02 January 2013

Super History of Superman: Fleischer / Famous Superman (1941-3)

With Man of Steel set to reintroduce Superman on the big screen, 2013 looks to be a big year for the Last Son of Krypton. It also gives a perfect excuse to revisit Superman's prolific onscreen history which began back in 1941 with a set of 17 theatrically released shorts. The series has long since been in the public domain, but Warner Brothers just recently released restored versions on their YouTube channel and they look fantastic.

The Superman shorts have already been covered in depth on the Crisis of Infinite Episodes (my top 5 shorts / series description), but they are worthy of checking out again as a way to kick off a year of Superman.

Check back next week for another chapter in The Super History of Superman.

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