Season: 1
Year: 2013


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Truth, Justice and the American Way

15 October 2013
The fantasy genre's beginnings in 1930s comic books, its rise in the 1940s until its decline during the popular blacklash against the medium in the 1950s.

Liev Schreiber ... Himself - Host, narrator
Vincent Zurzolo ... Himself - Metropolis Comics
Gerard Jones ... Himself - Comic Book Historian
Jenette Kahn ... Herself - President, DC Comics
Arlen Schumer ... Himself - Artist & Designer
Danny Fingeroth ... Himself - Comic Book Historian
Joe Kubert ... Himself - Artist (archive footage)
William M. Gaines ... Himself - Publisher, E.C. Comics (archive footage)
Carmine Infantino ... Himself - Artist
Jim Steranko ... Himself - Artist & Writer
Bradford Wright ... Himself - Comic Book Historian

Michael Chabon ... Himself - Author
Mark Waid ... Himself - Writer
Neal Adams ... Himself - Artist
Jules Feiffer ... Himself - Artist & Writer
Irwin Hasen ... Himself - Artist
Ramona Fradon ... Herself - Artist

Stan Lee ... Himself - Writer
Denny O'Neil ... Himself - Writer

Adam West ... Himself - Actor

Grant Morrison ... Himself - Writer
Ed Catto ... Himself - Marketing Executive
Jack Kirby ... Himself - Co-Creator, Captain America (archive footage)

Mark Evanier ... Himself - Comic Book Historian

Lynda Carter ... Herself - Actor
Trina Robbins ... Herself - Comics Book Historian
Phil Jimenez ... Himself - Artist

Tim Daly ... Superman (voice)
John Hamilton ... Various (voice)

Edward Herrmann ... President Franklin D. Roosevelt (voice)

Marc Damon Johnson ... Various (voice)
Juergen Juehn ... Various (voice)

Adriane Lenox ... Various (voice)
Jerry Robinson ... Himself (archive footage)

Lee Aaron Rosen ... Various (voice)
Joe Simon ... Himself (archive footage)

Corey Stoll ... Various (voice)

Season 1, Episode 2: Great Power, Great Responsibility

15 October 2013
With Cold War America finding its self-identity challenged, the superhero genre is reinvented with more complex characters and storytelling artistry.

Liev Schreiber ... Himself - Host

Stan Lee ... Himself - Writer & Editor, Marvel Comics
Len Wein ... Himself - Writer
Mark Waid ... Himself - Writer
Jim Steranko ... Himself - Artist & Writer
Neal Adams ... Himself - Artist

Michael Chabon ... Himself - Author
Ramona Fradon ... Herself - Artist
Carmine Infantino ... Himself - Artist, DC Comics
Danny Fingeroth ... Himself - Writer & Editor

Joe Quesada ... Himself - Chief Creative Officer, Marvel Entertainment
Arlen Schumer ... Himself - Artist & Designer
Jack Kirby ... Himself - Artist (archive footage)
Walter Simonson ... Himself - Writer & Artist

Andy Warhol ... Himself - Artist (archive footage)

Adam West ... Himself - Actor
Denny O'Neil ... Himself - Writer
Ed Catto ... Himself - Marketing Executive
Bradford Wright ... Himself - Comic Book Historian
William H. Foster III ... Himself - Comic Book Historian
Jule Schwartz ... Himself - Editor (archive footage)
Phil Jimenez ... Himself - Artist
Trina Robbins ... Herself - Comic Book Historian

Lynda Carter ... Herself - Actor

Gerry Conway ... Himself - Writer, The Amazing Spider-Man
Larry Hama ... Himself - Writer, The Punisher War Zone

Marc Damon Johnson ... Luke Cage

Adriane Lenox ... Black Lois Lane

Season 1, Episode 3: A Hero Can Be Anyone

15 October 2013
The superhero genre evolves further to become a respected part of global mainstream culture in various media.

Liev Schreiber ... Himself - Host

Christopher Reeve ... Himself - Actor, Superman (archive footage)
Gary Phillips ... Himself - Writer

Jeph Loeb ... Himself - Writer & Television Producer

J. Michael Straczynski ... Himself - Writer

Geoff Johns ... Himself - Chief Creative Officer, DC Comics
Jules Feiffer ... Himself - Artist & Writer
Jerry Robinson ... Himself - Artist & Writer
Jenette Kahn ... Herself - President, DC Comics

Gerry Conway ... Himself - Co-Creator, Punisher
Danny Fingeroth ... Himself - Writer & Editor

Stan Lee ... Himself - Co-Creator, Spider-Man

Joe Quesada ... Himself - Chief Creative Officer, Marvel Entertainment
Mark Waid ... Himself - Writer

Frank Miller ... Himself - Writer & Artist (archive footage)
Neal Adams ... Himself - Artist
Ashley Miller ... Himself - Screenwriter

Paul Dini ... Himself - Writer
Len Wein ... Himself - Co-Creator, Wolverine
Alan Moore ... Himself - Co-Creator, Watchmen (archive footage)

Zack Snyder ... Himself - Director, Watchmen
Bradford Wright ... Himself - Comic Book Historian

Grant Morrison ... Himself - Writer
Chris Claremont ... Himself - Writer, Uncanny X-Men
William H. Foster III ... Himself - Comic Book Historian
Christina Strain ... Herself - Colorist
Phil Jimenez ... Himself - Artist, New X-Men

Jim Lee ... Himself - Artist & Co-Writer, X-Men
Mike Malve ... Himself - Owner, Atomic Comics

Todd McFarlane ... Himself - Artist & Writer
Louise Simonson ... Herself - Writer
Mike Carlin ... Himself - Writer (archive footage)
Ed Catto ... Himself - Marketing Executive
Andrea Romano ... Herself - Casting Director
Marv Wolfman ... Himself - Writer

Adam West ... Himself - Actor, Batman

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