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Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle

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…)

Premiered: October 15, 2013

Rating: TV-PG

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The Tuesday Playlist: Super Agents and Superheroes, An Idol turned Loser

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A Hero Can Be Anyone Season 1, Episode 3 Oct 15, 2013 Subscription

From PBS - Track the enthusiasm for superheroes as they're embraced in all media and by all demographics.

Superheroes: A Never Ending Battle: Season 1 Season 1, Episode 0 Paid

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.

Superheroes: A Never Ending Battle: Great Power, Great Responsibility Season 0, Episode 0 Oct 16, 2013 Paid

From PBS - In the 1960s, a new breed of superhero emerges in pages of Marvel Comics, inspired by the age of atomic energy and space travel and, in turn, inspiring the pop culture and pop artists of the time. Spider-Man, the Hulk and others are the first to have “problems” with which an adult audience can identify, and contemporary social issues make their way into comic books. Black powerhouses such as the Black Panther and Luke Cage appear on the scene, and the pages of “Green Lantern/Green Arrow” explode with relevant storylines as comic books are forced to confront the reality of an increasingly complex world.

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They're all the rage these days — on film, on TV, even on Broadway — but there was a time when Ameri…

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  • Premiered: October 15, 2013
  • Rating: TV-PG
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