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Superheroes Season 1 : a never-ending battle.

Kantor, Michael, 1961- (television producer,, television director,, screenwriter.). Rosenthal, Sally, (television producer.). Maslon, Laurence, (screenwriter.). Schreiber, Liev, (host,, narrator.).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (3 video files (approximately 180 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : PBS : 2013.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Episode 1 Truth, Justice, And The American Way Episode 2 Great Power, Great Responsibility Episode 3 A Hero Can Be Anyone.
Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Michael Kantor.
Participant or Performer Note:
Hosted and narrated by Liev Schreiber; interviewees, Gerard Jones, Jenette Kahn, Arlen Schumer, Danny Fingeroth, Joe Kubert, William M. Gaines, Jerry Robinson, Carmine, Infantino, Jim Steranko, Bradford Wright, Michael Chabon, Mark Waid, Neal Adams, Joe Simon, Jules Feiffer, Stan Lee, Adam West, Len Wein, William H. Foster III, Gary Phillips, Jeph Loeb, J. Michael Straczynski, Gerry Conway, Frank Miller, Alan Moore, Chris Claremont, Christina Strain, Phil Jimenez, Ashley Miller, Jime Lee, Todd McFarlane, Zack Snyder.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Superheroes > History.
Superhero films > History.
Superhero television programs > History.

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