Secret Origins: The Story of DC Comics DVD Review Comments - Mania.com



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comicguy26 11/17/2010 4:00:21 PM

I feel this dvd was one of the most informative documentries that i have ever seen about the comic industry. I think it deserved an A even if it was just for the old sound and video clips. I just hope marvel take a hint does the same sort of dvd in the future.

truly spectatular

Betenoire 11/17/2010 4:07:03 PM

Sounds like the problem I have with some other documenteries made by the company that owns it. Sad as some of the controversial stuff can give a better idea of what things were like than some of the more mundane stuff.

animefanjared 11/18/2010 9:47:28 AM

Really?  No mention of Crisis on Infinite Earths?  I just don't see how you could do a documentary on DC without mentioning such an historic event?

tjanson 11/18/2010 1:05:20 PM

animefan...especially since Crisis has pretty much influenced EVERYTHING DC has done in the last 25 years from all the different Crisis storylines to the creation or revamping of so many of their characters.  Also no mention of George Perez' run on Teen Titans in the 80s that rivaled the X-Men in sales. 

thatguy1 11/18/2010 8:15:21 PM

I just watched this and truly enjoyed it.  It missed some significant stuff as mentioned, but this was the first time I've ever seen Wonder Woman's I Ching period addressed!  Nice to see a mea culpa on that!

Overall, I'd give it a B .  It was a joyous examination of the media that is comic books and the love really showed through.  I wasn't even annoyed by Ryan Reynolds voice overs.  I was stunned that not even once did they plug the GL movie (although you could hear Reynolds inflect a little more than elsewhere when he first mentions Green Lantern and Hal Jordan).

I've watched tons of this type of documentary about various characters (usually durning the run up to a big movie) but this was really the first good one about the phenomenon of comics as opposed to the phenomenon of a particular character.

Good stuff all around.

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