Great Power, Great Responsibility
Part of the Series: Superheroes

PBS
PBS
Great Power, Great Responsibility
Show More

Related videos

Truth, Justice, and the American Way
Part of the Series: Superheroes
During the Depression, the popularity of dozens of superhero characters opens the door for a new generation of artists and writers. World War II creates a patriotic fervor for star-spangled adventurers to represent the American spirit at war and on the home front, but in the 1950s, superheroes are caught…
A Hero Can Be Anyone
Part of the Series: Superheroes
This episode captures the enthusiasm for superheroes as they are 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…
Stripped
Stripped brings together the world's best cartoonists to talk about the art form they love, and what happens to it as newspapers die. Over 70 interviews were conducted, including the first-ever audio interview with Bill Watterson (Calvin & Hobbes), as well as Jim Davis (Garfield), Cathy Guisewite(Cathy), Mort Walker (Beetle…
Manga Mad - Comics and Anime in Japan
Comics and anime are the biggest pop culture in Japan. Manga are for adults, not only children. Politicians, office ladies and salarymen read them. Racy sexual and violent fantasies, beyond censorship, are given free reign in the world of manga. Obsessive fans are called Otaku. Electric town, Akihabara, Tokyo, comic…
Comic Book Confidential
Comic Book Confidential is a feature-length documentary that profiles twenty-two of the most significant artists and writers working in comic books, graphic novels and strip-art in North America today. In an entertaining and informative combination of interviews, historical footage and state-of-the-art animation techniques, Comic Book Confidential provides a positive answer…
Dear Mr. Watterson - The Era of Calvin & Hobbes
Calvin & Hobbes dominated the Sunday comics in thousands of newspapers for over 10 years, having a profound effect on millions of readers across the globe. When the strip's creator, Bill Watterson, retired the strip on New Year's Eve in 1995, devoted readers everywhere felt the void left by the…
Comix: Beyond the Comic Book Pages - Inside the Comic Book Industry
An exciting new feature film documentary about the world of comic books told through the thoughts and images of the creators, artists, writers, collectors, store owners, independent publishers, and especially the passionate fans who have made it the phenomenon that it is today.
Sex In The Comix - The History of Erotic Content in Sequential Art.
A revealing journey into the heart of erotic comic strips, SEX IN THE COMIX examines the colorful history of a unique and risque art form. With New York comic artist and burlesque performer Molly Crabapple as our guide, this documentary navigates the history of the art form, from special editions…
White Scripts And Black Supermen - Black Masculinities in Comic Books
A valuable and colorful examination of 40 years of changing representations of Black masculinity in a significant area of popular culture -- comic books. Twenty years ago, Marlon Riggs produced an essential documentary critique of the images of African Americans in US television in his award-winning Color Adjustment. Now, comes…
Drawn Together - Comics, Diversity and Stereotypes
With a lively backdrop of superheroes, comic books, and animated comics, DRAWN TOGETHER brings together three talented artists--a Sikh, a woman, and an African American--who are challenging the racist stereotyping currently endemic in America through their work. The documentary provides the rare opportunity to explore the subjects of race, gender,…
Superheroes - A Never Ending Battle
PBS
Superheroes: A Never Ending Battle is the first documentary to examine the dawn of the comic book genre and its powerful legacy, as well as the evolution of the characters who leapt from the pages over the last 75 years and their ongoing worldwide cultural impact.
Audrey Hepburn Remembered
Episode 2 of Hollywood Collection
Audrey Hepburn was one of movies best-loved stars, blessed with beauty, talent, an elegant sophistication, and an enduring aura of youthful innocence. As Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, she spoke for the world's suffering children and families, earning an affection and admiration that only increased with news of her untimely death.…