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    Adventures of Captain Marvel (Republic, 1941). Very Fine on Linen. One Sheet (27" X 41") Chapter 5 -- "The Scorpion Strikes."
    One of the greatest serials ever brought to the screen, this exciting chapterplay was based on the popular Fawcett Comics character created by C. C. Beck. Surpassing even Superman in popularity for a time, Captain Marvel was the alter ego of young Billy Batson, who transforms into the mighty hero with the utterance of a single magic word, "Shazam!" In this great thriller, he battles the evil Scorpion for possession of a series of ancient Egyptian lenses that, when aligned properly, can project a terrible death ray! Featuring the heroic Tom Tyler as Captain Marvel and Frank Coghlan Jr. as Billy, this serial is as enjoyable today as it was more than seven decades ago. This poster is one of the very best chapter sheets from the serial in that many of the posters did not picture Marvel in the inset and this shows him doing what he did best; rounding up the villains! Already in very good condition, professional touchup has made this one sheet look even better after correcting fold wear, small tears at the folds, and pinholes in the borders and interior. Very Fine on Linen.

    Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000.

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