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AMC's 'Visionaries' kicks off with a Bang! with a deep dive into comic books

AMC's 'Visionaries' kicks off with a Bang! with a deep dive into comic books

For anyone who watches TV and movies, the stories that began as comic books have become as inseparable from entertainment as the screens on which they appear. “The Walking Dead” and “Thor: Ragnarok” are just two examples that continue to draw big numbers, and San Diego’s annual Comic-Con, once a gathering for the cultishly devoted fans of an often dismissed form, now more resembles a celebration of pop culture itself.

But who was Wonder Woman before we knew her as Gal Gadot or Lynda Carter? Is there life in comics beyond the franchise-generating superpowers of DC and Marvel? And, assuming one can imagine a time before superheroes, what happened to the inventors Superman?

These...

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