Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle, hosted and narrated by Liev Schreiber (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), examines the evolution of superhero characters and the comic book industry, chronicling how these inexpensive diversions became the foundation for a multi-billion dollar industry. Features interviews with pioneers such as Stan Lee, Joe Simon, and Jerry Robinson as well as iconic actors Adam West (Batman) and Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman).
Born in darkness. Sworn to justice. Hell itself just unleashed the world's creepiest superhero. Cult genius Todd Macfarland features stunning visual effects in this creation.
The Dangerous Lives Of Altar Boys movie trailer - starring Vincent D'Onofrio, Jodie Foster, Jena Malone, Emile Hirsch, Kieran Culkin, Tyler Long. Directed by Peter Care. Genre: Drama
Join host Liev Schreiber to trace the development of comic book heroes and their powerful legacy.
A web-only bonus clip from Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle, airing in October on PBS. Check local listings for more information.
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.
New York City is in the throes of Spider-mania, and Peter Parker finally has the girl of his dreams. But just when it seems like things can't get any better, Spider-Man must fight the most terrifying trio of villains he's ever encountered?the deadly Sandman, the New Goblin, and Venom?plus the enemy he discovers within himself.
Eighth-grade Catholic school boys plan a prank on a mean, one-legged nun after she punishes them for having drawn an obscene comic book.
A government assassin is brought back to life as a black superhero with supernatural How can you avenge betrayal and murder? How can you fight for right in a world so steeped in evil? How can you protect those you love most from all that can do them harm? No man living - or dead - can tell you. But one trapped between both is struggling for an answer that can save the lives of his most beloved, or plunge the world into eternal darkness. The cloak and chains of Spawn explode onto the screen in a deadly tornado of untapped, unwrapped, merciless power.
A government assassin is brought back to life as a black superhero with supernatural How can you avenge betrayal and murder? How can you fight for right in a world so steeped in evil?
From Todd McFarlane's comic book series comes this 'anything-goes revenge fantasy' (Variety) that details the origins of the super-soldier turned hell-spawn. Killed by his own boss, Al Simmons--now the brutally disfigured Spawn--makes a deal with the Devil to return to the human world and see his wife...in exchange for leading the forces of darkness in conquering the world.
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.
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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