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Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle Episode: "A Hero Can Be Anyone (1978-Present)"

Season 1, Episode 3
Episode Synopsis: 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."
Original Air Date: Oct 15, 2013

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Season 1, Episode 3
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Length: 56:00
Aired: 10/15/2013
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Premiered: October 15, 2013, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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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 socially relevant stories that emerged in the 1960s; and the popularity of superhero films, which began in earnest in 1978 with "Superman."

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