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A documentary detailing the epic Rogues' Gallery of DC Comics from The Joker and Lex Luthor, Sinestro, Darkseid and more, this documentary will explore the Super Villains of DC Comics. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Christopher Lee ... Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Neal Adams ... Himself
Brian Azzarello ... Himself

Claudia Black ... Herself
Ed Boon ... Himself
Geoff Boucher ... Himself

Clancy Brown ... Himself

Brian Buccellato ... Himself
Alan Burnett ... Himself
Mike Carlin ... Himself
Bobbie Chase ... Herself

Kevin Conroy ... Himself
Tony Daniel ... Himself

Guillermo del Toro ... Himself
Dan Didio ... Himself

Paul Dini ... Himself

Richard Donner ... Himself

Marc Guggenheim ... Himself
Bob Harras ... Himself

Geoff Johns ... Himself
Ames Kirshen ... Himself
Andrew Kreisberg ... Himself
Travis Langley ... Himself

Jim Lee ... Himself
Andrea Letamendi ... Herself
Paul Levitz ... Himself
Doug Mahnke ... Himself

Phil Morris ... Himself
Glen Murakami ... Himself
Scott Porter ... Himself

C.M. Punk ... Himself
Andrea Romano ... Herself

Michael Rowe ... Deadshot (archive footage)

Michael Shannon ... Himself

Kevin Shinick ... Himself
Scott Snyder ... Himself

Zack Snyder ... Himself
Peter Tomasi ... Himself (as Peter J. Tomasi)
Michael Uslan ... Himself (as Michael E. Uslan)
Len Wein ... Himself
Marv Wolfman ... Himself

Directed by
Scott Devine (uncredited)
J.M. Kenny (uncredited)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Scott Devine  uncredited
Bill Finger  characters
Jack Mulligan  uncredited

Produced by
Scott Devine .... producer
J.M. Kenny .... producer
Taryn Teigue .... coordinating producer
Kristin Crichton .... field producer (uncredited)
Lina Polyak .... associate producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Methodic Doubt 
Cinematography by
Adam Biggs (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ryan Halferty 
Shay Thompson 
Production Management
Julie Trampush .... production manager (uncredited)
Sound Department
Cesar Davila-Irizarry .... dialogue editor
Cesar Davila-Irizarry .... sound designer
Tyler Bender .... sound (uncredited)
Beau Hodges .... sound (uncredited)
Eric Perez .... sound (uncredited)
Austin Poulain .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Vince Tennant .... sound designer (uncredited)
Vince Tennant .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
John Warrin .... sound designer (uncredited)
John Warrin .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Craig Oelrich .... motion graphics creative director
Jessica Fort .... graphic designer (uncredited)
Christina Wagner .... graphic designer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
David Besdesky .... gaffer (uncredited)
Chris Bucior .... gaffer (uncredited)
Cameron Cannon .... additional photography (uncredited)
Sal Carolei .... grip (uncredited)
Vincenzo Codispoti .... additional photography (uncredited)
Brian Freesh .... additional photography (uncredited)
Scott Froschauer .... grip (uncredited)
Eric Marquis .... additional photography (uncredited)
Roland Martinez .... grip (uncredited)
Joe Matina .... gaffer (uncredited)
Jeff Noble .... gaffer (uncredited)
Steve Redondo .... grip (uncredited)
Timothy Riese .... additional photography (uncredited)
Steven Romeo .... additional photography (uncredited)
Addae Shelby .... gaffer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Brandon Halverson .... post-production supervisor
Brandy Oswald-Markovich .... associate editor (as Brandy Oswald Markovich)
Music Department
Bobby Gumm .... music supervisor
Sanaz Lavaedian .... music supervisor
Katy McIlvaine .... music coordinator (uncredited)
Other crew
Chad Mathis .... legal services
Adele Sparks .... clearance
Tonasia Fleming .... additional thanks
Jessica Fort .... additional thanks
Andrew Handrich .... additional thanks
Jack Mulligan .... additional thanks
Lina Polyak .... additional thanks
Christina Wagner .... additional thanks

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6 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Simple, interesting but nothing new here, 28 November 2013
Author: H K from Bosnia and Herzegovina

My first review so I will keep it shortish.

Documentary is interesting but it is too long (1h40min) for what it has to offer, it gets repetitive midway and becomes tedious.

It is not that documentary fails to bring depth of villains in DC universe so much as there is not much depth there. Sure we can talk about Joker, Luthor a lot but generally DC villains few general assets and what enriches them are their origin stories.

Problem with DC and Marvel is that there is no real progression of characters and annoying thing, what has been tried to be represented in documentary as 'shocking' episodes where Batman gets his back broken by Bane, Superman dies etc., is that our heroes and villains will always come back, get re-booted and we can read all over again.

While watching documentary that became more and more obvious, it is great ideas getting tediously recycled and invention of new story arcs made them look desperate.

So in essence documentary showed me that as fun as they are, commercial comics have become ... well repetitive and boring. On a positive side I have grown to respect even more Game of Thrones books / show series where characters are build and destroyed, story goes on and character progress.

There has been some shocking moments in comic book history, but what is the point? What is the point of Superman getting killed only to be revived, like nothing happened. No character progression just same old, it was fun when I was kid but not anymore.

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