Superheroes Decoded

  • 2017
  • TV Show
  • None

The story of the American superhero charts the characters' rise from a fringe art form in the 1930s to the blockbuster films of today and details how they evolved to become a uniquely American modern mythology. Included are film clips, vintage comic artwork and interviews with creators, experts and fans.

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Inside the DC Comics Library Archives
02:37 — Explore the DC Library Archives, which includes a copy of the legendary Action Comics #1, in this exclusive from "Superheroes Decoded."
AIDs and the X-Men Legacy Virus
02:49 — Comic book writers and fans explore the way the X-Men series addressed the AIDS epidemic in its Legacy Virus arc in this bonus clip from Episode 2, "A (more…)
Neil deGrasse Tyson Meets Superman
02:06 — Neil Degrasse Tyson talks about his inclusion in a Superman comic book in this exclusive from "Superheroes Decoded."
Superheroes Decoded Season 1
"Superheroes Decoded" offers a definitive look at how marginalized, larger-than-life characters rose to the highest ranks of mainstream culture, chron (more…)
Superheroes Decoded Season 1
"Superheroes Decoded" offers a definitive look at how marginalized, larger-than-life characters rose to the highest ranks of mainstream culture, chron (more…)
The Hypersexualization of Women in Comics
02:42 — Comic book writers and artists examine the sexualized portrayal of women in mainstream superhero comics in the '90s in this bonus clip from Episode 1, (more…)
The Death of Gwen Stacy
03:08 — Spider-Man writer Gerry Conway describes changing the direction of the strip with an unexpected character death in this extended clip from Episode 1, (more…)
Dismantling the Comics Code Authority
04:06 — Neal Adams describes the origins of the Green Lantern/Green Arrow cross-country road trip storyline and confronting the Comics Code Authority in this (more…)

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  • Premiered: April 30, 2017
  • Rating: None
  • Premise: The story of the American superhero charts the characters' rise from a fringe art form in the 1930s to the blockbuster films of today and details how they evolved to become a uniquely American modern mythology. Included are film clips, vintage comic artwor… (more)

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