Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Animated World of DC Comics: Superman in The Mummy Strikes (1943)

Superman is on his way to Egypt to help a woman falsely accused of murder in 1943's "The Mummy Strikes".

In the 80's, the classic Fleischer/Paramount shorts did have a cable home, on the now-defunct Satellite Programming Network (SPN), which is where I first discovered these cartoons. Of course, WB now owns the rights, though there's been a few public domain copies of the shorts released in recent years, as we've previously discussed.

Here's "The Mummy Strikes":

I'd like to see WB revisit these classic shorts, rebooting them for a new generation. Do you share that same sentiment?

Rating: A.


magicdog said...

I love the shorts and they deserve more airtime (they are out on DVD, yes?). However I thought Bruce Timm did a great job reviving the characters in the 90s series. Not that I wouldn't want a different show with a new creative team, but reviving the wartime shorts wouldn't work.

hobbyfan said...

Not unless the scripts were updated. After all, they did update the Mummy for the 21st century......