber mask.
- Fantômas, the original series of novels, started in 1911.
- Fantômas, the French movie trilogy from the 1960s.
- Fantômas, the Mexican comic book series from the 1970s.