Superman Serials: The Complete 1948 & 1950 Collection 04/20/19

The Warner Archive Collection

In between Paramount’s Superman cartoons and the independently-produced TV show of the 1950s came this pair of exciting Columbia serials starring Kirk Alyn and Noel Neill. In the first fifteen-episode Superman Kal-el fights the nefarious Spider Woman, while the sequel Atom Man vs. Superman he faces a more familiar nemesis, none other than Lex Luthor! Charlie Largent is on special assignment, but his alter ego The Caped Reviewer dropped off his coverage on his way to The Forbidden Zone. Perhaps Charlie — I mean ‘Caped Reviewer’ — can make sense of the animation sequences showing Superman performing his super-heroic duties. On DVD from The Warner Archive Collection.