Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle

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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.

60 minutes

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.

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Conclusion. The ever-increasing popularity of superheroes across all media during the past 25 years, a trend initially fueled by the 1978 movie "Superman," is examined. Also: the re-imagining of Batman in the "Dark Knight Returns" comic books of 1986; the sophisticated take on the genre of "Watchmen."

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Conclusion. The ever-increasing popularity of superheroes across all media during the past 25 years, a trend initially fueled by the 1978 movie "Superman," is examined. Also: the re-imagining of Batman in the "Dark Knight Returns" comic books of 1986; the sophisticated take on the genre of "Watchmen."
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Part 2 of 3. The flawed superheroes that emerged in the 1960s, and the socially relevant stories they often found themselves in, are recalled in this look at the years 1959-77. Also: the introduction of black superheroes, such as Black Panther in 1966 and Luke Cage in 1972.

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Part 2 of 3. The flawed superheroes that emerged in the 1960s, and the socially relevant stories they often found themselves in, are recalled in this look at the years 1959-77. Also: the introduction of black superheroes, such as Black Panther in 1966 and Luke Cage in 1972.

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