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Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle

This series examines the art form of the comic book superhero and its complex relationship with American culture.

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Friday, Oct 25, 2013 - 5:00 PM    "A Hero Can Be Anyone (1978-Present)" Superheroes are enthusiastically embraced in all forms of media and by all demographics, beginning with the historic Superman movie featuring Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steel. In 1986, Batman is overhauled as The Dark Knight to reflect the nocturnal underside of his character, and Watchmen brings new sophistication to comic book narratives, illuminating a violent and politicized world. In the new millennium, superheroes have taken over popular culture with feature films, television shows and video games complementing a new generation of web-based comics that bring superhero adventures to every corner of the world. D
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Friday, Oct 25, 2013 - 5:00 PM "A Hero Can Be Anyone (1978-Present)" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 - 6:00 AM "A Hero Can Be Anyone (1978-Present)" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 - 12:00 PM "A Hero Can Be Anyone (1978-Present)" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 - 10:00 PM "Truth, Justice, and the American Way (1938-1958)" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 - 11:00 PM "Great Power, Great Responsibility (1959-1977)" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 - 10:00 PM "A Hero Can Be Anyone (1978-Present)" (WORLD)
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