1988-1991 Epic : Saturday Serials


In 1988 and 1991, Epic released trading card sets that showcased film serials of the early 20th century. Saturday Serials are sold as a complete set of 40 cards wrapped in cellophane. Series 1 is also available in 4-card packs that include a Lone Ranger sticker. All images are in black-and-white. The Series 1 checklist has a red background. Series 2 included 4 full-color cards.

Superman is featured on 3 cards in Series 1. Cards #4, #5, and #6 contain production images from the 1950 serial Atom Man vs. Superman starring Kirk Alyn.
1991 Epic Saturday Serials - Kirk Alyn as Superman
Noel Neill appears as the original Lois Lane on card #5. An image of Superman also appears on the checklist.
1991 Epic Saturday Serials - 60 - Superman
Epic issued a second series of 40 cards in 1991. Series 2 is sold in sets or wax packs. Kirk Alyn's Superman appears on 3 cards in Series 2. The production images are from the 1948 Superman serial.
1991 Epic Saturday Serials - 60 - Superman

The Series 1 checklist consists of 40 base cards.

No. Title
1 Batman Titles
2 Batman Chapters
3 Batman Story
4 Atom Man vs. Superman Titles
5 Atom Man vs. Superman Chapters
6 Atom Man vs. Superman Story
7 Radar Men from the Moon Titles
8 Radar Men from the Moon Chapters
9 Radar Men from the Moon Story
10 Flash Gordon Titles
11 Flash Gordon Chapters
12 Flash Gordon Story
13 Zorro Rides Again Titles
14 Zorro Rides Again Chapters
15 Zorro Rides Again Story
16 The Spider Returns Titles
17 The Spider Returns Chapters
18 The Spider Returns Story
19 Captain America Titles
20 Captain America Chapters
21 Captain America Story
22 Mandrake the Magician Titles
23 Mandrake the Magician Chapters
24 Mandrake the Magician Story
25 Adventures of Captain Marvel Titles
26 Adventures of Captain Marvel Chapters
27 Adventures of Captain Marvel Story
28 The Lone Ranger Rides Again Titles
29 The Lone Ranger Rides Again Chapters
30 The Lone Ranger Rides Again Story
31 Green Hornet Titles
32 Green Hornet Chapters
33 Green Hornet Story
34 The Phantom Titles
35 The Phantom Chapters
36 The Phantom Story
37 Blackhawk Titles
38 Blackhawk Chapters
39 Blackhawk Story
40 Checklist

The Series 2 checklist consists of 40 base cards.

No. Title
41 The Lone Ranger Titles
42 The Lone Ranger Chapters
43 The Lone Ranger
44 Drums of Fu Manchu Titles
45 Drums of Fu Manchu Chapters
46 Drums of Fu Manchu
47 Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars Titles
48 Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars Chapters
49 Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars
50 Captain Video Titles
51 Captain Video Chapters
52 Captain Video
53 Dick Tracy vs. Crime Inc. Titles
54 Dick Tracy vs. Crime Inc. Chapters
55 Dick Tracy vs. Crime Inc.
56 Zombies of the Stratosphere Titles
57 Zombies of the Stratosphere Chapters
58 Zombies of the Stratosphere
59 Superman Titles
60 Superman Chapters
61 Superman
62 Captain Midnight Titles
63 Captain Midnight Chapters
64 Captain Midnight
65 Batman and Robin Titles
66 Batman and Robin Chapters
67 Batman and Robin
68 The Shadow Titles
69 The Shadow Chapters
70 The Shadow
71 The Green Hornet Strikes Again Titles
72 The Green Hornet Strikes Again Chapters
73 The Green Hornet Strikes Again
74 Spy Smasher Titles
75 Spy Smasher Chapters
76 Spy Smasher
77 Buck Rogers Titles
78 Buck Rogers Chapters
79 Buck Rogers
80 Checklist




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