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HISTORY To Premiere Two-Part Special “Superheroes Decoded” April 30 & May 1 - Irish Film Critic
HISTORY® reveals the surprising true beginnings of America’s legendary superhero characters in a new, two-part documentary special, “Superheroes Decoded,” premiering Sunday, April 30th, and Monday, May 1st at 9PM ET/PT. The first superheroes emerged in the dark days of the Great Depression and evolved into the blockbuster franchises we know today – their epic origin story is the story of America. 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. Using modern film clips, vintage comic artwork, historical archival material, and interviews with …