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Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked (2003)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary  -  July 2003 (USA)
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A history of superheroes in comic books, from the first appearance of Superman in the 1930s to today's morally-conflicted, violent anti-heroes.

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Industry insiders like Stan Lee and Neil Gaiman (The Sandman) reflect on the way their colorful creations reflect society at large. They have spread from the pulpy pages of nickel comics to Saturday morning cartoons, the big screen and beyond. They have evolved from simple, All-American heroes to tortured, complicated characters reflecting the dreams, desires and fears of modern society. From Superman to The Sandman, Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked is a fascinating, feature-length look at the evolution of an art form that has proved remarkably adaptable and enduring. Filled with classic images from DC and Marvel Comics as well as extensive interviews with modern masters of the graphic novel like Neil Gaiman and Frank Miller (The Dark Knight Returns), this documentary, originally aired on the History Channel, goes far beyond the superficial escapist fantasies to probe the forces that shaped the characters who have become legend. In the adventures of The Incredible Hulk, Spider Man, The... Written by Yocke

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Interesting documentary
6 December 2005 | by (Valencia, Spain) – See all my reviews

David Keith provides solid narration, and this documentary basically covers all the bases and the major superheroes and genres from the 1930s until new millennium. The graphics are a bit lame, as comic book panels are constantly being flashed before and during interviews and between scenes. Sometimes the panels reflect great comic book art and have some relation to the person being interviewed. Other times, the relationship between the comic book art and the interviewee is not clearly explained. As an overall primer for someone who is interested in comic book history, this documentary is excellent. Because it covers the entire history of comic books, it is naturally superficial and it did not go into much detail into each generation of comic book creators, genres, and their fans.


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