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I Watched Every Comic Book Adaptation From 1942 And Found Dinosaurs, Propaganda, & Gorillas

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I Watched Every Comic Book Adaptation From 1942 And Found Dinosaurs, Propaganda, & Gorillas

Joe Heath is a big fan of comic books and watching things in order. So he made this spreadsheet containing every serial, short, film, television episode, commercial, motion comic, and web series based on a comic book. Now he’s watching them all, and taking you along for the ride. Previously, Joe watched The Adventures of Captain Marvel serial and the first ever Superman cartoons. This time, it's more Superman and a little bit of Spy Smashing.

Superman: “Billion Dollar Limited” (January 9th, 1942) - 8:34

Written by Seymour Kneitel & Isadore Sparber and directed by Dave Fleischer, the same creative team behind the two previous cartoons Superman and The Mechanical Monsters, Billion Dollar Limited starts off 1942 like a runaway train. Which is exactly what this cartoon is about.

Lois Lane is assigned to write a story for the Daily Planet about a train that’s delivering a billion dollars worth of gold to the US Mint. On the way, a handful of criminals attempt to hijack the train and manage to take out the driver. However the criminals are knocked off of the train in the process.

Now, Lois Lane is in the cabin of a runaway train.

But she does manage to get a tommy gun to fend off any approaching criminals.

Get ‘em, Lois.

Word gets out about the runaway train and Superman flies to the rescue.

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