Uncovers how the rise of the superhero parallels America's rise as a superpower in the 20th century, evolving through the decades into a uniquely American mythology that has captured audiences across the globe.
John K. Bucher Jr.,
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Examines the dawn of the comic book genre and its powerful legacy, as well as the evolution of the characters who leapt from the pages over the last 75 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 the children of immigrants whose fierce loyalty to a new homeland laid the foundation for a multi-billion-dollar industry that is an influential part of our national identity.Written by
Looking At The Cultural Impact Of 70 Years Of The Superhero In Comic Books
This is a pretty good documentary that takes a close-up look at the impact and the overall extent of superhero worship in pop culture over the past 70 years.
It covers all the ground - From comic books, to action toys, to TV and movies. Yep. It's all here. And it's presented in a very professional manner that's sure to keep you interested for its 3-hour running time.
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