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    Lost Planet Airmen (Republic, 1951). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Feature version of King of the Rocket Men.
    The feature version of Republic's 1949 chapterplay, King of the Rocket Men, this exciting science fiction epic stars serial stalwart Tristram Coffin as Professor Jeff King, inventor of a rocket-powered flight suit, and Mae Clarke (Elizabeth in Universal's 1931 classic Frankenstein) as intrepid reporter Glenda Thomas. The original serial was so successful, it spawned several unofficial sequels featuring Rocketman, a character who was the direct inspiration for graphic artist Dave Stevens's later Rocketeer. As distribution for this feature version was limited, paper from this release is quite scarce. This one sheet has extra vertical creases and a bit of wrinkling. From the David L. Daniels Collection. Folded, Very Fine.


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