Season 1, Episode 1 Truth, Justice, and the American Way (1938-1958)

First Aired: October 15, 2013

Part 1 of 3. The story of comic-book superheroes starts during the Depression and WWII years, when star-spangled heroes were in demand. The 1950s saw comic books come under government scrutiny, however, due to their popularity with kids. Though under attack, the industry survived and thrived thanks to the success of the "Adventures of Superman" TV series, which premiered in 1952. Liev Schreiber hosts and narrates.

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  • Premiered: October 15, 2013
  • Rating: TV-PG
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  • Premise: Superheroes emerge during the depression of the WWII years, when the world was in strife and they were in demand for protection. (more)

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