Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle DVD & Blu-ray

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Examines the evolution of superhero characters and the comic book industry, chronicling how disposable diversions that cost just a dime became the foundation for a multi-billion dollar industry whose products are an influential part of our national identity.
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Examines the evolution of superhero characters and the comic book industry, chronicling how disposable diversions that cost just a dime became the foundation for a multi-billion dollar industry whose products are an influential part of our national identity.

Hosted and narrated by Liev Schreiber, SUPERHEROES features more than fifty new interviews, from pioneers such as Stan Lee, Joe Simon, and Jerry Robinson to contemporary creators including Mark Ward and Grant Morrison, from commentators such as Michael Chabon and Jules Feiffer to iconic actors like Adam West and Lynda Carter. Dazzling graphics and remarkable stories illuminate an up-to-the-minute history of the superhero, from the comic strip adventurers of the Great Depression up to the blockbuster CGI movie superstars of the 21st century.

Episodes include…
Truth, Justice, and the American Way - 1930's-1950's; creation of Superman, industry suffers in 50's
With Great Power comes Great Responsibility - 1960's-1970's; Marvel Age and the formation of the Comics Code
A Hero can be Anyone - 1980's-today; from 1980 Superman movie up until now with rise of popularity of comic book media.

Special Bonus Materials include…
- The Marvel Super Hereoes themes performed by songwriter Jack Urbont.
- Additional Interviews with Adam West, Stan Lee, Joe Simon, Lynda Carter, Jerry Robinson, and more.

Producer: Michael Kantor
Production Year: 2013
Rating: TV-PG
Narrator: Liev Schreiber
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 180 minutes
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

8 Reviews
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Jim
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
its going to be a gift - so we dont know the reaction yet
Review by Jim on 07/17/20 review stating its going to be a gift - so we dont know the reaction yet
see above
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Jane
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Loved it!
Review by Jane on 07/17/20 review stating Loved it!
I loved it so much when I saw it on my local PBS channel, I had to order the video for my 11 year-old son to watch.
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Annie
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Loved it!
Review by Annie on 07/17/20 review stating Loved it!
I watched the shows on PBS and decided to buy the DVD as a gift for a friend who loves comics and will really enjoy it.
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K. J.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
SUPERHEROES LIVE ON!!!!!!!
Review by K. J. on 07/17/20 review stating SUPERHEROES LIVE ON!!!!!!!
I have always loved superheroes since i was a kid. I love the stories behind them, from its humble beginnings to becoming a multi-billion dollar and cultural icon. This DVD teaches the novice and experts alike about the artist, writers and publishers behind our favorite Four-Colored Heroes. If youre like me, you should buy this wonderful DVD and the companion book and get SUPER EDUCATED!!
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Button J.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
MUST SEE --FASCINATIONG DOCUMENTARY
Review by Button J. on 07/17/20 review stating MUST SEE --FASCINATIONG DOCUMENTARY
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW-----HISTORY OF SUPER MAN BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT IRON MAN AVENGERS ........
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Nick G.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
the only problem is that it ends!
Review by Nick G. on 07/17/20 review stating the only problem is that it ends!
i wish this was a full series, like seasons long, its informative and fun and just keeps getting better!
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Brother B.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Excellent Work
Review by Brother B. on 07/17/20 review stating Excellent Work
I was so glad to see this as a three part documentary. The comic book evolution/revolution to graphic novels and then movies is a story worth telling and needs three episodes to get the essence across. While my personal need for a super hero to identify with has diminished with maturity, I still remember fondly how I thrilled at the new approach to drawing and writing and the imaginative story lines. This documentary covered the trends and certain specific characters along with the creators and the comic publishing industry. While it didnt cover all of my favorite comics it covered the main ones with insight and accuracy. The DVD Bonus section has a strong interview with Lynda Carter of Wonder Woman fame. Her comments were insightful and spoke to her understanding of her place as a female role model. Good work all around. My congratulations to the creators and staff.
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Meek
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Lots of fun
Review by Meek on 07/17/20 review stating Lots of fun
Enjoyable for all - not just comic book lovers - enlightening and showed signs of the times throughout the years.


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