Cinema: Cliff-Hangers

As the train comes roaring round the bend, a figure (a bird? a plane?) hurtles through the air. He races the locomotive to the broken rail. Suddenly the screen goes black. Will Superman (who looks slightly flabby in the flesh) reach the broken-rail in time to prevent the wreck? Will he weld the rail with the glare of his X-ray eyes? Or will he straight-arm the train to a stop? Find out next Saturday in the next thrilling chapter of Superman!*

Here, in a superhuman cliche, ends the first chapter of Columbia's newest serial, finished...

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