Cinema: The New Pictures, Jul. 6, 1942

Superman in the Volcano (Paramount] is the Man of Steel's eighth cinemappearance since the movies muscled in on his vast newspaper-magazine-radio audience (estimate: 50,000,000) last September. The picture also highlights a new U.S. cinema fashion: some 20,000.000 Supermaniacs can hardly wait for Superman's ten-minute, one-reel cartoon to appear once a month in more than 7,000 U.S. movie houses.

Supermania is the only word for their devotion to this irrepressible Citizen Fixit, who smacks death rays back into the cannon, restores toppling skyscrapers to their foundations, knits broken bridges together with his bare...

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