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Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle 

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A comprehensive history of the superhero comic book fantasy genre and its influence on American culture.
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Liev Schreiber ...  Himself - Host 3 episodes, 2013
Danny Fingeroth Danny Fingeroth ...  Himself - Writer & Editor / ... 3 episodes, 2013
Mark Waid Mark Waid ...  Himself - Writer 3 episodes, 2013
Stan Lee ...  Himself - Co-Creator, Spider-Man / ... 3 episodes, 2013
Neal Adams Neal Adams ...  Himself - Artist 3 episodes, 2013
Bradford Wright Bradford Wright ...  Himself - Comic Book Historian 3 episodes, 2013
Adam West ...  Himself - Actor / ... 3 episodes, 2013
Ed Catto Ed Catto ...  Himself - Marketing Executive 3 episodes, 2013
Phil Jimenez Phil Jimenez ...  Himself - Artist / ... 3 episodes, 2013
Jenette Kahn Jenette Kahn ...  Herself - President, DC Comics 2 episodes, 2013
Jim Steranko Jim Steranko ...  Himself - Artist & Writer 2 episodes, 2013
Arlen Schumer Arlen Schumer ...  Himself - Artist & Designer 2 episodes, 2013
Carmine Infantino Carmine Infantino ...  Himself - Artist / ... 2 episodes, 2013
Michael Chabon ...  Himself - Author 2 episodes, 2013
Len Wein ...  Himself - Co-Creator, Wolverine / ... 2 episodes, 2013
Jules Feiffer Jules Feiffer ...  Himself - Artist & Writer 2 episodes, 2013
Joe Quesada ...  Himself - Chief Creative Officer, Marvel Entertainment 2 episodes, 2013
Ramona Fradon Ramona Fradon ...  Herself - Artist 2 episodes, 2013
Gerry Conway ...  Himself - Co-Creator, Punisher / ... 2 episodes, 2013
Denny O'Neil ...  Himself - Writer 2 episodes, 2013
William H. Foster III William H. Foster III ...  Himself - Comic Book Historian 2 episodes, 2013
Grant Morrison ...  Himself - Writer 2 episodes, 2013
Lynda Carter ...  Herself - Actor 2 episodes, 2013
Trina Robbins Trina Robbins ...  Herself - Comic Book Historian / ... 2 episodes, 2013
Marc Damon Johnson Marc Damon Johnson ...  Luke Cage / ... 2 episodes, 2013
Adriane Lenox ...  Black Lois Lane / ... 2 episodes, 2013
Vincent Zurzolo Vincent Zurzolo ...  Himself - Metropolis Comics 1 episode, 2013
Gerard Jones Gerard Jones ...  Himself - Comic Book Historian 1 episode, 2013
Gary Phillips Gary Phillips ...  Himself - Writer 1 episode, 2013
Jeph Loeb ...  Himself - Writer & Television Producer 1 episode, 2013
J. Michael Straczynski ...  Himself - Writer 1 episode, 2013
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Jerry Robinson Jerry Robinson ...  Himself - Artist & Writer 2 episodes, 2013
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Examines the dawn of the comic book genre and its powerful legacy, as well as the evolution of the characters who leapt from the pages over the last 75 years and their ongoing worldwide cultural impact. It chronicles how these disposable diversions were subject to intense government scrutiny for their influence on American children and how they were created in large part by the children of immigrants whose fierce loyalty to a new homeland laid the foundation for a multi-billion-dollar industry that is an influential part of our national identity. Written by PBS

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8 October 2013 (USA) See more »

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Decent Superhero Documentary
16 May 2018 | by strong-122-478885See all my reviews

"Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle" is a 3-hour, 3-part program (plus bonus features) from the PBS network, covering a 70-year retrospective of superhero worship in American pop culture.

Through film clips, stills, and interviews - This well-researched documentary offers the viewer a decade-by-decade overview of a cultural phenomenon that stills prevails to this very day.

From comic books, to action toys, to TV, and movies - If you are at all fascinated by the wide-spread history of modern-day superheroism, then, this intriguing presentation should be of some significant interest to you.


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