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Superheroes Decoded 

TV-PG | | Documentary | TV Series (2017)
Uncovers how the rise of the superhero parallels America's rise as a superpower in the 20th century, evolving through the decades into a uniquely American mythology that has captured audiences across the globe.
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John K. Bucher Jr. ...  Himself - Author, Mythologist 2 episodes, 2017
Kevin Conroy ...  Narrator 2 episodes, 2017
Steve Englehart ...  Himself / ... 2 episodes, 2017
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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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30 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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Features appearances by Stan Lee, Chris Claremont and many others associated with Comics. See more »

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Breezy Overview of Comic Book History
28 May 2017 | by montycircusSee all my reviews

It seems strange to say that, but even though this show has a two-part 3 hour running time, it really is a quick synopsis of the high-points of comic history. Each contributor gets enough screen time for a brief sound-bite and then it quickly cuts to the next. Which is fine, I enjoyed it, but it would be nice to have a more meaty analysis. For neophytes and novices only. For those steeped in comic history this won't do anything for you.


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