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Superheroes Decoded

American Rebels (Season 1, Episode 2)
TV-PG
TV Episode | 83 min | Documentary

In America, sometimes being a hero means breaking the rules. From the beginning, superheroes like The Hulk, Black Panther, Iron Man, Luke Cage, Wolverine and The X-Men have challenged authority and fought for outsiders, in battles that ...See moreIn America, sometimes being a hero means breaking the rules. From the beginning, superheroes like The Hulk, Black Panther, Iron Man, Luke Cage, Wolverine and The X-Men have challenged authority and fought for outsiders, in battles that reflect the country's most profound real-world divisions and struggles. See less
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May 1, 2017 (United States)
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Sana Amanat
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Marc Andreyko
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Scott Aukerman
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Hope Evans Boyd
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John K. Bucher Jr.
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George W. Bush
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John Cassaday
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Chris Claremont
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Carolyn Cocca
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Cheo Hodari Coker
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Kevin Conroy
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Gerry Conway
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Peter Coogan
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Walter Cronkite
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Laura D'Amore
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Jon Favreau
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William H. Foster III
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Chris Gavaler
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Geoff Johns
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Martin Luther King
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Jim Lee
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Stan Lee
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Tim Miller
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Richard Nixon
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8.4 / 10 | 25 votes