Tag Archives: Origins

Out of the Vault – Captain America’s First Appearance,

In early 1941, before the United States had even officially entered the war, the iconic American soldier appeared on the cover of his debut issue socking Hitler in the jaw. This was, of course, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby’s Captain … Continue reading

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Super Movie Monday – The Shadow Strikes, 1937

So it looks as if this will be the last week of Origins, unless I find something extraordinary for next week. I almost didn’t find anything for today, but at the last minute, I grabbed this early Shadow film, since … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault – Batman’s First Appearance, Detective Comics #27

Okay, so we’ve established that, according to Bob Kane’s official version, he was inspired by The Mark of Zorro and The Bat Whispers, while I personally think as much or more inspiration was drawn from 1926’s The Bat (of which … Continue reading

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Powerful Pages – The Curse of Capistrano, by Johnston McCulley

You probably know this story better under the title The Mark of Zorro. First serialized in five segments in 1919 in All-Story Weekly, The Curse of Capistrano was then adapted into the feature film The Mark of Zorro in 1920 … Continue reading

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Super Movie Monday – The Mark of Zorro, 1920

Sorry for the late update. I was very busy last week, and it has been so ungodly hot that I literally couldn’t think at times. Digger World Headquarters is unfortunately not air conditioned. Continuing our look back at properties that … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault – The Original Green Lantern

So I thought this would be a good tie-in with the movie, only the movie has mostly come and gone already. And really, this isn’t in any way the same Green Lantern, so I guess it doesn’t matter. Because the … Continue reading

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Super Movie Monday – The Bat, 1926

That’s right, Super Movie Monday is back to herald the beginning of a site-wide “Origins” retrospective. For the next who-knows-how-many weeks (a number which could well be  “one,” depending on how much material I develop), we’ll be examining some of … Continue reading

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