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    Batman Serial Announcement in Columbia Pictures Exhibitor Herald Book (Columbia, 1943-1944). An announcement of the first Batman movie spinoff stands out in this 12-page coming-attractions herald from the studio that invented the term B-movie. Batman's idea-man, cartoonist Bob Kane, must have cringed to see the blurb reading, "By the creators of 'Superman.'" More than 40 features and serials are inventoried with full-color poster and lobby-card designs (reproduced in miniature on hefty page-stock). Titles include the Blondie comics-based series, the Lone Wolf detective series, the comics-based Phantom serial, and musicals, comedies, and melodramas. Not to mention a gallery of movie-star portraits including Humphrey Bogart, Paul Muni, Arthur "Dagwood" Lake, and Ann Miller. Many such titles originated under producer Irving Briskin, whose low-budget Briskin Unit was known as the B-Unit around the studio -- hence B-Movie. Dimensions, 14.5" x 20". Conspicuous handling wear and spot-staining on outer pages. Intact, and in Very Good condition.

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