- Network: PBS
- Series Premiere Date: Oct 15, 2013
- Season #: 1
- Summary: Narrated by Liev Schreiber, the documentary explores the impact of comic book superheroes over the 75 years history of the genre with interviews with such creators as Stan Lee, Jerry Robinson (co-creator of the Joker), Joe Simon (co-created Captain America with Jack Kirby), and Todd McFarlane as well as actors Adam West and Lynda Carter.… Expand
- Genre(s): News/Documentary, Documentary
- Show Type: TV Movie
- Season 1 premiere date: Oct 15, 2013
- Air Time: 08:00 PM
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After going from the humble creation of Superman to the filmic juggernauts like Avengers, those with a growing interest in the world of comics should leave satisfied with their new knowledge, while veteran fans will likely be drawn in by a strong sense of nostalgia, particularly given the ample amount of archival footage.
While Superheroes is forced to cram seven decades of a multimedia phenomenon into three hours of airtime, at least it does so while taking its subject matter seriously. At times a little too seriously.