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Title Superheroes : a never-ending battle / produced by Ghost Light Films in association with Oregon Public Broadcasting ; a Patty and Jay Baker production ; produced by Michael Kantor and Sally Rosenthal ; directed by Michael Kantor ; written by Michael Kantor and Laurence Maslon.
Imprint [Arlington, VA] : PBS Distribution, [2013]
 Media/Videos  PN6710 .S87 2013  AVAILABLE
Descript 1 videodisc (180 min.) : sound, color with black and while sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
digital optical surround Dolby Digital 5.1 rda
NTSC rda
video file DVD video Region 1 rda
Note DVD, NTSC, Region 1, widescreen; 5.1 surround sound.
In English with optional English SDH.
Hosted and narrated by Liev Schreiber.
Edited by Kris Liem, Pamela S. Arnold, A.C.E.
Originally broadcast on PBS.
Rating: TVPG.
Summary Examines the dawn of the comic book genre and its progenitors, as well as the evolution of the characters that leapt from the pages over the last 70 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 immigrants whose fierce loyalty to a new homeland laid the foundation of a multi-billion-dollar industry.
Contents Truth, justice, and the American way -- Great power, great responsibility -- A hero can be anyone.
Bonus features: Linda Carter on superheroes -- Jules Feiffer on Pensky's Candy Store -- Eddy Friedfeld on Superman's powers -- Stan Lee on the birth of Spiderman -- Jerry Robinson on creating the Joker -- Joe Simon on his partner Jack Kirby -- Jack Urbont : Marvel super heroes songs -- Michael Uslan on comic book conventions -- Adam West on violence in movies.
ISBN 9781608839742
ISBN/ISSN 841887019774
Music # SUPB601
Subject Comic books, strips, etc. -- History.
Superheroes -- History.
Alt Author Schreiber, Liev, host, narrator.
Kantor, Michael, 1961- television producer, television director, screenwriter.
Rosenthal, Sally, television producer.
Maslon, Laurence, screenwriter.
Ghost Light Films, production company.
Oregon Public Broadcasting.
PBS Distribution (Firm)

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