Saturday, January 1, 2011

Super New Year


8 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

For a moment I thought it was Superman versus Atom Ant. Lol. That would be a good un.

Deka Black said...

Even better: Atom Ant Vs. Ant-Man!

David Cranmer said...

Happy New Year, Evan!

Richard R. said...

Happy New Year, to you both!

Evan Lewis said...

Back at you, guys.

Seeing these posters always make me sad for Kirk Alyn. I met him at a comic convention back in the 70s, and he said he'd never actually seen these serials. He'd been trying for years to get Columbia to give him a look, but they claimed the films no longer existed. Alyn, though, had been told by a reliable source that they were locked in the studio vaults. And he was right. Shortly after his death they were finally released on VHS.

G said...

Interesting. Always thought that Superman was played by George Reeves. Didn't even dawn on me that there was serial movie version of Superman.

pattinase (abbott) said...

No one will ever replace Superman in my heart.

Captain Bijou said...

Thanks to the efforts of a dedicated collector, Kirk Alyn eventually owned 16m mprints of both serials. In fact, his ATOM MAN VS. SUPERMAN 16mm print was used by Warner Brothers for the VHS and, later DVD release. Kirk was a close friend and was my sguest at several Houstoncon fan conventions in the 1970s.