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    Superman (Columbia, 1948). Six Sheet (79.5" X 80.5").
    Superman was introduced to the world in 1938 in Action Comics #1 and in the process, became the first super hero. By the early 1940s, he was already a legend and a natural for the serials. Republic's The Adventures of Captain Marvel was supposed to be the first Superman serial, but due to legal complications, had to be changed and it wasn't until 1948 that the Man of Steel would make it to the big screen in a live-action format. With Kirk Alyn portraying the dual role of Superman and his mild-mannered alter ego, Clark Kent, he took on the evil Queen of the Underworld, the Spider Lady. And through twelve exciting chapters he flew through the skies, stopped bullets and performed other amazing stunts that kept kids glued to their seats. This very scarce poster is one of only a couple of copies known of this large format for the title. There has been touchup to the folds, a few pinholes in the borders, and a small nick in the bottom border. There was a slight bit of fading with enhancement of the red color. Very Fine on Linen.




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