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Rare access to top creators at DC Comics and Marvel, Superheroes Decoded tells the story of the modern era through the lens of America's greatest fictional heroes.

Superheroes Decoded is a two-part unmissable series with rare access to top creators at DC Comics and Marvel, including interviews with experts, fans and creators – Stan Lee, former President of Marvel ComicsJon Favreau, director of Iron Man; Brad Meltzer, best-selling author and DC comic book writer and George RR Martin, Game of Thrones author. 

See how the rise of the superhero parallels the rise of the US as a superpower in the 20th century, evolving into a unique American mythology that has captured fans around the world. Superman, Batman, Captain America and all your favourite superheroes – see the modern film clips, vintage comic artwork and historical archive material. 

Superheroes Decoded starts on Sunday 22 October at 20:15 on HISTORY (DStv Channel 186) and stream live on DStv Now.

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by Alice da Silva