Friday, May 08, 2015
Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics
The Year of the Comic Book is in full swing, and Tidewater Comicon is right around the corner, and that means we have comics on the brain. I don't know about you, but I love supervillains. Necessary Evil, a documentary narrated by Christopher Lee, explores popular DC villains like Lex Luthor, the Joker, and Doomsday. It has something for viewers of any level of comics knowledge, serving as a good introduction to the main villains for newcomers to the genre, and filling in fun and interesting details for the comics-savvy. Interviewees include writers and artists of the comics, directors and actors from the TV shows and films based on them, and "outsiders" such as a psychologist from UCLA.
If you like Necessary Evil and want to know more about the DC superheroes who fight these villains, check out DC Comics: A Celebration of the World's Favorite Comic Book Heroes. learning more about comics and how they come together to tell you an amazing story, you should try Scott McCloud's works like Making Comics and 24 Hour Comics.