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Comic books' undercover hero: Tibet

An exhibition at New York's Rubin Museum showcases the Asian country's surprising prominence in comic culture

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    Bugs Bunny in “Dangerous Venture.” Penciler, Inker: Carl Buettner, 1946.

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    "Creepy: King Keller," by Nicola Cuti and Syd Shores, 1971.

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    Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck, “Uncle Scrooge in Tralla-la."

    Writer, Penciler, Inker: Carl Barks; Penciler, Kay Wright; Inker, Larry Mayer, 1954.

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    "Milarepa: A Great Saint of Tibet," Lobsang T. Rikha and Elisabette Brombill.

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    "Milarepa," Eva van Dam.

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    "Weird Wonder Tales: The Man Who Found Shangri-la.”

    Writer: Stan Lee; Penciler: Jack Kirby

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    "Green Lama" (cover). Script by Richard Foster, art by Mac Raboy, 1945.

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    "Green Lama," page 3. Script by Richard Foster, art by Mac Raboy, 1944.

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    "Green Lama," page 7. Script by Richard Foster, art by Mac Raboy, 1945.

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    "Jorgyal and Dhondup." Courtesy Department of Education, Central Tibetan Administration, Dharamsala, India

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