Fan made trailer for the original Captain Marvel


There’s been several posts lately about the comic book character known as Captain Marvel, sometimes referred to as Shazam!. I don’t think this site gives enough love to the 1941 serial Captain Marvel by Republic. The film starred Tom Tyler as Captain Marvel and I think it was a great casting decision. The costume design in the film was excellent as well. This serial’s origin story of Captain Marvel differs from the comic book and in many ways is superior. I will not spoil it for you, so watch it yourself. NOTE: The film is more enjoyable on VHS; the DVD version is so clean, you can see ALL the wires when Captain Marvel flies. Without further delay, here is a trailer I made, back in 2004 (shortly after I got into home video editing) for the Adventures of Captain Marvel.

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Justin M. Salvato

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Seeker of 1980s nostalgia, rummager of vintage computers and player of retro video games.When not writing posts of The Retroist, I'm converting Retroist audio podcasts to Retroist video podcasts.My own videos can be found at
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