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Super Movies – Captain America, Chapters 11-15

This is it, the conclusion to Captain America, the most expensive serial of all time and the first appearance of a Marvel Comics superhero on screen. This may seem to go by more quickly than previous entries simply because some … Continue reading

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Super Movies – Captain America, Chapters 6-10

Continuing our look back at Captain America, the 1944 Republic serial that marked the first on-screen appearance of a Marvel Comics character, sort of. As in past serials, I thought I might try a drinking game this week, but was … Continue reading

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Super Movies – Captain America, Chapters 2-5

Continuing our look back at Captain America’s first screen appearance, the 1944 Republic serial Captain America. At the end of Chapter One, “The Purple Death,” Captain America (also known as crusading district attorney ¬†Grant Gardner) was trapped in a building … Continue reading

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Super Movies – Captain America (1944)

While discussing Howard the Duck last time, I mentioned that the only Marvel Comics character to make it to the big screen previously was Captain America. Given the current release of the latest (and one might even say “Ultimate”) Marvel … Continue reading

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Super Movies – Adventures of Captain Marvel, Chapters 9-12

Here it is: the conclusion of our four-week recap of Republic’s¬†Adventures of Captain Marvel serial from 1941. Once again, this will be pretty long because I’m trying to finish it in four weeks. In the last chapter, Republic upended the … Continue reading

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Super Movies – Adventures of Captain Marvel, Chapters 5-8

Continuing our recap of the very first screen appearance of a comic book superhero, the Republic serial Adventures of Captain Marvel from 1941. I apologize for the length, but I’m trying to only spend four weeks on this. As Chapter … Continue reading

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Super Movies – Adventures of Captain Marvel, Chapter 1

Okay, I’ll have to apologize in advance, because I went a little screen-cap crazy on this one. But you’ll see why once we get into it. I wanted to cover this serial last year during the Origins series, but I … Continue reading

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