The History channel has announced the release dates for its two-part documentary series Superheroes Decoded. The documentary will focus on tracing the origins of heroes like Batman, Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, Captain America, and more.
The docu-series will air on April 30th and May 1st at 9pm EST both nights. The series will feature interviews with some of the biggest experts, fans, and creators in the superhero industry today. Included in the lineup are: George R. R. Martin, Stan Lee, Jon Favreau, The Russo Brothers, Anthony Mackie, and Brad Meltzer.
Part one tackles “from the creation of Superman, Batman, Captain America, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man and beyond, these all-American legends have endured through decades of war, triumph and scandal, constantly evolving to reflect the country’s changing values in a tumultuous world. From World War II and Vietnam to Watergate and the tragedy of 9/11, these mythic heroes embody America’s deepest fears and greatest aspirations.”
While part 2 looks at “the American rebel and how sometimes being a hero means breaking the rules. From the beginning, superheroes like The X-Men, The Hulk, Black Panther, Iron Man, Luke Cage, and Wolverine have challenged authority and fought for outsiders, a battle that reflects the country’s most profound real-world divisions and struggles for justice. From their often controversial origins to recent resurgence in movies of today, these rebels redefine heroism for a new generation.”
Definitely sounds like something worth tuning in for.
Superheroes Decoded airs April 30th and May 1st.