This month is going to be done a little differently than previous months have so far. Instead of the theme revolving around one character, it will involve several characters in order to fit the theme of the month. The theme will be “Masked Heroes” and will encompass four different serials starring three different characters.
Zorro Rides Again (1937)
The first serial of the year is also the first Zorro film serial that Republic Pictures produced back in the day. In this iteration of the Zorro franchise yet another descendant of the legendary Zorro reprises the name and costume in order to fight crime. This will be posted to the site on the very first Saturday of 2019. January, 5th 2019.
The Green Hornet Strikes Again (1941)
The Green Hornet Strikes Again is the second serial starring the title hero produced by Universal Studios. As well as the second serial posted to the site this year. The format of this serial is a little odd. Most of the episodes are stand-alone stories and are not serialized. Which kind of defeats the point of it being in the serial format. Apparently, the first Green Hornet serial was done in a similar fashion. That is just how the creative team chose to go about it. This serial is direct by Ford Beebe. You will see his name on almost every serial under the Universal banner on this site. The Green Hornet Strikes Again will be posted on Saturday, January 12th, 2019.
The Green Archer (1940)
We have back to back serials with the word green in the title. The Green Archer will be the third serial of the month. Its plot has to do with an evil brother trying to take ownership of his family estate and doing anything in his power to do so while also running a jewelry heist operation. Though, The Green Archer might have something to say about it. This serial will be posted Saturday, January 19th, 2019.
Zorro’s Fighting Legion (1939)
Zorro’s Fighting Legion is the second appearance of Zorro this month and the second Zorro serial to be produced by Republic Pictures out of the five they made. The serial does what it says in the title. Zorro is in it and he has a legion of fighters to aid him in his mission to rid crime where ever he finds it. This serial will be posted Saturday, January 26th, 2019 and will be the final serial of the month.