Movie Serial Superheroes of the 1930s-1950s

Movie Serial Superheroes of the 1930s-1950s : A Pictorial Tribute

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They were Hollywood's original movie superheroes, based on popular comic book, pulp magazine, radio show and literary characters of the day. They were called serials. They were produced and released in 12 to 15 chapters every week. Each chapter would end in a cliffhanger, making moviegoers have to wait until the following week to see the next exiting chapter. The "Movie Serial Superheroes of the 1930s-1950s: A Pictorial Tribute" celebrates the art form by presenting more than 40 illustrations. They generally include a movie poster and 1-2 still images from serials included in the book and considered to be from the superhero film genre. Please note that the book does not contain a history about the genre nor detailed information of each serial. Instead, it's a visual gallery, a tribute to a genre which is a forerunner to today's comic book hero movies. Serials represented in this book include "Zorro Rides Again" (1937), "The Spider's Web" (1938), "Zorro's Fighting Legion" (1939), "The Shadow" (1940), "Mysterious Doctor Satan" (1940), "The Green Hornet" (1940), "The Adventures of Captain Marvel" (1941), "The Green Hornet Strikes Again" (1941), "The Batman" (1943), "The Phantom" (1943), "The Masked Marvel" (1943), "Captain America" (1944), "Son of Zorro" (1947), "Superman" (1948), "Batman and Robin" (1949) and "Atom Man vs. Superman" (1950). Relive the days of the original movie superheroes. Enjoy the "Movie Serial Superheroes of the 1930s-1950s: A Pictorial Tribute."
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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 203.2 x 254 x 3.3mm | 167.83g
  • United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 1515146197
  • 9781515146193

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