SUPER NIGHT:

PBS has announced that Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle will now air as a three-hour block on Tuesday, Oct. 15. The film from Emmy Award-winning producer/director Michael Kantor will premiere at 8 p.m. (ET) and include interviews from Stan Lee, Adam West, Lynda Carter,

Jeph Loeb, Geoff Johns, Michael Chabon and Jules Feiffer.

Here’s how the movie is described:

“Narrated and hosted by Liev Schreiber, Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle is the first documentary to examine the dawn of the comic book genre and its powerful legacy, as well as the evolution of the characters who leapt from the pages over the last 75 years and their ongoing worldwide cultural impact. It chronicles how these ‘disposable diversions’ were subject to intense government scrutiny for their influence on American children and how they were created, in large part, by the children of immigrants whose fierce loyalty to a new homeland laid the foundation for a multi-billion-dollar industry that is now an influential part of our national identity.”ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW                      

Marvel Comics’ Marvel NOW publishing initiative will get a second tour with All-New Marvel NOW~ in December.    

The initiative begins Dec. 24 with Avengers #24.NOW and will go through April. It will include the previously announced Inhuman by Matt Fraction and Joe Madiurera, as well as All-New Invaders by James Robinson and Steve Pugh.

In All-New Invaders, Captain America will reenlist his World War 2-era team in the modern day with tthe original Human Torch, Namor the Sub-Mariner and his one-time sidekick Bucky Barnes, now name Winter Soldier. They are reunited to face off against a threat from the Kree Empire who have uncovered a device capable of controlling “gods.”

Avengers #24.NOW will be written by Jonathan Hickman, with art by Esad Ribic and sees Captain America and Iron Man recruiting a new team to stop a runaway planet that is hurtling toward Earth.

“All-New Marvel NOW! ushers in 2014 with bold new launches featuring the greatest characters, the greatest creators, and exciting storylines that provide clean entry-points to all ongoing series,” said Axel Alonso, editor-in-chief, Marvel Entertainment. “With new voices joining our creative chorus, and new heroes stepping into the spotlight, the Marvel Universe is about to expand in every way possible.”

  Black Widow and Silver Surfer reportedly will also be part of the initiative.      

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