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Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman (2006)

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The history of the comic book superhero, Superman in his various media incarnations.

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Gerard Jones ...
Himself - Author and Historian
Forrest J. Ackerman ...
Himself - Imagimovie Expert
Elliot S. Maggin ...
Himself - Comic Book Writer (as Elliot S! Maggin)
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Himself
Mark Waid ...
Himself - Comic Book Writer and Historian
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Himself - Musician and Comic Book Fan
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Himself - Comic Book Legend
Stephen Fishler ...
Himself - Comic Book Dealer
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Himself
Philip Hecht ...
Himself - Superman Collector
Gail Simone ...
Herself - Comic Book Writer
Paul Levitz ...
Himself - President and Publisher, DC Comics
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Herself
Gary Grossman ...
Himself - Author and Historian (as Gary H. Grossman)
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In 1938, two aspiring comic strip talents, Jerry Siegal and Joe Shuster, published a character that would create a new genre of fantasy, Superman, the first superhero. This film explores the creation of the character and his subsequent evolution over the decades through various media. With various interviews of noted creative luminaries, the film shows how the character has adapted to the times and bounced back from times when he felt irrelevant to always regain his prominence as one of the great heroes of popular culture. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Dean Cain: I think at the end of the day everyone, they really wanna go on dates with Batman, but they want to live with Superman.
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Bloopers from various Supeman productions, including a rare blooper from Marlon Brando, play during the closing credits. See more »

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What a treat! What a history!
14 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Originally broadcast on the A&E network, this excellent documentary covers the entire history of Superman. From the early 20th century comics to the modern-day television shows and movies, this Kevin Spacey-narrated piece covers much of the Superman mythos. Woven into this story was how all of this was affected by and reflected the culture around it, from World Wars to 9/11.

As a Superman fan, this is a must-see. The A&E (and later in2TV.com) program is 90 minutes. A full 2-hour DVD will be released on June 20, 2006. This viewer is looking forward to not only "Superman Returns", but also the release of A&E's documentary.


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