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Superheroes! - A Never Ending Battle

Laurence Maslon

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Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Wonder Woman, the Avengers, the X-Men, Watchmen, and more: the companion volume to the PBS documentary series of the same name that tells the story of the superhero in American popular culture. Together again for the first time, here come the greatest comic book superheroes ever assembled between two covers: down from the heavens-Superman and the Mighty Thor-or swinging over rooftops-the Batman and Spider-Man; star-spangled, like Captain America and Wonder Woman, or clad in darkness, like the Shadow and Spawn; facing down super-villains on their own, like the Flash and the Punisher or gathered together in a team of champions, like the Avengers and the X-Men! Based on the three-part PBS documentary series Superheroes, this companion volume chronicles the never-ending battle of the comic book industry, its greatest creators, and its greatest creations. Covering the effect of superheroes on American culture-in print, on film and television, and in digital media-and the effect of American culture on its superheroes, Superheroes: Capes, Cowls, and the Creation of Comic Book Culture appeals to readers of all ages, from the casual observer of the phenomenon to the most exacting fan of the genre. Drawing from more than 50 new interviews conducted expressly for Superheroes!-creators from Stan Lee to Grant Morrison, commentators from Michael Chabon to Jules Feiffer, actors from Adam West to Lynda Carter, and filmmakers such as Zach Snyder-this is an up-to-the-minute narrative history of the superhero, from the comic strip adventurers of the Great Depression, up to the blockbuster CGI movie superstars of the 21st Century. Superheroes! is the definitive story of this powerful presence in pop culture. BONUS FEATURE: Exclusive first-hand commentary from some of the greatest creators in comic book history, from Golden Age artists and writers (Carmine Infantino, Joe Kubert, Stan Lee) to the superstars of the Silver Age (Neal Adams, Jim Steranko, Denny O'Neil)--all the way up to t

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Kantor

Length:

10h 38m


Chapters

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03:55

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:57


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:34


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:05


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:57


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:50


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:53


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:24


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:24


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:23


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:33


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:43


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:22


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:04


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:39


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:10


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:05


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:45


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:28


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:21


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:21


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:47


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:31


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:13


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:39


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:34


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:48


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:29


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:51


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:59


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:11


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:07


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:25


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:04


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:37


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:19


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:32


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:55


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:49


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:18


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:00


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:30


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:35


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:24


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:44


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:10


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:25


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:51


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:49


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:11


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:51


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:21


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:17


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:48


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:13


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:09


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:15


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

09:08


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:59


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:30


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:51


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:39


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:40


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

10:00


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:26


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

09:12


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:36


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:07


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:17


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:08


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:38


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:01


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:18


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:03


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:21


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:24


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:38


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:09


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

09:54


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

08:18


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

09:55


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:50


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:55


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:44


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:50


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:22


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:09


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:48


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:09


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

10:04


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

08:41


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:34


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

00:43