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 socially relevant stories that emerged in the 1960s; and the popularity of superhero films, which beg (more…)

Season 1 Episode Guide

  • A Hero Can Be Anyone (1978-Present)

    Season 1, Episode 3

    October 15, 2013
  • Great Power, Great Responsibility (1959-1977)

    Season 1, Episode 2

    October 15, 2013
  • Truth, Justice, and the American Way (1938-1958)

    Season 1, Episode 1

    October 15, 2013