Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics [DVD] [2010]

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  • Release Date: 11/09/2010
  • Rating: NR
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 5)

Synopsis


Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics
Green Lantern star Ryan Reynolds narrates this documentary exploring the rich, 75 year history of DC Comics, and featuring interviews with such comic book artists and editors as Neil Gaiman, Karen Berger, Paul Levitz, Dan DiDio, Jim Lee, Dennis O'Neil, Grant Morrison, Mike Carlin, and Neal Adams. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Ryan Reynolds
    Ryan Reynolds - Narrator



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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Details Get Smudged, But the Big Picture's Right

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    drqshadow
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    As a self-serving look at the history of just one of the two major publishers in the comic industry, it shouldn't come as much surprise to hear that a few small liberties are taken with this short history lesson. The broader picture rings true, though, and the producers of this documentary clearly took great pains to ask the right questions of the right people. Long-term fans will be pleased to see appropriate representatives from every significant moment in the company's history in living color, though some of the more embattled personalities such as Alan Moore and Frank Miller only appear via ancient promotional videos. Fresh geeks who don't already know the story will see their horizons broadened by some of the pains and issues DC has confronted and endured over the years, while more seasoned readers will enjoy the refresher course and possibly even learn a thing or two themselves. Worth watching once, at least.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great 'look back' at driving forces behind DC ...

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    JEDFOUR
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    Whether you are the diehard Comic Book fan or just the casual reader who appreciates the indelible mark Comic Books have on our culture and society, you'll enjoy this entertaining visit through the early days of DC and how it has survived since the late 1930's and been able to soar into the 21st century. Knowing and understanding more about how the industry got its start, how it faced many challenges and persevered over its 75+ year history, and how the creators themselves (writers, artists, editors, and publishers) were all heroes in their own right is a wonderful and inspiring story for all. You will enjoy this DVD.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good comic documentary

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    Trigg
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    Good documentary it exposes a lot of the earlier pioneers of comic writers and artist. Love how they show footage how comic industry is like a factory, people expected they live at home and write and draw but in the heyday it was about how many books you can crank. Also love it balances gender in there. Believe it or not there are women in the industry, its not just all dudes. If your a comic fan, get this!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A really good history of DC

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    thegame316
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    It's a great history of DC comics and all the ups and down there went thought just to stay on top of Marvel

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    why not blu ray ?

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    Lee01

    It was a beautiful movie, it brought tears to eyes

    I would recommend this to a friend


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