Superhero Serials of the Golden Age

 

Here are some serials available from Amazon.Com:

  • Batman & Robin (1949)
  • Blackhawk - for more info see The Blackhawk Comic Homepage.
  • Blue Beetle (1940) - for more info see The Blue Beetle Radio Page
  • Captain America (1944) - for more info see The Star-Spangled Site.
  • Captain America (1966) - The Origin of Captain America & The Fantastic Origin of Red Skull (animated for television)
  • Captain Midnight (1942) - see Old Time Radio for more info on the radio version of the character.
  • Adventures of Captain Marvel - for more info see The Marvel Family Web.
  • Doc Savage - The Man of Bronze (1975) - for more info see The 86th Floor
  • Felix the Cat (DVD) - for more info see David Gerstein's Classic Felix the Cat Page
  • The True Hollywood Story of Mighty Mouse is a very funny short film, with appearances by Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) and Wonder Woman. Available in standard Quicktime format. Highly recommended.
  • Nyoka, Jungle Girl
  • The Phantom
  • Popeye (DVD) (1933) - for more info see Pastor Steve's, The Rough House and When the World was Black & White.
  • Popeye (DVD) (1936) - includes: "Popeye Meets Sinbad the Sailor," "Popeye Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves," others.
  • Max Fleischer's Popeye Cartoons
  • The Rocketeer
  • The Rocketeer (DVD)
  • The Shadow (DVD) (1994)
  • The Shadow Audio Cassettes
  • The Shadow: The Lost Shows Audio Cassettes
  • Spy Smasher
  • Atom Man vs. Superman (Kirk Alyn, 1950)
  • Atom Man vs. Superman On Radio: Smithsonian Historical Performances (Kirk Alyn, 1950)
  • It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's Superman (1966 Original Broadway Cast)
  • Superman (Animated) (Max Fleischer, 1941) for more info see The Fleischer Superman Cartoons
  • Superman (Animated) (DVD) (Max Fleischer, 1941)
  • Superman & the Mole Men (George Reeves, 1951)
  • Superman On Radio (1940, first 27 episodes) - for more info see DC Comics Online.
  • Superman On Radio: Smithsonian Historical Performances (1940, 4-volume CD set)
  • Superman with Batman & Robin On Radio (1945)
  • Superman with Batman & Robin On Radio: Smithsonian Historical Performances (1940, 5-volume CD set)
  • The Vigilante (1947) - for more info see The Vigilante (warning: page has .midi files).

     

     

    Media Links:

  • The Adventures of Sienfeld & Superman - a shuck for American Express, but funny enough that I don't care
  • Batman Mystery Club - the shows dates from the 50s, apparently, and Robin and Batman begin the show.
  • Birds of Prey Message Board
  • British Universities Newsreel Database
  • Cliff Hanger - new page still under construction
  • Cliffhanger Classics - rotating articles on a variety of subjects
  • Cliffhanger Corner - rotating chapter-by-chapter complete summaries of serial stories
  • Doc Savage On The Air - a look at some of the radio versions of Doc.
  • Images: Cliffhangers - good summaries and pics from myriad serials
  • Internet Archive: Movie Collection - short, public domain films from the 20th century
  • Kellog's Sugar Smacks - ad starring the cast of the 50's Superman show
  • 'Nuff Said - the sound of comics at WBAI-FM
  • The Serial Squadron: Cliffhanger Movie Serials - marketplace and discussion groups.
  • Old Time Radio: Radio Days, A Soundbite History
  • Surfing the Aether: A Radio History & Technology Timeline
  • Termite Terrace - egroup for the discussion of the vintage American animated cartoons.
  • This American Life: Radio | An Illustrated Guide - how to do a radio show, a comic written by TAL host Ira Glass and drawn by cartoonist Jessica Abel.
  • Timber Wolf - online animation series by Chuck Jones.
  • Tom Tyler:the Official Home Page - devoted to the actor who provided the most prominent heroic image of the age.
  • A Tribute to Chuck Jones - amusing essays on the director's films.
  • Vintage Cartoons Webring (lots of Betty Boop. some Popeye and others)
  • Wallace & Gromit: the Soccamatic (downloadable 2-minute film from BBC)
  • The Cartoons Message Board

     



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