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Great Power, Great Responsibility

(1959-1977) A new breed of superhero emerges in the 1960s, inspired by the age of atomic energy and space travel and, in turn, inspiring artists of the time. The pop art movement draws heavily on comic books, with superhero images appearing in the works of Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Civil rights in America and other social issues make their way onto the page as black superheroes emerge with powerhouses such as the Black Panther and Luke Cage. The pages of “Green Lantern/Green Arrow” address social issues in their relevant storylines, and comic books are forced to confront the reality of an increasingly complex world.

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  • Originally Aired October 15, 2013
  • Runtime 60 minutes
  • Production Code 102
  • Original Network PBS
  • On Other Sites IMDB
  • Parental Guideline TV-PG
Name Type
Michael Kantor Director
Michael Kantor, Laurence Maslon Writer
Lynda Carter Guest Star

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