A mad scientist named Dr. Satan plots to steal key pieces of technolgy to enable him to build an army of robots based on his prototype to conquer America. The only one standing in his way is Bob Wayne, who fights Satan as the enigmatic Copperhead. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm <firstname.lastname@example.org>
When this serial was being written, it was intended to be a series that utilized Superman as the main hero. The owners of Superman decided they didn't want to let the studio use the character. Instead of scraping the project altogether, the writers replaced Superman with a character of their own creation, called The Copperhead. See more »
Then some of the rumors about this mysterious Dr. Satan are true!
Gov. Bronson [Ch. 1]:
All of them are probably true! Dr. Satan's spies have penetrated even the police department. The situation is so serious that I'm going to call four companies of the National Guard!
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One of Republic's best serials, and that says a lot. Great cliffhanger endings, top drawer stuntwork from David Sharpe, decent acting, and a really malevolent villain all add up to a great time for all. Also great to see the bad guy get top billing. This is what a serial was all about, folks.
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