Wednesday, August 11, 2010


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

Janet Eckholm.

“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.”

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