Episode Synopsis: The story of comic-book superheroes starts during the Depression and WWII years, when star-spangled heroes were in demand. The 1950s saw the genre come under government scrutiny, however, due to its popularity with kids. Also: the flawed superheroes of the 1960s, and the socially relevant stories they often found themselves in; and the popularity of superhero films, which began in earnest in 1978 with "Superman." Liev Schreiber hosts and narrates.
Be on PBS tomorrow at 8 pm Oct 15 (eastern time)
Looks like it's a 3 part series