Superheroes: A Never-ending Battle

Published on March 3rd, 2015 | by Thuso Sekhaolelo

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TV: Catch Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle S1 tomorrow night on BBC Knowledge

Start: Wednesday 04 March 2015

Continue: Every Wednesday at 21:00 on BBC Knowledge, channel 184 on DStv

Superheroes have captivated, entertained and inspired audiences ever since Superman made his comic book debut 75 years ago. As the huge success of recent blockbuster movies like Man of Steel and The Avengers demonstrates the continuing global popularity of these iconic action heroes, this compelling series examines the art form of the comic book superhero and its complex relationship with American culture.

Featuring rare footage and interviews with creative legends such as Joe Simon, Stan Lee, Jim Steranko, Neal Adams, Michael Chabon and Jules Feiffer, as well as actors Adam West (Batman) and Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman), it showcases the evolution of the colourful characters that leapt from the pages of comic books to become the foundation for a multi-billion dollar industry that’s celebrated all over the world.

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