Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle

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Truth, Justice, and the American Way (1938-1958)

Truth, Justice, and the American Way (1938-1958)

Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle

Part 1 of 3. The story of comic-book superheroes.

60 min.

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Saturday
3/14/15 8:00 PM
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Saturday
3/14/15 9:00 PM
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Sunday
3/15/15 12:00 AM
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Sunday
3/15/15 1:00 AM
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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.

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