Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics

Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics (2010)
Written and directed by Mac Carter

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This direct-to-video documentary is excellent 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 exposé, after all. It is a celebration of an American art form.

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