Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle
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This is a wonderful buy as a DvD. It succinctly explains the history of super hero comics in the 20th century, but there is a give an take to that.
The key to a documentary is facts and for a nerdy subject like this (where the people most involved are professional escapists and by nature divorced from facts) two things get in the way.
Idealism is the first obstacle. Obviously you can't devote time to a subject without love or need for the subject, but love for the subject deifies factors that are not a part of history. Obviously the history here did not start with something as overreaching as the concept of super heroes (You, like in Neil Degrass Tison's Cosmos where they tries to make Gilgamesh into a super hero?), but they did not dwell on more immediate inspirations like the Scarlet Pimpernel or Zorro or the kinds of books the creators of modern comics would read before they became the creators more iconic characters like Superman, Batman, and the Joker. Much like many of the Walt Disney documentaries I purchase there are moments where research, retrospect, and insight into the events and repercussions of objective information becomes "Golly gee, what a better world this imaginary thing made". Again, this is to be expected when wide eyed nerds try to tell the truth about people and subjects before their time with wide eyed love. I can take that obstacle in any documentary.
Indignation is the bigger second obstacle. Whether it is comics, television, film, or animation, these art forms are an industry and these industrialist are artists. Which means you have the back stabbing of a competitive world of work meeting with people less likely to be stable about it.Read more ›
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A great way to understand the basic layout of superhero comic book history.Published 16 days ago by Amazon Customer
I watch this on tv, this is the best documentary about the Superhero genre, the writers and the artist created something that will always fight and stand by your side and can never... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
If you want to know about the history of comic books and the artists behind this is a great DVD! Highly recommend it for the comic book fan in your home!Published 1 month ago by pnwcwbyman
Great documentary, Liev Schriber is a great host and narrator.Published 1 month ago by Geoffrey Legg