BURBANK, CA (August 11, 2010) – Warner Bros. Pictures presents an
enthralling examination of the creative forces behind the World’s
Greatest Super Heroes in Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics, an
all-new documentary that takes viewers behind the scenes of the iconic
company with unprecedented access to the Warner Bros. and DC Comics
archives. Narrated by Ryan Reynolds, Secret Origin: The Story of DC
Comics will be distributed by Warner Home Video on November 9, 2010 on
DVD for $24.98 (SRP). Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics will also
be available On Demand and for Download.
Behind the amazing tales of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and a host
of other well-known characters is the equally impressive story of the
challenges, creativity and triumphs of the company that brought those
characters to life. Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics is both a
celebration of the best writers and artists in comics and a thoughtful
exploration of 75 years of DC Comics history.
Produced by the Academy Award ® -nominated team behind Spellbound
(Feature Documentary), Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics combines
excerpts from comics, films and television series with the insight of
some of history’s most influential comic book creators and editors,
among them Neal Adams, Karen Berger, Mike Carlin, Dan DiDio, Neil
Gaiman, Geoff Johns, Jim Lee, Paul Levitz, Dwayne McDuffie, Grant
Morrison, Dennis O’Neil, Paul Pope, Louise Simonson, Mark Waid, Len
Wein, and Marv Wolfman.
Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics is written and directed by Mac
Carter. Jeffrey Blitz (Spellbound, The Office) served as executive
producer. Producer is Gregory Noveck and co-producer is Ivan Cohen.
Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics is produced by Sean Welch and
“From the bans to the breakthroughs, from humble pulp beginnings to
the literary rise of the graphic novel, the story of DC Comics holds a
mirror to an ever-evolving enterprise and the society reflected in its
comic book pages,” said Diane Nelson, President, DC Entertainment.
“It’s a true American story – Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics is
a riveting, exciting, surprising revelation of that fascinating
history and the men and women who forged it.”