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    King of the Rocket Men (Republic, R-1956). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). Of all the serials to come out of Republic Studios, few are as fondly remembered as those in the Rocket Man series. One of the few heroic serials that had no precedent in comic books or radio (those who would look to Bulletman as Rocket Man's ancestor based solely on their pointy helmets are woefully misguided), Rocket Man blasted into theaters fully formed in 1949. In this slam-bang 12-chapter epic, Jeff King (Tristram Coffin) battles the evil Dr. Vulcan, who plots to acquire the Sonic Decimator and thereby rule the world. This serial proved so popular that, in 1951, it was edited to feature length and released as "The Lost Planet." It also spawned several exciting sequels. This colorful three-sheet is in beautiful condition, with only two minor tape stains in the top left and right corners of the top piece and some minor fold wear and pinpoint cross fold separation on the bottom fold of the bottom piece to show that it was ever even used. Many collectors feel the re-issue paper on this title is superior graphically to the original posters. We'd have to agree. Very Fine +.

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