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Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics (2010)

Video  -  Documentary | History  -  9 November 2010 (USA)
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A look at the history of the comic book publication that launched such legendary characters as Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.

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Excellent for fans and non-fans
23 November 2010 | by (Orange County, California) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent documentary for both comics fans and non-fans. It omitted mention of Crisis on Infinite Earths, which I feel is a milestone in DC's history, but perhaps this is too arcane for casual viewers. Otherwise, it is a thorough examination of the writers and artists who created some of the most famous characters in the world. Loaded with interviews of the creators and clips from movie and TV incarnations, the documentary shows the evolution of the company, the creators, and the characters. As an in-house production, it probably omits some of the less savory aspects of the company, but this is not an expose, after all. It is a celebration of an American art form.


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