Season 1, Episode 3 A Hero Can Be Anyone (1978-Present)

First Aired: October 15, 2013

Conclusion. The ever-increasing popularity of superheroes across all media during the past 25 years, a trend initially fueled by the 1978 movie "Superman," is examined. Also: the re-imagining of Batman in the "Dark Knight Returns" comic books of 1986; the sophisticated take on the genre of "Watchmen."

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  • Premiered: October 15, 2013
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: The story of comic-book superheroes begins during the Depression and WWII years, when star-spangled heroes were in demand. The 1950s saw the genre fall under government scrutiny, however, due to its popularity with kids. Also: the flawed superheroes and so… (more)

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