So I just spent the last two weeks doing a massive remodel of my bedroom. Throwing Spackle around, repainting, building new shelves, tearing out old carpet, and rearranging my furniture. I decided I wanted some new wall art to go with the new paint job. I'd found a dealer on Ebay who specializes in the reproduction of vintage posters at reasonable prices, and I'd been drooling over them for a while. I finally took the plunge and purchased some of my favorites.
First up we have the 1941 Republic serial 'Jungle Girl'. If you know me you know that this is my all time favorite serial, so picking up this one was an obvious move.
As this dealer also had the 1942 follow up, 'Perils of Nyoka,' I bought it as well so I'd have a complete set.
Third we have 1949's 'King of the Rocketmen'. This is the first of four Republic serials to feature the Rocketman suit - the others being 'Radar men from the Moon' (1952) 'Zombies of the Stratosphere' (1952) and 'Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe' (1953). Each of the Rocketman serials uses a significant amount of stock footage from the previous installments, so watching them back to back can get pretty redundant.
Fun fact: The Rocketman serials are the primary source of inspiration for Dave Steven's comicbook hero 'The Rocketeer'.
George Lucas also named one of the Clone Troopers from Star Wars 'Commander Cody' as a tribute to the character from 'Radar Men' and 'Sky Marshal'.
And finally we have the 1968 science fiction film 'The Green Slime'. This is kind of the odd one out in a collection for Cliffhanger Serial posters, but it's an awesome poster and I wanted it, okay?
It may be an awesome poster, but the movie that goes with it is slightly less awesome. It does have a rocking theme song though - give a listen here: