Examines the evolution of superhero characters and the comic book industry, chronicling how disposable diversions that cost just a dime became the foundation for a multi-billion dollar industry whose products are an influential part of our national identity.
From PBS - Track the enthusiasm for superheroes as they're embraced in all media and by all demographics.
From PBS - See how superheroes affect and reflect relevant social mores.
From PBS - Follow the fortunes of superheroes, from the Depression through Superman's television debut.
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Join host and narrator Liev Schreiber to explore the dawn of the comic book genre and trace the evolution of the characters and their ongoing cultural impact worldwide. Chart the progression from the first comic books born during the Great Depression to the television debut of Superman in the 1950s, to the emergence of superheroes who reflect changing social mores in the 1960s and 70s, to today's insatiable enthusiasm for superheroes embraced in all media and by all demographics.
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