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7am stumper 5-29-14

Captain America was a big hit in movie theaters earlier this year. The new X-Men film is getting a lot of buzz, too. Comic book characters have been stars of movies for years. 

What was the first comic book character depicted in a film?
1. Batman
2. Captain Marvel
3. Superman

The answer is: 2. Captain Marvel

The film "The Adventures of Captain Marvel" was released in 1941 and the website,, says it was the first depiction of a comic book super hero on film. That's apparently not what the filmmakers intended. says "Superman" was the first choice, but the publishers of that comic turned down Republic Pictures. The producers then offered the project to Fawcett Comics and their top character, and it was accepted.

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