Superheroes Decoded
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The History channel will air a two-part documentary on superheroes titled Superheroes Decoded. Scheduled to air on April 30 and May 1, the Morgan Spurlock-produced project will connect the rise of the superhero genre with the rise of the United States as a global superpower during and after World War II.

"With rare access to top creators at both DC and Marvel, Superheroes Decoded 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," reads the show's description. "Using modern film clips, vintage comic artwork, historical archival material, and interviews with dozens of experts, fans and creators such as Captain America: Civil War star, Anthony Mackie; Captain America: Civil War directors, Anthony Russo and Joe Russo; A Game of Thrones author, George R. R. Martin; Iron Man Director, Jon Favreau; former President of Marvel Comics, Stan Lee; and best-selling author and DC comic writer Brad Meltzer; Superheroes Decoded tells the story of the modern era through the lens of America’s greatest fictional heroes."

The first part will be a timeline of the American superhero genre, while the second part will be about unconventional and rebellious heroes have become popular.

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