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A look at the history of the Batman comic franchise. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Harlan Ellison ... Himself
Mark Cotta Vaz ... Himself
Michael Uslan ... Himself (as Michael E. Uslan)

Bob Kane ... Himself (archive footage)
Les Daniels ... Himself

Mike Mignola ... Himself

Stan Lee ... Himself
Elizabeth Sanders ... Herself (as Elizabeth Sanders Kane)
Denny O'Neil ... Himself

Frank Miller ... Himself

Kevin Smith ... Himself
Dan Didio ... Himself (as Dan DiDio)

Geoff Johns ... Himself

Paul Dini ... Himself

Jeph Loeb ... Himself
Alex Ross ... Himself
Paul Levitz ... Himself

Brian Bolland ... Himself
Jenette Kahn ... Herself
Eric Radomski ... Himself
Bruce Timm ... Himself

Mark Hamill ... Narrator (voice)

Writing credits
Jason Hillhouse (written by)

Produced by
Paul Apel .... executive producer
Alan Baral .... executive producer
Jason Hillhouse .... producer
Katherine Landfear .... associate producer (as Katie Landfear)
Michael Meadows .... executive producer
Constantine Nasr .... supervising producer
Michael Sackett .... associate producer
Ann Zald .... associate producer
Michael Crawford .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Jeffrey Hepker 
Film Editing by
Aaron Campbell  (as Aaron D. Campbell)
Art Department
Hunter J. Mayers .... additional graphics (as Hunter Mayers)
Visual Effects by
Hunter J. Mayers .... motion control (as Hunter Mayers)
Editorial Department
Brittaney Parbs .... on-line coordinator
Cynthia Slavens .... post-production supervisor
Other crew
Elizabeth Sanders .... source: Bob Kane artwork and photos (as Elizabeth Sanders Kane)
Neal Adams .... special thanks
Brandon Bestenheider .... special thanks
Brian Bolland .... special thanks
Leah Breuer .... special thanks
Mark Cotta Vaz .... special thanks
Les Daniels .... special thanks
Dan Didio .... special thanks (as Dan DiDio)
Paul Dini .... special thanks
Harlan Ellison .... special thanks
Linda Fox Cohen .... special thanks
Jeffrey Fox .... special thanks
Paul Grimshaw .... special thanks
Mark Hamill .... special thanks
Andrea Hopkins .... special thanks
Geoff Johns .... special thanks
Jenette Kahn .... special thanks
George Khoury .... special thanks
Kevin Kiniry .... special thanks
Stan Lee .... special thanks
Paul Levitz .... special thanks
Jeph Loeb .... special thanks
Mike Mignola .... special thanks
Frank Miller .... special thanks
Kevin Miller .... special thanks
Geoff Murillo .... special thanks
Denny O'Neil .... special thanks
Manifram O'Neil .... special thanks
Eric Radomski .... special thanks
Andrea Romano .... special thanks
Alex Ross .... special thanks
Elizabeth Sanders .... special thanks (as Elizabeth Sanders Kane)
Gus Scott .... special thanks (as Dr. Gus Scott)
Kevin Smith .... special thanks
Kristine Adams Stone .... special thanks
Roy Thomas .... special thanks
Bruce Timm .... special thanks
Michael Uslan .... special thanks (as Michael E. Uslan)
Shirley Walker .... special thanks
Eric Warfield .... special thanks
Ike Wilson .... special thanks

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41 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

This documentary is featured on the Two-Disc Special Edition for Batman (1989), released in 2005.See more »
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Do you like Batman, and/or want to know more about him? Look no further, 22 November 2007
Author: Grann-BachB from Denmark

If you are at all interested in Batman, or maybe even comics in general, this is definitely worth your attention. Narrated by Mark Hamill, who does a bang-up job, this goes all the way back to the beginning of Batman, and takes you through to present time, being quite thorough but never boring. It comes in at 41 minutes, and it is expertly paced. The interviewees are interesting to listen to, and the whole thing is edited well. Harlan Ellison manages to *not* complain about how his original work was changed for the Star Trek: The Original Series episode The City on the Edge of Forever. Brian Bolland appears, talking about his work on The Killing Joke, my personal favorite Batman story(though I haven't read Year One or The Dark Knight Returns), as written by Alan Moore, and they do talk some about it, too. Frank Miller gets a fair amount of time, and talks about the characters being larger than life. Several esteemed artists who have worked on the characters over the years are interviewed, and the story told is one that spans over decades, and goes back to the very birth of comic books. They talk about the various mediums they appeared in, and Bob Kane's inspirations when he first created the character. I recommend this to any fan of comics, the characters, and the movies. 8/10

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