The Pumaman  (1980)   — not seen yet



(May be labeled as Puma Man.) A supercheap Italian effort made shortly after the Christopher Reeve Superman... though not as shortly after as Supersonic Man was. Features Donald Pleasence as an evil mastermind, and an Andean sidekick who is rumored to be far more ass-kicking than Puma-boy himself.

And hey, if you’re going to feature South American indigenosity as part of your hero’s mythos, why use a measly puma instead of a jaguar? If your tribal sidekick were from, say, Oregon, a puma totem would make more sense.

Even John Stanley gave this one his lowest rating. This oughta be good!